With offices in London and Dubai, CCL is an established and experienced provider of regulatory compliance services. The business was founded in 1998 by Ralph Lindeyer and has since developed a comprehensive range of compliance services which it provides to a blue-chip client base across the globe.
Headquartered in Dublin, Waystone is the worldwide leader in governance, risk and compliance, representing leading investment funds and managers globally. Partnering with institutional investors, investment funds and asset managers, the group builds, supports and protects investment structures and strategies worldwide. Waystone supports asset managers with more than $1tn in assets.
CCL is Waystone’s ninth acquisition and now forms part of a newly formed Compliance Services division. Whilst Waystone has traditionally offered compliance services to funds, this is the first time it has offered services to fund managers at a corporate level, vastly expanding its addressable market.
Headquartered in central London, Marclay is recognised as a leader in the provision of cyber-security services.
The business protects the digital assets of some of the world’s most high-profile individuals and organisations. Its cyber-incident and investigations team specialises in supporting businesses who have suffered a cyber-breach or similar security incident with industry leading methodology and forensic capability. It has built a reputation over the last six years amongst many London law firms, where they are widely regarded as the go-to firm for expert advice in challenging cyber security related situations.
Headquartered in London, Domaine Direct was originally set up in 1981 by the late Hilary Gibbs, an acknowledged industry pioneer, who built her reputation on sourcing the best wines from across Burgundy and selling to top restaurants, shops and collectors.
Established in 2006, Flint Wines supplies some of the UK’s top restaurants and wine merchants. It specialises in Burgundy, North America and Italy and works directly with over 150 producers from around the world. Flint Wines sells also sells to the public through its Stannary Wines brand. Flint’s management are pursuing an ambitious growth strategy, seeking to further develop their wine range and market penetration both organically and through further acquisition.
Headquartered in Bristol with a recently established South East presence, BBS is a highly respected specialist firm of workplace pensions consultants, actuaries, investment advisers and administrators providing a full suite of pensions advice and management solutions for trustees and employers. Founded in 1997, BBS has grown to become one of, if not, the leading independent pensions consultancy in the South West, employing over 125 people with a broad client base ranging from local businesses to large, blue-chip organisations.
Broadstone is an acquisitive group having made four acquisitions since Livingbridge invested in 2016, with three of those acquisitions being in the past 12 months. BBS represents Broadstone’s largest acquisition to date and provides them with significant additional scale and increased breadth of services as well as significant cross-selling opportunities across the enlarged client base.
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 members.
Parliament Hill also works exclusively in the membership sector. It uses the collective buying power of its clients (and their 3 million members) to negotiate outstanding terms on products and services relevant to members as individuals, within their families, in their businesses and for their careers. The business was founded by Andrew Holden who will continue to lead the business going forward.
The acquisition supports the vision of Boundless to leverage its expertise and expand into complementary activities. Financial details have not been disclosed.
OCS Environmental Services Limited is a specialist asbestos removal business with operations in London and the south of England. The company has extensive experience and expertise in working with asbestos, successfully completing projects across the UK for both public and private sector organisations.
Leeds-based Lexia, whose divisions include Rhodar, is one of the UK’s biggest and longest established asbestos removal contractors.
Thomas Eggar is an innovative and highly regarded law firm operating across the South East of England. It has around 500 people including 70 partners and directors.
The merger with Irwin Mitchell will complement Thomas Eggar’s strong South-East practice with Irwin Mitchell’s national coverage and broader service offering. The combined firm will be the 11th largest in the country.