LOCAL ADVISERS HELP DRIVE SALE OF SPARSHATTS OF KENT

crippsSparshatts of Kent Group, an award-winning Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer, has announced its sale to Belfry Trucks Limited. Having seen significant growth, it now employs more than 200 people across four sites and has a turnover of over £88.3 million.

This landmark deal will see Sparshatts become part of Belfry Trucks Ltd, which has exciting plans for the continued development of the group.

Law firm Cripps and accountants Burgess Hodgson, both based in Kent, advised on the deal which completed on 27 March. Burgess Hodgson partner Ken Jones has a longstanding relationship with Sparshatts, having been associated with the group for around 25 years and advised them for more than 11 years.

Andrew Sparshatt, Director of Sparshatts commented: “We are very grateful for Ken and the team at Burgess Hodgson, and John Kirkwood and the Cripps team who have expertly guided us through a particularly complex sale process. It always felt as personally important to them as it did to us as families. We are delighted with the outcome, the quality of advice and the service received and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend both Burgess Hodgson and Cripps to other owner managers who are looking to sell their business.”

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