Childbase Nurseries Ltd, England, a nursery operator acquired Grandfort Properties Limited and its wholly owned subsidiary, Grandfort Nurseries, trading as six Grasshopper Nurseries.

Teams from the corporate finance and specialist tax divisions of Smith Cooper recently advised the shareholders on the sale, to the larger national nursery operator in a multi-million pound transaction.

Smith Cooper Corporate Finance provided strategic advice for several years in the run up to the sale, followed by buyer analysis, marketing and obtaining offers, deal negotiation, and rigorous full deal management services, working with the sellers and their retained legal advisers through to a successful completion.


“Smith Cooper adopted an innovative approach to the sale, resulting in a much enhanced value compared to that which the standard industry method would have achieved. I was impressed by their resilience and determination in negotiating the best possible deal for me”. Principal Shareholder

Dec 12

Smith Cooper Team
John Farnsworth
David Crump