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Support on the sale of Amazilia Aerospace to Textron

Quercus International, led by Michael Mortimor, has supported Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe, a fellow member of the Terra Alliance, on the sale of Amazilia Aerospace GMBH (“Amazilia” or the “Company”) to Textron Inc (“Textron”). Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe served as the exclusive financial adviser to Amazilia’s shareholders, whilst Quercus International provided sector input throughout the transaction, and closely […]

NVM invests in MRO+ Solutions Group

A Quercus International team, led by Michael Mortimor, has provided sector-led buy-side support to NVM on their investment to support the management buyout of MRO+ Solutions Group. MRO Solutions is a highly technical, value-added distributor of critical products to a range of process and manufacturing industries.  The Group operates nationally through its wholly owned subsidiaries, […]

Literacy Capital invests in Live Business

A Quercus International team, led by Michael Mortimor and Andrew Clegg, has advised the shareholders of Live Business Limited (“Live Business” or the “Company”) on an investment in the business by Literacy Capital plc (“Literacy Capital”), giving it a significant minority stake. Since its establishment by Mark Dixon and Dan Lock, Live Business has evolved […]

Terra Alliance International M&A network announces record growth in deal volume and values

Quercus International is the exclusive UK member firm of the Terra Alliance International M&A network and in 2023 member firms completed 97 transactions, a 10% increase on the previous year. Deal value 2023  also increased, by over 40%, to $18 billion.  The chart below shows that active sectors over the past 12 months include Industrial, Consumer, […]

Acquisition of Swale Heating by Sureserve

Quercus International is delighted to announce that it has advised the Sureserve Group (“Sureserve”) on the acquisition of Swale Heating Holdings Ltd and its subsidiary, Swale Heating Limited (together “Swale Heating”), a business delivering gas and renewable heating solutions to both public and private sector customers. This is the second time Quercus International has worked […]

Crystal ball 2024: the UK waste sector

Quercus Head of Waste Management Mark Whelan writes: At this time of year, it is customary to review the events of the year that has just past and to consider what might unfold over the next 12 months. In 2023 the UK waste industry has largely seen business as usual in the field of M&A. […]

Sale of Capital Compactors to Impact Environmental Group

A Quercus International team, led by Mark Whelan, Neil Giles and Michael Mortimor, has advised the shareholders of Capital Compactors Limited (“CCL” or the “Company”) on the sale of the Company to Impact Environmental Group (“IEG”), a portfolio company of US Private Equity firm Aurora Capital Partners . CCL is a leading UK-based designer, manufacturer […]

Disposal of Precision Lift Services to Anlev UK

A Quercus International team led by Tully Cornick and Andrew Clegg has advised Sureserve Group Limited (“Sureserve”) on the sale of Precision Lift Services Limited (“Precision”) to Anlev UK Limited, a subsidiary of ATAL, a Hong Kong listed electrical and mechanical engineering service provider. Based in Essex, Precision sells, installs and modernises all types of lifts […]

Blue Bear Systems Group acquired by Saab

A Quercus Corporate Finance team, led by Michael Mortimor and Andrew Clegg, has advised the shareholders of Blue Bear Systems Group Limited (“Blue Bear” or the “Company”) on the sale of the Company to Saab UK Limited (“Saab”). Blue Bear is a world-leading provider of AI-enabled autonomous swarm systems for complex defence and security applications. […]

Future Industrial Services sold to Augean Limited

Future Industrial Services Limited (‘FIS’), a leading provider of hazardous waste management and specialist industrial service,s has been sold to specialist waste and resource management group, Augean Limited. Headquartered in Kirkby with sites in Berwick, Hull, Rugby, Honiton and Plymouth, FIS works with clients across government, major utilities and national & multi-national companies to provide […]

Terra Alliance International M&A Network announces 88 deals in 2022 valued at $13.1bn

As  Terra Alliance celebrates its 20th year, Quercus is pleased to announce that member firms completed 88 transactions with a combined deal value of more than US$13 billion in 2022. For the five years to December 2022, member firms completed 459 transactions with a combined deal value of more than US$115 billion. Over half of last […]

Quercus bolsters team with further senior appointment

Quercus Corporate Finance has announced the arrival of Jim Clark as an Associate Partner to support ongoing growth in demand for its services. Jim is the firm’s third senior appointment in two months, with Tully Cornick having previously joined as an Associate Partner and Michael Mortimor having been promoted to partner. Jim is an experienced […]

Quercus announces new equity partner appointment

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce that Michael Mortimor has been promoted to the partnership as head of Industrial Technology. Michael has spent over 20 years specialising in Industrial Technology M&A and has completed transactions in the UK, North America, Europe, Russia and China. His clients have included corporates, private equity houses and owner-managed […]

Quercus announces second industrial sector deal in three weeks

The Quercus team, led by Michael Mortimor, Andrew Clegg and Mark Winkler, have advised the shareholders of Wixroyd Holdings Limited (the “Wixroyd Group”) on the sale of the company to Essentra Plc (Essentra). Based in Chichester, the Wixroyd Group has three leading UK brands of differentiated mechanical components. With a 70 year history, it has […]

Quercus announces cross-border industrial technology sale

Quercus Corporate Finance has advised the shareholders of Keronite Group Limited on the company’s sale to Curtiss-Wright Corporation for £29m. Headquartered in the UK and with operations in North America, Keronite is a leading provider of Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) surface treatment applications offering corrosion protection, wear resistance, thermal protection and electrical insulation for the […]

Terra Alliance celebrates 20 years of cross-border deal-making

The Terra Alliance held its 40th international M&A conference last week in Chicago, hosted by North American member firm, Origin Merchant Partners. The meeting marked the 20th anniversary of the Alliance which was originally formed in Europe in 2002. Over the course of two days over 30 delegates, representing 13 member firms, dived into global economic […]

Quercus advises on South Africa’s largest waste management transaction

UK advisory firm, Quercus Corporate Finance has jointly advised the board of EnviroServ, South Africa’s largest waste management company on the signing of a binding agreement to be acquired by a consortium led by Suez. The acquisition, which is subject to South African competition authorities’ approval, will enable the Suez led consortium to become a leading […]

Dane Houlahan joins Quercus Corporate Finance as Partner

Quercus Corporate Finance is delighted to announce that Dane Houlahan has joined the firm as a Partner, with a focus on Business and Technology Services M&A as well as Built Environment transactions. Dane previously held senior M&A positions in KPMG’s Corporate Finance business including UK Head of Business Services, Co-Head of Complex Real Estate and […]

Moving Forward into 2022 - Part 4

This week we are delighted to share from our forthcoming publication ‘Moving Forward’ an interview with Keith Errey. Keith is the Co-Founder and CEO of Isansys Lifecare and in this article he discusses how Isansys’ Patient Status Engine technology is a “win / win” for hospitals on a global basis.

Record-breaking year for Terra Alliance

Terra Alliance is pleased to announce the results of a record-breaking 2021 and its continued growing presence in the global M&A and corporate finance markets.  In 2021, its member firms completed 110 transactions with a combined deal value of more than US$69 billion. For the five years to December 2021, member firms completed more than […]

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