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International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has advised Emma and Julian Elston and other shareholders, on the sale of UK Container Maintenance Limited (UKCM) to US based, Private Equity backed, the Impact Environmental Group (IEG).

With its operation based in Winsford, Cheshire UKCM is a family owned and managed business that was established 25 years ago by Emma and Julian and has grown to become a well-known container repair and refurbishment company. UKCM works closely with local authorities, waste recycling and manufacturing companies as well as other organisations across the UK and provides a valuable end-to-end bin lifecycle solutions.

Emma Elston comments: "IEG's combined vision is to bring a strategic collective of companies under one group to create a one-stop provider for all waste and recycling needs, inclusive of new products, replacement products, and refurbishment services. It was important to us to find a company that felt as passionate about UKCM, our core values, customers, and staff as we do, and we truly feel we have found this in IEG". Emma added "Dan and Moad are our go to for advice and guidance and over the years have been almost an extension of the business. Always supportive and straightforward and are a pleasure to work with."

Moad Giebaly: "We are delighted to have assisted long term clients Emma and Julian on the sale of UKCM. Commercial Litigation Partner, Dan Butler has advised UKCM for a number of years and it is satisfying to have seen UKCM thrive and develop in this time. It is always rewarding to work with owner managers and supporting clients to realise their future plans."

The Trowers corporate team was led by corporate partner Moad Giebaly who was assisted by Amar Mehta and Tayler-Mae Porter, employment partner Rebecca McGuirk and Vikki Cunliffe advised on employment while further advice was provided by Anna Metham and Matthew Holbrook (Property), Martin McFall (Pensions) and Nathan Williams and Anna Shemeld (Tax).