Case study: Commercial team completes on two nursery sales

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Our Corporate + Commercial lawyers advised the sellers of two South West nurseries in February 2021, with one completing in just 12 weeks.

Corporate law Partner, Georgina Bryant, and our Commercial Property team advised on both sales.

Bright Stars Childcare

Our nursery sale solicitors advised Bridget Cottrell and Elaine Garland on their sale of Bright Stars Childcare located in Frome, Somerset. The company was swiftly sold in just three months to an existing operator.

“Thank you to Georgina who helped us throughout, keeping us informed and being available when we needed direction, and completing the sale in three months.”

– Bridget Cottrell and Elaine Garland, founders of Bright Stars Childcare

Sale of nursery operator in Wiltshire

The team also advised the owners of New Road Nursery in Chippenham and Little Robins in Melksham, on their sale to another existing operator supplementing the buyer’s group of settings in the South West.

The sale completed at the end of February 2021, after a long haul for the sellers when the first lockdown in March 2020 impacted the sales process.

“It has been a very long slog for us and I’m so pleased we chose George to help us through the journey. She was the reason we made it through and kept us together. We have felt well supported throughout and received an excellent service representing great value for money, which we really appreciated.”

– Mark and Shan Cawley

Our nursery expertise

A key focus of Georgina’s over recent years has been advising on transactions in the nursery and early years sector. Since starting the Corporate + Commercial team at Barcan+Kirby in 2017, the firm has acted on over 25 nursery instructions. The commercial team’s knowledge and experience in this area results in targeted and sector-specific advice on the due diligence and transaction documentation process and enables them to recommend pragmatic and commercial solutions.

Further information

If you are considering exiting or selling a business, it’s important to be aware of all that’s involved as early as possible. Our specialist corporate and commercial law solicitors have years of experience in buying and selling businesses of different sizes across many industries, including nurseries.

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