Pinsent Masons advises on McColl's acquisition of Co-op convenience stores

15 Jul 2016 | 10:29 am |

International law firm Pinsent Masons has advised McColl's on its acquisition of 298 convenience stores from the Co-operative Group Limited for an aggregate consideration of £117m in cash.

The firm has been advising McColl's, a leading neighbourhood convenience retailer, on real estate matters in connection with the sixty stores situated in Scotland and a number of stores located in Northern Ireland. 

The Pinsent Mason team acting on the deal was led by Partner Alan Cook and Legal Director Karen Hunt. McColl's was also advised by Travers Smith and Brabners. 

Commenting on the deal Alan Cook said: "This is a key deal for our client, that enables McColl's to grow significantly and develop its convenience store business across the UK.We are pleased to be able to assist in the transaction and to ensure that the stores purchased add value to McColl's portfolio."

Co-operative Group Limited was advised by Addleshaw Goddard and Brodies. 

Latest press releases

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons advises Ocean Winds on exclusive offshore wind joint venture with Bord na Móna

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised leading global offshore wind energy developer Ocean Winds on a partnership with Ireland’s climate solutions company Bord na Móna to develop projects that will generate up to 2.3GW of clean and renewable electricity to power up to 2.1million homes by 2030.

Pinsent Masons wins three awards at the British Legal Awards 2022

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons won M&A Team of the Year (medium deal), TMT Team of the Year and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2022.

Supporting Young Lives initiative supports vulnerable children

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons is spearheading the annual toy drive, Supporting Young Lives, to support vulnerable and disadvantaged children as the firm gears up to mark International Children’s Day 2022.

People who viewed this press release also viewed

Show me all press releases

Pinsent Masons advises Ocean Winds on exclusive offshore wind joint venture with Bord na Móna

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised leading global offshore wind energy developer Ocean Winds on a partnership with Ireland’s climate solutions company Bord na Móna to develop projects that will generate up to 2.3GW of clean and renewable electricity to power up to 2.1million homes by 2030.

Pinsent Masons wins three awards at the British Legal Awards 2022

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons won M&A Team of the Year (medium deal), TMT Team of the Year and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2022.

Supporting Young Lives initiative supports vulnerable children

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons is spearheading the annual toy drive, Supporting Young Lives, to support vulnerable and disadvantaged children as the firm gears up to mark International Children’s Day 2022.

For all media enquiries, including arranging an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact the press office on

+44 (0)20 7418 8199 or 

Location contacts

We are processing your request. \n Thank you for your patience. An unknown error occurred, please input and try again.