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Steele Raymond advises TJD Investments on acquisition of Hampshire engineering firm


Dorset solicitors Steele Raymond LLP have advised the shareholders of Portsmouth-based TJD Investments on the acquisition of Earnshaw Engineering.

Established for over 20 years, Earnshaw Engineering, whose main manufacturing facility is in Eastleigh, Hampshire is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high quality architectural metalwork and fabrications within the sports, healthcare, aviation, automotive, construction, and marine industries.

TJD Investments Director and new Managing Director at Earnshaw Engineering Darren Graham said:

“Earnshaw Engineering has established an enviable reputation in high quality manufacturing, with exceptional turnaround times. The company has worked on some significant projects over the years, including Battersea Power Station, Waterloo Station, and the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. We have huge ambitions for Earnshaw Engineering and are excited to start working on the next phase of growth.”

The transaction was led by partner and company and commercial solicitor Nick Davies, a recognised and recommended lawyer in the 2019 Legal 500 rankings. Nick led the commercial aspects of the acquisition including due diligence, advice on transaction and ancillary documents, and advising on all financing and banking aspects of the transaction. Commercial property solicitor and partner Jennifer Rogerson led on the commercial property aspects of the transaction.

Nick said:

“Both TJD Investments and Earnshaw Engineering have some impressive ambitions and we are delighted to have guided Darren and the team through the recent transaction. Earnshaw has a solid reputation and track-record of business success and we look forward to continuing to work with the new owners of Earnshaw Engineering going forward and contributing to the growth and prosperity of the business for the future.”

Speaking on his experience working with Steele Raymond, Darren said:

“The commercial and property teams at Steele Raymond impressed me from day one. Nick and the team have knowledge of the manufacturing sector and this was invaluable and helped with the legal acquisition process run as smoothly as possible for the benefit of all parties.”

If you would like further advice on mergers and acquisitions law or to discuss the legal options for your business please contact Nick Davies on 01202 294 566 or email [email protected].

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