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Langleys Advises on Acquisition of Amber Cars

Aug 20th, 2015

York law firm Langleys has advised on the sale of one of Yorkshire’s leading private hire companies.

Amber Cars, Leeds has been acquired by Veezu Ltd, a taxi and private car hire group based in Newport, Wales.

Christian Hunt, partner in the corporate unit at Langleys, and his colleague Alex Birch advised Amber Cars and its managing director Andy Pennock on the deal.

Amber Cars is one of Yorkshire’s most well-known private hire companies. The business has more than 25 years’ experience and has 750 uniformed drivers and 150 company owned vehicles. It uses innovative technology with its market leading app and automated booking systems.

Andy Pennock said: “This is an immensely exciting day for Amber Cars. Veezu is a large and established UK operator who share our focus on investing in new technology to raise the bar and create a best-in-class offering for all B2C and B2B customers. It’s business as usual for all our valued existing and new customers.”

Christian Hunt, corporate partner at Langleys said: “Amber Cars is a strong Yorkshire brand and the acquisition of the business represents a new and exciting chapter for the company. We are pleased to have supported Amber Cars on this significant deal.”

Corporate finance advice for the deal was provided by Rob Burton, Corporate Finance Partner, and Chris Dale, of Mazars.

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