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Stories, Transaction and Case Histories


Acquisition by 3i of ABX Logistics from the Kingdom of Belgium

Acquisition by 3i of Euro-Druckservice Aktiengesellschaft

Acquisition of Axiom Consulting from Aon by Royal London Corporate Equity

Sale of Armit Wines to Baarsma Wine Group

Sale by Autobar, a Charterhouse Development Capital company, of King Belgium and King Netherlands to Ergon Capital Partners

Preparing expert witness statements for the Competition Commission enquiry into the ownership of Stanstead, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports

Sale of Boat International Media to a consortium of investors

Sale of Church House Trust to Virgin Money

Sale of OAG Worldwide to United Business Media

Acquisition of Millburns Restaurants by Compass Group

Sale of 80% of Aguas de Tumbes to Aguas de Manizales

Acquisition by Conduit Investments of Fantasy Island Theme Park

Sale of Countryside Properties to Oaktree

Acquisition of Early Learning Centre by Chelsea Stores, funded by DC Thomson and Rhone Capital

Acquisition of OAG Worldwide by Electra Partners Europe

Sale of Europackaging to MidOcean Partners

Purchase of Heartwood by Handelsbanken

Sale of Key Business Finance Corporation to Heritable Bank

Sale of Makinson Cowell to KPMG

Purchase of Condor Travel by Aureos Latin America Fund

Financial adviser to the Northern Rock Foundation in protecting its interests ahead of the nationalisation of Northern Rock

Acquisition by Norwood Immunology of Virosome Biologicals

Sale of pH Group to Experian

Acquisition by Premier Asset Management of two OEIC funds from Aberdeen Unit Trust Managers

Purchase of Sofa Brands International by funds managed by Promethean Investments

Equity financing in support of the purchase of Sofa Brands International by funds managed by Promethean Investments

Acquisition of certain insurance properties by Qatar Insurance Company

Sale of New Scientist to Kingston Acquisitions

Sale of Excerpta Medica to Adelphi Group, a subsidiary of Omnicom Group

Sale of Savoy Asset Management to Syndicate Asset Management

Purchase by Schroders of a 25% stake in Axis Asset Management

Sale of GF-X to Descartes

Financial Adviser and Rule 3 Adviser to TripleArc plc on the recommended cash offer by office2office plc

Sale of TV2 Norway’s interest in Canal Digital Norge to Telenor

Preparation of a report providing an analytical critique of the Department for Transport assessment process for the West Coast Rail Franchise bid

Acquisition of TDS Logistics by Walsh Western International

Financing in support of acquisition of TDS Logistics by Walsh Western International

Acquisition of VIO Worldwide from British Telecom and Scitex Corporation by Citizen

Restructuring and strategic advice to a major real estate company in a restructuring and subsequent refinancing.