Zebra LC advises in North Edge £15million Roberts Jackson deal

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25 July 2014

Holland: We were delighted to be involved in this deal

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has invested £15million into Roberts Jackson, the leading Cheshire-based industrial disease law firm. As Zebra’s credibility grows for advising in some of the legal sector’s highest profile deals, this latest due diligence project significantly expands the experience of its Major Projects Team.

Jon Pickering, Director, North Edge, “ Zoe Holland was recommended to North Edge as an expert in the field of technical and WIP due diligence. We were impressed with Zoe’s grasp of the visibility we required, and also her understanding of the market.  Zebra LC audited Roberts Jackson and provided a report to the investment Board. The audit team was discreet and professional, something which was of significant importance to ourselves and also Roberts Jackson.  Zebra’s role within the due diligence process was invaluable to us as external investors.”

Managing director, Zoe Holland said: “We were delighted to be involved in this deal as we increasingly become involved in some of the legal sectors highest profile deals. New entrants are as keen to understand technical capability and expertise as they are WIP value, and the overall financials. Zebra is uniquely placed to advise them.

Deloitte provided corporate finance advice to Roberts Jackson, led by partner Paul Lupton with support from Assistant Director Iain Marlow.

DWF (Jonathan Robinson and Vicky Ross) provided NorthEdge with legal advice. Management received legal advice from Pinsent Masons (Gregg Davison and Anna Whetham).

Financial Due Diligence was completed by BDO (Chris Heatlie and Matthew Molyneux) and Commercial Due Diligence by Credo (Simon Bones and Piers Barclay). Michelle Garlick and Michael Black of Weightmans LLP carried out Regulatory Due Diligence.

Zebra LC holds a unique niche carrying out meticulous technical due diligence reports. Greater visibility and a deeper understanding of law firms’ financial profile, value and operational risk is fundamental to investment, growth and brand protection. Zebra has managed not only to keep in step with this change but to anticipate it.



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