Cattaneo advises on Accordial acquisition

Cattaneo advises Ash & Lacy on acquisition of Accordial

West Bromwich-based Ash & Lacy has acquired Accordial group, based in Loughborough, for an undisclosed consideration. Ash & Lacy is a leading manufacturer and distributor of metal building envelope systems from six locations around the country while Accordial manufactures and installs acoustic moveable wall systems for the flexible partitioning of rooms as well as manufacturing…

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SWP Group

£18m Takeover Offer for SWP Group

Cattaneo has acted as financial adviser to the management team in their acquisition via an MBO of AIM-listed SWP Group Plc. SWP designs, manufactures and installs a range of industrial engineered products and systems, serving international markets in the oil, gas & petrochemical, construction and water utilities sectors. The group operates through subsidiaries ULVA and…

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Cattaneo strengthens PLC team with senior appointment

Corporate finance advisory firm Cattaneo has recruited David Newton as a director to strengthen its public company advisory team. Mr Newton qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young before embarking on a 15-year career in investment banking, corporate stockbroking and financial regulation in the City of London with Williams de Broë, Seymour Pierce,…

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Palletforce buys QTR Transport

Palletforce Buys QTR Transport

Reinforcing its commitment to the network membership, Palletforce has continued its run of investments with the strategic acquisition of QTR Transport. The move is in line with Palletforce’s desire to have the best possible network member for every UK postcode and the move will help support and complement the company’s existing membership in the region. Earlier…

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Sale of Glide to CableCom Networking

Sale of Glide to CableCom Networking

Fast-growth Birmingham utilities payments company Glide has been acquired by a group specialising in broadband, TV and telephony services for the student and landlord market. Glide, which makes sharing bills simple for tenants and property businesses, delivering one monthly bill for all utilities and services, will become part of CableCom. The Somerset-based group serves more…

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Sale of Archive 2000 to Dublin based OASIS

Sale of Archive 2000 to Dublin Based OASIS

Cattaneo LLP has advised shareholders Paul and Sandra Byrne on the sale of Archive 2000 to Dublin based Offsite Archive Storage and Integrated Services (Ireland) Limited (“OASIS”). Birmingham-based Archive 2000 offers off-site document storage and retrieval services to local and national clients. In addition to storage facilities, it offers other archival services such as box…

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Employee trustee takes over Avidity IP

Employee Trustee Takes Over Avidity IP

Cattaneo LLP has advised on the recommended cash offer by the Avidity Employee Ownership Trustee Limited for Avidity IP Group PLC. The offer sees the employee trust gaining majority ownership of Avidity for the benefit of its employees. Headquartered in the Midlands, Avidity IP is a firm of European Patent and Trade Mark attorneys with…

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Palletforce £30m sale to Forcefield Bidco

Palletforce £30m Sale to Forcefield Bidco

The sale, recommended by the Palletforce Board, has become effective under a Companies Act scheme of arrangement. The Palletforce executive management have invested in Forcefield Bidco alongside EmergeVest. EmergeVest is a Hong Kong based investment management business with over $300m under management. It already has interests in the UK logistics and transport sector with a…

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Shield Group buys APC for £6 million from Alumasc

Shield Group Buys APC from Alumasc

In Autumn 2014, the Alumasc Board announced that the focus of the Group’s future strategic development would be to accelerate the growth of its market‐leading Building Products activities and, as a consequence, it was seeking a buyer for APC, the larger of the Group’s two Engineering Products businesses. Alumasc is pleased to announce that it…

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Sale of online retailer, VioVet, to Pethealth Inc

Sale of Online Retailer VioVet to Pethealth Inc

Cattaneo LLP, the Birmingham based corporate finance adviser, has advised on the sale of VioVet, one of the UK’s leading online pet supply retailers, to PetHealth inc of Ontario, Canada for an undisclosed sum. Headquartered in Luton, VioVet has grown rapidly since it was founded by Luke Cousins in 2008 when he was 16.  The…

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