Leading Essex firm Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP solicitors (FJG) are delighted to announce that they have combined forces with a private investment group, Blixt Group (Blixt). This is the first collaboration of its kind for Blixt, which has been looking to invest nationally in the legal sector. FJG will become a springboard for further acquisitions over the next 3 to 4 years.
FJG has successfully survived the covid crisis and is now in a strong position to take advantage of emerging opportunities. Partnering with Blixt will ensure that FJG remains resilient, with sufficient capital, human resources and technology support to enable it to continue to grow rapidly both organically and by way of acquisition.
Senior partner Tony Fisher said “This is a fantastic opportunity for the firm to continue its growth path and provide opportunities to other firms to be part of a national network. We will stick with our key values of integrity, respect and expertise, and with the support of Blixt we want to continue to be known as a great place to work, retaining and supporting the best employees to develop their own careers in a dynamic and exciting firm which is fully adjusted to the emerging legal services market.”
The Blixt group is a growth-oriented pan-European private equity firm headquartered in London with access to over €250 million of committed institutional investor funding. Blixt is committed to the UK legal sector with the vision of building a leading national firm, concentrating on the provision of private client services and services to small and medium-sized corporates.
Carl Harring, CEO of the Blixt Group said ‘We are delighted to be working with FJG. We were immediately impressed by the quality of the firm and its commitment to innovation and progress alongside excellent client service. We are looking forward to help build a strong national group supported by best-in-class technology and process flow.”
All of the existing FJG equity partners will remain as partners and members of the firm in their current roles with senior partner Tony Fisher becoming Chief Executive Officer and managing partner Paula Fowler becoming Chief Operations Officer.