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Rooting for growth: BPE and Hazlewoods advise on share sale of Keystone Environmental Limited

BPE Solicitors’ Corporate team and Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team have recently advised Keystone Environmental Limited on its share sale to Origin Enterprises plc.

With sustainability and good environmental practice at the core of both businesses, Origin's acquisition of Gloucestershire based ecological specialist firm, Keystone, will strengthen the group's positioning within the international ecology market, whilst improving client experience and expanding upon the mission of sustainable land use. 

As Origin continues to pave the way for optimising sustainable agriculture and food production through innovative expertise, Keystone's dedicated investment in research and development, along with new sector and regional location focus, is well placed to support the group's growth strategy. 

Adam Kean, Corporate Partner at BPE, and Paul Fussell, Hazlewoods Corporate Finance Partner, worked closely with Keystone to ensure a seamless approach to the sale. 

The Corporate team at BPE oversaw the legal elements of the share sale, including the due diligence and transaction documents, while Hazlewoods Corporate Finance advised on the financial and taxation elements of the deal.

Adam said, “It was a pleasure to work with Sharon and Oliver Tucker of Keystone and I am delighted to have been able to deliver for him/her the desired outcome."

Paul added, “The transaction is a strategic acquisition for Origin, who are well placed to expand on Keystone’s achievements in what is a growing industry sector. We wish Origin and Keystone all the very best for the future."

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

If you are considering buying a business, selling your company or are looking for ways to finance your growth plans and would like to find out more about the process, please contact Paul Fussell on 01242 680000.

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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