“National investment” plan following FJG acquisition

Private Equity firm Blixt Group has invested in Essex based Fisher Jones Greenwood LLP solicitors (FJG). It is the first foray into the legal services sector for Blixt for whom FJG will “become a springboard for further acquisitions over the next 3 to 4 years.”

The Blixt Group has indicated it has access to significant funds for further investments into the legal services market 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.”

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.”

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.

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