Blackpool accountants involved in deals worth more than £200m

The corporate finance team at accountancy and business advisory firm MHA Moore and Smalley has advised on three new corporate deals.

By Tim Gavell
Friday, 15th January 2021, 7:00 am

The Blackpool-based firm recently revealed it had advised on deals with a value of over £200m in 2020 and anticipates significant deal activity in Q1 of 2021.

It has now completed three further transactions for its clients – advising Preston-based electrical safety and testing company Lantei on its sale to British Engineering Services Group, The Angel Inn at Bowness on its sale to The Inn Collection Group, and Tristone Healthcare on its acquisition of Wales-based care business ProCare Ltd.

MHA Moore and Smalley’s head of corporate finance, Andrew Feeke, said: “We’re delighted for our clients that we’ve been able to complete these significant transactions. It has been a hugely successful last 12-months for the MHA corporate finance team as we consolidate our position as the advisor of choice for the owner managed market.”

Andrew Feeke

Ian Waddingham, corporate finance senior manager at MHA Moore and Smalley, who led on the Lantei and The Angel Inn transactions, added: “Lantei is an excellent business that has seen significant growth over a number of years and now has some high-profile, blue-chip clients on its books. Becoming part of a large national player like British Engineering Services Group, will put it on an even stronger footing for further growth.

“Meanwhile, we’re pleased to have assisted another longstanding client behind the success story of The Angel Inn at Bowness on its sale to The Inn Collection Group. As a well-managed, well-funded business with a portfolio of high-performing hospitality venues, customers of The Angel Inn can look forward to the same high standards to which they’ve become accustomed.”

The acquisition of ProCare, which employs 140 staff across two care homes and a community living service, is the second deal in the last six months for Tristone Healthcare. The investor’s strategy is to acquire high-quality businesses with strong fundamentals, delivering outstanding care and support to vulnerable people who need it most.

In recent weeks MHA Moore and Smalley has also overseen the sale of Cumbria-based AUK Investments to national petrol forecourt operator Motor Fuel Group, and the management buyout of logistics, transport, and shipping business LTS Global Solutions among others.

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