Berry Smith advises on merger of leading wholesale electrical supply businesses

Berry Smith is delighted to have advised on the merger between the wholesale electrical supply businesses of Bridgend based Total Electrical Distributors and Templegate Electrical Supplies, headquartered in Bristol, which was part of the acquisition of Templegate by Morris McLellan Limited, part of the JW Morris Group

Under the terms of the deal, the enlarged supply business will trade under the name of Templegate Electrical Supplies from depots at Bridgend, Bristol, Swansea, Newport, Cheltenham and Dorchester.

Andrew Bound, Owen James and Jennifer Pinder acted for Morris McLellan Limited on all aspects of the acquisition and merger. The JW Morris Group has been a long standing client of Berry Smith, who act for the Group on all of its transactions.

Brian Scott and Andy Lee of Graham Paul Accountants provided accountancy and taxation advice to the Group.

Andrew Bound, Corporate Partner at Berry Smith, said “the merger sees the formation of a regional heavyweight with the amalgamation of these two electrical wholesalers with their network of depots, impressive reputations, loyal client base and expert staff. We are very pleased to have continued our long association with the JW Morris Group in assisting with the successful completion of this transaction.”

David Kearle, Chairman of JW Morris Group, commented “The merger of Total and Templegate is an important milestone for the Morris McLellan Group. We look forward to building upon the strengths and expertise within both organisations to deliver a strong wholesale electrical supplies business throughout the region.

Berry Smith, Graham Paul and Barclays Bank are long standing advisors to Morris McLellan and their input into structuring and negotiating the transaction was key to its success.

The experience of the Corporate Finance Transaction team at Berry Smith ensured that we received expert professional advise with a pragmatic problem solving approach to guide us through the twists and turns of a complex deal.”

If you would like to find out more about Berry Smith LLP and think we could assist you and your business then please contact us.

Andrew Bound – Partner

Tel – 029 2034 5511