Birketts advises on the sale of Beaumont Forest Holdings Limited to Grafton Merchanting GB Ltd

Published: 07/07/2014

Leading East of England law firm, Birketts, has advised the shareholders of Beaumont Forest Holdings Limited on its sale to Grafton Merchanting GB Ltd.

The trading subsidiary of Beaumont Forest Holdings Limited, Beaumont Forest Products Limited, is one of the leading independent timber merchants serving the South East of England supplying a wide range of timber products.

Birketts acted on behalf of six shareholders, providing property, tax, settlement agreements and employment advice.

Andrew Ferguson, managing director at Beaumont Forest Products Ltd commented: “The team at Birketts took ownership of the proposed sale and from day one they gave us a feeling of absolute confidence. Each important element was explained and communicated in such a way that our involvement was free from uncertainty. This enabled us to meet the demanding time scale set by our buyer and allowed the deal to progress to completion in the most assured way. It has been a pleasure working with the team at Birketts and we can only express our gratitude for the quality of service provided.”

Mark Gipson, who led the Birketts team on the transaction, said: “This was a complex transaction with a demanding timetable, requiring resources from a number of teams across the firm.  It’s always particularly pleasing when we’re able to meet our clients’ needs by pulling together in this manner.”


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