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Castle Square advise Colonial Group on Buy and Build strategy

Castle Square, the Sheffield based advisory firm, continues to advise Colonial Group International, the Bermuda-based Financial Services company with operations throughout the Caribbean including Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Cayman and Turks and Caicos Islands. With equity of over than $200 million, Colonial manages over $300 million in Gross Written Premium (GWP) income and over $85 million in pension contributions…

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Management retain stake in company disposal

The Castle Square Corporate Finance team have advised on the disposal of Kidderminster based Wyvern Furniture, in a transaction which also involved the management team retaining a stake in the business alongside the new owners, Mission Capital. Wyvern is a long established producer of sofas and chairs for the UK market and counts Blue Chip high street retailers and mail…

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Packaging company wraps finance deal

Castle Square Corporate Finance has advised the management of Collcap Packaging in the successful Management Buy-Out of equity that was in the hands of external private shareholders. The Buy- Out was led by Managing Director John Mc Dermott and with the equity under management control for the first time the company is now targeting growth via an acquisition led strategy.…

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Revamp for design and build specialist

The Castle Square Corporate Finance team have advised on the disposal of Dewsbury based H Peel & Sons in a Private Equity transaction, which also involved the management team taking a stake in the business. H Peel was established over 60 years ago, and has become a specialist in its field in the planning and design of commercial interiors for…

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Building products specialist renovated for the future

Building products manufacturer YBS Composites has undergone a restructuring and Management Buy-Out that has preserved the jobs of all staff at factories in Bolton and Larbert in Scotland. Managing Director, Adrian Woodhall led the Buy-Out and funding for the deal and working capital was provided by Ultimate Finance. Sheffield based dealmaking firm Castle Square Corporate Finance advised the management team…

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Management team find their MOJO

Castle Square Corporate Finance has advised the management team of Leeds-headquartered rock and indie cocktail bar chain, MOJO, on the Management Buy-Out of 50% of the equity of the group not currently owned, bringing the whole of the shareholding under management control. The company operates bars in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool and plans to extend its network to a minimum…

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Buy-In positions company for lift off

Kevan Shaw, Director, is delighted to have led the Castle Square Lead Advisory team in advising on the successful Management Buy-In of Flintshire based Hannaman Engineering. The deal involved Steve Downey and David Brown completing a Buy- In backed by Finance Wales, leading to rebranding the business Hannaman Material Handling. Acquisition debt finance was provided by Aldermore Bank with Lloyds…

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Wire specialist secures funding for growth

Castle Square assist the UK’s largest manufacturer of engineering wires from its UK base in Stocksbridge, Sheffield in a transaction to raise necessary finance in order to expand its global market. Fox Wire now plan to invest and strengthen its existing position to become one of Europe’s leading specialist wire producers.

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Personal injury legal specialists secure acquisition finance funding

Specialist personal injury and medical negligence practice Neil Hudgell Solicitors has secured an acquisition finance package to help fund its acquisition programme. Sheffield based Corporate Finance Specialists, Castle Square Corporate Finance, advised the company on its fundraising as Lead advisor, running a structured process from which HSBC emerged as the preferred funding partner. Director, Kevan Shaw led the transaction. Neil…

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Successful funding deal ensures growth

Castle Square advised on the refinancing of Westbrook resources, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of metals and alloys to the World’s iron and steel industry. The group source and supply worldwide raw materials used in the manufacture of iron and steel, and count  some of world’s leading producers within their customer base. The team were tasked with finding a…

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Investment package boost for process specialist

Castle Square Corporate Finance has assisted Knight Warner Limited in securing a significant investment package which will be used to fund it's growth programme. The team from Castle Square together with the legal team at the Sheffield office of Freeth Cartwright advised the management team on all aspects of the transaction, securing funding from Enterprise Ventures, Turning Point Angel Investors…

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Leading Sheffield company sells off successful division

A Sheffield company whose superb craftsmanship has adorned stately homes and prestige buildings such as the Royal Armouries in Leeds and Cardiff Opera House, has sold one of its divisions. Decathlon, the water drainage system arm of Hodkin and Jones, specialists in glass reinforced polyester exterior features and quality architectural mouldings, has been acquired by brand leaders Marshalls of Elland,…

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Fire protection company exits safely

The Castle Square Corporate Finance team led negotiations in the sale of Pyramid Fire Protection Limited, a long established Sheffield based fire protection company, to an AIM listed plc. Kevan Shaw, Director, led negotiations giving the Shareholders a satisfying exit on the sale of their fire protection business Pyramid Fire Protection to Green Compliance plc, an Aim listed business support…

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