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"A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well" Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon

Sale of Stewarts Coach Group
Lucketts grows further with second acquisition in four months
Inflexion completes double buyout
£1.2m Acquisition of Dial-a-Cab by ComfortDelGro
£3m investment into Open Energy Market by Calculus Capital
Acquisition of La Credenza by Repertoire Culinaire
Development capital investment into Tapas Revolution by Mobeus Equity Partners
Sale of ChamSyS Ltd to New York based Cortec Portfolio Company Chauvet and Sons LLC
Management Buy Out Independent travel network
Acquisition of Calder Foods by Flagship Europe
Acquisition of Loveders Nursery School by Bay Tree Day Nurseries
Acquistion of Water Direct by FGS Agri
Acquisition of Trafalgar Cases Ltd
Foresight Group invested £4m into Folkestone Fixings (FFX) to support its growth.
£2.6m funding from RBS to support further store roll-outs across the capital
Acquisition of Oliver James Foods, along with its Proper Pies Business, by Flagship Europe
Sale of Atlantic Foods Group Limited to Flagship Food Group LLC
Development capital investment into Blackstar Amplification by Foresight Private Equity
MBI of Channel Safety Systems Limited backed by Foresight Private Equity
MBO and recapitalisation of Iglu
MBO of Power Efficiency funded by HSBC
Sunrise (Little Shipmates) Ltd acquisition of Daisy Chain Day Nursery (Basingstoke) Limited
Acquisition by an individual of Specialist estate agents
Sale of Typhoon Limited to the management team
Sale of Atlantic Foods Group Limited to Flagship Foods Group LLC
WCKF advised an MBI candidate on taking a significant minority stake in The Real Yorkshire Pudding Company
Acquisition of Oasis Foods Limited by Atlantic Foods Group Limited funded by HSBC, Hotbed and Maven Capital Partners
BIMBO of 2Assist Limited
Sale of TJ Composting Group Limited
Sale of £13m turnover Denman FM to Project First Group Limited
MBI of Danfood funded by HSBC
Sale of Motor Consult to Innovation Group plc
MBO of Atlantic Foods funded by Hotbed and GE Commercial Finance
MBO of Sealskinz backed by Bridges Ventures
  • Jamie Roberts, Investment Director at YFM Equity Partners, commented:

    “We have worked with WKCF in a transaction support capacity across a variety of deals in the recent past. The consistent quality of the financial due diligence and advisory services they provide, as again evidenced in this transaction with ACC Aviation, has established WKCF as one of our key advisory partners."

  • Julian Samuelson, Managing Director of Bell Equine, commented:

    "WK Corporate Finance advised us on the sale of our business to a much larger company that specialises in acquisitions. WKCF provided us with the support, knowledge and pragmatic advice that we required to be able to sense check the more difficult decisions we were required to make during the negotiation."

  • Ryan Kroonenburg, Co-founder of A Cloud Guru, commented:

    "Andy and the team at WKCF helped us secure the best possible deal with Elephant and oversaw a smooth process through to completion."

  • Mark Wood, Chairman of Knowledgemotion, commented:

    “We were extremely impressed with WKCF on this transaction. Dane and Adam ran a smooth and efficient process. They introduced us to a number of relevant investors and negotiated excellent investment terms on our behalf - when it came down to decision time, I have to say that we were spoilt for choice. We will be enlisting their services again as we continue to focus on growing our business.”

  • Melanie Goward, Investment Director at Maven, commented:

    “WKCF deliver a high quality, commercially focused and efficient due diligence service. Their input has been invaluable and I look forward to working with the team again on future investments.”

  • Ron Hepburn, Managing Director at Stevenswood, commented:

    “We could not have done this deal were it not for the input of the guys at WKCF. They prepared our business plan for us and negotiated the best terms for the deal. Their help was invaluable.”

  • Barry Robins, Managing Director of Flowline Limited, commented:

    “The WKCF team led by Dan Nixon were an integral part of this deal process. Their expertise and professionalism was an obvious attribute from the outset so I was never in doubt that this would be a success."

  • Conor Dignam, Managing Director of MBI, commented:

    “Andy Coghlan from WKCF assisted the team in their negotiations with Mobeus, clearly explaining the funding structure and guiding us through the investment process.”

  • Andrew Fay, CEO & Co-Founder of Munnypot, commented:

    "We are delighted with Livingbridge's investment which will enable us to scale up our business and further develop our offer for consumers. Thanks to WKCF's expertise and professionalism, we found this to be a straight forward process where they were always on hand to give us pragmatic advice at every stage.""

  • Amy Crofton, Investment Manager at Foresight, commented:

    "We chose WK Corporate Finance as our Financial Due Diligence partner to their depth of expertise in the asset backed lending sector, which was critical to understanding the unique business model and bespoke lending practices of Reward Finance Group. Dan Nixon and his team demonstrated high quality project management, delivering an insightful report to a tight timetable. They were a pleasure to deal with and I look forward to working with them again in the future."

  • Martin Couslon, Director at Atomwide, commented:

    "Andy and the team at WKCF were great to work with on the entire process, from the initial production of the Information Memorandum, through to the various discussions with the many interested parties that they introduced to us, to the final deal that was agreed with Adept. They took time to really understand us and our Company and led the sale in a very professional, but friendly way. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone else considering a sale of business."

  • Jonathan Stein, Partner at Cortec Group, commented:

    “I am sure there is no way this transaction would have happened without you. As a buyer of entrepreneurial companies, we see all kinds of intermediaries, and often all kinds of chaos. You were extremely professional and organised every step of the way and served your client very well.”

  • Paul Heaney, Founder at TCB Media Rights, commented:

    “We are delighted to be partnering with Kew Media Group. As we strategized with WKCF on how best to elevate TCB to the next level, it was quickly apparent that Kew fitted the bill. With its established distribution footprint, growing stable of production entities, heavyweight management team and access to capital markets, we believe we have found the perfect partner to assist us as we continue to build scale in the international distribution business.”

  • John Lowe, Managing Director at Plastique, commented:

    “Andy has advised us since the original MBO in 2008, including the BGF investment in 2014 and through to the sale to TEQ. His advice throughout has been invaluable and we are delighted that TEQ have retained him to continue to work with us into the future.”

  • John Lowe, Managing Director of Plastique, commented:

    "We have enjoyed a long standing relationship with WK across a number of fronts. Andy and his team worked with us during the MBO process successfully concluding that deal. When we wanted to look at potential outside investment in the business to further our personal and business goals Andy and the WKCF team were again on hand to introduce us to the Business Growth Fund and guide Plastique through the entire process."

  • Amit Hindocha, Investment Director at Mobeus Equity Partners, commented:

    “I've worked with WKCF on a number of transactions. What I like about their FDD offering is that it's not a one-size fits all approach. The report was concise and addressed the key areas succinctly.”

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