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Howes Percival advise on sale of Technical Foam Services to Vita Group

Leading law firm Howes Percival has advised on the sale of Corby based foam conversion business Technical Foam Services to the Vita Group.

The firm acted as legal advisers to Duncan and April Geddes, the outgoing shareholders of the Technical Foam Services group. The Howes Percival team included Matt Thompson and Jeremy Hyde on corporate matters and Graham Irons and Sobia Ahmed who advised on the employment law aspects.

The Vita Group manufactures and markets a wide range of flexible foam, latex and flooring products to create comfort, quality and functional solutions.

Owner and Managing Director, Duncan Geddes said, “We are really pleased with the outcome of this deal and I am pleased to be able to continue working with Vita to help continue to grow the business over the next few years. We really appreciate all the help and support provided by Matt and the team at Howes Percival. Our deal with Vita happened incredibly quickly and the team were able to react and help us meet a really tight deadline, without compromising on the high quality service, ensuring we were protected throughout the transaction.”

Newly promoted partner, Matt Thompson, commented, “This deal follows a very busy six months of activity for the Howes Percival corporate team.  We have advised on a range of acquisitions and disposals, right across the region. It has definitely been a good time to sell, and vendors have taken advantage of the existing capital gains tax rates and a healthy appetite from large corporates, private equity and external foreign investment looking to acquire and “bolt onto” their existing portfolios.

“Northamptonshire has always had an enviable reputation for producing successful, profitable, privately owned businesses, opened and often still operated by local people with significant expertise in their fields. Technical Foam is no exception and the Vita Group have clearly seen that Duncan and Technical Foam is a great addition to their portfolio of existing businesses. We wish Duncan, April and everyone at Vita all the very best with the integration and ongoing success of the business.”

For more information on Howes Percival’s corporate advisory services visit: https://www.howespercival.com/services/corporate/

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Notes to editors:

Howes Percival has offices in Cambridge, Leicester, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Norwich.  It has 51 partners and 169 lawyers in total.

The firm is recommended in The Legal 500 – the authoritative guide to the UK’s leading law firms.  In the 2021 guide, no fewer than 11 different departments achieved the guide’s highest possible ranking (Tier 1): Corporate and Commercial; Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation; Dispute Resolution – Debt Recovery; Finance – Insolvency and Corporate Recovery; Human Resources – Employment Law; Private Client – Agriculture and Estates; Private Client – Tax, Trusts and Probate; Real Estate – Commercial Property; Real Estate – Property litigation; Real Estate – Environment & Planning;  Intellectual Property.