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North East advisers Square One Law and UNW advise on sale of National Numbers Limited

Commercial law firm Square One Law and the corporate finance team at Newcastle-based accountants UNW acted for National Numbers Limited on the sale of the business to Jepson & Co Limited. National Numbers, a North East based family business of more than 32 years trading is one of the largest cherished registration companies in the UK.

Jepson & Co is one of the leading, and longest established, manufacturers and suppliers of number plates and number plate printing systems in the UK, Ireland, France and Belgium. The Sheffield-based manufacturer is a fourth generation family business.

Senior associate Marie-Louise Bozonet commented: “It was clear from the start that this project required a good fit between buyer and seller and I am delighted that we were able to support Eric and Susan Craggs in securing the legacy of their business.”

Senior partner Ian Gilthorpe added: “We invested time with Eric and Susan to really understand what they wanted from the transaction, including Eric’s ongoing involvement with National Numbers and incentivisation of key staff, and then by working with Paul Kaiser and the team at UNW we helped steer them through the sales process. This is a great result for both businesses.”

Peter Jepson, Jepson & Co chairman, said: “This complementary acquisition demonstrates our commitment to continue to develop and expand the business for the long term. We are excited by the excellent fit and opportunities afforded to both companies by the transaction.”

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