Harper Macleod advises Dron & Dickson Group Limited on acquisition of Cable Solutions (Worldwide) Limited
Leading independent law firm Harper Macleod has advised Stirling-based Dron & Dickson Group Limited, a supplier of electrical equipment to hazardous working environments, on its acquisition of Cable Solutions (Worldwide) Limited.
Dron & Dickson has acquired Inverurie company Cable Solutions (Worldwide), as it continues its UK-wide expansion, which now extends to six locations around the country.
The Stirling-based company, founded in 1927, specialises in the supply, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment for harsh and hazardous working areas.
It is particularly experienced in installing and maintaining electrical equipment to the upstream and downstream oil & gas and renewable energy sectors, as well as distilleries and bonded warehouses. Alongside its Stirling presence, it is also operates bases in Hull, Aberdeen, Lowestoft and Runcorn.
It employs around 190 people based both onshore and offshore.
The acquisition of Cable Solutions (Worldwide) combines the two companies’ complementary expertise, products and services.
Cable Solutions (Worldwide), which employs 11 people and was founded in 2003, will continue to operate under its existing name from its Inverurie base. It specialises in the design, manufacture, supply and testing of cables and connections to a wide range of industries, particularly oil & gas, subsea, shipbuilding and renewable energy.
Colin Rowley, managing director at Dron & Dickson, said: “As a team, we identified the chance to combine the expertise of the two companies, and we are incredibly positive about the opportunities this partnership will bring.
“The Harper Macleod legal team provided valuable support throughout the acquisition process from the initial heads of agreement to its conclusion. Craig and the team were proactive, delivering clear guidance and advice at all stages helping to deliver a successful deal.”
The Harper Macleod team advising Dron & Dickson in the acquisition was led by corporate partner Craig McKerracher, alongside Fiona Strang (Associate) and Linards Luks (Trainee Solicitor). Employment and property law advice was led by Ewan Stafford (Senior Associate) and Caroline Summers (partner) respectively.
Craig said: “Having acted for Dron & Dickson over the past 13 years, we are genuinely delighted to have been able to complete this transaction for them. In recent years it has invested heavily to grow its range of integrated services and products as part of its commitment to innovation and high levels of customer service.
“The acquisition of Cable Solutions Worldwide enhances both companies’ service offerings and opens up new growth opportunities. As the UK’s energy sector continues to evolve and adapt to global factors, companies such as Dron & Dickson are at the forefront of innovating to continually suit the needs of their worldwide clients. We look forward to continuing to support the newly expanded Dron & Dickson group of companies as it continues to do so”
“As the UK’s energy sector continues to evolve and adapt to global factors, companies such as Dron & Dickson are at the forefront of innovating to continually suit the needs of their worldwide clients. We look forward to continuing to support the newly expanded Dron & Dickson group of companies as it continues to do so”