Orbis Protect Limited’s Acquisition Of Optosafe Holdings Limited


Browne Jacobson advised Orbis Protect Limited on its acquisition of Optosafe Holdings Limited.

Glasgow based Optosafe was founded in 2013 and designs, manufactures, installs, and maintains the UK’s most advanced fleet of temporary CCTV and electronic security systems. Following its completion CTO John Robertson will join Orbis as managing director of the Optosafe division.

Employing over 400 staff across its network of 19 depots, Orbis is a facilities management company, providing a range of vacant property management and lone worker protection services to public and private sector clients throughout the UK.

Orbis is headquartered in Uxbridge, with an extensive national depot network including a significant presence in the Midlands with the senior management team based there. The business works with local authorities and housing associations as well as major commercial organisations, including retail chains and commercial property managers, to secure 30,000 void properties, protect 35,000 lone workers annually, provide property and inspection services to a further 45,000 properties and undertake over 100,000 property cleans and clearances annually.

The Browne Jacobson team comprised Michael Stace (Picture) and Clare Hanna (corporate finance), Brian Hession (real estate) along with Paul Ray, Chereta Edmeade and Tyler Isaac (banking).

Orbis was also advised by Deloitte (corporate finance), BDO (financial due diligence), Fairgrove Partners (commercial due diligence) and Better Basics (operational due diligence).

Involved fees earner: Chereta Edmeade – Browne Jacobson; Clare Hanna – Browne Jacobson; Brian Hession – Browne Jacobson; Paul Ray – Browne Jacobson; Michael Stace – Browne Jacobson;

Law Firms: Browne Jacobson;

Clients: Orbis Protect Limited;