Keystone Law advised on the sale of fine bone china specialist William Edwards Ltd to Steelite International, the leading manufacturer and supplier of award-winning tableware for the hospitality industry.

WE Ltd was founded in 1993 by William Edwards and is renowned worldwide for its fine bone china products, servicing famous brands and collaborators including Michelin-star chef Brett Graham and celebrated head chef Adam Handling. The company also boasts a lengthy customer portfolio of high-end hotels, restaurants and prestigious organisations including the House of Lords, Liberty London, Grosvenor House, the Historic Royal Palaces and The Atlantis Hotel in Dubai.

Servicing over 140 countries, Steelite International is a worldwide leader in the industry, creating award-winning tabletop and buffet solutions that offer the best in functionality and design while simultaneously minimising the impact on the environment.

William Edwards, Founder of WE Ltd, said:

Keystone delivered the deal precisely on time with extremely well-informed advice and dedicated support at all times – a fantastic result.”

The Keystone Law team was led by corporate solicitor Edward Dawes, who commented:

It has been a pleasure to work with William Edwards Ltd on this exciting new venture. The two companies complement each other excellently so I have no doubt they will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Keystone Law acted on behalf of the seller in the acquisition. Eversheds Sutherland acted for Steelite.