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Napthens advises on EKM sale

Napthens corporate team were delighted to advise on the sale of Preston-based e-commerce platform, EKM to ClearCourse Partnership.

Brands across the ClearCourse Partnership will reap the rewards of EKM’s acquisition. Those in the firm’s retail division, such as Swan Retail and The EPOS Bureau, will also gain from EKM’s e-commerce offering.  The latter’s services will be integrated into business domains including furniture, garden centres, department stores, farm shops and artisanal food. 

Antony Chesworth, founder and managing director of EKM, said: “We are excited to be joining the ClearCourse Group, which will enable us to take the next steps in our nearly 20-year journey to help even more people to spend life doing something they love with their own easy-to-use online shop. 

“The range of services, products and expertise within ClearCourse offers great synergies to our customers and will help us to grow their online businesses even further.”

Gerry Gualtieri, chief executive of ClearCourse, added: “We are very pleased to announce that EKM will be joining the ClearCourse Group.

“It is a fantastic business which has grown from strength to strength since its inception, and we are excited to learn from the expertise of Antony and his team. EKM will bring a range of positive synergies to ClearCourse and our existing brands, and its acquisition will be a significant expansion of our e-commerce and retail offering.”

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