Case Studies

Shareholders-in-sale
  • Client:
    HL Plastics

Shareholders in sale

We acted for the shareholders of HL Plastics on the sale of the company to Quanex Building Products Inc. for £95m.

The sale was facilitated by the de-merger of some companies and assets which some of the sellers wished to keep. This required a refinancing of certain bank debt as well as dealing with complex tax issues. Part of the deal was to allow one of the sellers to set up a Family Investment Company to protect part of the proceeds of sale.

We provided the legal advice on the whole sale and de-merger process.

"We’re delighted to be at the beginning of a partnership between two teams who share the same winning spirit and focus on supporting talent to achieve their potential. Everyone here has a great sense of pride and excitement to be working with Team England – a team that, after all, reflects just how much can be achieved by a diverse and varied group of individuals all focused on one goal. We can’t wait to get started."

Joanna Thornell, Client and Markets Director, Shakespeare Martineau