We are pleased to announce the completion of the following deal: Acquisition of L.G. Harris & Co. Limited.

Gateley Plc advised the management and the Harris family on their sale of L.G. Harris & Co. Limited to Orkla House Care Norge AS.

Completion is subject to receiving satisfactory clearance from the Competition and Markets Authority. L.G. Harris & Co. Limited are a market leader for painting tools in the UK Do-It-Yourself market, and have well-known brands such as Harris, Lynwood, Harris Victory and T-Class. Orkla House Care Norge AS owns the Jordan, Anza, Spekter and Hamilton brands.

Orkla House Care Norge AS is a leading supplier of painting tools in the Nordic region and in the professional market in the UK, and is one of Europe’s largest painting tool manufacturers.

The deal was led from the Birmingham office by Corporate partner Simon Gill, supported by Corporate associate Adam Percival, Corporate solicitor Matthew Lappin, and Corporate paralegal Jack Elms. Employment advice was provided by Elaine Huttley and Victoria Garrad. Private Client partner Catriona Attride provided trust advice and Andrew Evans has advised on competition issues. Tax Legal director, Richard Clitherow and James Olsen also advised on the sale.

Commenting on the deal Simon Gill said: “We were delighted to advise the management and the Harris family on the sale of L.G. Harris & Co. Limited and we wish L.G. Harris & Co. Limited continued success under its new ownership.”

For more information about our Corporate services contact:Simon Gill, Adam Percival, Matthew Lappin, Jack Elms, Elaine Huttley, Victoria Garrard, Catriona Attride, Andrew Evans, Richard Clitherow or James Olsen.