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North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has advised office furniture and stationery business Egan Reid on the acquisition of the business and assets of Dart Office Supplies for an undisclosed sum.

Family-owned Egan Reid was established in Stockport in 1957 and provides stationery and office furniture to private and public sector clients.  The acquisition of Knowsley-based Dart Office Supplies from the Thewlis family enables Egan Reid to add to its customer base and expand its geographical coverage. 

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has advised the UK licensee, Dreamtex Ltd, on a 50/50 joint venture agreement with Danish company SkyBrands A/S announced today. The companies will work together to produce branded bedlinen and accessories for the UK market.

Based in Chorley, Lancashire, Dreamtex Ltd is a UK company specialising in the manufacture and distribution of licensed bedding and accessories.  Launched in September 2012 it has a select portfolio of brands, including Skylanders, WWE, The Trash Pack and Adventure Time.

Oldham-based The Leaving Care Company Limited has been sold to Aspirations (Bidco) Limited, part of the August Equity group, for an undisclosed sum.

The Court of Appeal has just heard arguments on whether inherited business assets should be ring fenced when making divorce awards. The case involving Mr and Mrs Davies was reported on 11December 2012.

William Ngan, Chartered Tax Adviser and Corporate Associate at law firm Brabners Chaffe Street comments:

In today’s Autumn Statement, a number of announcements were made by the Chancellor George Osborneas part of the Government’s aim to stimulate growth and equip the UK to succeed in the global race:

North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has bolstered its pensions team with the appointment of Elizabeth Graham as a Partner covering the Liverpool and Manchester offices. 

Joining from Squire Sanders where she spent 8 years within the national pensions team based in Leeds, Elizabeth has a wealth of experience advising on pension scheme matters and the complexities of pensions law.

A young Bolton entrepreneur, Harrison Woods secured an offer of a £60,000 investment in last night’s episode of Dragons’ Den from Theo Paphitis and Peter Jones, CBEin exchange for a 40 per cent stake in his new business enterprise, Primal Parking Limited.

Primal Parking is an online marketplace for the finding and letting of private parking spaces across the UK.  It also supplies parking barriers, some of which were featured on the show yesterday.

North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has acted on the AIM flotation of a new company which will develop an English sparkling wine business.

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has advised AIM Listed digital marketing agency WEARE 20:20 plc on the acquisition of Iris Associates Limited for up to £2.4 million.

Sheffield-based WEARE 20:20 is an award winning digital marketing and technology company with an international client base. Clients include Vodafone, Nestle and Sky.

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has advised Restore plc on the acquisition of Drawlin Limited, which trades under the name Archive Solutions, for up to £3.35million and a placing by Restore to raise £3million both announced today.

Manchester-based Archive Solutions is a provider of document management services, with storage facilities in Middleton and Bolton. The deal sees Restore extend their share of the archiving market into the North West, an area they had a presence in previously.