Management advisory and bolt-on acquisitions

We regularly act for management teams on private equity backed transactions, either initial buy-outs, secondary buy-outs or ultimate exits. We also act for portfolio companies on bolt-on acquisitions and general portfolio company work. 
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Our experience ranges from acting for management on mid-market and lower mid-market private equity backed transactions to acting for management teams on some of the largest private equity deals, most recently the sale of Kellas Midstream.  We also act for portfolio companies on bolt-on acquisitions, including having completed 21 bolt-on acquisitions for the Civica Group, a portfolio company of Partners Group, and having completed several bolt-on acquisitions for Inspired Education, a portfolio company of TA Associates and Warburg Pincus.

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Alexander Mann Solutions Limited

Advised Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS) the talent management business backed by OMERS Private Equity, on its acquisition of The Up Group, a digital search, advisory and networking firm.

Civica UK Limited

Advised Civica, which is backed by private equity fund, Partners Group, on the acquisitions of Equiniti HR Solutions, Agylia, Parago and InfoFlex.

Optimity

Advised Optimity, an FPE Capital portfolio company, on its acquisition of managed IT services provider Pebble IT Limited.

CVC Capital Partners

Advised the management team of RiverStone on the US$750 million acquisition by CVC Capital Partners.

Kellas Midstream

Advised the management team of Kellas Midstream in connection with its sale by Antin Infrastructure Partners to BlackRock and GIC. Kellas Midstream transports gas from the central and southern North Sea areas to the UK.

Patricia Whites and Country Cousins 

Advised the management team of two care agencies, Patricia Whites and Country Cousins, on the £14 million sale of the companies by Saga to Limerston Capital.

MBI backed by Baird Capital 

Advised a former team from a FTSE plc on the simultaneous acquisitions of two leading tech businesses – Intevi and Karlson – to create a new brand to reimagine future workspaces, Aura, in a management buy-in deal backed by Baird Capital.

Inspired Education Group

Advised Inspired Education Group and the management team in connection with the investment in the Group by Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, along with existing shareholders TA Associates. Inspired is a leading group of premium schools in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We have subsequently advised Inspired Education on the acquisition of the St Peter’s International School in Portugal and on the acquisition of the American Institute of Monterrey, Mexico.

Optimum Credit 

Advised the management team of Optimum Credit, a leading provider of second charge mortgages, on its sale to Pepper Money, backed by global private equity fund, KKR.

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