Fagan & Whalley Has Acquired Alan R Jones & Sons

Padiham-based Fagan & Whalley has acquired Alan R Jones & Sons, a logistics company headquartered in Newport.

Fagan & Whalley is a transport, warehousing and distribution service provider that boasts a fleet of 170 vehicles and five operational sites in the UK, with notable assets including its recently launched 200,000 square foot Blackburn warehousing and distribution depot. With this new acquisition, It adds a further 39 commercial vehicles, 40,000 square feet of warehousing space and a strategically located distribution depot.

SJL Advisory provided guidance to Alan R Jones & Sons on the deal, with Stuart Laight leading the acquisition process. “The support and guidance received from SJL Advisory were exceptional,” said Ray Clegg, previous managing director and major shareholder at Alan R Jones. “We were mentored through the whole process from start to finish with pragmatic calm and clear guidance at every turn. I would strongly recommend the service provided by SJL Advisory to anyone considering their options or simply looking for strong mentoring and support.”

Michele Goddard, previous finance director at Alan R Jones, commented: “This entire process was new to us and SJL Advisory’s professionalism and guidance was well worth the investment. The knowledge and skills that Stuart brought were invaluable to the sale of the business.”

Alan R Jones & Sons was also advised by Lewis Ballard Accountants and Harrison Clarke Rickerby. Backhouse Jones advised Fagan & Whalley.

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