11th March 2014

DSW’s Yorkshire Corporate Finance and Transaction Services teams have advised Sheffield-based Jepson & Company Limited on the acquisition of National Numbers Limited, based in the North East, for an undisclosed sum.

Jepson & Company is one of the leading, and world’s longest established, manufacturers and suppliers of number plates and number plate printing systems in the UK, Ireland, France and Belgium. The business is in its fourth generation of family ownership and this strategic acquisition demonstrates the Company’s continued commitment to develop and expand the business for the long term. National Numbers, is a family business of 32 years trading and one of the largest cherished registration resellers in the UK.

Corporate finance lead advisory was delivered by Victoria Gribben, Roger Esler and James Marshall and financial due diligence was undertaken by Chris Williams, Partner, Transaction Services.

Legal advice was provided by hlw Keeble Hawson’s Commercial and Corporate team in Sheffield. Led by Nick Goulding, Corporate Partner, the team comprised Alaric Birch, Property partner, Andrew Lightburn, Employment Associate and Rory Conwill, Corporate Solicitor.

Tax due diligence and accounting advice was provided by Steve Allen and Paul Hill at Hopkins Allen Procter, Jepson’s incumbent auditors.