Well it looks like summer has finally arrived, after a few weeks of very varied weather – we’ve had it all from blazing sunshine to rain that has brought the country to a halt in some areas and the central heating being switched back on in some households. Let’s hope that this is it now and that we can enjoy a few weeks of sunshine!
I’ve worked on a number of transactions over the last few months, in particular:
The sale of digital forensic experts Evidence Talk Ltd to CCL Group, the UK’s leading provider of digital forensics, data analytics and cyber security services, an acquisition that is testament to the organisation’s commitment to continually innovating and providing world class digital forensics to UK and international organisations. The acquisition was backed by GPE Consultants, I worked on behalf of the Evidence Talks Ltd. shareholders who sold the company and took investments in CCL Group.
Acting on behalf of a senior executive taking a significant minority stake in a well-known online cosmetic retailer on joining the business.
Acting on the sale of a senior executive placement agency on behalf of one of its shareholders selling to the company’s remaining shareholder.
Acting on behalf of an independent environmental consultant acquiring a complementary utilities consultant in the South West as part of a strategy to create an environmental consultant platform.
It’s been a busy few months although it appears that there has been a general slowdown and the current climate of uncertainty means that PE houses are perhaps not finding it as easy to sell on businesses. There’s no sign of a decline in the market, but I am sensing a general feeling of nervousness at the moment. As always I’m ready and available to advise shareholders, management, PE houses and businesses so please just get in touch.