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Osborne Clarke advises Harvey Water Softeners on sale to Culligan International


Written on 17 June 2019

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised the shareholders of Harvey Water Softeners, the leading manufacturer and retailer of water softeners in the UK, on its sale to global water treatment solutions provider Culligan International.

Established in 1978 by founder Harvey Bowden, the business is widely recognised as the premier supplier of water softeners and related products in the UK and Belgium.

Harvey Bowden commented: “We are thrilled to have concluded a deal with Culligan. Seeing the business that we have built over many years well positioned to move forward with a partner capable of helping it to achieve its huge potential is both incredibly exciting and rewarding. We have really valued the support and expertise Osborne Clarke provided and the manner in which the matter was handled. The team were a pleasure to work with.”

The Osborne Clarke team was led by Partner Alistair Francis and included Senior Associate Sarah Crabtree. Partner David Nisbet and Senior Associate Luolan Dong advised on tax matters.

Osborne Clarke’s Corporate team is considered a go-to practice, having advised global businesses to fast-growth start-ups and market challengers. The team supports clients at every stage of company development across all corporate issues, from equity and debt fundraisings to M&A, IPOs and JVs.