Barlow Robbins solicitors acts on the sale of Ian Allan Travel Limited to Mawasem Limited, part of the Portman Travel Group.

21 June 2019

Barlow Robbins’ Corporate and Commercial Property teams, led by Tim Matthews and Graham Wilson, have advised Ian Allan Group Limited on its sale of Ian Allan Travel Limited.

Ian Allan Travel is a travel management specialist that has worked with a diverse range of businesses and institutions for over 50 years. It now forms part of a group of travel management firms boasting some 700 employees.

Paul Allan, director of both Ian Allan Travel and Ian Allan Group recognised that the deal will mean Ian Allan Travel is ‘capable of providing additional support for the ever increasing demands of its customer base and the aspirations of a rapidly changing business environment’ whilst simultaneously allowing the remaining stakeholders, and particularly employees, to ‘benefit from the additional security, size and expertise provided by the buyer’.

The deal was another chapter of Barlow Robbins’ long standing relationship with the Ian Allan Group and we were delighted to be involved.

Tim and Graham were assisted by Ian McDonald, Katherine Matheson, Michelle Tudor, Matthew Devine, Duncan Lomax and George Shepherd.

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By Matthew Devine