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Fertecon Research Centre

Waterfront has advised Michael Mew and Ian Service, the founders of Fertecon Research Centre Limited (FRC), in relation to the sale of the company to CRU, the leading, independent, global metals, mining and fertilizer analysis, consultancy and conference business, for an undisclosed sum. FRC is a leading phosphates and sulphur analysis and price-forecasting business. The acquisition strengthens and extends CRU's existing portfolio and the FRC team and product range will join CRU's long-established fertilizer analysis and consultancy operation.

The Waterfront team advising on this transaction was led by Matt Cunningham with support from Sophie Price and Anthony Purvis.

Fusion Corporate Partners provided corporate finance advice to the sellers. Paul Giles provided tax advice to the sellers.

Faegre Baker Daniels provided legal advice to buyer.

Ian Service said: ”We were recommended to use Waterfront by a previously satisfied client.  We found them efficient and diligent in every respect.  There was no time during a long a complicated transaction that we were waiting on Waterfront.  They were always able to respond promptly as required

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