科比特·基林 advised 道尔·克莱顿 , a successful law firm specialising in workplace 和 employment law, on its sale to an Employee Ownership Trust. By accessing our network of debt providers we know to be interested in EOT transactions, we were able to arrange debt funding on competitive terms for our client.
“The transition to employee ownership has been a long time in the planning, including seeking approval from the Solicitors Regulation Authority ("SRA") to the structure of the business. We’re delighted to be one of the first law firms to transition to this ownership structure which manages to retain the best parts of the traditional partnership structure but without the associated exclusivity. 道尔·克莱顿 is proud to join the increasing numbers of businesses that have chosen employee ownership as the way forward, 和 we’re particularly happy to be an early adopter in the legal sector.”
科比特·基林, has advised Arbuckles , a successful restaurant with branches in Norfolk 和 Cambridgeshire, on its sale to an Employee Ownership Trust. Arbuckles operates two restaurants in Ely 和 Downham Market, with a focus on American cuisine.
约翰·墨菲（Arbuckles）说： “I was guided through the whole process by the expert advice provided by 科比特·基林 和 RM2. That way I was provided with a "One Stop Shop" that could answer any questions I had 和 manage the process from inception to completion. I cannot recommend the process 和 advice highly 恩 ough 和 without it would not have succeeded in a sale that allowed everyone to benefit.”
“It was a pleasure to work with the team on this 交易。 There is a real buzz to the company, which has performed so well over the last few years. This transaction opens the door to the next stage of growth of the business, with the employees able to be rewarded for their hard work.”
科比特·基林 advised one of the shareholders of 亨德森·罗 prior to the sale of their business to Rayliant, a Hong Kong-based quantitative investment manager. 亨德森·罗 is an independent investment firm advising high net worth, long-term private investors 和 mid-sized institutional clients with a range of portfolio investment solutions. The business had been approached by various interested parties 和 科比特·基林 provided corporate finance advice on determining the most suitable buyer, offer, 和 deal structure for 交易。
科比特·基林 has advised 选择一个 , a leading European vending 和 coffee services provider, on its sale of Custompack Ltd to PortionPack Europe Group, a subsisary of Südzucker, the European market leader in the field of portion packed products. Custompack focuses on the provision of single portion items such as wet sauces, dry products 和 portion packing to its clients from its assembly in Telford UK.
选择一个 总监Ron Ek说： "This deal involved a wide auction process to find the right buyer. Matt Dixon 和 his team from 科比特·基林 led the process from beginning to 恩 d in a highly professional manner, driving all parties towards the finish line in good time to secure the right deal for 选择一个 . The hands-on approach 和 ownership of the deal meant I had complete confidence they were managing the process 和 bidder negotiations to 选择一个 's maximum benefit."
科比特·基林 has advised SONEAS 和 its shareholders on its sale to UQUIFA, the Vivimed Group's API business. 声纳 broadens Uquifa's offering in the CDMO sector with new development capabilities 和 an 恩 hance project pipeline.
关于松尼斯 声纳 , established in 1996, with a team strength of 144 people, is a Budapest headquartered firm with business verticals focused on research, development, 和 custom manufacturing, targeted at the innovator pharma 和 fine chemical sectors.
关于乌基法 Uquifa has three FDA inspected manufacturing sites across Spain 和 Mexico 和 caters to the generic 和 ethical API segments of the global pharma market. It has had a trusted franchise across regulated markets for 80 years.
Uquifa执行董事Saurabh Gurnurkar说: "Uquifa believes the acquisition of 声纳 will allow it to expand faster into the CDMO sector (40% of Uquifa sales) where it already has an important presence in the geographies of USA, Europe 和 Japan. To build on the cost-effective development capabilities with aggressive timelines 和, to deliver effective results for the combined customer base, will be a key objective for Uquifa."
科贝特·基林（Corbett Keeling）已为Acutest Limited的创始人就将其业务出售给Capita plc提供了建议。 Acutest is a leading IT systems testing consultancy, which focuses solely on testing software, business processes 和 IT, 恩 abling its customers to achieve the benefits of technology-enabled change faster. The company’s customers range from start-ups through to blue chip multinational organisations. 最可爱的 was founded by Tom Norris, Barry Varley 和 Lee Farman in 2002. The founders 和 the 最可爱的 team will operate within Capita plc’s IT Professional 服务 division.
科比特·基林 has advised 未来资源 和 its founders on joining a private equity backed family of high growth businesses.
关于富源 未来资源 is a specialist research 和 knowledge-based consulting company specialising in market forecasts 和 intelligence reports. 未来资源 provides essential data 和 strategic insight to a range of clients with an interest in the dynamic electronics 和 media industries including the largest well-known global brands. The founders of 未来资源 had built a successful business over 20+ years 和 were looking to reduce their financial commitment 和 find a good home for the business as they stepped back.
Our role 和 added value 科比特·基林 was 恩 gaged to find 和 execute the best solution for 未来资源 和 the founders. We worked closely with 未来资源 ’s senior management over a number of months to identify 和 assess their strategic options, develop targeted business plans 和 structure the deal to capture value. 我们的方法 achieved an optimal valuation for the exiting founders 和 a great home for the business.
未来资源 的联合创始人Sarah Carrol说： “As with most 恩 trepreneurs, we have poured our hearts into our business 和, although realising we would at some point need to step back, were cautious about beginning the process. The team at 科比特·基林 really were excellent at guiding us through the options 和, when the time came, 恩 suring we secured the best deal with the best partner.”
未来资源 首席执行官Ian Roper说： “None of the 未来资源 team had fully realised how much effort goes into preparing for 和 executing a 交易。 I am extremely pleased we had the 科比特·基林 team working with us side-by-side throughout, their input was essential 和 added value both for the exiting founders 和 for the ongoing business.”
私募股权负责人埃里克（Eric）说： “We love this business 和 the management team’s plan for it. My thanks go to 科比特·基林 for connecting us to this opportunity 和 helping build a deal that works for all sides – they clearly know what we are looking for 和 drew out the key points.”
科比特·基林 advised the founders 和 other shareholders of 包机服务集团 Limited (“ACS”) on the sale of a minority stake in ACS to private equity investor Alcuin Capital Partners (“Alcuin”). ACS is a global leader in the aircraft charter market. Founded in 1990 by Chairman Chris Leach, it now employs a worldwide staff of more than 350 employees across 20 offices spanning six continents. The group offers private jet, commercial airliner 和 cargo aircraft charters, arranging more than 10,000 charters annually.
ACS首席执行官Justin Bowman说： “The fact that this company has grown from the basement of a house to the largest charter brokerage in the world is a huge achievement 和 testament to our amazing team 和 corporate culture. However, we are still an ambitious organisation. Our growth to date has been 恩 tirely organic 和, whilst we will continue to follow those strategies that have been successful in the past, we wish to accelerate our expansion through capital investments in both technology 和 acquisitions of complementary businesses.”
Chris Leach, Co-Founder 和 Chairman of ACS, said: “It was a pleasure dealing with Jim Keeling 和 his team throughout the process. We wanted to find the right partners 和 to do the right deal for us - 科比特·基林 delivered just that.”
Alcuin Capital Partners合伙人Adrian Lurie说： “Air Charter 服务 is a leader in its field with a great team 和 strong track record of profitable growth. Their plans going forward are exciting 和 we are looking forward to working with them in this next phase of the business’ development. 科比特·基林’s insight 和 understanding of ACS were invaluable 和 we were delighted to work with Jim Keeling 和 his team to bring the deal to a successful conclusion." ACS新闻稿
科贝特·基林（Corbett Keeling）为特种欧洲制药有限公司（“ SEP”）的管理团队从其风险资本股东手中收购特种制药和医疗器械集团提供咨询服务 在国际特种制药公司和生命科学领域的领先投资者Juno Pharmaceuticals Inc。（“ Juno”）的支持下。 SEP总部位于英国，是一家专门从事制药和医疗器械业务的集团，致力于满足专科医生的需求。该公司成立于2006年，在过去的五年中发展迅速，在欧洲大部分地区都设有商业机构，并且渴望超越自己。该交易为公司提供了机会，不仅可以继续其现有产品的增长战略，而且可以长期投资其专有开发产品组合中尚未开发的潜力。 科比特·基林董事长吉姆·基林（Jim Keeling）在谈到管理层收购时说：“继SEP收购之后，管理团队处于非常有利的位置，可以促进业务增长并实现其产品组合的潜力。我们希望与支持者Juno一起建立成功的未来伙伴关系。”
欧洲特色药业首席执行官帕特里克·班克斯说： "科比特·基林 created a way forward, where others could not, at a critical moment for the management team. Their access to the appropriate funders in the UK 和 overseas, 和 their ability to move quickly, were both crucial to making this transaction possible." SEP新闻稿
科比特·基林 announces that private equity investor Alcuin Capital Partners ("Alcuin") has acquired a majority stake in 应用市场信息 Ltd ("AMI"), a leading information 和 conference business, from its original founders 和 shareholders whom 科比特·基林 advised. With offices in the United Kingdom 和 North America, AMI is a leading provider of information services to the global plastics industry through syndicated reports, databases, digital magazines, consulting 和 conferences. AMI has grown steadily since it was founded in 1986, 和 this year will hold over 40 conferences for the plastics industry in Europe, the USA 和 the Far East – more than any other competitor world-wide. The team at 科比特·基林, led by Jim Keeling, Francois Barou 和 Matt Dixon, advised the founders of AMI on the investment by Alcuin, which completed on 22 May 2015. The founders will continue to be actively involved in the business 和 have retained a significant minority stake. 出售应用市场信息新闻稿
科贝特·基林（Corbett Keeling）向吉·劳森（Gee Lawson）的股东就将公司出售给 LEHVOSS UK Limited，德国雷曼在英国的子公司&VossCo. 吉·劳森 , founded in 1936 和 employing 34 with its head office in London, is a leading specialist distributor of ingredients into the Nutritional 和 Chemical life science sectors across Europe 和 the US. The transaction is a strategic move that strengthens the LEHVOSS Group portfolio in the nutritional 和 life science sectors across Europe 和 globally. Jim Keeling, who led the team advising 吉·劳森的股东评论说：“作为新所有人，LEHVOSS UK非常适合吉·劳森。我们对成功的结果感到高兴。” CK新闻稿-吉·劳森（Gee Lawson），2015年8月
The management team of 先进的力量 UK Ltd, the leading international developer of independent power generation projects, acquired the company from 3i plc in an MBO. 先进的力量 develops 和 invests in power generation 和 related infrastructure projects in Europe 和 North America. 科比特·基林 provided targeted financial advice to the management team at key points during the MBO process 和 prior to that as the business was restructured.
科比特·基林 is pleased to announce that it has successfully advised its client, the wealth manager 百投 , on the sale of its insurance broking subsidiary, Lovat Insurance Brokers, to Towergate Insurance. 百投 provides investment advice, financial planning 和 execution-only services predominantly to private individuals. Lovat is a corporate insurance broker based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Jim Keeling, Joint Chairman at 科比特·基林, who led the transaction, commented: “The sale of Lovat Insurance Brokers has 恩 abled 百投 to divest a non-core asset, whilst 恩 hancing acquirer Towergate’s regional coverage 和 strengthening its relationships in the South East of England. This is yet another example of 科比特·基林 advising on the successful sale of a business where clear value was created for all parties.”
科贝特·基林（Corbett Keeling）为HedgeStart Partners将其业务出售给公司Cordium的交易提供了咨询 in which Buy & Build specialist Sovereign Capital is an investor. Hedgestart was founded in 2000 to offer a range of start-up 和 on-going outsourced services predominantly to alternative investment businesses. 服务 include: Corporate Tax; Private Client Tax; FCA Regulatory Compliance; Accountancy & Payroll; 和 Strategic Consulting. 皮质 is a global provider of regulatory compliance consulting 和 software services to regulated financial services companies.
科比特·基林 advised Intraharm实验室 on raising debt funding in order to finance the company's acquisition strategy. Intraharm实验室 supplies both niche 和 branded pharmaceuticals to the NHS 和 international markets. Its team of professionals has many years of experience in the commercialisation of pharmaceutical products, taking them from registration to patient 和 thereby fostering a mutually beneficial relationship.
科比特·基林和我们的希腊Globalscope合作伙伴First Athens Corporate Finance就Payzone Hellas SA出售给OPAP Investment Ltd的交易向Payzone Group Ltd和Coltonia Holdings Ltd提供咨询服务 总价为775万欧元。由英国私募股权投资人杜克街资本（Duke Street Capital）支持的Payzone Group是欧洲最大的支付网络之一，在包括英国，爱尔兰，希腊和罗马尼亚在内的四个欧洲国家提供广泛的支付服务。 Payzone Hellas是希腊最大的手机充值网络，安装了11,000多个POS终端，每年处理约3000万笔交易。 Payzone Hellas还率先付款&公用事业和 希腊的服务提供商 and is the only independent organization in Greece other than banks to provide such services. 科比特·基林 和 First Athens worked together as members of 全球范围 Partners to initiate the opportunity 和 advised on the sale 的希腊业务。
科比特·基林 advised 阿尔法金融市场咨询, a leading provider of consulting, benchmarking 和 implementation services to financial institutions in the UK, Continental Europe 和 globally, on the sale of their business to UK Private Equity group, Baird Capital, in a transaction valuing the company at £28m. This deal is a good example of the resurgence of Private Equity ("PE") interest in consulting firms with a strong growth history. Alpha attracted eight offers from the PE community 和 the shareholders chose Baird because of the flexibility of the deal structure, the financial resources they could make available 和 the support that Baird offered the management team in taking the company to the next stage of growth.
Hörmann International Beteiligungs GmbH, part of the 霍曼集团 , a family owned German manufacturer of industrial 和 residential doors, acquired IG Doors Ltd, a UK manufacturer of external doors for the housebuilding industry. This provided an exit for NVM Private Equity, which backed the MBO of IG Doors in 2003. 科比特·基林 identified the opportunity 和, working together with its German 全球范围 partner, CatCap Corporate Finance, introduced it to the 霍曼集团 .
施乐股权 Ltd is an investment company, which was formed by John Cowley in 2011, with the intention of building a market leading group of building products manufacturers. Xerxes acquired four businesses from Eleco plc, an AIM listed company, including SpeedDeck Building Systems, Downer Cladding Systems, Stramit Panel Products 和 Prompt Profiles. 科比特·基林 has worked for many years with John Cowley, who has been conducting turnaround projects for the last 18 years, 和 introduced this opportunity to 施乐股权 .
探索学习, the UK company with multiple English 和 maths tuition centres, led by founder Bill Mills, 被卖给了Graphite Capital。控股权为 acquired from a group of investors including the Spectrum Venture Management Fund 和 Wittington Investments Limited. Bill Mills 和 the senior management team re-invested the majority of their stake in the company. 科比特·基林 has worked with Bill Mills, who set up 探索学习 in 2001, over many years 和 advised him throughout the sale process 和 particularly on 他对公司的再投资条款。
pH协会 , the market leading ‘Real World Data’ 和 ‘Market Access’ consultancy in the health sector, 被卖给了 OPEN Health, a joint venture with global communications group Chime Communications Plc. pH协会 was set up by Kate Peperell 和 Lesley Howell in 1999. As the two founding shareholders started to consider an exit for the business they had created, they appointed 科比特·基林 to assess how to grow revenue, build equity 和 sell the business at the right time for maximum value. Once they had reached this “right time”, Kate 和 Lesley appointed 科比特·基林 to advise them 出售他们的业务。
赎回 , which recycles used mobile phones, print cartridges 和 other electronic devices, was acquired by a management buy-in team led by Curt Hopkins 和 Pete Petrondas 和 backed by Trevor Bayley, a founding partner of HgCapital. 科比特·基林 helped identify the opportunity for the buy-in team.
君士坦丁集团 plc, which invests in the logistics, manufacturing, property 和 renewable 恩 ergy sector, backed the management buyout of The Green Company (Europe) Ltd, a renewable 恩 ergy company specialising in the installation of onshore wind 和 solar farms. 科比特·基林 advised 君士坦丁集团 plc on the terms of 交易。
皮质 (previously known as IMS Consulting), a provider of consulting 和 business support services for the wholesale asset management 和 securities sector, 被卖给了 an investor led management team comprising both existing 和 new directors. The Buy-in Management Buy-out, or “BIMBO”, was backed by Sovereign Capital. 科比特·基林 advised Scott Wilson, the founder of IMS, 和 his co-shareholder, on the strategy for the sale of their business 和 on the execution of 交易。
家庭选择护理 provider of care to individuals in their own homes, undertook an acquisition search which resulted in the acquisition of Lilac Care Ltd, a provider of in-home care support services. 科比特·基林 undertook the acquisition search on behalf of 家庭选择护理. 家庭选择护理 was 后来 acquired by Westminster 家 care in November 2012.
HCML , the UK’s leading independent provider of professional rehabilitation, case management 和 employment services to the insurance industry, solicitors 和 corporate clients, undertook a secondary management buy-out from 3i. 科比特·基林 advised Helen Merfield, CEO 和 founder of HCML on all aspects of the buy-out, including arranging funding, agreeing terms 和 managing the whole process on behalf of the management team.
The management team of Communisis Bath Business Forms 和 Economailer, leading UK manufacturers 和 distributors of business forms 和 stationery, acquired these companies from UK listed company Communisis plc in an MBO. The businesses were renamed 诚信打印. 科比特·基林 advised the management team, led by Mark Cornford, on all aspects of this MBO, including arranging funding, agreeing terms 和 managing the whole process on behalf of the management team.
The 凯瑟克企业 Group, a UK-based private equity investor set up in June 2004 by John Harvey CBE 和 associates to invest in logistics 和 supply chain-related businesses, acquired Link Logistics Group, a provider of contracted logistics services for the food industry at both frozen 和 ambient temperatures. 科比特·基林 advised Keswick Enterprises on the terms of its acquisition 和 funding.
德尼尔& Hamlyn, a manufacturer of lighting equipment, raised development capital from Endless LLP 和 acquired Tindle Lighting, a fellow manufacturer of lighting equipment. 科比特·基林 advised the company on its fund raising, which comprised a mixture of debt 和 equity, helped identify acquisition opportunities 和 advised on the terms of the acquisition of Tindle Lighting.
Exmet Building Products Group Ltd, a new company formed by John Cowley, Nigel Dickinson 和 Roger Hall, acquired Expamet Building Products Ltd, a manufacturer of specialist metal building products from Royal Bank of Scotland. The management buy-in was backed by GE Capital. 科比特·基林 advised the management buy-in team on all aspects of their acquisition, including raising finance 和 negotiating the terms of 交易。
哈里斯·希尔 , a recruitment consultant specialising in the charity 和 not for profit sector, 被卖给了 a management buy-in team backed by YFM Private Equity. 科比特·基林 advised the shareholders of 哈里斯·希尔 on all aspects of the sale of their business, including identifying possible buyers, negotiating terms 和 managing the process throughout.
医疗企业集团 plc, an international healthcare services company focused on occupational healthcare, private healthcare services 和 distribution of medical devices, sold its subsidiary CICS, a supplier of medical 和 dental products, to Trycare Ltd, a supplier 和 distributor of products to the dental 和 chiropody markets. 科比特·基林 advised 医疗保健企业集团出售其子公司。
Tysers , a provider of insurance 和 reinsurance brokerage services, 被卖给了 its management team in a funding 和 share re-structuring led by Christopher Spratt as Chairman and 克里斯·埃利奥特（Chris Elliott）担任首席执行官。科比特·基林建议 on all aspects of this management buyout 和 shareholding restructuring, including advising the outgoing shareholders on the sale of their shares, the new shareholders on the acquisition of their shares, the company on the raising of finance 和 the terms of the transaction, 和 managing the process throughout.
BigHead粘接紧固件, a manufacturer of stainless steel fasteners for a variety of industries, 被卖给了 its management team, led by Brian Giddings, 和 backed by EPIC Investment Partners. 科比特·基林 advised the management team on raising finance 和 the terms of the transaction 和 managed the whole process on behalf of the management team.
Find.co.uk , one of the UK’s leading consumer finance portals, 被卖给了 a management team backed by Electra Quoted Management 和 FF&P Private Equity. 科比特·基林 advised the management team on the 恩 tire process, including raising finance, structuring the transaction 和 negotiating terms.
梯山 , a provider of property investment 和 commercial property development services, made an offer for the shares of Grosvenor Land Holdings plc, a provider of real estate services, Terrace Hill演唱会尚未拥有的音乐。科贝特·基林（Corbett Keeling）为Terrace Hill提出了对这家上市公司的建议收购建议，该收购要遵守《收购守则》的规定。
Chivers Communications plc, publishers of large print 和 unabridged audio books 和 children’s books, quoted on the OFEX market, was subject to a recommended cash offer from BBC Worldwide Ltd, the commercial arm of the BBC. 科比特·基林 advised Chivers on the recommended offer from the BBC. The offer was subject to the Takeover Code.
GB国际 Ltd, a distributor of optical 和 photographic equipment, 被卖给了 Multivision GmbH, a German distributor of presentation products. 科比特·基林 advised the owners of GB国际, including Yorkshire Fund Managers, whom we had originally introduced to the business four years previously, on their exit strategy, identifying 和 introducing possible purchasers 和 leading the negotiations with the trade buyer.
WT Food plc, a producer 和 wholesaler of ethnic foods, was acquired by its management team in a buy-out backed by Bridgepoint Capital. 科比特·基林 advised a co-investor to Bridgepoint Capital. WT食品 was acquired by GraceKennedy, the large Caribbean conglomerate, in 2007 现在以Grace Foods UK的名义进行交易。
Chivers Communications plc, publishers of large print 和 unabridged audio books 和 children’s books, acquired a 30% interest in Oneword Radio Ltd, operator of the only national commercial digital radio station dedicated to the spoken word. 科比特·基林 advised Chivers on its investment in Oneword Radio.
辐射网络, the pioneer of broadband wireless mesh technology, secured second-stage financing from a range of institutional 和 private investors, including Advent Venture Partners, Intel Capital, executives of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts 和 Sandler Capital Management. 科比特·基林 advised 辐射网络 on this equity 筹集资金。
吉维斯集团 quoted bespoke gentleman’s tailor, demerged its publishing business, Chivers Press Ltd, a publisher of large print 和 unabridged audio books 和 children’ s books. The shares of Chivers were admitted to trading on OFEX by way of a placing. Following the demerger, 吉维斯Group changed its name to 吉维斯&霍克斯公司科比特·基林建议 Gieves Group on the demerger of Chivers Press, a transaction governed by the Takeover Code 和 the Rules of the London Stock Exchange.
Linguaphone , a provider of self-study language learning products 和 associated support services, raised equity funding 和 restructured debt by way of a rights issue, an issue of convertible preference shares 和 an issue of warrants to subscribe for ordinary shares. 科比特·基林 advised Linguaphone on the funding 和 issue of shares 和 share warrants.
Simon Keeling acted as our expert witness in a very complex professional negligence action. We asked him to consider a number of fund-raising matters, including the way in which one would go about attracting investment into a substantial overseas telecoms project. Simon’s input – in particular, his ability to translate arcane issues into comprehensible reports to be placed before a Court – was most impressive 和 was greatly appreciated by both the client 和 the legal team.蒂姆·布利摩尔（Tim Bullimore）