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

Feb 2020

Sell-side Advice

$85 Million
Feb 2020

Advised Blackstone Technology on the sale of its federal division to ASGN

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* A DC transaction

Jan 2020

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Jan 2020

Advised HLD Europe on the acquisition of EXXELIA Group from IK Investment Partners

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* A DC transaction

BUSINESS & TECH-ENABLED 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

Jan 2020

Capital raise

$30 Million
Jan 2020

Advised Bizongo on its $30m Series C fund raise from Schroder Adveq as part of a consortium

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* A DC India transaction

Jan 2020

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Jan 2020

Advised the shareholders of Eltel Group on the sale of its German communication business to Circet Group

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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

Jan 2020

Sell-side Advice

£517 Million
Jan 2020

Advised The Scottish Salmon Company plc on its strategic review

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* A DC transaction

Dec 2019

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Dec 2019

Advised Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund on the sale of Gries Deco Holding and DEPOT CH

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* A DC transaction

EDUCATION

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Education Services
  • Education Technology
  • Testing & Certification

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Latest Transactions

Dec 2019

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Dec 2019

Advised the shareholders of Grupo Implika On a capital raise and on the sale of a majority stake to Suma Capital

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* A DC transaction

Oct 2019

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Oct 2019

Advised Aspiring Minds on its sale to SHL

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* A DC India transaction

FINANCIAL SERVICES

We cover the following subsectors:

  • Banking & Payments
  • FinTech
  • Investment services
  • Insurance
  • Support services
  • Asset & Wealth Management

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Latest Transactions

Feb 2020

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Feb 2020

Advised Kutxabank on its strategic alliance with Cecabank in the institutional depositary and custody business

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* A DC transaction

Feb 2020

Sell-side Advice

€1.1 Billion
Feb 2020

Advised Ibercaja on the sale of Caser to Helvetia and on the renewal of its distribution agreement

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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

Jan 2020

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Jan 2020

Advised Nippon Sangyo Suishin Kiko on the sale of Vati Co., Ltd

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* A Daiwa transaction

Sep 2019

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Sep 2019

Advised Almaviva and Antin IP on the acquisition of Turin and Monceau private hospitals

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

Feb 2020

Buy-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Feb 2020

Advised PSB Industries on the acquisition of Qualipac

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* A DC transaction

Feb 2020

Sell-side Advice

£24 Million
Feb 2020

Advised Cargostore on its sale to Connection Capital

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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

DC Advisory also offers international renewable expertise via its JV with Green Giraffe 

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Latest Transactions

Jan 2020

Debt Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Jan 2020

Advised MapleCo and its shareholders on a refinancing of a large portfolio of UK-based smart meters

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* A DC transaction

Dec 2019

Refinancing

€1.6 billion
Dec 2019

Advised Ermewa Group on the establishment of its steady-state, long-term EUR 1.6bn multi-currency financing

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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

Feb 2020

Buy-side Advice
Debt Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Feb 2020

Advised on LDC’s investment in Solid Solutions

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* A DC transaction

Feb 2020

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Feb 2020

Advised Sysnet Global Solutions to FTV Capital and True Wind 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

Nov 2019
UNDISCLOSED
Nov 2019

Advised on the strategic servicing agreement between Sareb and Haya Real Estate

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* A DC transaction

Sep 2019

Debt Advice

€50 Million
Sep 2019

Advised Clover Capital on a refinancing with Caixabank

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* A DC 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

Feb 2020

Buy-side Advice
Debt Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Feb 2020

Advised on LDC’s investment in Solid Solutions

See deal announcement

* A DC transaction

Feb 2020

Sell-side Advice

UNDISCLOSED
Feb 2020

Advised Sysnet Global Solutions to FTV Capital and True Wind Capital

See deal announcement

* A DC transaction



How we set ourselves apart:

  • We operate as 11 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