Firm Advises on Two UK Acquisitions for IPCOM N.V.

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Squire Patton Boggs has advised European insulation group IPCOM N.V. on two recent transactions; the acquisition of a majority stake in IBSL Group Limited, a convertor of technical insulation materials, and the acquisition of RSL Group (Refrigeration Spares Limited), a UK and Ireland-based distributor of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

The team advising IPCOM on both acquisitions was led by Corporate partner and head of private equity Paul Mann and senior associate Joshua Astill-Headley, assisted by director James Thompson and associates Claudia Kilpatrick, Max Devine, and Amelia Sharkey. Tax advice was provided by partner Patrick Ford and associate Alice Jenkinson.

Headquartered in Belgium and backed by global private equity firm Astorg, IPCOM is a group of companies specialising in the distribution and conversion of technical insulation. Employing more than 1500 people, the group operates over 80 outlets across 18 countries in Europe.

Joshua Astill-Headley commented: “We are pleased to support IPCOM on transactions in support of its European expansion strategy, opening up new opportunities in the UK and Irish markets and broadening the group’s product range and services.”

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