Wilkes Advise Business Growth Fund On 15th Site Acquisition

The Swan Inn, Stafford, The Wilkes Partnership, Rick Smyth, Corporate Law, Commercial

The Wilkes Partnership has advised BGF on its portfolio company, The Coaching Inn Group’s, 15th site acquisition of The Swan Inn, Stafford for an undisclosed sum.

The transaction was led by Corporate Partner, Rick Smyth with support from Associate Solicitor Mike Linford.

Supported by BGF, The Coaching Inn Group will continue to seek and acquire high-quality coaching inns as it looks to further consolidate this highly fragmented market.

Commenting on the deal, Rick said: “We were delighted to be working with the team at BGF again to help them develop their ongoing investment in the Company. We look forward to continuing to build the relationship going forward.”

It has been a great start to the summer for the Wilkes corporate team with a record number of sizable mandates currently under instruction. It is encouraging to see the M&A market continue to flourish in 2018.”

Mark Freer, Investor at BGF said: We have been working with Wilkes for a number of years and always appreciate their pragmatic approach to getting the job done. We look forward to working with the Wilkes team again on transactions of this nature.

This is the latest in a growing line of M&A work for The Wilkes Partnership, following the completion of deals across a range of sectors including IT software, FMCG, events and health and social care.

For help and advice relating to your business get in touch with Rick Smyth on 0121 710 5932 or via email at rsmyth@wilkes.co.uk.