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 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2018

A conseillé Ciclad et les actionnaires minoritaires de Copac dans le cadre de sa cession à Alliance Entreprendre et BPI France

Jan 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Jan 2018

Advised Thomas International on its sale to Palamon Capital Partners

HEALTH CARE

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Healthcare Services
  • Pharma
  • Healthcare Technology

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Latest Transactions

Mar 2018

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Mar 2018

Advised Eurazeo Patrimoine on the acquisition of Groupe C2S from Bridgepoint Development Capital

Jan 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Jan 2018

Advised August Equity on the sale of Active Assistance to Montreux Capital Management

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 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Jun 2018

Advised Rossignol Group on a minority stake sale to IDG Capital through a capital increase

Apr 2018

Acquisition Finance Advice
Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2018

Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners and Management on the acquisition of Veco Precision

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

Apr 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2018

Advised the managers and shareholders of AC Environnement on the disposal to Abénex

Mar 2018

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Mar 2018

Advised Ancala on the acquisition of Aquatrine Package A

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

Jan 2018

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Jan 2018

Advised Abenex, Nixen Partners et Cerea Partenaire on the disposal of Buffalo Grill to TDR Capital

Oct 2017

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Oct 2017

Advised Montefiore Investment on the sale of Maison Lyovel to Jacobs Douwe Egberts

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

Jun 2018

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Jun 2018

Advised The Carlyle Group on its acquisition of Livingstone Technologies

May 2018

Buy-side Advice

£1.3 Billion
May 2018

Advised Hg Saturn Fund on the acquisition of IRIS Software Group Limited

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

Apr 2018

Acquisition Finance Advice
Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Apr 2018

Advised Gilde Buy Out Partners and Management on the acquisition of Veco Precision

Mar 2018

Acquisition Finance Advice
Debt Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Mar 2018

Advised Summit Partners on the acquisition financing of a majority stake in Elatec