A LAW firm in Swindon has advised in the acquisition of a manufacturer by the rigging and lifting hardware giant The Crosby Group.

The firm, which has an office on High Street, advises in the sale of Hampshire-based manufacturer Straightpoint UK to the world leading maker of Crosby components.

Dominic Travers, a partner based in Swindon, said: “The deal involved staff from across Coffin Mew’s offices in Portsmouth, Southampton and Brighton, a real team effort that combined skills, expertise and resources to provide a winning client service.

"Working with Straightpoint and The Crosby Group was an absolute pleasure, they were well-organised and easy to communicate with.

He added: "We wish them all the very best as they take the business forwards together.”

Peter McGreal, a shareholder at Straightpoint, said: “It was a very important transaction for us and Coffin Mew’s multi-disciplinary team led by corporate partner Dominic Travers, steered us adeptly through the transaction’s complexities, including issues around commercial property assets, employment concerns and also dealing with contractual matters.