Case Studies

Wyedean Weaving Company

Case Study: Weaving company’s fascinating history sewn into its success

Wyedean Weaving is a company with roots dating back to the Industrial Revolution. Initially formed in Coventry in the 1850s as Dalton, Barton & Co, its founders were pioneers in the narrow fabric industry, and around the turn of the 1900s the company had grown to become the world’s largest haberdasher, with a department store in London.

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Engine oil

Case Study: Shareholder buyout of lubricants manufacturer, Ferguson & Menzies

Glasgow-based lubricants manufacturer and distributor, Ferguson & Menzies recently completed a shareholder buy-out, led by Managing Director John Proud, for an undisclosed sum.

Established for over 100 years, Ferguson & Menzies are proudly the only Scottish manufacturer of synthetic and mineral based Oils, lubricants and related products for a wide range of industry sectors across the U.K. and Europe.

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Motor forecourt

Case Study: Management Buyout of family motor repair and retail business

Castle Douglas-based Robertson Gemini Limited, founded by William Robertson in 1921, is a family-owned motor dealer and repair business specialising in providing a high-quality personal service across Dumfries and Galloway, with its growing team of specialist technicians and front-of-house staff. Following its 100th anniversary in 2021, current owner Caroline Robertson, the third generation of the Robertson family to own the business, came to the decision that it was time to let go and contacted Armstrong Watson for support in exploring, broking, managing and advising on the sale process.

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Case Study: Corporate Finance Team supports disposal of Silk Family Law to Irwin Mitchell

Our Corporate Finance Team supported Silk Family Law in brokering a deal with Irwin Mitchell, assisting with the due diligence process, regulatory changes and the deal's structure. Our tax team provided strategic advice throughout the negotiations. 

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Case Study: Land Rover Defender specialist diversifies on land and sea

Twisted Automotive is famed for recommissioning the classic Land Rover Defender and in recent years has expanded its operation both in terms of new markets and locations. 

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Case Study: Legal team supports acquisition of longstanding solicitors by MAPD

Armstrong Watson's Legal Sector team supported Bromleys by arranging and securing an acquisition of the business by the MAPD Group, a Wirral-based firm focused on building a group of successful law firms across the country and aiming to make a positive difference.

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Case Study: Exit from administration via a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) to facilitate a company restructure

Our Restructuring and Insolvency team advised that a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) provided an opportunity for this trading company to avoid being dissolved, allowing the possibility of it trading again in the future. It also provided a better outcome for the creditors involved.

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Case Study: Armstrong Watson legal sector team support Cumbrian Law firm in sale to national house of brands consolidator

The Armstrong Watson team helped secure a deal with a firm that shared similar cultural values and support them to protect and grow their already thriving business.

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Case Study: Legal sector team help secure disposal of niche family law firm

Armstrong Watson's Legal Sector team helped secure the acquisition of Sheffield-based Acclaimed Family Law by Sills & Betteridge Solicitors.

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Case Study: Legal sector team help secure future of longstanding Cumbrian law firm


Whitehaven-based Bleasdale & Co was established in 1920 and has a longstanding reputation in the local area. The firm’s directors Pam Thomas and Sarah De-Maine wanted to secure a deal with another firm that has similar cultural values to protect their future and strengthen the services on offer to their clients.

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