The M&A Lead Advisory team at Deloitte Midlands has reported a successful six months in which it completed eight significant deals across a range of sectors including industrials, manufacturing, and technology.
Over half of the transactions involving overseas investors and buyers, including European finance provider Kartesia’s investment into the Darwin Group and the acquisition of global manufacturer Uni-Pol by high precision components manufacturer Doncasters.
The team also completed a number of deals in the technology sector including Livingbridge’s investment in automotive retail software group CitNOW; the sale of geospatial mapping specialist GeoSLAM to US digital solutions group FARO Technologies, and advising the management team of advertising technology business Blis Group on the sale of the company to LDC.
Whilst completing eight deals in six months was an exceptional result given current economic and geo-political uncertainty, the Midlands M&A Lead Advisory team is confident that mid-market deal activity will be robust and has invested in new talent to support and sustain future growth with the appointment of three new team members.
An experienced manager and two new graduates will join the now 15-strong team of transaction specialists, which provide corporate finance advice to a range of clients including corporates, owner managers, management teams and private equity investors.
Darren Boocock, partner and head of Deloitte Midlands M&A team, said: “We are delighted to have advised a range of fantastic clients to successfully complete important deals at a challenging time. Transactions invariably involve unexpected issues and clients look to experienced advisers, with an intimate knowledge of their sector, who can provide solutions and work closely with them to help deliver on their strategic objectives, whether that is value-enhancing acquisitions, raising funds to grow or more general planning for the future.
“The expansion of our M&A Lead Advisory team across the Midlands will allow us to continue to support our clients with their most critical and strategically important decisions, and reaffirms our unwavering commitment to both Midlands’ economy and investment in future talent.”