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Browne Jacobson advises on sale of Bodyguard Workwear Limited to Bunzl plc

19 March 2020

Browne Jacobson has advised the owners of Birmingham workwear supplier, Bodyguard Workwear Limited, to Bunzl plc for an undisclosed consideration.

Established in 1975, Bodyguard Workwear Limited specialises in the design and distribution of safety clothing, personal protective equipment and tools for some of the world’s leading brands in the rail, petrochemicals, utilities, construction and retail industries.

FTSE 100 company Bunzl plc is a specialist international distribution and services group specialising in delivering a variety of products to the foodservice, grocery, safety, cleaning & hygiene, retail and healthcare sectors.

The Browne Jacobson team was led by partner Michael Stace and included associate Clare Hanna from the corporate team. Sell-side advice was also provided by Clearwater International Limited.

Michael Stace, partner at Browne Jacobson, said:

“The owners have worked hard to build one of the leading protective workwear businesses in the UK and we wish the new owner well in continuing the success of the business going forwards.” Browne Jacobson’s award winning corporate finance team has recently been ranked by Experian as a top 20 UK corporate team, based on the volume of transactions.

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