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Quercus welcomes Michael Mortimor as an Associate Partner

Michael is a highly experienced dealmaker with over 20 years M&A, senior finance and strategy experience within the industrial sector. He has extensive cross border experience and has completed transactions in the UK, North America, Europe, Russia and China. His clients have included corporates, private equity houses and owner-managed businesses. Michael started his career at KPMG Corporate Finance and […]

Quercus advises Rydon on the sale of its Regeneration and Construction business

Quercus is delighted to announce it has advised the board of Rydon Group Holdings Limited (“Rydon”) on the sale of its regeneration and construction business to a management buy-in team (“Real”) led by Paul Nicholls. Rydon is one of the UK’s leading regeneration experts. It works closely with local authorities to deliver some of the […]

What is going on with Capital Gains Tax?

With national debt now at an eye watering £2.1 trillion, tax rises are back on the agenda. Winston Churchill wrote that: "The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing." One would not have been surprised to see Rishi […]

Quercus announces private equity investment in the cyber-security sector

The Quercus team, led by Andrew Clegg and Mark Winkler, advised the board of Marclay Associates Limited (“Marclay”) on the sale of a stake in the business to UK private equity investor, Ashridge Capital. Headquartered in central London, Marclay is recognised as a leader in the provision of cyber-security services. The business protects the digital […]

Quercus insight into maximising value on a private business sale

For many entrepreneurs the sale of a private business is the culmination of a lifetime’s work. Often it will be a one-off opportunity to generate a life-changing sum of money.  A reward for the initial risk taking and years of hard work. Given the size of the financial stakes, it is perhaps surprising that many […]

Terra Alliance announces over 100 completed deals during 2020

As the exclusive UK member firm for the Terra Alliance international M&A network, Quercus Corporate Finance is pleased to announce that: in 2020, the Terra Alliance’s firms completed 101 transactions with a combined value of more than US$8 billion; and for the five years to December 2020, Terra Alliance firms completed more than 519 transactions with […]

Quercus recognised in the 2021 Insider Dealmaker Awards

Quercus Corporate Finance LLP is delighted to announce that Andrew Clegg has been nominated as ‘Dealmaker of the Year‘ in the 2020 Insider Dealmaker Awards.  This is the fourth time Andrew has been nominated for this prestigious award which he also won in 2019. Nick Standen, Chairman of Quercus, commented: “This is a great start […]

Quercus announces largest waste sector deal since lockdown

Quercus are delighted to announce the sale of Camo Limited which trades under the Simply Waste brand to Biffa plc for an upfront debt and cash free consideration of £35m. Potential further consideration of up to £5m may become payable, depending on future performance. Quercus was the sole corporate finance adviser to Simply Waste on […]

Quercus Corporate Finance welcomes Ed Groome as Associate Partner

Ed is a highly experienced corporate finance professional with a 15 year track record.  He works across all sectors but has a particular focus on the Consulting and Services sectors where his most recent clients include Access Partnership. Connection Capital-backed JCRA, Nicholas O’Dwyer, The NAV People and Dartmouth Partners. Ed’s experience includes both private and […]

What future M&A?

The recent announcement of a proposed £760m merger between Carlsberg UK and Marston Breweries is a sign of encouragement for those concerned about the health of the M&A market in the wake of Covid-19. By coincidence Quercus have also just completed a deal in the drinks sector; helping premium wine merchant Flint Wines acquire a […]

Quercus announces acquisition in fine wine retail

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the acquisition of Domaine Direct by Flint Wines. The Quercus team was led by Andrew Clegg and Nick Standen who acted for the board of Flint Wines on the acquisition. Headquartered in London, Domaine Direct was originally set up in 1981 by the late Hilary Gibbs, an acknowledged […]

Terra Alliance reports $15 billion of M&A deals in 2019

As the exclusive UK member firm for the Terra Alliance international M&A network, Quercus Corporate Finance is pleased to announce that: for 2019, the Terra Alliance’s firms completed more 110 transactions with a combined value of more than US$15 billion, a 36% increase on the combined value of transactions completed for 2018; and for the five […]

Further success for Quercus with multiple Thames Valley Deal Award nominations

Quercus Corporate Finance LLP is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted three times in the 2020 Thames Valley Deal Awards: The team has been shortlisted as 'Corporate Finance Team of the Year'; Our role on the sale of Hampshire-based SWR Newstar to Biffa Plc has been nominated as 'Mid-Range Deal of the Year'; Our […]

Quercus delivers cross-border success in aviation foods solutions

Quercus Corporate Finance LLP is delighted to announce the sale of aviation food solutions company, Monty’s Bakehouse UK Limited to SATS Investments Pte Ltd, Asia’s leading provider of Food Solutions and Gateway Services. The Quercus team, led by Andy Clegg, advised the Board of Monty’s Bakehouse UK Limited (“Monty’s Bakehouse”) on the sale of the […]

Quercus Corporate Finance announces transaction in speciality manufacturing

Quercus Corporate Finance announces the sale of MARCO to Canadian listed corporation, ATS Automation. The Quercus team advised the Board of MARCO Limited (“MARCO”) on the sale of the Company and its subsidiaries to ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (‘ATS Automation”), the Toronto Stock Exchange listed provider of innovative, custom designed, built, and installed manufacturing […]

Quercus celebrates another successful year with multiple deal award nominations

Quercus Corporate Finance LLP is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted three times in the 2020 Insider Dealmakers Awards: The team has been shortlisted as 'Corporate Finance Team of the Year' Our role on the sale of Hampshire-based waste operator Raymond Brown Waste Solutions to Collard Group has been nominated as 'Small Deal of […]

Quercus announces acquisition in the outsourced waste and recycling sector

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the acquisition of Advanced Waste Solutions Limited by Reconomy (UK) Limited. The Quercus team, led by Mark Whelan, advised Reconomy (UK) Limited (“Reconomy”), the UK’s largest outsourced waste management and recycling business, on its acquisition of Advanced Waste Solutions Limited (“AWS”), a provider of outsourced waste and recycling […]

Quercus Corporate Finance announces transaction in the pension consulting sector

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of BBS Consultants & Actuaries to Broadstone Group. The Quercus team, led by Andy Clegg, advised the Board of BBS Consultants & Actuaries Limited (“BBS”) on the sale of the Company to Broadstone Group (‘Broadstone”), the employee benefits and pensions consultancy specialist backed by mid-market Private […]

Quercus Corporate Finance announces sale in the waste management sector

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of Raymond Brown Waste Solutions to Collard Group. The Quercus team, led by Mark Whelan, advised Raymond Brown Group and Elysian Capital (owner of the Raymond Brown Group) on the sale of Raymond Brown Waste Solutions Limited to Collard Group Limited, a leading demolition and waste […]

Terra Alliance announces new member firm in Canada

The Terra Alliance held its latest bi-annual international corporate finance meeting in New York last week hosted by the American consumer products and retail specialist member firm, Consensus (www.consensusadvisors.com).   The meeting represents the Terra Alliance’s 36th international corporate finance meeting following the most recent gathering in Madrid in April 2019. Representatives of the Terra Alliance’s […]

Quercus announces further transaction success in the software sector

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of intelligentgolf Limited (intelligentgolf) to ClearCourse Partnership LLP (ClearCourse). The Quercus team, acting for the Board of intelligentgolf, was led by Andrew Clegg.  ClearCourse has the financial backing of Aquiline Capital Partners, a New York and London-based private equity firm. Intelligentgolf is the market leading provider […]

Quercus announces transaction in the health and sports supplements sector

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of HTC Group Limited to MCI Health Investments Limited. Quercus advised the Board of HTC Group Limited, on the sale of the award winning specialist health and sport supplements business to MCI Health Investments Limited. Headquartered in Watford, Hertfordshire and with operations in China, HTC is […]

Terra Alliance holds 35th international M&A conference in Madrid

The Terra Alliance held its 35th international M&A conference on the 25thand 26thof April in Madrid, hosted by the Spanish member firm, Sabadell Corporate Finance. Over 30 delegates, representing 16 member firms from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe, benefitted from sharing cross-border M&A opportunities, local market insight and emerging global sector trends. The Madrid […]

Further waste sector success for the Quercus team

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the acquisition of Alpha Utilities Limited by Devon Contract Waste Limited. The Quercus team, led by Mark Whelan, advised Devon Contract Waste Limited (“DCW”), one of the leading independent waste management business in the South West, on its acquisition of Alpha Utilities Limited (trading as Alpha Logic) (“Alpha”), […]

Quercus announces cross-border transaction in privacy management and security research

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of Cecile Park Publishing Limited (CPP) (trading as DataGuidance) to OneTrust Partnership Limited (OneTrust). The Quercus team, led by Andrew Clegg, advised the Board of CPP (DataGuidance), an in-depth and up-to-date privacy and security research platform, on the sale of the company to OneTrust. OneTrust offers […]

Quercus announces significant waste sector deal

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of SWRnewstar to Biffa plc. The Quercus team, led by Mark Whelan, advised the Board of Specialist Waste Recycling Group Limited trading as SWRnewstar, on the sale of the business tothe UK’s leading integrated waste management company, Biffa plc (“Biffa”) for c.£26m plus surplus cash.  The […]

Further awards success for Quercus Corporate Finance

We are delighted to announce that Andrew Clegg has won the title of 2019 Dealmaker of the Year at the South East Insider Dealmakers Awards, which celebrates the best industry professionals in the region. The judging panel announced Andrew’s win stating: “Last year was an outstanding one for him, as he led the Quercus team […]

Terra Alliance announces 64% YoY increase in deal values for 2018

As the exclusive UK member firm for the Terra Alliance international M&A network, Quercus Corporate Finance is pleased to announce that: for 2018, the Terra Alliance's 16 firms completed more than 100 transactions with a combined value of more than US$11 billion, a 64% increase on the combined value of transactions completed for 2017; and for […]

Quercus Corporate Finance announces the sale of GTK to AIM-listed Volex plc

The Quercus team, led by Amanda Hall and Andrew Clegg, advised the Board of GTK, a UK-based manufacturer of customised electronic solutions including cable assemblies, displays and connectors, on the sale of the group to global provider of cable assemblies, Volex plc.  The transaction represented an exit for funds administered by YFM Equity Partners who originally […]

Quercus Corporate Finance announces the sale of Environmental Resource Group to Red Industries Limited

The Quercus team, led by Mark Whelan, advised the Board of Environmental Resource Group (“ERG”), on the sale of the business to specialist waste and recycling company, Red Industries (“Red”), supported by a £39m funding package from BGF and HSBC. Headquartered in Brownhills in the West Midlands with further operations in Dudley, ERG is one […]

Quercus celebrates successful start to 2019 with multiple award nominations

Quercus Corporate Finance LLP is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted three times in the 2019 Insider Dealmakers Awards. The team has been shortlisted as 'Corporate Finance Team of the Year' and Founding Partner Andrew Clegg received 'Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year' and 'Dealmaker of the Year' nominations. Nick Standen, Chairman of Quercus, […]

Quercus announces acquisition in the employee benefits sector

The Quercus team, led by Andrew Clegg, has advised Boundless on the acquisition of Parliament Hill, a leading provider of membership benefits, membership services and professional indemnity insurance. Headquartered in Brighton, Boundless is an established home, motoring and leisure association, offering attractive discounts and offers on insurance, travel, leisure activities and holidays to its c.230,000 […]

Quercus announces transaction in the school travel sector

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of the school travel division of Newmarket Promotions Limited (NPLST) to Next Generation Travel Limited. The Quercus team, led by Andrew Clegg, advised Newmarket Promotions Limited on the sale of NPLST to Blackpool-based school travel specialist Next Generation Travel Limited (NGT), whose brands include WST, FHT […]

Further success in the software sector for Quercus

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of iCareHealth (UK) Limited to the Access Group. The Quercus team, led by Andrew Clegg and Amanda Hall, advised the Board of iCareHealth, one of the UK’s leading providers of software solutionsfor the social care sector, on the sale of the company to the Access Group, […]

Terra Alliance announces new US member specialising in technology

Leading technology sector specialist investment bank, GrowthPoint of the USA, announced as a new member firm of the Terra Alliance network. The Terra Alliance held its latest bi-annual international corporate finance meeting in Singapore last week hosted by East Asia member firm, Pickering Pacific. Representatives of the Alliance’s 15 member firms came together to discuss […]

Quercus announces further deal success in the waste management sector

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of Weir Waste Services Limited to Biffa Plc. The Quercus team, led by Mark Whelan, advised the shareholders of Weir Waste Services Limited (“WWS”), one of the largest independently-owned commercial recycling and waste management businesses in the West Midlands, on the sale of the company to Biffa […]

Terra alliance announces new US member specialising in the consumer economy

Leading consumer products sector specialist investment bank, Consensus of the USA, announced as 16th member firm of the Terra Alliance network The Terra Alliance held its latest bi-annual international corporate finance meeting in London last week hosted by UK member firm, Quercus Corporate Finance LLP.  Representatives of the Alliance’s 15 member firms came together to […]

Further deal success for Quercus in the waste management sector

The Quercus team, led by Mark Whelan, advised Renewi UK Service Ltd, the UK division of LSE-listed international waste-to-product group, Renewi plc, on the sale of the Westcott Park facility to Olleco, one of the UK’s largest collectors and processors of food waste and waste cooking oils. Financial details have not been disclosed. The Westcott […]

Quercus Corporate Finance expands waste sector coverage

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the appointment of Jo Pearson to its Senior Advisory Board and follows the appointment of Mark Whelan as a Partner last year. This latest senior appointment endorses the firm’s position of financial advisor of choice for businesses in the waste management, recycling and industrial services sectors. Jo spent […]

Further deal success for Quercus in the beauty products sector

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of The Icon Consultancy Limited ('ICON') to Sweet Squared Limited. The Quercus team, led by Andrew Clegg, advised the shareholders of ICON on the sale of the company to Sweet Squared.  Sweet Squared supplies beauty products to more than 24,000 professionals in the UK and Ireland from […]

Quercus supports DiscoverIE Group Plc with overseas growth plans

The Quercus team, led by Amanda Hall and Nick Standen, advised the Board of discoverIE on the acquisition of Santon, for an initial consideration of €27m with a further €19.5m dependent on the future performance of the business. Santon, with its headquarters in Rotterdam and sales offices in the UK and Germany, designs and manufactures […]

Value and number of transactions completed by Terra Alliance firms for 2017 and 2013 to 2017

As the exclusive UK member firm for the Terra Alliance international M&A network, Quercus Corporate Finance is pleased to announce that: for 2017, the Terra Alliance's 15 firms completed more than 100 transactions with a combined value of more than US$7 billion; and for the five years to December 2017, Terra Alliance firms completed more than […]

Quercus-commissioned report considers issues for private businesses looking to take the next step

Much is made about the need to have a strategy if a privately-owned business is to achieve its potential. But it’s an argument that misses something which is quite fundamental. For an effective strategy to be drawn up and implemented, there needs to be clear thinking by the owner-manager who has become increasingly focused on the day-to-day operations. […]

Private equity backed buy out of Rowan Group

The Quercus team, led by Andrew Clegg and Nick Standen, originated, structured and sourced the funding for the buy out of Rowan which operates in the discount retail channel. The buy-out was led by existing directors, John Place and Duncan Mastin, and provides an exit for the three founder shareholders.  Pascal Wittet led the investment […]

Sale of OCS Environmental Services to Lexia Solutions Group

The Quercus team, led by Andrew Clegg, advised OCS on the sale of the company to Leeds-based Lexia, whose divisions include Rhodar, one of the UK’s biggest and longest established asbestos removal contractors. Financial details have not been disclosed. OCS Environmental Services Limited is a specialist asbestos removal business with operations in London and the […]

Successful deal completion in the online gift retail sector

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of M&G Presents Limited (trading as Qwerkity), to The Book People. The Quercus team advised the shareholders of M&G Presents Limited (trading as ‘Qwerkity’) on the sale of the company to The Book People.  The Book People is backed by private equity and prior to this […]

Quercus further strengthens team with new Partner appointment

Quercus Corporate Finance welcomes the arrival of Mark Whelan as a Partner. This latest senior appointment underscores the firm’s ambition to be the financial advisor of choice for businesses across the South. Mark, who is based in Kent, has completed over 60 transactions and joins from EY. Mark is a well respected figure in the […]

Further awards success for Quercus Corporate Finance

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce that one of its partners, Andrew Clegg, has been crowned Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year at the 2017 Insider Dealmakers Awards. This is the second consecutive year Andrew has won this prestigious award - his third in total - which is voted on by the Corporate Finance […]

Quercus announces transaction in the industrial sector

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of Variohm Holdings Limited to London Stock Exchange listed Acal plc. The Quercus team, led by Amanda Hall and Andrew Clegg, advised the shareholders of Variohm Holding Limited (“Variohm”) on the sale of the group to Acal plc, for £12m. Variohm is an independent market leader […]

Quercus nominated three times at the 2017 Insider Dealmakers Awards

Quercus Corporate Finance LLP is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted three times in the 2017 Insider Dealmakers Awards. For the third year in a row the team has been shortlisted as 'Corporate Finance Team of the Year' and founding partner Andrew Clegg received 'Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year' and 'Dealmaker of the […]

Quercus completes sale of precision engineering business

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of AWC Industries Limited to Sertec Group Limited. The Quercus team, led by Amanda Hall, advised the shareholders of AWC Industries Limited (“AWC”) on the sale of the group to Sertec Group Limited, for an undisclosed sum. AWC is a market-leading precision engineering business which provides […]

Quercus completes third transaction for Camp Hopson

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of the business and assets of Camp Hopson Funerals on behalf of Camp Hopson & Co Limited. The Quercus team advised the Board of Camp Hopson & Co Limited (“Camp Hopson”) on the sale of the business and assets of Camp Hopson Funerals to Dignity plc […]

Quercus Corporate Finance announce sale of Camp Hopson Removals

The Quercus team advised the Board of Camp Hopson & Co Limited (“Camp Hopson”) on the sale of Camp Hopson Removals Limited to London-based removals group, Ward Thomas, for an undisclosed sum. Camp Hopson is a 5th generation family business that has been in the heart of Newbury for over 100 years.  This is our […]

Quercus raises growth capital to support retail software business

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce it has successfully raised funds in the retail software sector as ImpulseLogic Limited ("ImpulseLogic") receives new growth capital. The Quercus team introduced two new investors and advised the Board of ImpulseLogic Limited on its latest funding round.  Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. ImpulseLogic's pioneering solutions […]

Quercus wins at the 2016 Dealmakers Awards

Quercus Corporate Finance LLP is delighted to announce that one of its partners, Andrew Clegg, has been crowned Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year at the 2016 Insider Dealmakers Awards. This is the second time Andrew has won this prestigious award which is voted on by the Corporate Finance community across the South East of […]

Quercus shortlisted in the 2016 Dealmakers Awards

Quercus Corporate Finance LLP is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted four times in the 2016 Insider Dealmakers Awards. For the second year in a row the team has been shortlisted as 'Corporate Finance Team of the Year', Andrew Clegg received 'Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year' and 'Dealmaker of the Year' nominations and […]

Quercus advises on catering services acquisition

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce an acquisition in the catering services sector as Harbour & Jones Ltd acquires Kent-based Principals Catering Consultants Ltd. The Quercus team, led by Andrew Clegg, advised the Board of Harbour & Jones on its acquisition of Kent-based PCC and an associated funding package.  Financial details of the transaction have not […]

Quercus announces merger of law firm Thomas Eggar with Irwin Mitchell

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the merger of South East law firm Thomas Eggar with Irwin Mitchell. The Quercus team, led by Nick Standen, advised the Partners of Thomas Eggar LLP (“Thomas Eggar”) on its merger with Irwin Mitchell LLP (“Irwin Mitchell"). The financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Thomas […]

Quercus announces sale in the healthcare recruitment sector

The Quercus team, led by Andrew Clegg and Nick Standen, advised James and Vicky Nyssen, founder shareholders of Reading-based Pharma Professional Group Ltd (trading as “Clinical Professionals”), on the sale of their shares to CPL Resources Plc, a leading staffing group headquartered in Dublin. In total, CPL Resources Plc acquired 89.8% of the issued equity […]

Quercus announces buy-out of aviation consultancy

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of Leatherhead-based IBA Group Limited “IBA” to its management team in a buy out backed by Hockley Investments. The Quercus team, led by Amanda Hall and Andrew Clegg, advised the IBA Board and shareholders on the transaction.  Established in 1988, IBA has grown to be one […]

Quercus shortlisted three times at the 2015 Thames Valley Deal Awards

Quercus Corporate Finance LLP is delighted to have been shortlisted for the coveted ‘Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year’, ‘Deal of the Year less than £25m’ and ‘Deal of the Year greater than £25m' awards in The Thames Valley Deal Awards 2015. Nick Standen, Chairman of Quercus, commented: “To be shortlisted in all three categories in […]

Quercus announces cross-border sale of speciality eyewear group

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of specialist eyewear group Fabris Lane to one of the world’s leading ophthalmic optics companies, Essilor International. The Quercus team, led by Andrew Clegg and Nick Standen, advised the shareholders of Chessington-based Three Hundred Ltd (trading as “Fabris Lane”) on the sale of the company to […]

Quercus shortlisted three times at the 2015 Dealmakers’ Awards

Quercus Corporate Finance LLP is delighted to have been shortlisted for the coveted ‘Corporate Finance Team of the Year’, ‘Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year’ and ‘Dealmaker of the Year’ awards in The Insider Deal Awards 2015. Nick Standen, Chairman of Quercus, commented: “Since the establishment of Quercus we have been committed to our strategy […]

Quercus Corporate Finance announces retail sector disposal

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of the renowned Newbury-based Camp Hopson retail stores to Morley Stores Group. The Quercus team advised the Board of Camp Hopson & Co Limited (“Camp Hopson”) on the sale of the business and assets of the group's retail operations. Financial details of the transaction have not […]

Two new Senior Advisory Board appointments

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Tyrer and Geoff Finch to the Senior Advisory Board. Our Senior Advisory Board consists of seasoned entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses across a range of sectors. We recognise that a major transaction is a unique experience for most entrepreneurs we work with and […]

Quercus announces non-core disposal to private equity

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce the sale of Acal Enterprise Solutions Limited (AES) to Agilitas Holdings, a new company owned by the current management of AES and NVM Private Equity Limited. The Quercus team, led by Amanda Hall and Nick Standen, advised the Board of Acal plc on the sale of AES. AES, […]

Quercus Corporate Finance announces fourth M&A partner

Leading advisory firm Quercus Corporate Finance today announces the appointment of Andrew Clegg as its fourth M&A partner.  Clegg joins from KPMG where he spent 18 years focused on originating and executing mid-market transactions across the South of England.  He spent six years in Gatwick, leading the firm’s Corporate Finance team across Surrey, Sussex and […]

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