Gowling WLG advises WH Ireland on the acquisition of Harpsden Wealth Management

05 January 2021

International law firm Gowling WLG's corporate and finance teams advised WH Ireland on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Harpsden Wealth Management Limited ("Harpsden"), (the "Acquisition").

Harpsden is an independent financial advisory and wealth management company with c. £250m assets under management and a further c. £140m assets under influence.

The Acquisition is part of WH Ireland's wider strategy for organic growth.

The legal advisory team was led by Sue Johnston, with support from client partner Charles Bond, Tom Rank (tax), Ian Mason (regulation) and the transactional services team.

Commenting on the team's role, Sue Johnston said: "We're pleased to have advised WH Ireland on this substantial Acquisition against the backdrop of challenging market conditions".

Commenting, Phillip Wale, CEO of WH Ireland said "We are delighted with the support Gowlings gave us on this transaction, the acquisition of Harpsden Wealth Management Limited is in line with our strategic ambitions for WH Ireland and Gowlings played a key part in delivering that."

Gowling WLG's corporate team has extensive experience across the full spectrum of corporate advice including equity capital markets on AIM and the Full List, investment funds, private equity and both public and private mergers and acquisitions.

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