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Top 100 UK law firm, Hugh James, has supported its long-standing client, Robert Price Builders’ Merchants, with the recent acquisition of the Aberdare-based building and roofing suppliers, Builders’ Bitz.

The Hugh James team, led by partners Gerallt Jones and Peter Hurn, and solicitor Natalie Lane, provided legal advice throughout the process. Robert Price is the largest builders’ merchants in south-east Wales.

This latest acquisition gives the historic business extended coverage across the Rhondda Cynon Taf area of south Wales. Robert Price now has 23 branches, selling everything from building materials, roofing and timber to tools and workwear.

While the acquired business will continue to trade under the Builders’ Bitz banner, joining the Robert Price network gives it greater access to new services and stock, which will benefit customers in the region.

Partner and Head of the Hugh James Corporate/Commercial team, Gerallt Jones, said today:

“It’s great to be able to help support business growth, particularly in these difficult COVID-19 times. The building trade is a booming sector at the moment, and we’re delighted to see Robert Price continue to grow and extend its reach across Wales. They’re valued clients and I wish the whole team, and the Builders’ Bitz branch, every success in the future.”

Managing Director of Robert Price Builders’ Merchants, William Godfrey, said:

“It’s always good to have Hugh James by our side, guiding us through the complex legalities of our business acquisitions. Gerallt and his team continue to understand our needs and always provide us with prompt and sharp advice, which is invaluable throughout our expansion journey.”