The company

Bury based Buckley Scott is a leading provider of loss adjusting services to the construction and engineering industries. The group was established in 1999 by Managing Director, Jeremy Buckley, and also has offices in London and Nottingham.

The deal

Our corporate finance team, led by Paul Stringer, advised Buckley Scott on the sale of their business to US-based, Crawford & Company. The deal will enable Crawford to expand its business in the UK and internationally. The strategic acquisition represents the latest step in their strategy to enhance their presence in specialist claims handling.

Jeremy Buckley, Managing Director of Buckley Scott, added: “This move will take our hard-earned specialist strengths and build on these to create a new and leading market proposition with a large team of construction and engineering professionals based in the UK. After considerable deliberation, Crawford was by far the best organisation for Buckley Scott to join. I have been impressed by the way they are combining global capability and financial stability with ambition and transformational change.”

How we can help?

As with Buckley Scott, we can find a buyer for you, negotiate on your behalf and structure the deal to minimise the tax you have to pay. Our transaction sizes typically range from £1m to £30m with concentration on owner-managed businesses in the mid-corporate sector. With a substantial client and contact base, powerful research databases and close connections with other firms operating in this market (including lawyers, brokers, merchant banks and other professionals), we can find the right match for your requirements and work with you every step of the way.

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