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13/10/2020 Deals

Arthur Cox’s Corporate and Commercial group in Belfast is very pleased to have advised Sunrise Medical, a world leader in advanced assistive mobility solutions, on the acquisition of Lisburn-based James Leckey Design, which designs and makes innovative mobility aids for children

The Arthur Cox team was led by Alan Taylor, the firm’s Chairman in Northern Ireland, and Lynsey Mallon, Head of Corporate and Commercial.

Headquartered in Malsch, Germany, Sunrise Medical operates in 18 countries, distributing products to more than 130 countries worldwide. The acquisition included Leckey’s subsidiaries Firefly Friends and Vida Global.

Founded in 1983, Leckey works with experts, designers, therapists, parents, and clinicians to create pioneering products and programmes that improve mobility for children, including standing, walking, and seating.

The acquisition will enable Sunrise Medical to exploit synergies in global territories including the UK, Germany, and North America.