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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.

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has advised the shareholders of Mobcast, the award-winning digital book platform provider, on its £4.5m sale to Tesco announced today.

 

Mobcast provides a digital book retail platform with a catalogue of more than 130,000 of the UK’s most popular titles which can be bought and read on smartphones, tablets and e-readers.  Mobcast offers a cloud-based service that lets customers build up an eBook library collection without being locked-in to one single device.

 

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has advised personal injury specialist The Paul Rooney Partnership on its sale to Manchester personal injury law firm Antony Hodari for an undisclosed sum.

 

Founded over 30 years ago, Paul Rooney carries out extensive local and national radio advertising, which has made it one of the best-known personal injury brands in the country. It will retain its brand name under the merger and it is expected that all 50 staff will continue in their roles.

 

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has acted for the National Football Museum ahead of its launch tomorrow.

The firm advised the museum on the lease of the Urbis centre, its new home in Manchester, and the negotiation of its grant funding contract with Manchester City Council.

The legal team at Brabners Chaffe Street was made up of Ross Shine, Property Partner, John Boydell, Corporate Partner and Stephen Claus, Charities and Social Enterprise Partner.

North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street advised the North American shareholder/investor on the disposal of Excelsior Technologies to an MBO team announced today.

Headquartered in Deeside, North Wales, Excelsior employs over 200 staff and operates from four sites, one in Lancashire, two in Deeside and one in North Carolina, USA. They design and manufacture a portfolio of innovative packaging products and supplies to a range of blue chip clients across the food and medical packaging sectors, including Birds Eye, Haribo, Premier Foods and SC Johnson.

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 Head Office Supplies for an undisclosed sum.

Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has been reappointed to Yorkshire Bank's regional legal panel which covers the west of the UK.

The regional panel provides Yorkshire Bank's Integrated Financial Solutions Centres with a regionalised panel of law firms to deal with general banking work. Brabners Chaffe Street will advise the Bank's Financial Solutions Centres across the west of the UK, including those in Manchester, Liverpool, Preston, Lancaster, Blackburn, Bolton and Cheshire.

Entrepreneurs from across the North West gathered in Manchester to pitch their business ideas to a group of investors who are offering funding to companies that are finding it difficult to access bank finance.

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