Bates Wells advises Ethos Group on acquisition of Walters Limited

Transaction: BWB advised Ethos Group Holdings Limited on its strategic acquisition of Walters Limited, a provider of business supplies, office interiors and equipment. Walters serves over 1,000 customers across all product sectors from its Peterborough base. The acquisition is part of Ethos’s strategic growth plan and will add to its core print and telecoms operations as well as to its solutions portfolio.


Client: Ethos delivers a range of voice, document and data solutions to over 3,000 customers worldwide. The company works with all leading providers including, amongst others, Avaya, EE, O2, HP, Konica Minolta, Virgin, Xerox, BT, Cisco and Microsoft.

Lawyers: Peter Bohm (Partner) led the corporate team assisted by Sian Rowlands (Associate) and Caroline van den Bergh (Paralegal). Mark Traynor (Partner) and Tom Allen (Solicitor) advised on the Real Estate aspects.

Observations: This matter demonstrated our ability to implement a company purchase quickly and efficiently and to meet tight deadlines.