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Osborne Clarke advises Western Global on £90m transaction backed by MML


Written on 10 February 2021

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised the shareholders and management team of Western Global, the leading provider of industrial liquid storage and dispensing solutions, on an investment from MML Capital.

Founded as a family business in the UK and headquartered in Yate near Bristol, Western Global has grown impressively expanding across Europe and North America. Today, Western is the leading provider of portable tanks and dispensing equipment for the storage and handling of fuels, lubricants and other fluids. With safety and the environment high on its agenda, Western Global supplies market leading solutions with premium products driving up market standards in terms of safety, innovation, efficiency and environmental impact.

With MML’s support, Western Global will continue its strong growth trajectory as the leading platform in the liquid storage and dispensation market, particularly into the US. At the same time, the company will continue to expand its product range and technical capabilities to meet market needs.

The Osborne Clarke team was led by Partner Alisdair Livingstone with support from Associate Director James Taylor, Senior Associate Ashley Morris and Associate Andrew Massey in the corporate team. Additional support was also provided by Associate Director James Hamon (tax), Associate Director Nick Haywood and Associate Alex Farrell-Thomas (employment) and Senior Associate Jon Round (Commercial).

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