Temple Bright advises on Sale of Unicomarine


Temple Bright LLP, led by corporate partner, Jonathan Poole, advised the founders of Unicomarine Limited on the sale of the company to leading ecology specialists, Thomson Ecology Limited. Unicomarine is an environmental consultancy specialising in marine and estuarine biological surveys and, since its establishment in 1985, has grown to become one of the largest and most experienced independent groups specialising in marine biological surveys in the UK.

Property and employment partners Justyn McIlhinney and James Howell also advised on the deal for Temple Bright, with Charles Russell in Guildford acting for the Buyer. Chris Steel of Meda (UK) Limited was instrumental in putting the deal together. As part of the transaction, Dr Martin Dyer and Nigel Grist will remain with the company.

Nigel commented:

“Jonathan and his colleagues at Temple Bright provided an excellent service during the negotiations and recent sale of our company Unicomarine Limited. Their assistance covered the entire process, from initial outlining of the many and varied aspects involved and their importance, to the support on the final (very extended) day of completion.

“At all times I felt that we were kept up to date with proceedings and alerted as soon as important areas for consideration arose, but without being swamped with unnecessary detail. Temple Bright were very clear about the areas they could and could not cover and where additional input might be required and also, very importantly, about how much it would all cost.

“Their hard work and input helped greatly to minimise the potential problems in what almost inevitably is a fairly stressful situation. I wouldn’t choose to go through the process again in the near future (!) but I would be very happy to use their services again.”

This is a news release dated 3 November 2010.

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