Addleshaw Goddard advises on £860m worth of north-west deals in three weeks
Addleshaw Goddard’s Manchester mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team has acted on key north-west deals totalling more than £860m in the last three weeks alone.
The list of deals includes the Co-operative Group’s £620m sale of its retail pharmacy business; the investment in The Hut by a consortium of investors led by KKR; Capita’s £18.2m acquisition of Monarch Education; the takeover bid for listed company Pochin’s; and Assura’s acquisition of The One Life Medical Centre.
It also includes two of the top regional private equity deals: NorthEdge Capital’s investment in Accrol at a value of £66m; and Equistone’s investment in Concept Life Science at a value of £58m.
The team also advised private equity house LDC on its investment in Stroma in May.
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