Wilsons advises on sale of Moving Made Easy to the Simplify Group

18 August 2021

The firm's Corporate team has advised the shareholders of Moving Made Easy on its sale to the Simplify Group.

Wilsons' Corporate team has advised the shareholders of Moving Made Easy, a leading assisted move and part exchange operator for the new-build market, on its sale to conveyancing and property services provider the Simplify Group.

Moving Made Easy has seen significant growth during the last 11 years and is now the largest independent provider of assisted sales and part exchange programmes to housebuilders in the UK. The strategic acquisition allows the Simplify Group to expand its resale services to the housebuilder market and enhance its portfolio of strategic property services providers.

The multi-disciplinary Wilsons team was led by Corporate partner Mark Cook, with support from specialists from across the firm's Corporate, Commercial Property, Employment, Disputes and Corporate Tax teams. The firm worked alongside Azets Corporate Finance in advising the shareholders of MME on the sale.

Barry Mattock, MME co-founder, says: "This is a pivotal moment for MME and the transaction is an exciting new chapter in the growth of the business. Wilsons were instrumental in getting the transaction, which was both complex and time-critical, to a successful conclusion and we are very grateful for their commitment to the process. We would be delighted to work with Mark and the Wilsons team again."

Mark adds: "We have thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Barry, the wider MME team and Azets on this transaction. We worked incredibly closely with the MME and Azets teams to address a variety of challenging issues and ultimately to achieve a successful conclusion for all involved. It really was a fantastic team effort and we wish MME and Simplify all the best in growing the business together."

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