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Funeral Partners sets new record with three acquisitions in one month

Funeral Partners has continued its impressive growth, with a record-breaking three new acquisitions in the space of a month as its total number of funeral homes grew to more than 230.

It revealed all three acquisitions were long-established family businesses with “strong reputations in their local communities”: Harpins in Wakefield, Outwood and Horbury; Patrick Ryan and Daughter Funeral Directors in Ealing and Greenford and Humphris Funerals in Banbury, who together have been established for nearly 300 years.

Sam Kershaw, chief executive of Funeral Partners, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, said: “We are delighted that we have welcomed three more funeral businesses to the Funeral Partners family. We now have more than 230 funeral homes across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, representing over 125 family businesses who have entrusted their reputation and heritage to Funeral Partners.

“We know it can be a very difficult decision for a family business to decide to sell so we offer a great range of flexibility in our negotiations, as we want to ensure that our prospective funeral homes have a deal which is tailored for them.”

All three Funeral Homes will continue to be run by members of the founding families. This will provide continuity of care for local communities and ensure continuation of the reputation they have worked so hard to build.

Steve Wilkinson, acquisition and mergers director for funeral Directors, said: “I am delighted that these three high quality funeral businesses with great reputations have chosen to work with Funeral Partners and I look forward to seeing them continue to develop and serve their communities.

“Freeths have proactively worked on these three acquisitions to identify any issues and suggest solutions to ensure a very efficient process. All three were completed in less than three months following us working together to streamline our approach.”

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