Squire Patton Boggs has advised Haines Watts South East on the sale of its business to Cooper Parry. The transaction is expected to close later in 2023, subject to closing conditions.
The team advising Haines Watts South East was led by London head of Corporate Mark Yeo, and included Paul Mann, Charlotte Yeldon, James Le Seelleur, Matt Lappin, Simon Watts-Morgan, Maisie Hodges and Lucy Browett.
The deal will open up 11 new offices for Cooper Parry across London, the South, Birmingham and the Midlands.
Michael Davidson, Haines Watts Managing Partner, said: “I am extremely proud of the growth we have achieved over the past 10 years, of which the London region has been a significant contributor. As we look to the future, we feel Cooper Parry are an ideal fit for our future as we can plug into their progressive, next generation and proven approach to both people development and client service, offering a compelling choice for ambitious owner managed businesses, and a thriving culture for our people. This is an exciting and rare opportunity to drive quality and change in the mid-market, as we look to further the Cooper Parry brand in London and the surrounding areas.”
Backed by Waterland Private Equity since December 2022, Cooper Parry’s recent four deals in six months underpin its commitment to fast-paced UK expansion.