Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team advise on the sale of The Craft Consulting Limited

Published: Wednesday 12 February 2020

Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team is delighted to announce that they have advised on the sale of a successful Gloucestershire-based marketing agency.

The Craft Consulting Limited, headquartered in Fairview Road, Cheltenham, has been acquired by Next Fifteen Communications Group plc for an undisclosed sum.

The deal sees The Craft join forces with marketeers Agent3, under the umbrella of Next15, to deliver highly-targeted account-based marketing to clients around the world. 

Mark Wiseman-Smith, Managing Director, of The Craft, and head of client strategy Nat Scones will continue to work for the company that they founded.

Hazlewoods Tax Partner, Pete Woodall, and Associate Director, James Whittaker, advised on the structure of the deal together with BPE Solicitors, who were led by Adam Kean, Senior Associate.

Mark Wiseman-Smith said: “We were truly impressed with the speed, flexibility and superb support and advice we received from Pete and James. 

“Their expertise ensured that the deal was completed swiftly and with minimal disruption.” 

James Whittaker said: “Both Mark and Nat are tremendously talented individuals who have built a team which can add significant value to their clients’ businesses. 

“This is a great move for them and provides them with a platform to spread their skills further afield. I wish them every success in the future.”

Hazlewoods is the most active corporate finance adviser in the South West and last year completed 205 deals with a value of more than £1 billion.

If you would like to discuss a potential transaction, please contact James Whittaker on 01242 680000 or email james.whittaker@hazlewoods.co.uk.

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