Lanpro is one of the leading expert planning and development consultancies in the East of England with a reputation for delivering outstanding and innovative solutions to complex planning and design problems.
The business provides specialist advice in the fields of town planning, architecture and urban design, landscape architecture, transport and travel, archaeology and heritage and development viability.
Headquarters in Norwich with additional offices in Colchester, Retford and York.
The business was discussing whether to proceed with its first acquisition in a complementary service line and required support to appraise and negotiate the potential transaction.
An associated company of Lanpro, Glavenhill Strategic Land, was also close to completing a number of land promotion agreements and to maximise the transactions required detailed tax structuring advice for both the company and shareholders.
JDC undertook an appraisal of the financial information provided by the target and advised the business and its shareholders on the key risk / challenges.
JDC led the negotiations with the target and its advisers on deal structure.
JDC provided advice on an appropriate structure for the associated company to maximise tax savings and obtained relevant tax clearances with HMRC.