CORPORATE legal experts at Burnetts have celebrated a strong start to the year completing a tally of 10 deals in just two months.

Despite a challenging period for many business, the last six months have been very busy for the team which has been advising on deals with an aggregate value in excess of £115m. 

Many of the transactions include the acquisition of Border Barriers and Border Show Services by Border Group Ltd, and its acquisition of certain intellectual property rights from PolyJohn Enterprises Corporation and the disposal of Alneburgh and H S Dobie pharmacies in Whitehaven, among others.

A multi-disciplinary team from Burnetts also advised on property, employment, pension and banking issues on the transactions.  

Michael Walby, partner at Burnetts said: “We are extremely proud  to have advised our clients on these completions, made even more challenging due to the circumstances created by Covid-19.   

"Completing 10 deals in the space of a couple of months required a tremendous effort by all of us, and we can only deliver transactions like these due to the strength of our team. 

"The recent appointments of Becky Brook and Stephen Kirk in the last six months has further strengthened the team.

"Whilst we work across the UK, it is particularly pleasing is that most of these transactions involved Cumbrian businesses, ranging from larger companies to SMEs and family-run businesses.  

"It is also pleasing that we worked alongside other regional advisers on a number of these deals.  

"Clients tell us they instruct us because of our hands-on/ can-do approach, and delivering these transactions to these timescales demonstrates this.”  

Vaughan Jones, head of Corporate Law, said: “Completing a wide variety of transactions like this within agreed timescales, and against the background of Covid-19 is an achievement of which we are all justifiably proud.”

Burnetts have advised entrepreneur Robin Graham on a number of transactions who said: “I’ve used Burnetts for a number of years on several transactions, and I find their advice first-rate across the whole team."