Manchester-based law firm Berry & Cooper has announced the acquisition of corporate recovery and insolvency firm Clark Lindsay LLP.
The deal also includes the personal insolvency business My Debt & Me.
The company said the deal is the “first step in an ambitious growth strategy”.
Stephen Berry, managing partner of Berry & Cooper, said: “Clark Lindsay LLP is a respected local practice with an established network of clients and we are thrilled to bring them into the Berry & Cooper fold.
“Steve and Peter arrive with a combined industry experience of more than 40 years, which is sure to add real depth and insight to our service proposition.
“This acquisition is an early but important step in our long-term development plans for the business and it signals our intention to build a high-quality practice providing bespoke solutions to businesses and their professional advisors.”
Berry & Cooper was formed through a merger between Berry & Co and corporate recovery specialist Jonathon Cooper in June.
Cooper, director at Berry & Cooper, said: “Our physical and professional footprint will continue to expand over the next 18 months as we pursue organic and acquisition growth.
“The expertise within the Clark Lindsay team will help to underpin and develop that strategy and we move forward together with great optimism.”
Steve Clark and Peter Clark, directors of Chorley-based Clark Lindsay LLP, have joined Berry & Cooper’s Manchester team as licensed insolvency practitioners.