Black Country law firm Hawkins Hatton has rounded off a busy month, helping to seal a number of deals for Midland-based companies.
The firm acted as lead legal adviser to mechanical sealing solutions manufacturer SM Seals, in the company’s sale to Nieuwburgh BV, a US-owned company registered in the Netherlands.
In another match-making deal overseen by the firm, personal introduction agency Attractive Partners, has changed hands.
The dating agency has been bought by Manex Leisure which plans to grow the business organically and through further acquisitions.
Liz Fogarty, founder of Attractive Partners, will be staying on in the business, which is based in Alcester near Redditch.
Attractive Partners, formed in 2003, employs 18 staff and has an active database of 6,000 clients including a number of high net worth professional individuals. Under the new ownership Attractive Partners will be headed up by Ben Charlton who runs Manex’s leisure division.
Colin Rodrigues, corporate partner of Hawkins Hatton, said: “We were delighted to have played a lead role in bringing this deal to a successful completion. The acquisition is a great fit for Manex which is an entrepreneurial company with ambitious growth plans for the future.”
Hawkins Hatton has also acted for a family flooring business in Albrighton near Wolverhampton.
Vic Stroudley Flooring, which supplies commercial and contract flooring to clients including the MOD, BT and the NHS, has been incorporated into a limited company.
Founded in 1953 by Vic Stroudley, the business’s two directors David Bristow and Nathan Stroudley have restructured the company.
The incorporation follows the retirement of Nick Stroudley, the son of the founder.
Vic Stroudley Flooring employs nine staff including six fitters and has plans to grow the business following the restructuring.