6 Dec 2016

Fox Williams advised MIP UK Limited, the UK subsidiary of MIP Inc., a leading global supplier of high performance reusable healthcare products, on the recent acquisition of Cromptons Healthcare Limited.

Cromptons is a leading supplier of reusable and single use healthcare products, including patient positioning devices and garments, to healthcare facilities and outsourced laundry service providers throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

MIP Inc. is owned by Banyan Capital Partners, a Canadian private equity group, and its senior management team.

Head of Corporate Richie Clark led the Fox Williams team on the transaction, principally assisted by corporate associate Hannah Sensecall.  The Fox Williams team also included Paul Taylor and Julia McKendry (banking), Emma Bailey and Shofiq Miah (tax), David Murphy and Daisy Jones (employment) and Elizabeth Ruff and Rebecca Evans (real estate).

Richie Clark commented: “It was a pleasure working with the MIP and Banyan teams on this strategic transaction, which enables MIP to enhance its existing strong position in the UK healthcare market by acquiring a successful complementary business.”

Marc Laprise, CFO of MIP Inc. commented: “This was a very important transaction for MIP and having the support of a very professional team at Fox Williams made it go smoothly. Many challenges occurred during the process and Richie, Hannah and the Fox Williams team were certainly up to the task. I look forward to working with Fox Williams again in the near future!”

Jeff Wigle, Managing Director of Banyan Capital Partners, commented: “Richie and his team did an incredible job representing MIP’s interests in this entrepreneurial transaction. Their knowledge, advice and approach provided considerable value to the deal. I look forward to working with Richie and Fox Williams in the future.”

Pennington Manches acted as solicitors to Cromptons and the selling shareholders.


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