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Begbies Traynor (BEG)

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Monday 01 June, 2020

Begbies Traynor

Acquisition

RNS Number : 4552O
Begbies Traynor Group PLC
01 June 2020
 

1 June 2020

 

Begbies Traynor Group plc 

Acquisition

Expansion of operations in Scotland

Begbies Traynor Group plc (the 'company' or the 'group'), the business recovery, financial advisory and property services consultancy, announces the acquisition of a portfolio of 503 Scottish personal insolvency cases*, including a team of five fee earners, from Grant Thornton UK LLP.

The acquisition will increase the group's existing operations in Scotland, which provide corporate and personal insolvency together with restructuring advisory services, through an existing team of 36 partners and staff. The new team will operate from our Glasgow and Edinburgh offices following the acquisition. The acquired cases will be added to our existing Scottish personal insolvency portfolio of c.1,500 cases*.

The acquisition is for an initial consideration of £0.25m and additional contingent consideration of up to £0.25m, subject to fee income generated from the case load post completion. The consideration will be payable from the group's existing financial resources. The team has typically generated annual fee income of c£0.6m pa.

* comprising sequestrations, trust deeds and debt arrangement schemes

Ric Traynor, Executive Chairman of Begbies Traynor Group plc, commented:

"The acquisition of this team and cases will enhance our existing strong insolvency team across Scotland and I am very pleased to welcome them to the group.   As we reported in our recent trading update, the group is in a strong position, trading well and we continue to seek opportunities to grow the business, both organically and through acquisitions."

 

 

Enquiries please contact:

 

Begbies Traynor Group plc    0161 837 1700

Ric Traynor - Executive Chairman

Nick Taylor - Group Finance Director

 

Canaccord Genuity Limited    020 7523 4588

(Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)

David Tyrrell / Sunil Duggal / Angelos Vlatakis

 

Shore Capital                                                                                          020 7408 4090

(Joint Broker)

Mark Percy / Anita Ghanekar

 

MHP Communications                            07734 769359

Reg Hoare / Katie Hunt / Florence Mayo  [email protected]

 

 


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