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We have advised on a wide variety of deals, the most recent of which are :

Crowthorne Hi-Tec Services

Company Description:

Independent service and validation provider

Transaction:

Acquisition by Crowthorne Hi-Tec Services of the Airflow Business of Cantel Medical (UK) Limited

Instructed by:

Crowthorne Hi-Tec Services

Size:

n/d

ChamSys

Company Description:

Lighting console manufacturer

Transaction:

Sale of ChamSyS Ltd to New York based Cortec Portfolio Company Chauvet and Sons LLC

Instructed by:

Vendors

Size:

n/d

Bell Equine

Company Description:

A leading equine hospital, the first worldwide to install a standing MRI unit for horses

Transaction:

Sale of Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic to CVS (UK)

Instructed by:

Shareholders

Size:

n/d

PCM / CitySprint

Company Description:

A specialist supplier of design, print, fulfilment and mail distribution services.

Transaction:

Sale of the business and assets of Premier Corporate Mail to CitySprint

Instructed by:

Vendor

Size:

n/d

Wallace Cameron

Company Description:

First Aid Manufacturer

Transaction:

Sale of Wallace Cameron International to Crest Medical

Instructed by:

Shareholders

Size:

n/d

Cube Logic

Company Description:

Provider of Business Intelligence solutions and visualisations to the energy, commodities and financial services sectors

Transaction:

Acquisition of Cube Logic by CPMA Associates

Instructed by:

CPMA Associates

Size:

n/d

MPB

Company Description:

Online marketplace for photographers to buy, sell and exchange equipment

Transaction:

Investment to fund international expansion

Instructed by:

MPB

Size:

£2.1m

Cefil

Company Description:

Distributors of high performance water proofing solutions

Transaction:

Sale of the trade and certain assets of Cefil UK and Nord-bitumi UK to Danosa SA

Instructed by:

Cefil UK and Nord-bitumi UK

Size:

n/d

Mantransco

Company Description:

Specialist brick and block haulier

Transaction:

Sale of the entire shares of Mantransco Limited to Ardula Limited

Instructed by:

Mantransco Ltd

Size:

n/d

Chilfen Export Packaging

Company Description:

Design and manufacture protective wooden packaging

Transaction:

Acquisition of Trafalgar Cases Ltd

Instructed by:

Chilfen Export Packaging

Size:

n/d

Plastique + ESCO

Company Description:

Manufacturer providing plastic thermoforming solutions to a variety of business sectors

Transaction:

Sale of Plastique Group to ESCO Technologies Inc

Instructed by:

Plastique

Size:

n/d

EMS Engineering Maintenance Services

Company Description:

Heating, air conditioning and maintenance services

Transaction:

Management Buy-Out backed by Shawbrook Business Credit

Instructed by:

Management Team

Size:

n/d

Accuro Catering + Servest

Company Description:

Contract catering company, specialising in the education and healthcare sectors.

Transaction:

Sale of Accuro Catering to Servest Group

Instructed by:

Directors of Accuro Support Services Group

Size:

n/d

The Travel Network Group

Company Description:

Independent travel network

Transaction:

Management Buy Out

Instructed by:

Management

Size:

n/d

Darenth Valley Building Services

Company Description:

Specialist Maintenance and Facilities Management Company

Transaction:

Sale of Darenth Valley Building Services to D Hammond

Instructed by:

Darenth Valley Shareholders

Size:

n/d

Media Business Insight Acquisition

Company Description:

MBI owns a digitally-led portfolio of subscription-based brands offering insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industries.

Transaction:

Acquisition of three media brands by MBI from the Insight division of Wilmington plc

Instructed by:

Media Business Insight

Size:

n/d

Sunrise (Little Shipmates) Ltd

Company Description:

Sunrise (Little Shipmates) Ltd is a group of day nurseries based in Hampshire

Transaction:

Sunrise (Little Shipmates) Ltd acquisition of Daisy Chain Day Nursery (Basingstoke) Limited

Instructed by:

Directors of Sunrise (Little Shipmates) Ltd

Size:

n/d

Office Base Ltd

Company Description:

National providers of business supplies and services

Transaction:

Merger of OfficeBASE with Red Box

Instructed by:

Directors of OfficeBASE

Size:

n/d

Stevenswood Limited

Company Description:

One of Scotland's largest manufacturers of PVCu and aluminium windows, doors, conservatories and kitchens.

Transaction:

Development capital investment into Stevenswood Limited by the Business Growth Fund.

Instructed by:

Stevenswood

Size:

£3.5m cash-in, cash-out

Media Business Insight Limited

Company Description:

MBI offers content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industry

Transaction:

Management Buy Out backed by Mobeus Equity Partners.

Instructed by:

Management

Size:

£11m turnover

Procius Ltd

Company Description:

Leading UK employment screening and vetting services, operating mainly in aviation and transportation.

Transaction:

Sale of Procius Limited to Mitie Group plc.

Instructed by:

Procius

Size:

£2.3m

The Heritage Window Company

Company Description:

Specialist manufacturer and supplier of slim line Aluminium windows

Transaction:

MBO funding and development capital investment for The Heritage Window Company Limited backed by YFM Equity Partners

Instructed by:

YFM

Size:

£3.4m

Plastique Group Limited

Company Description:

Manufacturer providing plastic thermoforming solutions to a variety of business sectors

Transaction:

Development capital investment into Plastique Group Limited by the Business Growth Fund

Instructed by:

Plastique

Size:

£5m cash-in, cash-out

Flowline Limited

Company Description:

Leading drainage contractor

Transaction:

Investment from Business Growth Fund plc to fund acquisition of Clearaway Drainage Services Limited

Instructed by:

Flowline

Size:

£3m cash-in, cash-out

Yates Engineering Services Limited

Company Description:

Support services to glass industry

Transaction:

Acquisition of JP Glass and Décor Limited by Yates Engineering Services Limited, financed by HSBC

Instructed by:

Yates Engineering Services

Size:

n/d

Fuyo General Lease Co. Limited

Company Description:

Aircraft Leasing and Consultancy

Transaction:

Acquisition of Aircraft Leasing and Management Limited by Fuyo General Lease Co. Limited

Instructed by:

Fuyo Lease Co.

Size:

n/d

Home Help UK Limited

Company Description:

Domiciliary care provider

Transaction:

Acquisition of Kivernell Care Limited by Home Help UK Limited

Instructed by:

Home Help

Size:

n/d

Conexus Limited

Company Description:

Ecommerce systems integration business

Transaction:

Sale of Conexus Limited to OLR

Instructed by:

Conexus

Size:

n/d

Thames Card Technology Limited

Company Description:

Plastic cards manufacturer for a variety of sectors, including banking, retail, telecoms and ID

Transaction:

Development capital investment into Thames Card Technology Limited by the Business Growth Fund

Instructed by:

Thames Card Technology

Size:

£3.2m

Typhoon Limited

Company Description:

Tableware manufacturer and wholesale

Transaction:

Sale of Typhoon Limited to the management team

Instructed by:

Exiting shareholders of Typhoon

Size:

n/d

Rowan Cable Products Limited

Company Description:

Wire and cable manufacturer

Transaction:

Sale of the trade and assets of Rowan Cable Products Limited to Knight Precision Wire Limited

Instructed by:

Rowan Cable Products

Size:

n/d

Biopharma Group Limited

Company Description:

Supplier of equipment to pharmaceutical, biotech and process industries

Transaction:

Acquisition of Crowthorne Group Limited

Instructed by:

Biopharma Group

Size:

n/d

Hood Group Limited

Company Description:

Affinity insurance provider

Transaction:

Partial MBO funded by Lloyds Corporate Banking

Instructed by:

Hood Group

Size:

n/d

Atlantic Foods Limited

Company Description:

Importer and distributor of menu solutions from around the world to the UK foodservice market

Transaction:

Sale of Atlantic Foods Group Limited to Flagship Foods Group LLC

Instructed by:

Atlantic Foods

Size:

n/d

Echo Limited

Company Description:

Specialist provider of technical Field Engineering and Logistics Services

Transaction:

Sale of Echo trade and assets to ByBox Field Support

Instructed by:

Echo

Size:

n/d

Mixed Freight Services Limited

Company Description:

A haulage contractor providing a range of value added services to the air freight industry

Transaction:

Sale of Mixed Freight Services Limited and Heathrow Rent-A-Truck Limited

Instructed by:

Vendor

Size:

n/d

The Real Yorkshire Pudding Company

Company Description:

A manufacturer and supplier of chilled and frozen Yorkshire Puddings to the wholesale, retail and food manufacturing industries.

Transaction:

WCKF advised an MBI candidate on taking a significant minority stake in The Real Yorkshire Pudding Company

Instructed by:

MBI candidate

Size:

n/d

Cobalt Telephone Technologies Limited

Company Description:

Automated transaction solutions provider, almost exclusively focused on the processing of payments related to parking, through their RingGo brand.

Transaction:

Sale of Cobalt Telephone Technologies Limited to Parkmobile BV

Instructed by:

Cobalt

Size:

n/d

Signature Publishing Limited

Company Description:

Publisher of specialist and mainstream consumer magazines and websites

Transaction:

Restructuring of Signature Publishing Limited and sale of trading subsidiary to management

Instructed by:

Signature Publishing

Size:

n/d

Autologic Diagnostics Limited

Company Description:

Developer of sophisticated automobile diagnostics equipment

Transaction:

Secondary buyout of Autologic Diagnostics Limited funded by ISIS Equity Partners

Instructed by:

Autologic Management / Shareholders

Size:

£46m

Kembrey Wiring Systems Limited

Company Description:

A leading supplier of wiring harness and systems to aviation and defence industries in the UK.

Transaction:

Sale of Time 24 Limited's subsidiary Kembrey Wiring Systems Limited to Arundel Aerospace and Defence Systems Limited

Instructed by:

Parent company management

Size:

n/d

Autologic Diagnostics Limited

Company Description:

Developer of sophisticated automobile diagnostic equipment

Transaction:

Recapitalisation of the Autologic Group. Funding for the transaction was provided by Octopus Investments Limited

Instructed by:

Autologic Management

Size:

£11m

Fibercore Limited

Company Description:

Provider of a specialty optical fibre products to global customers within the aerospace, defence and telecommunications industries.

Transaction:

MBO of Fibercore funded by HIG European Capital Partners LLP enabling management to acquire the business from majority owners, Cisco

Instructed by:

Fibercore Management

Size:

n/d

Atlantic Foods Limited

Company Description:

Importer and distributor of menu solutions from around the world to the UK foodservice market

Transaction:

Acquisition of Oasis Foods Limited by Atlantic Foods Group Limited funded by HSBC, Hotbed and Maven Capital Partners

Instructed by:

Atlantic Foods

Size:

Group turnover: £45m

2Assist

Company Description:

Provider of nationwide vehicle recovery and servicing capability to a number of major corporate clients

Transaction:

BIMBO of 2Assist Limited

Instructed by:

2Assist Management

Size:

n/d

Plastique Limited

Company Description:

Manufacturer providing plastic thermoforming solutions to a variety of business sectors

Transaction:

MBO of Plastique Group Limited - funding was provided by HSBC Bank Plc and HSBC Polska

Instructed by:

Plastique Management Team

Size:

£8m

Autologic Diagnostics Limited

Company Description:

Developer of sophisticated automobile diagnostic equipment

Transaction:

Acquisition of eLearning Inc (New York, US) backed by Foresight Venture Partners and Octopus Investments

Instructed by:

Autologic Diagnostics

Size:

n/d

Atlantic Enterprises Limited

Company Description:

Importer and distributor of high quality cardboard food containers and packaging to the public service sector and foodservice industry.

Transaction:

Acquisition by Atlantic Enterprises Limited of the trade and assets of Lakeside Products Limited

Instructed by:

Atlantic Enterprises

Size:

n/d

TJ Composting Group

Company Description:

Provider of sustainable solutions for the management of organic waste in the UK

Transaction:

Sale of TJ Composting Group Limited

Instructed by:

Vendor

Size:

£3m

Smoking Gun

Company Description:

Event design and production company specialising in lighting, sound, design and audio visual.

Transaction:

MBO of Smoking Gun Event Design & Production

Instructed by:

Smoking Gun Management Team

Size:

n/d

Autologic Diagnostics Limited

Company Description:

Developer and provider of sophisticated automotive diagnostic software

Transaction:

BIMBO of Autologic Diagnostics - funding was provided by Foresight Venture Partners and Octopus Ventures

Instructed by:

Autologic Management

Size:

£9m

Delphiseco

Company Description:

Manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products

Transaction:

Acquisition of Delphis Eco Limited by Grace Dynamic Limited

Instructed by:

Grace Dynamics

Size:

n/d

Biopharma Group Limited

Company Description:

Provider of process equipment and freeze drying technology to pharmaceutical, cosmetic, biotech and food industries

Transaction:

MBI of Biopharma - funded by HSBC.

Instructed by:

MBI Candidate

Size:

n/d

Denman Group Limited

Company Description:

Provider of installation and facilities maintenance solutions to multi-site operations in the retail food and convenience sectors

Transaction:

Sale of £13m turnover Denman FM to Project First Group Limited

Instructed by:

Denman Group

Size:

n/d

Starkstrom Limited

Company Description:

Manufacture and supply of cutting edge equipment for medical facilities

Transaction:

MBO of Starkstrom funded by HSBC

Instructed by:

Starkstrom management

Size:

£10m turnover

Danfood Technology Limited

Company Description:

Specialist Danish food importer

Transaction:

MBI of Danfood funded by HSBC

Instructed by:

Danfood Management

Size:

£5m turnover

Motorconsult Limited

Company Description:

Vehicle leasing data management

Transaction:

Sale of Motor Consult to Innovation Group plc

Instructed by:

Motor Consult

Size:

£2.5m

NSN Holdings Ltd

Company Description:

National network of independent garages that provide service, MOT and repairs

Transaction:

Debt finance from GE Commercial Finance

Instructed by:

NSN Management

Size:

£5m debt line

Atlantic Foods Limited

Company Description:

Food import and distrubution

Transaction:

MBO of Atlantic Foods funded by Hotbed and GE Commercial Finance

Instructed by:

Atlantic Foods Management

Size:

£12.5m

Global Immersion

Company Description:

Supplier of cutting edge projection technology for immersive theatres

Transaction:

MBO of Global Immersion backed by Foresight Group

Instructed by:

Global Management

Size:

n/d

Sealskinz

Company Description:

Manufacture of patented waterproof socks and gloves

Transaction:

MBO of Sealskinz backed by Bridges Ventures

Instructed by:

MBO team

Size:

£2.5m


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