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21 February 2008

The February 2008 merger of Premier Medical Limited and Medico Legal Reporting has led to the formation of the UK's largest medical report company with a turnover of £35m and a total of 210 employees. The £27m deal was backed with growth capital from Nomura Private Equity.

Premier Medical Group will provide well over 100,000 medical reports a year for legal and insurance professionals.  With offices in Ludlow and Pangbourne, it also plans to expand into other areas of primary care, such as private GP consultations, rehabilitation and occupational health services.

Harry Brunjes, founder of Premier, will become chairman of the new group. Jason Powell, Premier's managing director, will become chief executive, and Jeremy Ellison, chief executive of Medico Legal, will take the role of group finance director.

Burges Salmon advised the sellers of Medico Legal Reporting on the transaction and certain of the management team on their investment in the acquiring vehicle.

Richard Spink, "Having worked closely in the past with a number of the parties involved we were delighted to have the opportunity to work on various aspects of the transaction, alongside Livingstone Guarantee, in combining the two businesses."

Jeremy Ellison, "I was very pleased with the service from Burges Salmon throughout the transaction.  The quality of advice and speed of response was of the highest quality and we benefited from a genuinely partner-led service throughout.  I would not hesitate to use their services again."

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