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.

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BUSINESS SERVICES

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Education & Training
  • Energy Services
  • Facilities Management
  • Fund Administration
  • Infrastructure Services
  • IP Services
  • Legal Outsourcing
  • Payment Services
  • Professional Services
  • Property Services
  • Recruitment
  • Rental
  • Testing, Inspection & Certification

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Latest Transactions

Apr 2017

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2017

Advised Hitachi on the acquisition of Temple Lifts

Mar 2017

Sell-side Advice
Debt Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Mar 2017

Advised 3i on the sale of ESG Investment Limited to SOCOTEC

HEALTH CARE

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Healthcare Services
  • Pharma
  • Healthcare Technology

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Latest Transactions

Apr 2017

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2017

Advised on the sale of Southern Dental to Jacobs Holding AG

Oct 2016

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Oct 2016

Advised Paramount Bed on the sale of Corona Medical to Hcare International

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Aerospace and Defence
  • Automotive
  • Building Products
  • Capital Goods
  • Chemicals
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Energy, Oil & Gas and Renewables
  • Flow Control
  • Industrial and Environmental Services
  • Metals and Advanced Materials
  • Printing and Packaging
  • Rail and Transportation

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Latest Transactions

Jun 2017

Sell-side Advice
Debt Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Jun 2017

Advised Caird Capital on the sale of Willerby to Equistone

May 2017

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
May 2017

Advised Finatem on the sale of TechnoPhysik Group to Leonhard Moll AG

INFRASTRUCTURE

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Power and Utilities
  • Renewables
  • Toll Roads
  • Ports and Airports
  • Transportation
  • Concession Based and Social Infrastructure
  • Mid-stream Energy & Storage
  • Telecommunication Infrastructure
  • Hybrid Infrastructure

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Latest Transactions

Jun 2017

Debt Advice

£1 Billion
Jun 2017

Advised a consortium of private investors led by Rock Rail, SL Capital and GLIL on the refinancing of new Bombardier trains to the South Western franchise

Feb 2017

Debt Advice

SEK 2,450 Million
Feb 2017

Advised on the refinancing of HH Ferries Group

LEISURE, RETAIL & CONSUMER

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Food Retail
  • Apparel Retail
  • Luxury Goods
  • Homeware & DIY
  • E-commerce
  • Food & Beverages
  • Household & Personal Care
  • Juvenile & Baby
  • Leisure & Gaming
  • Restaurant & Pubs

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Latest Transactions

May 2017

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
May 2017

Advised Equity Capital Management GmbH on the sale of Maredo Group to Perusa GmbH

Mar 2017

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Mar 2017

Advised the shareholders of Nutrisens Group on a shareholding restructure backed by Unigrains who acquired a minority stake

REAL ESTATE

We cover the following subsectors:

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

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Latest Transactions

Apr 2016

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2016

Advised Assurances du Crédit Mutuel on the sale of a retail portfolio

Apr 2016

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2016

Advised Groupe La Française on the sale of a retail asset

TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA & TELECOMS

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Data, Information and Publishing
  • Internet
  • Marketing Services
  • Content
  • Software
  • IT Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Hardware

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Latest Transactions

May 2017

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
May 2017

Advised Keensight Capital and Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners on the sale of Smile to Eurazeo PME

Apr 2017

Adviser to the Shareholders

€65 Million
Apr 2017

Advised the shareholders of OoDrive on an equity fundraising from Tikehau Capital, MI3 and NextStage

Our presence across Asia is unrivalled in the mid-market.

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.

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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.

Apr 2017

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2017

Advised Hitachi on the acquisition of Temple Lifts

Mar 2017

Buy-side Advice

€240 Million
Mar 2017

Advised IDEC Corporation on the acquisition of APEM Group from Intermediate Capital Group


How we set ourselves apart:

  • We operate as dedicated 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 Debt Advisory Group 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 an 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

Debt Advisory

Our Debt Advisory Group advises borrowers, investors and creditors on structuring and raising capital in a diverse range of circumstances.

Our specialist focus on the debt markets (both public and private) enables us to run sophisticated processes in a way that ensures optimal solutions on the best possible terms.

In difficult and complex markets, where the providers and underwriters of debt packages tend to be larger and more financially sophisticated than their clients, we provide invaluable advice which is unconflicted by the desire to sell a financing product. Our only concern is securing optimum terms for our clients.

SITUATIONS WE ADVISE ON

  • Acquisition Finance
  • Expansion Capital
  • Recapitalisations
  • Refinancings
  • Stapled Debt Packages
  • Covenant Resets
  • Credit Ratings
  • Existing and Potential Capital Structures

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LATEST TRANSACTIONS

Jun 2017

Debt Advice

£1 Billion
Jun 2017

Advised a consortium of private investors led by Rock Rail, SL Capital and GLIL on the refinancing of new Bombardier trains to the South Western franchise

Jun 2017

Sell-side Advice
Debt Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Jun 2017

Advised Caird Capital on the sale of Willerby to Equistone