Birketts assists Hydro International with acquisition of wastewater treatment specialist


20 August 2019

Birketts, the premier East of England law firm, has advised its client Hydro International, a Clevedon based provider of water management solutions, on the acquisition of M&N Electrical and Mechanical Services Ltd (M&N), a specialist provider of services and equipment for the inlet of wastewater treatment plants.

Hydro International is the leading provider of products and services to industrial and construction customers wishing to streamline their water management processes. The company works closely with treatment plant owners and operators to offer a comprehensive range of technological expertise and services designed to improve day-to-day operations and meet statutory requirements. The acquisition will see 140 service professionals join Hydro International’s workforce, helping to develop the services the Company is able to offer planned and reactive servicing of screening equipment.

The Birketts team acting on this transaction included Nigel Thompson, Nick Burnett, Alex Forwood, and Ozan Zorba (Corporate) with support provided by Matthew Grindley (Commercial Property), John Kahn (Corporate Tax) and Nick West  (Employment).

Michael Jennings, Chief Executive of Hydro, commented: “This acquisition complements Hydro International’s plans to expand its range of services and technologies. We really valued Birketts' specialist knowledge, commercial approach and first-class service in helping us to take this next step in our strategic planning.”

Nigel Thompson, leading Partner at Birketts, said: “We were delighted to support Hydro International on this transaction in fulfilling its intended steps for growth. The completion of the transaction demonstrates once again Birketts’ strength in depth across a multi-disciplinary team and the excellent level of service it delivers to clients on a daily basis.”