Firms cash in on Carlisle Brass sale

Dickinson Dees, Pinsent Masons and Walker Morris have acted on a £48m acquisition of architectural hardware company Carlisle Brass. Pinsent Masons advised Heywood Williams Group, a specialist distributor of architecture hardware, on its acquisition of the company. The deal was arranged by Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets and was funded by a banking syndicate involving Bank of Scotland and National Australia Bank, which were advised in-house. Walker Morris acted for Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets and was led by Peter Considine on the banking side. The team Pinsents was led by Manchester corporate partner Helen Ridge and by banking partner Mark Yates. The vendor of Carlisle Brass, Robin Graham, was advised by Dickinson Dees.