Entrepreneurs watching Monday's Budget announcement by Chancellor Philip Hammond may have been pleased to see that, despite speculation that Entrepreneurs’ Relief could potentially be at risk of a number of additional restrictions, or even aboli…
Corporate transactions are often pressurised and complex, so well timed, pragmatic legal advice is essential to their success.
Clarion deliver a great service, with strength and depth to their offering. They can handle complex transactions and have a large enough team to cope with intense and difficult transactions quickly.Chambers UK 2019
As it was the first time we’d sold a business, it was tremendously reassuring to know we were in such capable hands – the Clarion team explained exactly what was happening throughout the process in language we could understand. They were unfailingly friendly and helpful and as the negotiations became more intense, they were constantly on hand, whatever the hour. Overall, working with Clarion gave us a warm feeling - we were confident they had our best interests at heart and knew exactly what they were doing, and they were also great people to deal with.Darren Weston, Managing Director, Weston Communications
A key to our success has been partnering with professionals who really understand our business and can provide real insight. We started working with Clarion four years ago following a recommendation and the team has proved invaluable, taking on a more far-reaching role as business advisers rather than just lawyers.Dave Sewards, Home Group
I have been very impressed and extremely pleased with how the acquisition has been handled by Clarion. They are clearly experts in acquisitions, listening to what we wanted, achieving great terms and safeguards for us without causing confrontations. It has been a pleasure working with them and we will be using Clarion now for other legal work – I really feel the team provided great legal work at great value.Peter Bowles, managing director of Original BTC Limited
Our aim is always to deliver timely, appropriate commercial legal advice and answers that will help you achieve your business goals; finding the right way through a potentially fraught process and delivering the right result for you.
Recognised for our straightforward approach to mergers and acquisitions, management buy outs and management buy in work, we assist in creating businesses that can grow and thrive long into the future and, where necessary, help in providing advantageous exit routes for individuals who want to realise the true value of their investment.
"They understand the bigger picture and how the transactions link to our strategy. Fresh, different and appropriately skilled, with experts to draw upon when needed."
Chambers UK 2017
If you’re a business owner then your business is not just a place to work or a means of generating income, it’s also potentially your biggest asset. So what are you going to do with it?
With the media sector in the north of England booming, we have seen lots of M&A activity in recent years as larger agencies seek continued growth by acquiring specialist divisions.
The Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016 come into force on 6th April 2016 and require most UK companies and LLPs to maintain a new statutory register of people with significant control.
A glance at any of the business pages will tell you the outlook for UK businesses is distinctly brighter than in previous years.
Yorkshire-based windows and doors company HWL Group is continuing to grow its business following an ambitious programme of diversification which has culminated in a move into the retail sector following two acquisitions.
Cardio Solutions (UK) Ltd, the North Yorkshire-based independent medical devices distributor, is setting its sights firmly on the future with plans to target new sectors and expand its product portfolio as part of its ambitious five-year growth strategy.
Whether you’re a big fish or a bright new start up, you can expect the same high level of service at Clarion. We are real ‘people people’ and we like to get to know our clients personally from day one.
Leeds-based Home Group has seen phenomenal growth, despite the economic downturn. It has doubled turnover and profit in the last three years alone as well as establishing a number of overseas offices and it has ambitious plans for further expansion.
A recent survey of manufacturers by the UK's Manufacturing Advisory Service revealed a growing number of companies are bringing production home in order to reduce costs and improve quality and lead times.
It has been reported that the Chancellor is considering forcing banks to refer SME’s to alternative funders if they are unable to fund them.
The case of National Merchant Buying Society Limited v Andrew Bellamy and Stephen Mallet has confirmed that where a binding all monies guarantee is provided the liability of a personal guarantor cannot be extinguished...
There has been a lot of recent press coverage of SMEs ("SME" stands for small and medium-sized enterprises) not getting the TLC that they need and deserve.
The Enterprise Management Incentive (“EMI”) regime allows small, higher risk companies to grant tax advantaged share options to their employees.
The 2018 Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards are being held tonight at New Dock Hall in Leeds and Clarion will be attending in full force thanks to the success of our Corporate Team who are nominated for six different awards.
Clarion has done it again!
We are Vista, a Leeds-based creative communications agency which reported a turnover of £16.4m and pre-tax profits of £2.1m last year, has been acquired by a global consulting and digital services firm. We Are Vista was advised on the transac…
The most active merger and acquisition (M&A) advisers during the first half of 2018 in Yorkshire and the Humber have been revealed in the latest rankings from Experian MarketIQ. During this period the number and value of deals both rose, with Yorkshir…
Leeds-based marketing agency Home has acquired brand and innovation consultancy fusion learning. The acquired business has offices in Leeds and Sydney, as well as teams on the ground in countries such as India and Canada. Its portfolio of clients includ…
A Leeds-based international airport parking price comparison company led by an Insider 42 Under 42 has been snapped up by Manchester Airports Group (MAG).
Clarion has expanded its corporate practice with the appointment of Hitesh Tailor as legal director, resulting in a 12-strong specialist corporate team. Hitesh joins from the Leeds office of international law firm DLA Piper where he spent 12 years advisi…
Clarion is named top Yorkshire legal transaction adviser in the latest research from Experian Market IQ.
Lawyers at Leeds firm Clarion have stepped in to help client Nick Mitchell, the world renowned trainer and founder of Ultimate Performance (UP) Fitness, by donating their services to incorporate his new charitable foundation which has been set up to promo…
A Leeds-based online bingo comparison platform has been acquired by performance marketing company XLMedia. WhichBingo, founded in 2003, covers the UK bingo market, publishing player reviews alongside its own opinion pieces. It has recently expanded its p…
A Queen's Award-winning provider of IT support and post warranty services headquartered in Leeds has been acquired by Swiss service revenue management company Annuity Management Group. The Europlus Direct group of companies, which won the Queen's…
Sweet Squared, the distributor, marketer and educator of premium professional beauty products, has acquired ICON Consultancy. ICON Consultancy, based in Nelson, Lancashire, is a distributor and marketer of premium professional hair care brands incl…
A £12m-turnover Halifax escalator installation business, which has worked on projects at Anfield football stadium and Paddington Station, has secured a £6.4m investment from BGF to support its expansion in the UK and Europe. Norther…
Looking4Parking.com, which was acquired by Purple Parking in 2016, has completed a management buy back of the business. The two directors of the Leeds-based international airport parking price comparison company, have confirmed that they have bought…
Alex Birch is the latest senior lawyer to join Clarion’s corporate team. Alex’s appointment increases Clarion’s corporate team to eleven which emphasis the ever-growing firm’s commitment to delivering proactive advice and turnaroun…
Newcastle-based building services provider Northern Bear has acquired an interior development business which has been operating for almost 70 years and counts the University of Manchester, Pizza Express and Virgin Active as clients. H Peel & Son…
The shareholders of Intermarketing were advised by Jonathan Simms and Sarah Harrison of our corporate team.
Congratulations to our corporate team winning National/International Deal of the Year for the Hesco Bastion acquisition by Betafence.
A £2.5m funding package from Santander Corporate & Commercial led by Riana Azam of Santander Invoice Finance, has enabled Leeds-based market research and insight services agency Trinity McQueen to complete the final stage of a three year MBO process as well as providing the business with working capital for further growth.
A £12m-turnover installer of automatic fire sprinklers established in 1976 has been acquired from its founder in a management buyout (MBO).
A York-based biscuit and confectionery specialist whose customers include major retailers across the UK has been acquired from its founder for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.
A very warm welcome to Tony Berry who has joined our successful 12-strong corporate team as a legal director.
Leeds law firm Clarion has enjoyed a record-breaking start to 2016 with its 11-strong corporate team led by partners Richard Moran and Jonathan Simms completing major transactions with a combined value of £200m in the first three months of the year.
Leeds headquartered Hesco has today announced that the business has been acquired by Betafence, the global perimeter security specialist, for an undisclosed sum.
European logistics provider Groupe Charles Andre (GCA) has acquired a 75% stake in Simon Gibson Transport. The deal was brokered by Yorkshire advisers.
Software and managed services provider, Castleton Technology, has expanded its operation with the acquisition of housing management and finance software provider Kypera Holdings.
Two Yorkshire IT providers have been snapped up by Pinnacle Technology Group.
Our corporate team advise on another management buy out.
Kaira Clarehugh, who was recently named Trainee of the Year in the Yorkshire Legal Awards, has joined Clarion as an associate.
Kingstown Associates has been bought by a management team consisting of Jody Allan, Wayne Barry and Paul Chambers.
The international lighting corporation Zumtobel Group has acquired a majority holding in acdc, a leading UK lighting company.
Leeds karting venue Pole Position Indoor Karting has been sold to TeamSport, Europe's largest indoor karting operator.
Our corporate team advised Intermarketing on this deal. The agency acquired fellow Leeds business Teabag in a buy-out from its owners.
Leeds-based digital agency What Creative, founded by digital designers, Chris Kemm and Chris Skelton, has been acquired by brand agency Thompson Brand Partners.
One of Yorkshire and the North East’s largest animal feed producers has been acquired in a major deal which has created a £110m turnover business.
York Mailing Group, a UK market leader in the specialist production of retail flyers, media inserts and catalogues, has completed its second acquisition of the year.
The Grade two listed luxury hotel in York has been sold to Splendid Hospitality Group.
Sixty-five years old Dewsbury commercial interiors company H Peel & Sons has undergone a Management Buy-in Management Buy Out (BIMBO) in a seven figure deal.
Richard Moran and Rachel Dean in our corporate team advised on the deal.
A multi-million pound investment has been made by Maven Capital Partners to back the management team of Yorkshire-based Just Trays (JT) to acquire the business from Gresham Private Equity.
We are delighted to welcome Paul King.
COMMUNISIS has made two acquisitions of digital and video businesses.
About 80 jobs have been saved after the management of a school uniform supplier agreed to buy 27 outlets out of administration with backing from Leeds-based lender Reward Capital.
Corporate team advised Huddersfield-based MTP Innovations - as they are set to expand its product and customer base after securing £400,000 from Finance Yorkshire’s Equity Linked Fund.
Jonathan Simms in our corporate team advised on the management of the transaction.
Jonathan Simms in the corporate team advised the family on the share sale.
Insight has acquired Yorkshire-based specialist fraud and financial crime investigations provider AGS Risk Solutions.
Headlam, one of Europe's biggest floorcoverings distributors, has bought historic Yorkshire family firm Roger Fell who were advised by our corporate team.
St Ives plc announced that it has sold St Ives Direct Bradford Limited (SIDB) to growing B2B services specialist Cogent B2B Limited.
Our corporate team advised on the deal.
Fast growing Yorkshire business Exquisite Handmade Cakes Ltd has secured a five figure sum for further capital investment with the help of crowd funding company rebuildingsociety.com in a deal supported by corporate lawyers from Clarion.
Acoustic Sensing Technology (UK) has developed SewerBatt, a low cost acoustic technology product that assesses the condition of sewer pipes.
Langtons Gin Ltd has succeeded in raising £600,000 from private investors and the Sheffield-based Business Angel Co Investment Fund (Angel CoFund) to further develop the business.
Leading French veterinary drug company Sogeval has purchased York-based Alstoe Ltd Animal Health.
Manrochem, the Yorkshire based international process engineering specialist, has yesterday (31 January) completed an MBO for an undisclosed sum, assisted by a team of Yorkshire advisers.
Rachel Dean from our corporate team acted for the holding company Lawsco Holdings Limited. “The team of Yorkshire advisers we worked with helped the process to run as smoothly as possible."
Corporate team advise Procter Brothers on acquisition.
Advisory teams from Leeds acted on the deal including Clarion who advised the management team.
Alstoe Ltd, the York-based supplier of animal healthcare products, has acquired the worldwide rights, trade mark and intellectual property of Vetergesic from Reckitt Benckiser for an undisclosed sum. Alstoe was advised by Clarion’s corporate team led by corporate partner, Christian Hunt.
The corporate team has advised the founders of Anchor Bay Construction Products Limited.
Jonathan Simms in the corporate team advised Reward Capital.
Jonathan Simms in the corporate team advises Intermarketing in a management buyout.
Introducing Helen Young, new associate in the corporate team
Property, employment and corporate teams advise the vendor.
Rachel Neems joins the corporate team and Jonathan Simms in promoted
One of the UK’s leading piling and foundation specialists, Roger Bullivant Ltd (Bullivant) has been sold to the French parent company of rival Bachy Soletanche (Bachy) for an undisclosed sum, in a complex deal structured and delivered by Yorkshire lawyers
Our corporate team and corporate partner, Christian Hunt, has advised on the management buyout of the Promotional Products Division (PPD) of Altitude Group Plc, the Surrey-based promotional merchandise and marketing solutions group.
Garforth-based IT business Boxing Orange has been bought in a £7.5m cash and shares deal by AIM listed IT security firm Accumuli in Salford.
Credit reference agency Callcredit Information Group has continued its acquisition spree after buying marketing data agency The Trading Floor. Corporate partner Christian Hunt advised The Trading Floor.
Clarion was on the team of advisers from Leeds and Manchester last week (13 January 2011) who completed a deal for leading cold storage and distribution company Yearsley Group to acquire Ice Pak Seafood Specialists Ltd to for an undisclosed sum.