Eddisons acquires business transfer agent

Eddisons has announced the acquisition of Ernest Wilson, a market leading business transfer agent.

Based in West Yorkshire and operating across the UK, Ernest Wilson was established in 1956 and has been owned for the past 50 years by Robert Williamson and more recently managed by his son Paul. The business has 24 employees and is led by an experienced and well-regarded management team, who will join Eddisons and be responsible for the ongoing management and development of the business.

In the last financial year Ernest Wilson sold 370 businesses ranging from food outlets and convenience stores to care homes, restaurants and hotels.

Anthony Spencer, Managing Partner at Eddisons, said: “I am delighted to welcome the Ernest Wilson team to Eddisons. The acquisition strengthens our offering to clients and enables us uniquely to support commercial clients in sales of businesses, property and assets on a national basis. This is the third acquisition for Eddisons in the current year and complements the organic growth we have seen in recent years.”

Paul Williamson, Managing Director at Ernest Wilson, commented: “Through our team of talented people who place our clients’ interests at the forefront of everything we do, Ernest Wilson has developed a market leading reputation for selling a wide range of businesses. We are excited to be joining the Eddisons team and we look forward to developing the business as part of the broader Eddisons group.”

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