Insolvency specialist, Begbies Traynor has acquired Leeds-based chartered surveyor, Eddisons.
The acquisition is for an initial cash consideration of £5m, with the fee potentially rising to £8.5m depending on financial performance.
There will be no job losses or restructing at Eddisons, as a result of the acquistion.
Anthony Spencer, executive director of Eddisons, said: “We are retaining our brand identity and will operate as a discrete business within the combined Group, whilst taking advantage of the opportunities represented by being part of a significant, financially robust, national business.”
Headquartered in Leeds, Eddisons was founded in 1844 and has around 200 full-time employees.
It offers specialist services to banks, insolvency practitioners, and owners and occupiers of commercial property.
Core services offered include valuation and disposal of property, machinery and business assets; auctions and insolvency insurance brokerage.
Begbies saw a fall in revenue, as industry-wide corporate insolvency volumes fell by 16 per cent, in the six months to the end of September. For the six months to October 31 its revenue fell from £21.4m in 2013 to £20.8m. There was also a fall in pre-tax profits which went from £2.2m to £1.5m.