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Five Hundred Jobs Saved As OCS Buys Certain EDS Businesses And Assets Out Of Administration

Irwin Mitchell Advise OCS On Major Restructuring Deal


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National law firm Irwin Mitchell has advised on a major restructuring deal which has saved more than 500 jobs at Sheffield-headquartered EDS Group.
International total facilities management provider OCS Group, which is headquartered in Crawley, has acquired businesses and assets of Silverdell subsidiaries Euro Dismantling Services, EDS Plant Solutions and EDS Group Holdings from administrators at BDO.
The acquired business and assets comprise the decontamination, access and insulation and nuclear trading divisions operated by Sheffield-based EDS. The decommissioning business operated within the Silverdell Group has not been sold to OCS.
Demolition group Silverdell's shares were suspended on AIM in July and the company was delisted on 2 January. The business is reported to have suffered financial difficulties after a subsidiary went into administration during the summer.
The Irwin Mitchell team was multi-disciplinary, led by corporate partner Andrew Woolf, who was assisted by Chris D’Este Hoare and Harriet Clarke. Associates John Arey and Louise Cartwright advised on real estate aspects, associate Chris Tutton on employment issues, partner David Egan on Health and Safety issues, and Restructuring and Recovery partner Andrew Walker on insolvency.

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