Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised Leeds-based telecoms provider Northern Telecom on its acquisition of IT support and security specialist Soda Consulting.

This represents Northern Telecom's fourth acquisition in just three years and the addition of Soda to its portfolio will help enhance its service offering.

The WBD team advising Northern Telecom was led by Leeds-based partner Sam Dixon with the firm providing key legal expertise. Sam commented: 

"It has been a pleasure working with the Northern Telecom team on this exciting new acquisition. WBD always takes great pride in playing a part in the growth of successful local businesses like Northern Telecom."

Jon Graves, managing director at Northern Telecom, added:

“Northern Telecom has grown significantly over the last few years, but for some time we’ve understood that there is potential to expand our services beyond that of a traditional telecoms provider. In Soda we saw product offering that hasn’t yet been able to break out from West Yorkshire and service clients further afield.

"We're very grateful to Sam and his team at WBD for their work on bringing this deal together in what seemed like a matter of days. It felt good working with someone I have known on a personal level for many years."

Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms, WBD is a transatlantic law firm serving corporate, individual and non-profit clients across every business sector. In the UK, the firm is based in seven city locations, including a large office in Leeds.