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Liverpool corporate team completes significant deal

In Liverpool our corporate team has been very active this year, having acted on a number of stand-out deals in the first four months of 2024.

Most recently the team has been acting for the founders and management of Birkenhead-based wet glue label specialist Tipografic Ltd on its merger with Dutch labels specialist Royal SENS.

Our deal team was led by corporate partner Kieran Donovan, and supported by corporate lawyers Victoria Bromiley, Evie Hubble and Megan Parker, real estate lawyer Jane Janvier, employment lawyer Sophie Fulwell and legal assistant Mike Hulme.

Dutch counsel to founders and management were Sander Marges and Maaike Kamps from Van Benthem & Keulen B.V in The Netherlands. Corporate finance advice was provided by DSG Chartered Accountants in Liverpool led by corporate finance partner Andrew Moss and his team.

The Tipografic deal is an example of another cross-border deal that our corporate team has successfully completed in recent months, following on from sale of family business Star Tissue to German based WEPA Group earlier this year.

Kieran said: “We continue to see interest from overseas acquirers who see the UK and in particular the north west as an attractive investment opportunity.

“The merger of Tipografic and Royal SENS is another example of two companies coming together to access new markets, optimise lead times and remove import barriers.

“With overseas interest only continuing, the corporate team at Napthens is well placed to help our clients achieve their goals, whether they be looking to successfully execute a buy and build strategy or considering how to successfully exit from their business.

“In what is an election year we expect deal activity to continue to remain strong, succession planning against the backdrop of potentially rising tax rates with a change of Government is focusing the attention of owner managers who are considering exit opportunities this year and there continues to be capital in the markets both with institutions and with trade buyers who see acquisition as the new growth.

“As a corporate team we are gearing up for a busy second half of 2024 continuing to recruit and expand our footprint as we grow our core offices and invest in our Liverpool city region offering to continue to deliver the best possible service to our clients and connections.”