BLP advises Velosi Limited on £87.8m takeover by Azul Holding 2 S.à r.l

International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), has advised Velosi Limited on its public takeover by Azul Holding 2 S.à r.l. This involved advising on the acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of Velosi for £87.8m.

Velosi is an AIM listed quality control and assurance services provider, and is a new client to BLP’s rapidly expanding corporate finance practice. Partner, Benjamin Lee, led the deal for BLP and was supported by senior associate Richard Werner, associates Emma Nicholls and Darshan Azad, and trainee Oliver Swerdlow.

Commenting on the transaction, Benjamin said: “We are delighted to have been able to work on this transaction with Velosi, which will enable it to become part of a global multinational leader in the provision of testing, inspection and certification services to the oil and gas sector. With this integration, Velosi will have the business and economic support to enter new markets.”

The BLP team remains one of the finest corporate finance groups in the marketplace with a growing reputation in M&A. For the last five years, the team has been ranked number one for corporate finance mid-market M&A. This transaction showcases the teams depth of expertise, having advised several other clients on similar takeover transactions.

Azul Holding 2 S.à r.l is an entity that is backed by The Carlyle Group. DLA Piper advised Azul Holding on the acquisition.

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