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Commercial law firm Brabners has advised specialist agricultural and distribution business NWF Group plc on its acquisition of Staffordshire Fuels Limited, a 32 million litre fuel distribution business operating in Staffordshire and the West Midlands. This bolt on acquisition will increase NWF Fuel’s volume by 8% and will be earnings enhancing.

Staffordshire Fuels was established in 1996, operates a modern fleet of 7 tankers and is an approved supplier of Phillips 66 fuel, branded as Jet, based near Stone in Staffordshire.

Commercial law firm Brabners has maintained its position as the most active M&A legal adviser in the North West so far this year and one of the top ten most active in the UK, in an independent report by Experian.

During the first three quarters of the year, the firm’s corporate team has advised on 30 M&A transactions in the North West and a total of 57 M&A transactions across the UK.

Commercial law firm Brabners has announced the promotion of three Partners, six Senior Associates and four Associates across the firm.

Adrian Rogers (Corporate), Richard Hough (Commercial) and Leanne Murray (Real Estate) have all joined the partnership; Leanne has also been appointed as Head of Residential Development.

Corporate lawyer Adrian Rogers qualified with the firm in 2004 and has extensive experience in MBOs, MBIs, acquisitions, disposals, venture capital, corporate insolvency and corporate reorganisations.

Corporate team advised on 35 deals in first half of 2015.

Commercial law firm Brabners has been named the most active M&A legal adviser in the North West and the tenth most active in the UK, climbing seven places, for the first half of 2015 in an independent report by Experian.

Commercial law firm Brabners has hired two new partners adding expertise to its corporate, real estate and specialist energy teams as part of an ‘aggressive talent acquisition strategy’ to support its growth plans.  

The two new hires are Mark Whiteside, who joins the firm’s corporate team from KPMG, and Claire Petricca-Riding, who has been appointed as Head of Planning and Environmental Law.

Strong start to 2015 sees North West firm ranked in top ten most active M&A legal advisers in the UK

Commercial law firm Brabners LLP has achieved a 21 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of deals completed by its corporate team in the first quarter of 2015, despite an overall drop-off in the UK M&A market.

North West corporate advisory firm Frazer Hall and North West law firm Brabners have advised the shareholders of John Artis Limited on the sale of 70% of the business to German company, BHS tabletop AG for an undisclosed sum.

North West law firm Brabners has made up one Partner, five Senior Associates and two Associates in its annual round of promotions.

West Coast Investors, which seeks to introduce potential private investors and successful entrepreneurs to businesses needing funding and business experience, launched on 20 May. 50 people attended the launch event, including a substantial number of high net worth investors companies who were attending with a view to becoming part of the investor group.

The West Coast Investor Network, a network which will seek to introduce businesses needing funding and experience with potential private investors and successful entrepreneurs, is launching in the region this week.

Law firm Brabners and corporate finance firm Brabners Stuart have initiated the formation and launch of the network in collaboration with the Liverpool LEP, Merseyside Special Investment Fund, Investec, Spark Impact, Seneca and Acceleris Corporate Ventures, University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University.

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