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IBB Law advises Southgate on equity investment by Rutland Partners

By Karolina Skinner
17 September 2021
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Law firm IBB has recently advised the shareholders of Arpo Global Limited, trading as Southgate Global Limited, on the equity investment by Rutland Partners. The IBB team consisted of Adam Dowdney, Partner, and Ami Bhatt, Senior Associate in the Corporate Commercial Team, Richard Devall, Partner and Jasmin Dhillon, Solicitor in the Employment Team and Jeff Elphee in Commercial Property Team.

From its origins as a regional UK packaging supplier in the 1960s, Southgate has evolved through strong organic growth and several strategic acquisitions to become a trade supplier of machinery, equipment and associated consumables to the industrial packaging marketplace. It represents a great opportunity for Rutland to partner with the existing management team led by Craig Turner (shareholder and CEO of Arpo Global Limited), and further develop the group’s global footprint and manufacturing capabilities.

Rutland was selected by the Turner family because of its extensive experience in helping organisations through strategic change and further growth.

The plan going forward will include expanding services to customers, pursuing domestic and international growth objectives and exploring targeted acquisitions where appropriate.

About IBB Law

IBB Law is a full services law firm based in West London, Buckinghamshire and the Thames Valley, with clients across the Capital, Thames Valley and the western Home Counties.

About Southgate

Founded in 1966, Southgate is a solutions provider within the packaging and e-commerce fulfilment sector. Its headquarters is located in King's Lynn, Norfolk.