Chester 01244 405555

Grosvenor Court
Foregate Street Chester
Cheshire CH1 1HG
DX: 19990 Chester

Shrewsbury 01743 443 043

Lakeside House
Oxon Business Park
Shrewsbury SY3 5HJ
DX: 148563 Shrewsbury 14

Manchester 0844 800 8346

Pall Mall Court
61-67 King Street
Manchester M2 4PD

Send us a message
Our Offices

Hawk Group provides further investment deal for Aaron & Partners’ Corporate Finance team

7th January, 2016

One of Aaron & Partners’ Shropshire-based clients, Hawk Group, one of the UK’s leading plant hire and earthworks companies, has secured an £8m growth capital investment from BGF (Business Growth Fund). Aaron & Partners’ Corporate Finance team, led by Hugh Strickland, provided Hawk Group with legal advice.

Based in Whitchurch, Hawk Group has been involved in major UK infrastructure projects including the building of the Olympic Park, Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Crossrail. Today, the business employs nearly 500 people, generates revenues close to £70m and owns and operates a modern construction fleet of more than 2,000 items, including excavators, dump trucks, telehandlers and bulldozers.

With the addition of BGF’s funding, Hawk Group will continue to develop its fleet and respond to the ever increasing demand for plant hire and construction services, which is expected to be fuelled by investment in major UK infrastructure projects and an increase in housebuilding across the country. Hawk is also extending its services into sectors such as quarrying.

Hugh Strickland, Partner in the Aaron & Partners’ Corporate Finance team, says:

“It is particularly pleasing to be involved with such a major investment in yet another Shropshire business. This is further evidence of the strength of the local market here, the exciting opportunities it presents and the quality of professional advice available in Shropshire.”

This deal is the latest in a string of investment deals totalling over £30million completed by Aaron & Partners’ Shrewsbury-based Corporate Finance team in November and December 2015. They include an investment into Teneno, advising the Business Growth Fund on its investment into Environmental Essentials and acting for Fulbrook Thorpe on several major investments and assisting Blue Prism with a new banking facility from Clydesdale Bank.

For more information please contact Hugh Strickland on 01743 294120 or email [email protected]

You might also be interested in...

Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance: Run-off and alternative regulators

18th July, 2018

Special Focus: Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance Run-off – it dominates the thoughts of sole practitioners and partners in smaller law firms in my experience and restricts the ambitions of firms. The SRA could help law firms by relaxing their rules on run-off cover on their Solicitors’ Professional Indemnity Insurance to help firms merge or close more easily. This would protect... Read More »

Senior employment lawyer joins Theatr Clwyd board

17th July, 2018

Helen Watson, Head of Employment Law at Aaron & Partners LLP, has taken up an invitation to become a Trustee of both the Trust Board and the Main Board Theatr Clwyd has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of an experienced employment law solicitor to support its vision of being at the forefront of theatre making... Read More »

Why there is more to CSR than just boosting a company’s ego

6th July, 2018

When a business invests in its community it deserves praise – but it must go beyond that, writes Helen Watson, a trustee at Claire House and partner at Aaron and Partners Solicitors. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the link between a company and the community in which it operates. As a trustee on charity boards including Claire House... Read More »

Contact Us