Mergers & Acquisitions

We advise on all aspects of buy-side and sell-side M&A. We also provide ongoing strategic advice to ensure that owners and managers are best placed to grow their businesses. Our experience, sector expertise and judgement give our clients a genuine competitive advantage.

Capital Advisory | Asia Access | Financial Sponsors Group

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AEROSPACE, DEFENCE & GOVERNMENT SERVICES

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Aerospace
  • Defence
  • Government Services & Solutions

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Latest Transactions

Mar 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Mar 2018

Advised Janus Global Operations on its sale to DC Capital Partners

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* A DCS transaction

Apr 2017

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2017

Advised Sotera on its sale to The KEYW Corporation

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* A Sagent Advisors transaction

BUSINESS SERVICES

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Business Process Outsourcing,
  • Facilities Management
  • Fund Administration
  • Human Capital Management
  • IP services
  • Inspection & Certification
  • Legal Outsourcing
  • Printing Services
  • Professional Services
  • Property Services
  • Recruitment
  • Rental
  • Testing

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Latest Transactions

Apr 2019

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2019

Advised Ciclad on the sale of Nord Coffrage to Initiative & Finance, Turenne and Nord Capital

* A DC transaction

Apr 2019

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2019

Advised KSM Consulting on its sale to Renovus Capital Partners

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* A DC transaction

CONSUMER, LEISURE & RETAIL

We cover the following subsectors:

  • e-Commerce
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health & Wellness
  • Homeware & DIY
  • Household & Personal Care
  • Leisure & Gaming
  • Pets
  • Restaurant & Pubs
  • Travel & Hospitality

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Latest Transactions

Apr 2019

Sell-side Advice

$110 Million
Apr 2019

Advised Qwikcilver Solutions on its sale to Pine Labs

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* A DC transaction

Apr 2019
UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2019

Advised FASHIONPHILE on receipt of a strategic investment from Neiman Marcus Group

* A DC transaction

EDUCATION

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Education Services
  • Education Technology
  • Testing & Certification

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Latest Transactions

Feb 2019

Joint venture

UNDISCLOSED
Feb 2019

Advised People Combine on its partnership with Nord Anglia Education

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* A DCS transaction

Nov 2012

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Nov 2012

Advised Calvert Education Services on its sale to Camden Partners

* A Signal Hill transaction

FINANCIAL SERVICES

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Banking
  • FinTech
  • Investment services
  • Insurance
  • Support services

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Latest Transactions

Mar 2019

Joint venture

UNDISCLOSED
Mar 2019

Advised Liberbank on a joint venture with Leaseplan

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* A DC transaction

Jan 2019

Buy-side Advice

€164.4 Million
Jan 2019

Advised MAPFRE on the acquisition of a majority stake in Santander Spain's General Insurance business

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* A DC transaction

HEALTHCARE

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Care Services
  • Healthcare Technology
  • Medical Devices
  • Pharma

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Latest Transactions

Feb 2019

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Feb 2019

Advised Chiral Technologies on the acquisition of Arbor Biosciences

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* A Daiwa transaction
* A DCS transaction

Jan 2019

Debt Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Jan 2019

Advised Tempus Capital and Deutsche Radiologie Holding on the issuance of an add-on acquisition financing

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* A DC transaction

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Automotive
  • Building Products
  • Chemicals
  • Diversified Industrials
  • Industrial & Environmental Services
  • Metals & Advanced Materials
  • Paper & Forest Products
  • Printing & Packaging
  • Safety & Protection
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation & Logistics

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Latest Transactions

Apr 2019

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2019

Advised UBE Corporation Europe on the acquisition of a majority stake in Repol

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* A DC transaction

Apr 2019

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2019

Advised TowerBrook Capital Partners on the sale of GSE to Goldbeck

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* A DC transaction

INFRASTRUCTURE

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Concession-based & Social Infrastructure
  • Contracted Power Generation
  • District Heating
  • Healthcare Infrastructure
  • Hybrid Infrastructure
  • Mid-Stream Energy & Storage
  • Ports & Airports
  • Rail Infrastructure
  • Regulated Utilities
  • Renewables
  • Smart Meters
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Toll Roads
  • Transportation

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Latest Transactions

Apr 2019

Refinancing

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2019

Advised First State Investments on the refinancing of Coriance

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* A DC transaction

Mar 2019

Refinancing

UNDISCLOSED
Mar 2019

Advised on the refinancing of Värmevärden

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* A DC transaction

 MEDIA & TELECOMS

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Content & Publishing
  • Digital Media
  • e-Commerce
  • Information Services
  • Marketing Services
  • Media
  • Telecomms

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Latest Transactions

Apr 2019

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2019

Advised Synovia Solutions on its sale to CalAmp

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* A DC transaction

Apr 2019
UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2019

Advised Truckstop.com on its majority investment from ICONIQ Capital

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* A DC transaction

REAL ESTATE

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Healthcare
  • Leisure / Hotel
  • Logistics / Industrial
  • Retail
  • Residential
  • Office

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Latest Transactions

Apr 2019

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2019

Advised Electronic Tenant Solutions on its sale to an undisclosed strategic buyer

* A DC transaction

Dec 2018

Sell-side Advice

¥77 Billion
Dec 2018

Advised Daikyo on its sale to Orix

* A Daiwa transaction

TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Accounting/HCM Software
  • Connectivity & Managed Services
  • Customer Interaction Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Business Information
  • Education Technology
  • Energy Technology
  • Enterprise Application Software
  • Fintech
  • Hosting & Colocation
  • Infrastructure Software
  • IT Services
  • Public Sector Software
  • Travel Technology
  • Vertical Software

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Latest Transactions

Apr 2019

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2019

Advised Synovia Solutions on its sale to CalAmp

See deal announcement

* A DC transaction

Apr 2019
UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2019

Advised Truckstop.com on its majority investment from ICONIQ Capital

See deal announcement

* A DC transaction



How we set ourselves apart:

  • We operate as 12 dedicated global sector-focused teams, each with in-depth, industry-specific knowledge and a track record of successful transactions. We understand the market dynamics and competitive forces of each sector and how they impact our clients, investors and providers of capital
  • Our specialist Capital Advisory team is a fundamental part of our buy-side advisory offering; we can raise optimum debt packages in accelerated time scales, without obligation to any one lender. This is often the decisive factor in a M&A process

  • We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing senior level engagement for the entirety of every process
  • Our operations throughout Europe, the US and Asia enable us to identify and engage with the best and broadest selection of international buyers
  • We only provide advice. The advice we provide is independent and unconflicted by the desire to sell any products

Capital Advisory

Our Capital Advisory team provides a full suite of balance sheet solutions in a fully integrated manner. We have experience assisting nearly every type of client and are leaders across our core European markets where we complete a large volume of transactions.

With access to the full range of capital providers, our depth and breadth of experience and track record, including some of the markets’ most innovative solutions – we deliver commercially focussed creativity. We work closely with M&A – leveraging industry expertise, supporting acquirors and sellers of businesses.

We have no conflicts and maintain impartial views providing the right advice with independence and integrity across the spectrum of options.

Capital Raising

Among the areas where our capital raising specialists can advise, are:

  • Acquisition finance
  • Expansion capital
  • Recapitalisations
  • Refinancings
  • Stapled debt packages
  • Covenant waivers, resets and amendments credit ratings
  • Existing and potential capital structures
  • Short-term liquidity

Restructuring

Among the areas where our restructuring specialists can advise are:

  • Complex stakeholder negotiations
  • Structuring and executing liability management exercises, e.g. debt repurchases, tender and exchange offers
  • Restructuring existing debt and equity
  • Representing buyers and sellers of distressed companies and assets
  • Structuring and negotiating plans of reorganisation, including pre-packaged and pre-negotiated solutions
  • Planning for UK schemes of arrangement and administration or European cross-border insolvencies
  • Corporate viability evaluation and business and securities valuations

Asia Access

Our dedicated Asia-focused team based in London, Paris and Frankfurt works full-time with our partner offices spread across the Asian continent. We are experts at transacting on cross-border M&A between Europe and Asia

Our advice falls into three main categories:

  • Identifying Asian buyers for European sellers
  • Sourcing European target businesses to fit an Asian buyer’s strategy
  • Entry strategies for European businesses looking to access Asia. And vice versa

In every Asia-Europe situation, the importance of cultural understanding cannot be overplayed, and that is where our team’s guidance is critical. Providing:

  • Advice on the suitability of a business for an Asian market
  • Insight into the relevant Asian parties and markets
  • An Asia-compatible M&A process – (approach, timetable, marketing, negotiation style all need to be tailored)
  • Negotiation guidance
  • Tactical advice
  • A multilingual transaction team

We don’t just go to Asia. We know Asia.

Financial Sponsors Group

Our dedicated Financial Sponsors coverage teams have an unrivalled knowledge of private equity fund strategies and life cycles, in addition to investment focus insights and access to deal origination opportunities