Recent Deals

2015/2016

Advising management on an MBO with deferred consideration/options in the technology/knowledge sector – Digital Training Company

Structuring for the distressed completion and sale of a partially completed hotel/company out of a corproate group – Coporate Valuation Service

Advised on the structure of MBO for Construction Consultancy

Advising Corporate Acquisitions firm on the disposal of a subsidary, deal structure and the treatment of intercompany balances.

Advising on a pre sale reconstruction of a group to seperate a property from the trade before advising on the disposal of the trading businsess – Leading Trade Firm

Advising management/oweners on the sale of a family software business, involving deferred consideration and management incentive arrangements – Analytics Company

Oct 13

We assisted our UK based client in forming a joint venture company with a Chinese partner in the leisure sector.  The deal involved the unique challenges of negotiating with Chinese business owners and their advisors.

Jan 13

We assisted in the acquisition of a pagination company for a solicitor client.

Dec 12

We assisted with the buy-out of I-Deal Promotions from the publicly listed CPP Group.

Dec 12

We advised on the merger of two Architect Practices to assist with the retirement of one of the partners.

Nov 12

We were asked to advise on the sale of a business to enable the two founder shareholders to retire. We restructured the deal and found the necessary finance to allow the remaining shareholders to buy out the founders and thus allow them to continue in what has become a very successful company.

Sept 11

We carried out limited due dilligence, within a two week start to finish period, for an independent investor enabling him to purchase a significant franchise operation from Administrators.

May 11

We acted for AIM listed company Wynnstay Group PLC in their acquisition of Telford based Wrekin Grain Ltd a leading independent grain marketing and agricultural inputs supplier. The anticipated consideration was £4.0m, with 3.0m cash paid on completion. A further £1.0m may be paid based on future performance.

May 11

We assisted Stax Trade Centres plc with their acqusition of Edinburgh based WF Wishart. The Alexander & Co team, led by partner Stephen Verber helped with negotiating the financial terms of the deal and carried out the financial due diligence. Stephen Verber says, Alexander & Co have been advising Stax since assisting with their MBO in 1986 and that this acquisition demonstrates the management team’s long term ambitions to build on their current Top 300 North West companies position. Wishart will provide an excellent base to continue expansion in Scotland.”

May 10

We acted for AIM listed company Wynnstay Group PLC in their acquisition of Yorkshire based seed processors Woodhead Seeds Ltd. The consideration was up to £3.35m, with £2.6m cash paid on completion.

Dec 09

We advised the team in the buy-out from administration of Howorth Air Technology Ltd and Westbury Filtermation Ltd.

July 09

We undertook financial due diligence for our AIM listed client Baqus Group plc on its acquisition of Nigel Rose Group

Apr 09

We advised the MBO team on the acquisition of HL Interactive LLP, a provider of volume legal services, from Halliwells LLP

June 08

We assisted a NASDAQ quoted company with the raising of additional finance.

Jan 08

We advised Manson Insurance Group Ltd on the sale of the general insurance, healthcare and financial services businesses to Jelf Group PLC for an initial sum of £16.2m.

We acted for AIM listed Wynnstay Group PLC in their acquisition of a Midlands based chain of Pet Superstores, Wilsons Pet Centres Ltd. The consideration was up to £5.16m with £4.3m payable in cash on completion.

Jan 08 to Dec 08

Alexander & Co have undertaken a substantial number of pre-lending reviews for major UK and European Banks including The Co-operative Bank plc, Bank of Scotland plc and Handelsbanken.

Dec 07

We acted as Reporting Accountants to Baqus Group PLC in their admission to the AIM market. Led by well known entrepreneurs Roger Knowles and Patrick Lineen this involved the simultaneous merger of three nationally spread Quantity Surveyors practices. Alexander & Co are retained as auditors to the PLC and will also advise on new acquisitions.

Jun 07

We acted for the shareholders of Intelect Recruitment PLC on the sale of the majority of the business to the publicly quoted Interquest Group plc. The deal worth up to £4.65m sees one of the shareholders, David DiDomenico retaining a shareholding in the company post sale.

Jan 07

We acted for Bolton based Oliver Kay Ltd, in a £17m deal which sees Aberdeen Asset Managers Growth Capital take a significant stake in the fruit and veg distribution company. Corporate Finance partner, Stephen Verber, created the deal as a means of buying out a retiring shareholder as well as providing access to funds for further growth. The company’s founder, Oliver Kay remains Managing Director and becomes the majority shareholder.

 

 

 

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