1. Flexmort acquired by Noar Limited, including a complex pre-sale cross border reorganisation.


      Well done, Gary, Angela and Christina! Great feedback from a client for our guidance and successful facilitation of the deal – keeping the process clear and straightforward, including a complex pre-sale cross border reorganisation.

      Flexmort, has been acquired by a group of investors led by Noar Limited. The business was founded in 2010 by entrepreneur Simon Rothwell who identified the need for mortuary solutions to be more flexible to cope with fluctuations in demand and to overcome both manual handling and specific cooling issues.

      Having developed a market leading range, Flexmort’s products are now used worldwide across the healthcare, funeral services and emergency services sectors.

      During the COVID crisis, the company played a central role in equipping hospitals and assisting governments in contingency planning to manage and extend capacity.

      Founder Simon Rothwell appointed Legal Clarity to deal with all the legal aspects working closely with Gary Davie, Partner, Angela Faulkner, Senior Associate, and Christina Conlon, Solicitor. The sale involved significant pre-sale cross border reorganisation.

      “I cannot recommend Legal Clarity highly enough; Gary, Angela and Christina put in so much work and time to ensure this deal was concluded in time for the Budget announcement.”

      Simon added, “Gary, Angela and Christina were highly skilled at explaining some complex legal issues in a way that made sense and were always available to answer any questions. They undoubtedly assisted in also alleviating the stress that comes with selling a business by working closely with me and patiently explaining and organising every aspect.”

      Gary Davie, Partner at Legal Clarity, added “We were delighted to support Simon and play our part in securing the deal for him and opening up new opportunities for the business going forward. The deal was not without its challenges, including a pre-sale cross border reorganisation, but a pragmatic and commercial approach adopted by all parties including by Andrew Stilton as the buyer’s lead lawyer helped enormously with a smooth deal process”.

    4. Contact us for expert advice on the best route for you and your business.

Selling a business. Legal Clarity partnered with The Midlands Corporate Finance team at Azets to advise, structure and facilitate the sale of Coventry-based “In Transit” Transport Services Limited to Shilling Group.

Selling a business, especially a family business can be a very emotional experience. Barrie and Jayne Smith, the owners of ”In Transit”, commented on their experience:

“We have been impressed with both teams at Azets and Legal Clarity. It was a difficult decision to go ahead and market the business for sale, especially given the uncertainty during 2020. Both advisors have been thoroughly professional from start to finish, and we would like to thank them for their valued advice through every stage of the process. To reach a successful outcome within three months of receiving an offer is a truly remarkable achievement, and we would have no hesitation in recommending their services.”

“In Transit”, a long-standing client of Azets, was established in 1993 by the husband-and-wife team and began as a courier operator. Since 1993 the business has grown into a wide-ranging logistics firm offering road haulage, pallet network, low loader transport solutions, and warehousing services to its loyal customer base.

The business saw strong demand for its services during the Covid period. The economy has responded to increased e-commerce activity and reliance on freight companies that can service these demands.

Jayne and Barrie built up this highly professional business over the course of nearly 30 years; the shareholders decided to offer “In Transit” for sale as part of their retirement plans.

Legal Clarity are experts in the structuring and the facilitation of selling a business and advise on the best route to take amongst the many options with proven approaches and structures. We ensure that we keep the jargon to a minimum and communicate to all the parties effectively. Our recommendation is to start early; planning is everything when it comes to selling a business. 

Contact us for expert advice on the best route for you and your business.

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