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4 February 2022 | Comment | Article by Gerallt Jones

Hugh James advises Robert Price Builders’ Merchants on first acquisition outside Wales

Top 100 UK law firm, Hugh James, has advised Robert Price Builders’ Merchants on its first acquisition outside Wales – as it welcomes Hereford-based building supplier, Tudors, into its group.

Robert Price is the largest builders’ merchants in south-east Wales. The acquisition of Tudors, and its two specialist branches (Roofing and Kitchens, Bathrooms & Landscaping), sees the network expanding to 27 branches across south-east Wales, and now Hereford too. Although Tudors are integrating into the Robert Price group, the newly acquired building suppliers will continue to trade under the Tudors name.

The Hugh James team advising Robert Price was led by partner and head of Corporate/Commercial, Gerallt Jones, supported by partner and head of Commercial Property, Peter Hurn, and Corporate Associate Gemma Davies.

This latest acquisition follows an extended period of growth for Robert Price, with Hugh James providing legal advice on numerous deals, including most recently the acquisition of Aberdare-based building and roofing suppliers, Builders’ Bitz in February 2021.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Gerallt Jones said:

“This is another great success for our long-standing client, Robert Price. We’re delighted to have supported yet another acquisition which, this time, extends the company’s reach into England. The team have shown ambition and resilience and have continued to defy the challenges of Brexit, COVID and economic uncertainty. We look forward to seeing it continue to flourish.”

Author bio

Gerallt is a partner and head of the corporate and commercial team. Since joining Hugh James in 2005, Gerallt has led the team to be a leading player within the corporate and commercial market, advising clients including the Welsh Government, Princes Gate Water and the Development Bank of Wales.

Gerallt also has particular expertise in the sport and food & drink sectors, leading Hugh James’s relationships with clients in these sectors including the Welsh Rugby Union and Braces Bakery.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.

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