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Professional services firm in management buyout

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Richard MathewsRichard MathewsProfessional services firm Optimum has been the subject of a management buyout.

The Swindon-based firm – the first in the area to combine accountancy and legal services – has been acquired by CEO Richard Mathews from its parent company RFS Holdings.

Optimum was set up in September last year, following the merger of RFS-owned Regulatory Accounting and law firm Hoffman Briggs.

The MBO marks the final stage in the creation process of a standalone professional services company, serving the SME and owner managed business market which predominates the Swindon business scene.

“The management buyout puts Optimum in an excellent position to support SMEs and owner managed businesses,” said Richard. “Ours was the first company in the area offering both legal and accountancy services, which gives not only convenience to our clients but is more cost-effective, as everything they need is under one roof.”

Optimum’s legal team, headed by solicitor Iain Mason, deal in all areas of property law, wills and probate. The accountancy team, headed by account directors Jon Lacey and Michael Blaken, offer business development, accountancy, payroll and bookkeeping.

For more information, visit www.optps.co.uk