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Phill says “I do” to wife Alison’s business proposal

A successful South Yorkshire business has been sold by its owner – to her husband! Industrial Personnel, of Doncaster Gate, Rotherham, a market leader in the supply of labour to the industrial, distribution, social care and commercial sectors, has been acquired by Phill Buckley from his wife, sole shareholder Alison Cutts. Kevan Shaw acted as Lead advisor for the sale.…

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Freight company travels the road to success

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser in respect of the acquisition of SHS Freight Services Limited by a local entrepreneur. The company is based in Yorkshire and core trading activities include shipping and forwarding goods for customers in the steel industry. The transaction also included a substantial property acquisition. The transaction took only three months to complete from negotiation…

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Blueprint for future success

Kevan Shaw advised a Management Buy-Out team, led by Judith Fox, on their successfully completed acquisition of Rotherham-based Horner Brothers Print Group Limited. The company manufactures operational printed matter including business cards and compliment slips which are supplied to customers such as HBOS, Prudential and BT. Kevan Shaw said “Horner is a first class business and the Buy-Out provides Judith…

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IFA team invest in the future

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser in respect of the Management Buy-Out of IFPC Limited (IFPC) by Richard Bradly, Umesh Raj Daswani and Paul Farrant. IFPC is a St. Albans based firm of Independent Financial Advisors, specialising in Discretionary Fund Management. Their services include advising on pensions, investments, life assurance and specialist IFA products. Following completion of the transaction, Kevan Shaw…

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Buy-Out team engineer has successful Management Buy-Out

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser in respect of the Management Buy-Out of AMH (Construction) Limited,(“AMH”) by Bill Hammond and Will Tatler, the company’s Operations Director and Financial Controller. AMH is one of the leading providers of civil engineering project management services in the East Midlands. AMH has carried out work for British Telecommunications Plc, its major blue chip…

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BFM motorcycles race ahead

Kevan Shaw has raised development funding for a rapidly growing motor cycle spares distributor, BFM Distribution Limited (“BFM”), based in Bradford. BFM has grown rapidly since its commencement three years ago and has already achieved a marked increase in turnover. Kevan Shaw said “substantial further working capital funding was required to enable BFM to embark on the next phase of…

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Sunquest tanning systems shines in deal

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser to a management team led by buy-in candidate Tony Webster on the Management Buy-In/Buy-Out of Manchester based Sunquest Tanning Systems Limited. Sunquest is the largest manufacturer of UV vertical tanning units, lie-down sunbeds and non-UV manual and automated spray tanning booths in the UK. The company employs over 70 people. The deal also…

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Adviser conveys engineering sale

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser in respect of the disposal of a Crossfield Engineering, a Sheffield based manufacturer of bespoke mechanical handling equipment. The business was established shortly after the Second World War and has built up a reputation in designing and manufacturing, for example, conveyor systems, materials measurement and handling and equipment used for moving and loading…

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Ditto studios raises the game

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser in respect of the disposal of Ditto Studios Limited a leading software developer. Ditto is a leading wireless games developer, producing and distributing innovative 2D/3D groundbreaking gaming entertainment for next-generation wireless devices. Following an auction process, led by Kevan Shaw, the company was sold to Apax Partners backed Digital Bridges, the World’s leading…

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Acquisition creates dynamic alliance

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser for Q4 Synergy Limited (“Q4”), a Reading based company, in connection with the acquisition of Nottingham based FX Computers Limited (“FX”). Q4 Synergy is an approved software reseller selling bespoke software. Q4 provides sophisticated remote monitoring of ICT hardware with software support and training to the education market. With the acquisition of FX…

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Software business logs on to Buy-Out

Kevan Shaw recently advised a Management Buy-Out team led by Steven Kay on the successfully completed acquisition of IMS (GB) Limited. Through its core Uniplan product, IMS specialises in the provision of integrated software solutions to customers in the manufacturing sector. Kevan Shaw advised on all aspects of the Buy-Out and was also successful in securing funding for the transaction,…

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Management Buy-Out team build for the future

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser to a management team, lead by David Lewis, on the Management Buy-Out of Hodkin & Jones (Sheffield) Limited, acquiring the company from the Douglas Quay Group. Established in 1868, Hodkin & Jones is a leading provider of products and services to the building industry, operating through four divisions that trade from two sites…

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Buy-Out for computer group

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser to the management team, led by Mark Goodwin, on the Buy-Out of the CBC Computers Group. CBC is a leading provider of computer hardware to the public and commercial sectors throughout the North of England, and trades from offices in Sheffield and Doncaster. CBC is a market leader in the regional education sector.…

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