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BPE’s Corporate team advises Partners& on two further acquisitions

The Corporate team at Cheltenham-based BPE Solicitors has acted for longstanding client Partners& on its acquisition of IFM Select Holdings (“IFM”) & W.H. Adams & Co (Brokers) trading as Town & Country Insurance Services (T&C).

Both acquisitions bring new expertise to Partners&, augmenting the considerable insurance advisory offering already provided across a wide range of sectors and expands their client base further.

Corporate Partner Adam Kean, with assistance from Solicitors Rupert Parker and Jodele McConnachie, worked closely with Phil Barton (CEO of Partners&) and his team to ensure the transaction with Philip Cowell and Richard Bushnell (the management of IFM and T&C, respectively) went smoothly. Meanwhile Chris Aldridge, Will Carter and Natalie Hopkins lent their expertise to the Employment and Commercial Property elements of the two transactions.

BPE’s Corporate team has previously acted for Partners& advising on a significant investment from private equity firm Capital Z Partners and the subsequent acquisition of seven insurance advisory businesses.

Adam commented, “Working on these two further transactions with Phil and the team was a real pleasure. We are pleased to be able to assist in adding further businesses to the growing Partners& group and to help them expand their insurance offering”.

Phil Barton, CEO of Partners&, said, “Adam and the team at BPE have continued to provide us with commercially astute advice and I am grateful for their genuine desire to help us build our brand. Adding both IFM and T&C to the group widens our sector capabilities, extends our national offering and is directly in line with our strategy to build the best insurance advisory business in the UK”.

To discuss how we can support your business, contact Adam Kean or a member of the BPE Corporate team on 01242 224433.

These notes have been prepared for the purpose of articles only. They should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice.

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