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The Corporate deals of 2019

The Corporate deals of 2019

Without a doubt 2019 was a challenging year for corporate finance activity however, despite the political and economic uncertainty, our corporate team had an exceptionally busy year across the firm’s three offices. 

Take a look at a few of the deals that kept the team occupied over the last year:


Multi-million pound investment by Octopus Investments in Eclipse Power
We advised Eclipse Power and its shareholders in relation to investment by Octopus Investments. Read more...

Sale of db Symmetry
We advised the management shareholders of db Symmetry on the £370m sale of db Symmetry to Tritax Big Box REIT, a FTSE 250 Real Estate Investment Trust. We also advised on the roll-over of part of the management stake into Tritax. Read more...

Blueprint Technologies asset acquisition of a development and design gaming business
We acted for Blueprint Technologies in its acquisition of Project Design and Technology Limited’s development and design of gaming software and its design of gaming machines division. Matt Cole, Managing Director of Blueprint Technologies, said: “EMW, and specifically Daisy Divoka, went the extra mile in helping getting this transaction over the line ahead of target.” Read more...

MacIntyre Hudson LLP’s asset purchase of Percy Gore & Co
We assisted MacIntyre Hudson on its acquisition of Percy Gore & Co. Rakesh Shaunak, Managing Partner and Chairman of the MacIntyre Hudson Group, commented: “Having a close working relationship with EMW means that they understand our demands and needs and are able to deal with matters, like the latest acquisition, for us very efficiently. I am always very impressed by the commitment, tenacity and aptitude from the team.” Read more...

Management buy-outs of Supply Plus and Todd Research
We assisted with the linked management buy-outs of Supply Plus and Todd Research, investee companies of private equity firm, Spring Ventures. Derek Gotts, Managing Director of Supply Plus said: “We really enjoyed the work ethic, direct approach and enthusiasm of the EMW team. We came to a successful conclusion, and look forward to working with EMW again in the future”. Read more...

Rightmove acquisition of Van Mildert Landlord & Tenant Protection
We advised Rightmove on its acquisition of a business providing tenant referencing services and rent guarantee insurance products. Robyn Perris, Finance Director at Rightmove said: “It was a pleasure working with the EMW corporate team on our recent Van Mildert acquisition. Their dedication, strong understanding of our business needs and commercial advice were vital in getting the transaction over the line as smoothly as possible within a tight timescale”. Read more...

Sale of Dynoptic Systems
We advised the shareholders of Dynoptic Systems Limited on the sale of their business to ACOEM Group. “It was a pleasure to work with the EMW corporate team on our recent business sale of Dynoptic to ACOEM. Their legal advice and understanding of our business needs throughout the sale process were crucial to achieving a very satisfactory conclusion for us all.” Read more...

Sale of Marsden Weighing Group
We advised on the sale of Marsden Weighing Group, a leading manufacturer of weighing scales, to Alcuin Capital Partners and the management team. Two teams separately advised the exiting shareholders of Marsden and the new management team in this transaction. Read more...

Sale of CCE Technology
We acted for the sole shareholder of CCE Technology Limited on the sale of his shares to Dataquest UK Limited. Giles Thorpe, Managing Director of CCE, said: “EMW have been key to making this happen with their professionalism, knowledge and attention to detail, their team have been a delight to work with and I look forward to working with them in the future.” Read more...

Growthdeck investment into Kirk Eyewear
We acted for Growthdeck with its first round of investment of £500,000 in Kirk Eyewear Limited. Steve Talbot, Investment Director at Growthdeck said: “The team at EMW provided their usual strong and pragmatic legal advice, overseeing the legal process to ensure a timely completion of the initial round of investment.” Read more...

Sale of The Mirus IT Trading Group
The shareholders of The Mirus IT Trading Group Limited were advised by us on the sale of their IT managed service business to I.T. Lab Limited. Paul Tomlinson, Managing Director of Mirus said: “It was a pleasure to work with EMW’s corporate team on the sale of Mirus. Their advice, dedication and understanding of our needs throughout this process were crucial to the successful sale and achieving a very satisfactory conclusion.” Read more...

"We believe 2020 will provide even greater opportunities for businesses and business owners and we are looking forward to working alongside our clients to help and to support them to realise their ambitions."

Our corporate team advise companies, management teams, investors and debt providers from business start-ups and first round finance agreements through to mergers and acquisitions, management buy outs, development funding and then selling.

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