Auctioneer MBO delivered by Talbots Law

Judith Woolgar, Will Farmer and Rachel Holland

Stourbridge-based Fieldings Auctioneers has been acquired following a management buyout (MBO) deal.

Talbots Law advised the management team comprising Will Farmer, Judith Woolgar and Rachel Holland on their purchase of the 22 year-old firm.

Fieldings Auctioneers offers valuation and auctioneer services across an array of specialist areas including ceramics, collectables, furniture and medals, as well as paintings, prints and watercolours.

The deal, which was led by Talbots director Mike Linford and assisted by Andrew Martin, is part of plans to cement the firm’s reputation in supporting MBOs and M&A activity.
Mike Linford, director and head of corporate & commercial at Talbots Law said: “We were delighted to work with Will, Judith and Rachel on their recent acquisition.

“The passion they have for what they do is infectious, and we look forward to continuing to work with the them as they grow the business in the future.

“Our Corporate Team continues to go from strength to strength and MBOs are just one of a number of ways in which we are able to assist our clients with their business needs.”

Judith Woolgar said: “Talbots guided us through the management buy-out process with professionalism, clarity, and unending patience. Andrew was always available to answer any questions and we hope this is the beginning of a mutually beneficial business relationship in the years to come.”

Founded in 1828, Talbots Law has grown to have 400 staff located in ten Talbots Law offices across the Black Country, Birmingham, Coventry, and North Worcestershire.