Irwin Mitchell Advises On Deal
A copier and printer supplier business which has former England rugby union captain Dylan Hartley on its board, has bought a RVS in a £3m deal.
Anglotech was founded by a former professional footballer Brad Piercewright and the deal to buy Nottingham-based RVS, one of the largest independent photocopy suppliers in the East Midlands, marks the company’s fourth acquisition in eight months.
The transaction was supported by Leicestershire-headquartered lender ThinCats.
Paddy Sturman, Banking & Finance partner at Irwin Mitchell in Leeds, with support from Hayley Johnson and Sam Lowerson, provided legal and advisory support to Thincats.
Commenting on the deal, Dylan Hartley said: "Professional sport is a short career, so I’ve been making plans for several years including taking an active role in business. Now that I’ve retired from rugby, I’m delighted to be involved with my new team at Anglotech.
"Brad has ambitious plans for future growth and the acquisition of RVS, with the support of ThinCats, is an important step on this journey."
Irwin Mitchell recently announced that it had become the official Legal Partner of England Rugby. As part of the long-term deal it is supporting England Rugby’s new mentoring scheme designed to ensure that younger players stay involved in the sport for longer.