Armstrong Watson advises on the sale of Laycocks Agricultural Chemists to Carrs Billington Agriculture (Sales) Limited

Carrs Billington Agriculture (Sales) Limited has acquired Skipton based company, Laycocks Agricultural Chemists for an undisclosed sum.
Laycocks Agricultural Chemists has been established for over 180 years and sells agricultural pharmaceuticals. Their range of products includes healthcare products for sheep, cattle, pigs, horses and pets, as well as ancillary livestock equipment, minerals and feed supplements. The acquisition has added a well established agricultural business with a high level of repeat business and customer accounts to the Carrs portfolio. Carrs Billington Agriculture (Sales) Limited supplies farming and rural communities with a comprehensive range of agricultural products and services across Northern England, Scotland, Wales and the Midlands.
Laycocks Agricultural Chemists was advised by their accountants and financial advisers, Armstrong Watson, who helped negotiate and complete the deal. 
In addition to Armstrong Watson, Laycocks Agricultural Chemists were also advised by Asad Ali and Glen Salt, Partners at Blacks Solicitors LLP who have two offices based in Leeds.
Chris Wright, Corporate Finance Manager at Armstrong Watson in Leeds said:
"This deal is a great example of how a well established, robust local business can represent an attractive opportunity for synergistic benefits to a much larger concern. We support and work closely with our clients and our aim is to always achieve a favorable deal structure and a successful outcome."
Asad Ali, Partner at Blacks Solicitors LLP said:
"Working closely alongside Armstrong Watson on this acquisition ensured the appropriate support and advice was provided in a timely manner. This enabled our client to continue to focus on the time consuming day to day operations of the business"
Jeff Marsden, previous owner of Laycocks Agricultural Chemists said:
"Chris Wright and the rest of the team at AW together with the Blacks team made the sale relatively simple and stress free. They were always on hand for advice and reassurance and I congratulate them for their efforts towards a successful conclusion"

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