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White & Black Advise Ability Matters Group on the acquisition of Crispin Orthotics

White & Black Advise Ability Matters Group on acquisition of ProActive Prosthetics


The White & Black Corporate Team, led by Jonathan Williamson, recently advised market leading international healthcare products and services provider, Ability Matters Group, on its acquisition of Crispin Orthotics.

Leeds-based Crispin Orthotics specialises in producing and maintaining orthotic devices, developing innovative products using digital workflows and 3D printing. Its use of Multi Jet Fusion technology by HP, for instance, has enabled it to produce parts that are strong and flexible enough to be made into orthotics that can endure a human’s everyday movements.

Mark Thaxter, the former owner of Crispin Orthotics, commented: “Ability Matters Group have grown into the largest prosthetic and orthotic organisation in the UK and have a drive to push our industry forward.

“The coming together of our teams and ethos will assist in the progression of our industry, ensuring that people requiring our services will have access to the highest levels of care and outcomes. My belief in this progression will see my employment continue with the group, focusing on the development of new and exciting custom-made prosthetic and orthotic products.”

John O’Byrne, Chief Executive Officer at Ability Matters Group, added: “So happy that Crispin Orthotics have today become part of Ability Matters Group.

“Beyond excited about the future and the opportunity to work with Mark and the team to support their current customers, and also in making the technology available through our wider Group!”

Disclaimer: This article is produced for and on behalf of White & Black Limited, which is a limited liability company registered in England and Wales with registered number 06436665. It is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The contents of this article should be viewed as opinion and general guidance, and should not be treated as legal advice.

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