Business Advisors and turnaround specialists, Moorfields Advisory Ltd, have advised on the sale of wool spinner Lawton Yarns Limited to Danspin A/S, saving around 300 jobs.

Based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, family run business Lawton Yarns has been established for over 100 years originally dating back to 1902 and now supplies over 50 carpet manufacturers in the UK, Europe and other international locations.

Simon Thomas and Nick O’Reilly were appointed administrators on the 12th June 2019 and immediately completed a sale to Danspin A/S another leading wool spinner, following a period of marketing.

The merger will protect the offering of natural wool products from competing synthetic products.

Simon Thomas, Partner said “Lawton Yarns was acquired by Netherlands based group in October 2015 with operations in Belgium and Poland. Unfortunately the UK business suffered as a result of underperformance within the rest of the European group. Lawton Yarns has itself continued to trade profitably, representing an excellent turnaround opportunity. We received a lot of interest and are delighted to have found a buyer.”



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