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Clarkslegal advises on Management Buy Out of Independent Trustee Services

02 July 2019 #Corporate

Clarkslegal’s corporate team, led by Partner Ashan Arif, advised the management on the successful buyout of City based Independent Trustee Services Limited from leading employee benefits provider, JLT Benefit Solutions Limited (part of the MMC Group). Independent Trustee Services provides professional independent trusteeship of occupational pension schemes.

Chris Martin, Executive Chair of Independent Trustee Services was delighted with Clarkslegal, commenting: “As a corporate professional trustee our day job involves working with specialist law firms on a daily basis to navigate the complexities of UK pensions legislation, tax and trust law. Appointing lawyers to support you through a MBO of your business really brings home how important it is get the right firm and the right lead partner to fit with your business’s needs. Appointing Clarkslegal was up there with the best decisions we made during the MBO. Ashan and his colleagues were experienced, focused, flexible and above all incredibly patient. It wasn’t an easy transaction but without Clarkslegal,  it is hard to imagine how we would have got to the excellent outcome achieved in the tightest of timescales. We were incredibly lucky to have Clarkslegal leading for us”.

At Clarkslegal LLP, our corporate lawyers support large corporates, SMEs, owner-managed business, and early stage and start-up ventures on a wide variety of matters including buying and selling companies, management buy-outs, banking, finance and restructuring.  We are committed to providing strategic commercial advice to help maximise value and manage risk. Contact our corporate team to find out how we can help you.



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