Endless’ Acquisition of Findel Education

In UK Walker Morris, advised on the matter.

Walker Morris advised Endless LLP with a team including James Crayton (Commercial Law), Liz Graham (Human Capital), Alan Harper (IP&IT), Debbie Jackson (Picture – Corporate M&A), Austin Judson (Real Estate), Stuart Ponting (Competition Law), Michael Taylor (Finance), Sarah Ward (Competition Law).

Endless LLP, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity investors, acquired Findel Education Limited from Studio Retail Group plc.

Findel Education is one of the UK’s leading ecommerce led suppliers of educational resources and equipment to schools and nurseries. It is a one-stop-shop for a wide range of everyday essential consumables and capital products, including stationery, arts & crafts, furniture, facilities management, curricular materials, outdoor and sports equipment. Findel Education has been trading since 1817 and has developed well-known brands including GLS, Hope, Philip Harris and Davies Sports.

The management buy-out has been led by the existing management team of Chris Mahady (CEO), Mark Whittaker (CFO) and Martin Jones (CIO). The team will be further bolstered by the appointment of Paul McClenaghan (CEO of Victoria Plum) as Chairman following the acquisition.

The Walker Morris team comprised Debbie Jackson (Picture) and Adrian Moss (Corporate), Alan Harper, Matthew Lingard and Andrew Dixon (Intellectual Property), Austin Judson and Cameron Baloyi Rigby (Real Estate), Lucy Gordon and Charlotte Smith (Employment), James Crayton (Commercial), Michael Taylor, James Crellin and Ricky Walker (Banking & Finance), Liz Graham (Pensions), Sarah Ward (Competition) and Stuart Ponting (Regulatory).

Involved fees earner: Cameron Baloyi Rigby – Walker Morris; James Crayton – Walker Morris; James Crellin – Walker Morris; Lucy Gordon – Walker Morris; Liz Graham – Walker Morris; Alan Harper – Walker Morris; Debbie Jackson – Walker Morris; Austin Judson – Walker Morris; Matthew Lingard – Walker Morris; Adrian Moss – Walker Morris; Stuart Ponting – Walker Morris; Charlotte Smith – Walker Morris; Michael Taylor – Walker Morris; Ricky Walker – Walker Morris; Sarah Ward – Walker Morris;

Law Firms: Walker Morris;

Clients: Endless LLP;

Author: Giulia Di Palma