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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 and Neil Giles, 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 […]

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 […]

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