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Transaction Support

We have provided Financial Due Diligence on a variety of transactions, the most recent of which are listed below:

Monodraught

Company Description:

Natural Lighting and Ventilation Specialists

Transaction:

Development capital investment from BGF to Monodraught

Instructed by:

BGF

Size:

£2.65m

Reward Finance Group Limited

Company Description:

Short to medium term asset-backed lenders for SME's

Transaction:

Foresight Group provided debt facility to Reward Finance Group Limited

Instructed by:

Foresight Group

Size:

£40m

Contego

Company Description:

Reg-Tech compliance solution

Transaction:

£3.5m investment from Maven Capital Partners and NVM Private Equity into Contego

Instructed by:

Maven and NVM

Size:

£3.5m

Purple Dragon

Company Description:

Members' club

Transaction:

Development capital funding by Imbiba to fund roll out

Instructed by:

Imbiba

Size:

N/D

SMCC

Company Description:

Provider of energy efficient solutions

Transaction:

Development capital funding by IW Capital

Instructed by:

IW Capital

Size:

N/D

Shawbrook/Crapper

Company Description:

Recycling, waste management and landfill company

Transaction:

£2m Invoice Discounting line and a £750k Cash Flow loan provided by Shawbrook Bank to support growth plans

Instructed by:

Shawbrook Bank

Size:

£2.75m

Worldnet

Company Description:

Business services - haulage and logistics

Transaction:

Acquisition by Worldnet International Couriers Inc. of Worldnet International Limited and Worldnet International Group, funded by RBS

Instructed by:

Worldnet International Couriers Inc. and RBS

Size:

n/d

Tapas Revolution / Mobeus

Company Description:

Spanish cafe, bar and restaurants

Transaction:

Development capital investment into Tapas Revolution by Mobeus Equity Partners

Instructed by:

Mobeus Equity Partners and Ibericos Etc.

Size:

£2.5m

AIB

Company Description:

Asbestos remediation and management services to a range of insurance and blue chip clients across several industry sectors

Transaction:

MBO of Grantis Group Limited supported by Allied Irish Bank

Instructed by:

Allied Irish Bank

Size:

N/D

Setfords

Company Description:

Solicitors

Transaction:

Investment into Setfords Solicitors by Business Growth Fund

Instructed by:

Setfords Law and Business Growth Fund

Size:

£3.75m

Flagship Europe / Calder Foods

Company Description:

Food manufacturing group

Transaction:

Acquisition of Calder Foods by Flagship Europe

Instructed by:

Flagship Group

Size:

n/d

Duuzra

Company Description:

Event software provider

Transaction:

£2.3m development capital into Duuzra by IW Capital

Instructed by:

IW Capital

Size:

£2.3m

Ferrabyrne

Company Description:

Design, development, manufacture and servicing of systems and components in the rail, commercial vehicle and energy generation industries

Transaction:

MBO of Ferrabyrne supported by YFM Equity Partners

Instructed by:

YFM Equity Partners

Size:

n/d

Bay Tree Day Nurseries - Loveders Nursery

Company Description:

Nursery schools

Transaction:

Acquisition of Loveders Nursery School by Bay Tree Day Nurseries

Instructed by:

Bay Tree Day Nurseries

Size:

n/d

Routes Healthcare / Key Capital Partners

Company Description:

NHS-funded intensive home care provider

Transaction:

Development capital funding into Routes Healthcare by Key Capital Partners

Instructed by:

Key Capital Partners

Size:

n/d

Dictate IT

Company Description:

Dictation outsourcing business specialising in the healthcare sector

Transaction:

Share buy-back with funding provided by Natwest

Instructed by:

Natwest & Dictate IT

Size:

n/d

Essex Safety Glass / Connection Capital

Company Description:

An independent specialist glass processor

Transaction:

Management Buy-Out backed by Connection Capital and Shawbrook Bank

Instructed by:

Connection Capital

Size:

£11.1m

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

Curve Digital / Catalis

Company Description:

An independent video games publisher

Transaction:

Acquisition of Curve Digital by The Catalis Group

Instructed by:

Catalis SE

Size:

n/d

Anglo/Octopus

Company Description:

Anglo European Group Ltd is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of specialist steel sections for window and door reinforcement.

Transaction:

The investment is to provide growth capital to enable UK and international expansion.

Instructed by:

Octopus Investments

Size:

n/d

FFX

Company Description:

Ecommerce supplier of hand tools, power tools and accessories to contractors, building firms and the DIY sector.

Transaction:

Foresight Group invested £4m into Folkestone Fixings (FFX) to support its growth.

Instructed by:

Foresight

Size:

£4m

SCM World

Company Description:

Supply chain talent development

Transaction:

Debt and equity investment into SCM World

Instructed by:

Octopus Investments

Size:

n/d

Steelbrick

Company Description:

Fast growing provider of CPQ (configure price quote) cloud applications in the UK

Transaction:

Steelbrick acquired Invoice IT, with the merged company providing a complete suite of "Quote-to-Cash" applications

Instructed by:

Steelbrick

Size:

n/d

Abokado

Company Description:

Leading healthy food service chain with 25 stores across London

Transaction:

£2.6m funding from RBS to support further store roll-outs across the capital

Instructed by:

RBS

Size:

£2.6m

Flagship Europe Acquisition

Company Description:

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

Transaction:

Acquisition of Oliver James Foods, along with its Proper Pies Business, by Flagship Europe

Instructed by:

Flagship

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

Positive Response Communications Ltd

Company Description:

Remote safety monitoring of people and property 24 hours a day using StaffSafe™ technology

Transaction:

BIMBO of Positive Response Communications backed by Foresight Group

Instructed by:

Foresight Group

Size:

£2m

Crealogix AG

Company Description:

Leading supplier of innovative web-based solutions and services to the securities and wealth management industries

Transaction:

Acquisition of MBA Systems Limited by Zürich based Crealogix AG

Instructed by:

Crealogix AG

Size:

n/d

ACC Aviation Limited

Company Description:

Aviation services provider in all aspects of aircraft leasing, charter and flight management

Transaction:

YFM provides funding and working capital to support the MBO of ACC Aviation Limited

Instructed by:

YFM Equity Partners

Size:

n/d

AA Woods (Woods Building Services Limited)

Company Description:

Asbestos remedial services

Transaction:

MBO of AA Woods backed by Natwest Bank

Instructed by:

Natwest

Size:

n/d

Santander

Company Description:

Dental Practice Group based in South England

Transaction:

Acquisitions of additional Dental Practices to allow South-West expansion, backed by Santander UK plc

Instructed by:

Santander & Acquiring Company

Size:

n/d

Macro Art Limited

Company Description:

Specialist wide-format digital printer

Transaction:

MBO of Macro Art Ltd with funding provided by YFM Equity Partners

Instructed by:

YFM Equity Partners

Size:

£3.9m

FGS Agri

Company Description:

Water Direct is an alternative and emergency water supplier

Transaction:

Acquistion of Water Direct by FGS Agri

Instructed by:

FGS Agri

Size:

n/d

Countrywide Healthcare Supplies Limited

Company Description:

Sale and distribution of medical products to the healthcare sector

Transaction:

MBO of Countrywide Healthcare Supplies funded by Octopus Investments

Instructed by:

Octopus Investments

Size:

£2.7m

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

Chancery St James Plc

Company Description:

Property investment

Transaction:

Acquisition of HSP Limited by Chancery St James Plc.

Instructed by:

Chancery St James

Size:

n/d

Pinden Ltd

Company Description:

Waste management, recycling and asbestos removal specialists

Transaction:

Acquisition of Asbestos Waste Solutions LLP by Pinden Limited, supported by funding from AIB Group (UK) plc

Instructed by:

Pinden Limited

Size:

n/d

Biopharma Group Limited

Company Description:

Supplier of equipment to pharmaceutical, biotech and process industries

Transaction:

Acquisition of Crowthorne Group Limited by Biopharma Group Limited

Instructed by:

Biopharma

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 Food Group LLC

Instructed by:

Atlantic Foods

Size:

$300m turnover

Motorclean Limited

Company Description:

Professional car valeting company

Transaction:

Acquisition of the trade and assets of Forward Valeting Services by Motorclean, funded by Mobeus Equity Partners

Instructed by:

Mobeus Equity Partners

Size:

£5m

ChapmanBDSP Limited

Company Description:

Building services consultancy

Transaction:

Acquisition of BDSP Partnership Ltd by Chapman Bathurst - forming Chapman BDSP

Instructed by:

Chapman Bathurst

Size:

n/d

Blackstar Amplification Limited

Company Description:

Design and manufacture of innovative guitar amplifiers and associated equipment

Transaction:

Development capital investment into Blackstar Amplification by Foresight Private Equity

Instructed by:

Foresight Group

Size:

n/d

Evolve Telecom Limited

Company Description:

Business Mobile communication specialists, providing expert advice and services on business mobile packages, voice, data, fixed line and mobile applications

Transaction:

Acquisition of Celtic Group Limited by Evolve Telecom Limited

Instructed by:

Evolve Telecom Limited

Size:

n/d

Adam Smith International

Company Description:

An international advisory firm that works throughout the world to help reform and improve economies and institutions

Transaction:

MBO of Adam Smith International funded by AIB Group (UK) Plc

Instructed by:

AIB

Size:

n/d

James Hampden International Insurance Brokers Limited

Company Description:

A specialist reinsurance and insurance broking company

Transaction:

Acquisition of James Hampden International Insurance Brokers Limited by US Risk (UK) Limited

Instructed by:

US Risk (UK) Limited

Size:

n/d

Industrial Engineering Plastics Limited

Company Description:

A supplier and fabricator of plastic building products to the UK and overseas markets

Transaction:

MBI of IEP Industrial Engineeing Plastics backed by Foresight Group

Instructed by:

Foresight Group

Size:

n/d

Motorclean Limited

Company Description:

Professional car valeting company

Transaction:

Secondary MBO of Motorclean funded by Matrix Private Equity

Instructed by:

Matrix Private Equity

Size:

£6m

Channel Safety Systems Limited

Company Description:

Specialist in the design, manufacture, installation, distribution and servicing of fire safety systems, emergency lighting, nurse-call and similar systems.

Transaction:

MBI of Channel Safety Systems Limited backed by Foresight Private Equity

Instructed by:

Foresight Group

Size:

n/d

Sens-Tech Limited

Company Description:

Global leader in the development and manufacture of x-ray and light detection modules, across multiple industries

Transaction:

MBO of Sens-Tech Limited funded by RBS

Instructed by:

RBS

Size:

n/d

Windmill Extrusions Ltd

Company Description:

The leading UK manufacturer of point of sale products and the UK’s leading independent aluminium fabricator

Transaction:

Acquisiton

Instructed by:

Centric Commerical Finance & Management

Size:

n/d

Iglu.com

Company Description:

UK's largest specialist ski and fastest growing cruise holiday online travel agent.

Transaction:

MBO and recapitalisation of Iglu

Instructed by:

Matrix Private Equity Partners

Size:

£4.3m

Brooknight Security Limited

Company Description:

Providers of man guarding services

Transaction:

Acquisition of Proguard Security Services Limited by Brooknight Security Limited

Instructed by:

Brooknight Security

Size:

n/d

Fast Track Financial Management Limited

Company Description:

Providers of independent professional financial services globally

Transaction:

Acquisition by Fast Track Financial Management Limited backed by HSBC

Instructed by:

HSBC

Size:

n/d

Power Efficiency Limited

Company Description:

Utility consultants, specialising in the commercial property market.

Transaction:

MBO of Power Efficiency funded by HSBC

Instructed by:

HSBC

Size:

£3m

Shaws Estate Agents Limited

Company Description:

Specialist estate agents exclusively in west London.

Transaction:

Acquisition by individual

Instructed by:

Grant Thornton

Size:

£700k

Appleyards

Company Description:

Multidiscipline professional service consultancy.

Transaction:

Merger

Instructed by:

Royal Bank of Scotland

Size:

n/d

DiGiCo UK Limited

Company Description:

Development and sale of some the worlds most popular, successful and groundbreaking digital audio solutions.

Transaction:

MBO of DiGiCo UK Limited backed by Matrix Private Equity Partners

Instructed by:

Matrix Private Equity Partners

Size:

£6.5m


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