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HL Hutchinson acquires Norman & Spicer

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UK agronomy company HL Hutchinson Ltd has successfully acquired Daventry-based crop protection and feed services specialist Norman & Spicer (Agriculture) Limited. BCMS acted as lead advisor to the shareholders of Norman & Spicer.

Norman & Spicer is a privately owned family business, which has been successfully trading for over 35 years. The company provides a complete range of agronomic services, expertise and support to farmers across the Midlands, and is one of Northamptonshire’s largest horse feed and equine specialists.  Over its trading history, the company has built up an exceptional reputation, strong client base and excellent product and service offering in agronomy and equine supplies.

Based in Wisbech, Cambs, HL Hutchinson is an agricultural supply specialist, delivering the highest standards of independent agronomic advice to farmers and growers. With turnover in excess of £200 million, Hutchinsons has grown to become one of the UK’s leading national agricultural and horticultural input advice and supply companies, dedicated to supporting grower clients in the production of quality crops and food in a sustainable and responsible manner.

BCMS’ Andy Hunt, who led the transaction, said: “There is significant consolidation within the crop protection sector of the agricultural industry. Norman & Spicer’s strong regional presence, leading reputation, and extensive, committed customer base were key in attracting a range of strategic potential acquirers.”

 

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Posted jan 2016
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