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Posted 02/03/2016


With Gloucester Rugby’s future now in the hands of sole owner Martin St Quinton, Harrison Clark Rickerbys supported the sale by acting for the majority shareholder Try Investment Services.

Partner Nick Wagstaffe and Senior Associate Suzanne Gilhooly, working from the firm’s Cheltenham and Worcester offices, led the transaction on behalf of Try.

The firm acted for Gloucester Rugby in the days before English rugby became professional and was very pleased to have represented the club when Try acquired it some two decades or so ago to take the club into rugby as a professional sport. Harrison Clark Rickerbys worked for Try in 2008 when Martin St Quinton first bought a 26 per cent stake and, in light of the long-standing relationship between the firm and Gloucester Rugby, was very pleased to have been asked to advise Try in this final part of its association with the club.

Nick Wagstaffe said: “We have been proud to have represented Try Investment Services as majority shareholder of Gloucester Rugby. Its commitment to the club over many years has been a critical factor in Gloucester Rugby’s success, both on the field and in promoting the social and business communities of Gloucestershire and beyond. We count ourselves fortunate to have had Try as our client over this period and we wish Martin St Quinton and the club the very best in continuing Try’s legacy at Gloucester.”

Ryan Walkinshaw said: “We have always found Harrison Clark Rickerbys to be highly commercial and responsive; their team combines flexibility and attention to detail, essential attributes in transactions of this kind.”

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