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Grant Thornton advises United Living Group’s acquisition of GBC

The North West team at Grant Thornton was led by partner Peter Terry assisted by Chris Ryan, Cariad Mudford and Amy Huddleston

Following a 12-month process, Grant Thornton has advised United Living on its acquisition of Great British Communications Limited (GBC).

Established in 2012, GBC is a specialist provider of acquisition, design, build, procurement, installation, commissioning, maintenance and repair services to mobile network operators (MNO’s) in the UK.

According to the firm, GBC has played a “vital role” in the UK’s connectivity, having supported a number of major telecoms roll outs and now has around 200 employees.

United Living Group is a property and utility infrastructure company backed by Elysian Capital and the strategic transaction will enhance the group’s ability to provide critical infrastructure services for its customers.

The North West team at Grant Thornton was led by partner Peter Terry assisted by Chris Ryan, Cariad Mudford and Amy Huddleston.

Terry said: “Marc and his entrepreneurial management team at GBC have done an exceptional job in building a best-in-class contractor playing an integral role in the roll-out of 5G, one of the most exciting new mobile technologies seen for a generation.

“As part of a larger group, GBC is very well-placed to continue its impressive recent growth.

Neil Armstrong, chair and CEO of United Living Group, said “This acquisition opens up exciting new opportunities for us. It will complement our existing utility infrastructure services and provides us with a platform to further grow within the telecoms space.

“We welcome the GBC team to United Living and look forward to supporting them as they go from strength to strength.”

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