Brachers advises on the sale of C & D Logistics South East Limited to A.W. Jenkinson

Brachers LLP

Deal type: Business Sale
Industry Sector: Logistics
Completion date: May 2022
Adviser(s): Brachers LLP – KCFA

South-East based law firm Brachers has advised the shareholders of C & D Logistics South East Limited on its successful sale to A.W. Jenkinson.

C & D Logistics is a transport and commercial workshop facility based in Queenborough, Kent that also provides open storage facilities for the commercial trade as well as retail caravan parking/storage. A.W. Jenkinson, based in Cumbria, is a forestry company providing saw milling, wood processing, building and demolition and logistics and deals with the industries of pulp, paper and panel manufacture, energy generation, agriculture, horticulture and amenity markets.

This is the third time Brachers has worked with C & D’s Managing Director, Chris Minnican, having previously advised him on the purchase of D.F Services (Kent) Ltd and the sale of J & R Handling Services Ltd.

Corporate Partner, Matthew Simmonds, led the deal supported by solicitors Alistair Wickham and Kieron Cummins. The team advised on all aspects of the transaction, including negotiating the sale agreement and undertaking due diligence.

Andrew Cooper at UHY Hacker Young advised on accountancy aspects of the deal and Giles Ford at Hallett and Co provided property support.

Matthew Simmonds said: “I’m so pleased for Chris and Debbie that they have achieved a successful sale of the business that they and their families have built during the last 20 years. I have worked closely with Chris for almost 10 years and on a personal level I am delighted for him. My congratulations also go to the team at a A.W. Jenkinson who I’m sure will be great custodians of the business going forward.”

Chris Minnican, Managing Director at C+D Logistics said: “Matt and his team at Brachers were, as always, brilliant. They guided us through the process with our best interests at heart. I am so grateful for their support and would highly recommend them. I am also thankful to Andrew Cooper at UHY Hacker Young and Giles Ford at Hallett and Co for their continued guidance and support.”

Brachers has also recently secured a Corporate and Commercial Band 1 ranking in The Legal 500 2022, with a client quoted in the directory commenting that the team provide “great local customer service but with London knowledge and expertise.”