Osborne Clarke advised DMC Business Solutions on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of U.C.O.S. Holdings Limited from the founder shareholders, which included the trading entities of United Carlton.
This is a strategic acquisition for Horizon-backed DMC, which has long held a strong position in Southern England following the acquisition of Canotec, BCL and First Office. This latest acquisition provides the group with a much stronger presence in the North of the UK. United Carlton has spent 30 years developing strong relationships with clients from its three offices in Gateshead, York and Warrington. The combined business will employ 250 staff supporting 4,500 customers.
The Osborne Clarke team was led by partner Mark Spinner (Picture) and Ken Wilkinson (Associate Director) and assisted by Seamus McKimm (Senior Associate) and Ben Pearlman (Trainee). Also involved were Luolan Dong (Senior Associate, Tax), David Nisbet (Partner, Tax) and Natasha Burbidge (Senior Associate, Employment).
Involved fees earner: Natasha Burbidge – Osborne Clarke; Luolan Dong – Osborne Clarke; Seamus McKimm – Osborne Clarke; David Nisbet – Osborne Clarke; Ben Pearlman – Osborne Clarke; Mark Spinner – Osborne Clarke; Ken Wilkinson – Osborne Clarke;
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