Acquisition of Acorn Estate Agents

Friday Legal Solicitors, the first choice legal advisors to businesses and companies in Northamptonshire, are proud to have acted for O’Riordan Bond Estate Agents in their acquisition of Acorn Estate Agents.

O’Riordan Bond started life in 1995 when Simon Bond and Timothy O’Riordan opened their first office in Abington, Northampton. Over the last 22 years, they have steadily expanded the business to become the leading independent estate agency in the Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire area with twelve sales and lettings branches. The team at O’Riordan Bond is made up of around eighty staff members – their impressive sales, administrative and managerial teams market in excess of 2,000 properties every year.

Over the past few months, Friday Legal Solicitors have been working with O’Riordan Bond to enable the smooth, efficient and timely acquisition of Acorn Estate Agents. This Earls Barton based sales and lettings business has been serving the local market to the East of Northampton for a number of years offering a key point of difference to clients looking to sell or rent a property in Earls Barton and the surrounding villages. .  O’Riordan Bond are delighted to have added Acorn to their growing portfolio and are actively looking for more acquisitions locally, especially businesses with a strong sales – rental mix who share O’Riordan Bonds passion for delivering a real difference to their vendors and landlords.

Simon Bond, partner at O’Riordan Bond Estate Agents, said:

“We have been extremely reassured and impressed with the solicitors at Friday Legal. Their team have worked tirelessly to ensure everything has been completed with scrupulous attentiveness in a timely, plain English approach. I have felt at ease through the entire acquisition and will continue to use their services in the future for any advice or corporate transaction.”

Over the past year, Friday Legal Solicitors have acted on over 25 major company sales and corporate acquisitions, involving the sales and acquisitions of some extremely well-known businesses, and are delighted to have added this to their impressive list. Douglas Iles, Managing Director at Friday Legal who specialises in commercial and corporate transactions, commented:

“It has been a pleasure acting as Legal Advisors to O’Riordan Bond in their acquisition of Acorn Estate Agents. The sale or acquisition of a business is often the most important commercial transaction that a business owner can enter into and we are experienced enough to be able to advise on both legal and commercial issues without getting distracted or derailed by inconsequential irrelevances that regularly present themselves during the course of such transactions. We pride ourselves on providing timely services in an efficient and friendly manner.”

In addition to corporate services, the teams at Friday Legal are adept in many other areas of law and offer excellent commercial, commercial property, employment and litigation services. Further details can be found on their website at or via telephone on 01536 218888. Alternatively, you can contact Douglas directly by email or by mobile phone 0791 277 0794. If you are a local business thinking of selling a sales – rental business then please contact John Richardson at the O’Riordan Bond Head Office in complete confidence on 01604 766007.

Posted on 03 May 2017