Simply Conveyancing’s Acquisition Of Pirie Palmann

Foot Anstey LLP advised Simply Conveyancing on the deal.

Simply Conveyancing, which is backed by private equity firm Livingbridge, on the acquisition of Pirie Palmann.

Foot Anstey supported on all legal aspects of the deal, assisting Simply Conveyancing in acquiring the entire issued share capital of Peterborough-based Pirie Palmann Holdings Limited. The acquisition is part of an ambitious growth drive that will see Simply Conveyancing become one of the largest conveyancing practices in the UK.

Simply Conveyancing is a leading firm of property lawyers in England and Wales, specialising solely in residential conveyancing. It has over 200 employees based in Daventry, London, Milton Keynes and Cardiff, with plans to open in the north of England soon. Livingbridge is one of London’s leading private equity firms comprised of over 100 individuals working across the UK, the US and Australia.

The acquisition of Pirie Palmann will see the number of employees increase to nearly 300 and brings together two top 30 companies to create one of the top 10 conveyancing practices in the UK.
Pirie Palmann was formed by founders Marion

Palmann and Chris Pirie in 1994. The company has an established reputation in the conveyancing industry, carrying out work locally, regionally and nationally and the acquisition will see it retain its recognised brand as part of the larger business.

Foot Anstey’s advisors: Matt Stoate (Picture), Partner and Head of Corporate, John Pindard, Legal Director, Emma Clayton, Associate and Beth Nash, Associate.

Beale & Company Solicitors advised the selling shareholders.

Involved fees earner: Emma Clayton – Foot Anstey; Bethany Nash – Foot Anstey; John Pindard – Foot Anstey; Matthew Stoate – Foot Anstey;

Law Firms: Foot Anstey;

Clients: Simply Conveyancing Property Lawyers;

Giulia Di Palma

Author: Giulia Di Palma