- 11 Dec 2023
- 2 min read
Trethowans support for Mark Allen Group in acquisition of agricultural brands
The Corporate team at Trethowans recently advised the Mark Allen Group in relation to the acquisition of several agricultural brands from Lewis Business Media, including Pig World, Poultry Business, Agronomist & Arable Farmer, Farm Contractor & Large Scale Farmer, Weekly Tribune and the newly launched event, Women in Agriculture.
Mark Allen was founded in 1985 and its group provides publications, digital products and events to specialist business and consumer communities.
This recent transaction is the latest of five acquisitions that the Trethowans team have assisted Mark Allen with in the last 18 months. Other transactions have included the acquisition of:
- The Glazing Summit
- EMEX – the Net Zero & Energy Management Expo
- The UK and Asia based assets of the wealth management publishing company, Bonhill plc for £6.5 million.
- Sterling Events
Jonathan Sherman, a Senior Associate in the Corporate team in Bournemouth led on all five transactions and said: “It’s been a real pleasure to work with Ben and the team at Mark Allen on another successful acquisition. We have a fantastic, longstanding relationship and this latest transaction rounds off a busy couple of years which has seen us supporting them with several acquisitions. We look forward to seeing their continued future growth and helping them achieve their objectives.”
Ben Allen, the CEO of Mark Allen said: “Trethowans have, once again, provided us with first-class advice and client service on our latest acquisition. I greatly enjoy working with Jonathan, who is a meticulous, diligent and commercially-minded lawyer. Nothing is ever too much trouble for him and he will go above and beyond to ensure that a deal is delivered on time, to budget and with the best outcome for us, as his client. I look forward to working with him and the rest of the Trethowans team on our next deal, which is never too far away!”.