Deals

As a corporate finance led deal-making Group, we advise business on a number of business sales, acquisitions and mergers.

Here are some of our recent corporate transactions.

Travel management company makes strategic acquisition to expand group

Travel management company makes strategic acquisition to expand group

QA Travel, a leading travel group, has acquired an Aberdeen-based travel company in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Established specialist engineering firm completes Employee Ownership transaction

Established specialist engineering firm completes Employee Ownership transaction

GS Verde Group has advised on an Employee Ownership Buyout of an established Fibre Optic Engineering business, with its staff becoming majority shareholders of the business.

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Abatec Recruitment completes acquisition of St David Recruitment

Abatec Recruitment completes acquisition of St David Recruitment

Abatec Recruitment, a leading recruitment firm based in the Southwest, is pleased to announce the acquisition of St David Recruitment Services, a prominent agency located in Cardiff, South Wales.

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Unitary Engineering Services builds on legacy and embraces the future under new leadership

Unitary Engineering Services builds on legacy and embraces the future under new leadership

A leading building services provider has announced full transfer of ownership to company founder's son with support from GS Verde Group.

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Civil Engineering Firm Completes Management Buyout

Civil Engineering Firm Completes Management Buyout

An established, innovative civil engineering firm has completed a management buyout transaction in a deal advised on by GS Verde Group.

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GS Verde Group lead M&A rankings for another year

GS Verde Group lead M&A rankings for another year

GS Verde Group has been named the number one most active dealmaker for both financial and legal categories in Experian's Market IQ full-year report for 2023.

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Fast-growth Flotek expands with successful investment in North Wales business

Fast-growth Flotek expands with successful investment in North Wales business

Flotek Group, a leading IT and Managed Services provider, has announced the acquisition of a majority share in OES, an IT, Cyber Security, and Managed Print provider, advised by GS Verde Group.

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3D marketing & sales platform's latest funding round raises substantial equity

3D marketing & sales platform's latest funding round raises substantial equity

An award-winning manufacturing marketing platform, specialising in the MedTech sector, has successfully concluded a substantial equity funding round in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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GS Verde Group admitted to secondary market platform JP Jenkins

GS Verde Group admitted to secondary market platform JP Jenkins

Shares in the GS Verde Group have been admitted to trade on JP Jenkins share dealing platform at a £9m post-money valuation.

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2023 Deal Round-Up

2023 Deal Round-Up

As 2024 approaches, we will be looking at some significant deals that GS Verde Group advised on in 2023.

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Flotek Completes Tenth Successful Acquisition Branching Into the Hospitality Sector

Flotek Completes Tenth Successful Acquisition Branching Into the Hospitality Sector

Flotek Group branches into the hospitality sector by acquiring IT & Telecommunications company Orbiss in a deal advised on by GS Verde Group.

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Record Deal Activity and Growth Revenue for GS Verde Group in 2023

Record Deal Activity and Growth Revenue for GS Verde Group in 2023

GS Verde Group, the multidiscipline corporate advisory business, has reported record M&A deal activity in 2023 resulting in record revenue growth in the same period.

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GS Verde Group Advises on Employee Ownership Transaction of Heating Solutions Provider

GS Verde Group Advises on Employee Ownership Transaction of Heating Solutions Provider

GS Verde Group have advised on an Employee Ownership buyout of a leading heating solutions provider, with its staff becoming majority shareholders of the business.

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Flotek completes ninth successful acquisition in 18 months

Flotek completes ninth successful acquisition in 18 months

The Flotek Group has acquired Ikona IT Solutions, a Cardiff-based IT and telecoms support company, in a deal advised on by The GS Verde Group.

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Employee Ownership Deal for Escape 100 Listed Business

Employee Ownership Deal for Escape 100 Listed Business

Abergavenny based Miller Research, which undertakes research, consultancy, and evaluation work across a range of sectors, has completed an Employee Ownership sale, advised by The GS Verde Group.

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Leading Operations Consultancy Service Extends Service Offering with Strategic Acquisition

Leading Operations Consultancy Service Extends Service Offering with Strategic Acquisition

Reinvigoration, a leading operations transformation consultancy, has acquired Lean Competency Services in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Dock Solutions Completes Management Buyout

Dock Solutions Completes Management Buyout

Dock Solutions, the largest UK manufacturer of loading bay equipment, has completed a Management Buyout in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Leading Plumbing Service Provider Strengthens Local Presence Through Successful Acquisition

Leading Plumbing Service Provider Strengthens Local Presence Through Successful Acquisition

In a strategic move to bolster its local presence and enhance its service offerings, Plum Link has acquired a well-established local plumbing business in a deal advised on by GS Verde Group.

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Bristol property management agency successfully sold to prolific estate agents

Bristol property management agency successfully sold to prolific estate agents

Temple Homes Property Limited, a property management company based in Bristol, has successfully been acquired by estate agency Bristol Property Centre in a deal supported by the GS Verde Group.

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Glass packaging & drink processing specialist extends service offering with strategic acquisition

Glass packaging & drink processing specialist extends service offering with strategic acquisition

Rawlings & Son Ltd (Rawlings Group), a multi-brand packaging and drink processing specialist, has acquired Paper Bag Company, in a seven-figure deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Healthcare Staffing Provider Completes Significant Employee Ownership Transaction

Healthcare Staffing Provider Completes Significant Employee Ownership Transaction

Total Staffing Solutions, a leading provider of agency staff within the health and care sectors, has successfully completed an Employee Ownership transaction advised on by The GS Verde Group.

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Blues Electrical Completes Management Buyout

Blues Electrical Completes Management Buyout

Blues Electrical, a leading provider of electrical solutions, is pleased to announce the completion of a management buyout led by Dave Chandler, Chris Chandler, and Marc Gunter. Advised by GS Verde.

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Stella Event Hire financing deal establishes springboard for further growth

Stella Event Hire financing deal establishes springboard for further growth

Stella Event Hire and Catering, an event hire company with 18 years of experience in catering and hospitality, has successfully raised growth capital in a deal advised on by GS Verde Group.

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Outdoor clothing brand Jöttnar raises seven-figure investment

Outdoor clothing brand Jöttnar raises seven-figure investment

Technical outdoor clothing brand, Jöttnar, has completed its latest investment round, raising over £1m through a mix of re-investment and crowdfunding, in a deal advised on by GS Verde.

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GS Verde advises on sale of international translation services provider

GS Verde advises on sale of international translation services provider

GS Verde Group is pleased to have advised on the sale of a renowned translation services provider.

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GS Verde Group supports cross-border transaction

GS Verde Group supports cross-border transaction

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ Ground Support Division announced the acquisition of Norgalv. GS Verde Group’s multidiscipline team supported the legal aspects of this cross-border transaction.

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Vantastec completes Employee Ownership Transaction

Vantastec completes Employee Ownership Transaction

Vantastec, a leading supplier and conversion specialist of refrigerated and temperature-controlled vehicles, has completed an Employee Ownership buyout.

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Solex Thermal Science Inc acquires Econotherm

Solex Thermal Science Inc acquires Econotherm

Solex Thermal Science Inc, a Canadian-headquartered expert in thermal and bulk materials engineering, has acquired South Wales based Econotherm Ltd, in a deal advised on by GS Verde Group.

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Leading Accountancy Firm Completes Acquisition

Leading Accountancy Firm Completes Acquisition

GS Verde Group are delighted to have advised on the successful acquisition made by a market-leading accountancy firm, further solidifying its position as a market leader in the region.

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Paramount raises growth funding in a deal advised on by GS Verde Group

Paramount raises growth funding in a deal advised on by GS Verde Group

GS Verde Group is delighted to have advised Paramount on a fund-raising deal which will fuel its next growth phase into the construction industry.

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Innovative Marketing Technology Firm Secures Equity Funding

Innovative Marketing Technology Firm Secures Equity Funding

A cutting-edge marketing technology firm has successfully completed substantial equity funding, further propelling its position as an industry leader. The transaction, which was expertly advised on by

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GS Verde Group CEO shortlisted in Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2023

GS Verde Group CEO shortlisted in Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2023

GS Verde Group are thrilled to announce that our CEO, Nigel Greenaway, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

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Haulage firm fuels expansion plans with six-figure fundraising deal

Haulage firm fuels expansion plans with six-figure fundraising deal

Haulage and storage facilities firm Max Logistics Ltd has secured a six-figure investment that will drive forward its expansion plans, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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May Deal Round Up

May Deal Round Up

Our monthly round up of stand out deals in May.

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Specialist Healthcare Equipment Retailer Completes EOT

Specialist Healthcare Equipment Retailer Completes EOT

A South Wales-based specialist healthcare equipment retailer has completed an Employee Ownership buyout. The deal was structured and advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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GS Verde Advise on Flotek’s 8th Acquisition

GS Verde Advise on Flotek’s 8th Acquisition

Flotek has acquired telecommunications provider Liberty Solutions (Swansea) Limited, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Sports Ground Engineering Company Acquires Evergreen Irrigation

Sports Ground Engineering Company Acquires Evergreen Irrigation

Inscape, a sports ground engineering company based in South Wales, has acquired Bedfordshire-based Evergreen Irrigation, a deal advised on by GS Verde Group.

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Renowned Entrepreneurs lead UPVC Direct acquisition

Renowned Entrepreneurs lead UPVC Direct acquisition

GS Verde Group is pleased to have advised on the acquisition of a leading UK-based plastic products supplier.

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Acquisition of established manufacturer set to fuel growth

Acquisition of established manufacturer set to fuel growth

A well-established specialist plastics manufacturer based in the South West has been acquired in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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April Deal Round Up

April Deal Round Up

After a successful Q1 of 2023, Aprils shows no sign of slowing down for M&A activities at GS Verde Group as we enter Q2.

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Management buyout at the Beech Group fuels continued growth

Management buyout at the Beech Group fuels continued growth

Gareth Vaughan, MD of The Beech Group (John Beech Limited), a multidisciplinary construction company, has successfully completed an MBO of the firm, in a deal advised on by GS Verde Group.

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A seventh successful acquisition for Flotek since launching 12 months ago

A seventh successful acquisition for Flotek since launching 12 months ago

Toolk-IT, a South Wales IT provider offering specialist IT solutions, has been acquired by the fast-growing Flotek group as part of its ambitious growth strategy in a deal advised on by GS Verde Group

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SolasCure announces £10.9m Series B fundraise to advance wound care innovation

SolasCure announces £10.9m Series B fundraise to advance wound care innovation

Biotech company SolasCure, has announced completion of its Series B investment round, supporting development of its first investigational product, a hydrogel aiming to accelerate wound debridement.

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Business angel syndicate invests in future entrepreneurs

Business angel syndicate invests in future entrepreneurs

A syndicate of 10 business angels has made a follow-on investment in 2B Enterprising, the company delivering an engaging education programme, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Indigo Group drives growth through key acquisition

Indigo Group drives growth through key acquisition

As part of its growth plans to offer multi-service, added-value solutions, Indigo Group have acquired the majority of shares and assets of BMSL in a deal advised on by GS Verde Group

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GS Verde leverage end-to-end services for overseas incorporation

GS Verde leverage end-to-end services for overseas incorporation

The GS Verde Group is pleased to have advised on the incorporation of an overseas orthodontic software company.

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Fitness group empowers growth ambitions with acquisition

Fitness group empowers growth ambitions with acquisition

B Fit Personal Training has revealed an ambitious growth strategy, following the acquisition of a regional competitor in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Hospitality business steams ahead following acquisition

Hospitality business steams ahead following acquisition

The acquisition will allow the business to expand its offerings and improve its already impressive customer experience, as the new ownership plans to invest in renovations and upgrades.

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February deal round-up

February deal round-up

As M&A continues to prove resilient against external pressures, the GS Verde Group is marking another successful month of dealmaking.

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GS Verde Group expands EU footprint with Irish acquisition

GS Verde Group expands EU footprint with Irish acquisition

An exciting milestone for the GS Verde Group as we continue to grow our multidiscipline dealmaking group.

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Multidiscipline GS Verde forges ahead as leading advisor for second year running

Multidiscipline GS Verde forges ahead as leading advisor for second year running

The GS Verde Group have been named the most active M&A advisors of 2022 by Experian, a ground-breaking achievement as the only firm to top both the Corporate Law and Corporate Finance rankings.

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GS Verde advises on investment deal to spark new era of Welsh digital manufacturing

GS Verde advises on investment deal to spark new era of Welsh digital manufacturing

A £2m investment in Apex Additive Technologies is set to open up significant potential for creating a digital manufacturing centre of excellence in South East Wales.

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Major investment for North Sea Systems to scale disruptive renewable energy technology

Major investment for North Sea Systems to scale disruptive renewable energy technology

North Sea Systems' disruptive technology, industry experience, and in-house engineering capability has seen the business become a leading provider within the sector.

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Flotek invests in Hampshire telecoms provider as Group diversifies

Flotek invests in Hampshire telecoms provider as Group diversifies

The deal sees the FlexiNet brand continue as part of the ever-growing Flotek Group, opening up a new commercial offering of IT and Cyber Security support to its clients.

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January deal round-up

January deal round-up

A summary of GS Verde's standout deals from the month, including acquisitions, MBOs and fundraises.

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GS Verde advise South Wales business on sale to international buyers

GS Verde advise South Wales business on sale to international buyers

A South Wales based company has been sold to an international group of buyers, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Behind the deal: how strategic acquisitions accelerate business growth

Behind the deal: how strategic acquisitions accelerate business growth

A deeper look into some of the deals GS Verde has advised on, exploring the strategic influences behind a company acquisition and reasons to buy a business

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Medical device company secures multi-million-pound investment

Medical device company secures multi-million-pound investment

The £5.2m investment raise will help to support the development and roll-out of IQ Endoscope’s ground-breaking medical device.

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GS Verde advises leading magazine printer on sale to national acquirer

GS Verde advises leading magazine printer on sale to national acquirer

The deal ensures that the respected brands of Pensord and Cambrian Printers will continue, providing certainty and continuity for clients

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Employees at Turners Coachways acquire majority shareholding through EOT

Employees at Turners Coachways acquire majority shareholding through EOT

Turners Coachways Limited has announced the successful completion of an Employee Ownership buyout, which sees its staff become majority shareholders of the business.

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Fourth acquisition for fast-growing Flotek

Fourth acquisition for fast-growing Flotek

Saecom has been acquired by the Flotek Group as the IT & Comms MSP progresses its ambitious growth strategy. The deal marks Flotek’s fourth acquisition since its inception last year.

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Multi-million pound MBO completed at leading security firm

Multi-million pound MBO completed at leading security firm

A multi-million MBO has been completed at one of the UK's leading security firms, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Compact equipment supplier completes multi-million MBO

Compact equipment supplier completes multi-million MBO

A specialist machinery supplier based in the South East of England has completed a multi-million Management Buyout, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Flotek consolidates market growth with third acquisition

Flotek consolidates market growth with third acquisition

Marking a third acquisition in just six months, the deal will enhance Flotek’s telecom offering by enabling a larger engineering technical team and bring further resources.

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New owners for Kingsward Group as founding Directors complete sale of family business

New owners for Kingsward Group as founding Directors complete sale of family business

Will Kinder has been announced as the Managing Director of The Kingsward Group following a management buy-in that has enabled the founding directors to retire, in a deal advised on by GS Verde.

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Recruitment proves resilient amongst M&A headwinds

Recruitment proves resilient amongst M&A headwinds

From furlough schemes to record employment rates: the recruitment sector has seen just about every extreme in the past two years. Here, GS Verde explore the activity and trends in recruitment M&A.

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Entrepreneur acquires sustainable pet brand

Entrepreneur acquires sustainable pet brand

Luxury pet brand Baker & Bray has been acquired by an ambitious entrepreneur set to refresh the sector with a committed focus on sustainability, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Aquiline-backed ClearCourse acquires Sellerdeck

Aquiline-backed ClearCourse acquires Sellerdeck

ClearCourse a leading group of innovative technology brands providing integrated software and payments solutions, has acquired Sellerdeck, in a deal advised on by GS Verde Group.

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Innovative healthcare solution provider Herida Medical acquired

Innovative healthcare solution provider Herida Medical acquired

Winncare, a leading European manufacturer of beds, pressure care products, patient handling equipment, and hygiene solutions has acquired Herida Medical, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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GS Verde Group revealed as most active dealmakers of the year with multidiscipline approach

GS Verde Group revealed as most active dealmakers of the year with multidiscipline approach

The GS Verde Group have been named the most active M&A advisors of 2022 so far, making history once more as the only firm to top both the Corporate Finance and Legal rankings.

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EOT completed at The Kenton Group

EOT completed at The Kenton Group

International telecommunications firm The Kenton Group has successfully completed an Employee Ownership Trust, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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GS Verde advises on acquisition of luxury pet brand

GS Verde advises on acquisition of luxury pet brand

A luxury British lifestyle brand specialising in sustainable canine grooming products, beds, and accessories has been acquired, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group

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Flotek set for South West expansion through acquisition

Flotek set for South West expansion through acquisition

Flotek Group, an MSP with an ambitious goal of transforming IT & Communications available to SMEs, has announced its second acquisition as part of the business’ bold growth strategy.

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Legacy of industrial fixings supplier renewed in buy & build acquisition

Legacy of industrial fixings supplier renewed in buy & build acquisition

Fixwell Fasteners, an industrial fixings and fastenings supplier with a 30-year legacy operating across Wales and the South West has been acquired, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Growth plans enhanced for The Media Snug following buyout

Growth plans enhanced for The Media Snug following buyout

Award-winning content marketing, PR and design consultancy The Media Snug has announced the successful completion of a shareholder buyout, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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What does the EU Retained Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill mean for employers?

What does the EU Retained Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill mean for employers?

The Retained EU Law bill would create powers to revoke, amend and replace an estimated 2,400 pieces of EU legislation, having a significant impact on employment law.

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GS Verde advise on sale of commercial cleaning company

GS Verde advise on sale of commercial cleaning company

The Group has advised on the sale of a commercial cleaning business, enabling the development of service delivery across the South West of England.

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Admiral Pioneer invests in vehicle subscription platform provider Wagonex

Admiral Pioneer invests in vehicle subscription platform provider Wagonex

Leading mobility subscription platform provider, Wagonex has secured investment from Admiral, with multidiscpline dealmakers GS Verde advising on the transaction.

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Investment for innovative cultured protein producer

Investment for innovative cultured protein producer

Cultured meat technology company Cellular Agriculture Ltd has received investment from Hilton Food Group, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Management Buy Out completed at GX Group

Management Buy Out completed at GX Group

Completing a seven-figure management buyout, the new management team will continue to progress the multidiscipline engineering and development Group.

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GS Verde advises on acquisition of medical research facilitator

GS Verde advises on acquisition of medical research facilitator

GS Verde advised on the acquisition of the London-based spinout that plays an important part in progressing new treatments and diagnoses for patient benefit

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Management buyout at specialist HVAC mechanical servicer

Management buyout at specialist HVAC mechanical servicer

GS Verde has advised specialist Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning mechanical services provider on the completion of an MBO.

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GS Verde advises on sale of drinks supplier

GS Verde advises on sale of drinks supplier

GS Verde is pleased to have advised on the sale, utilising its multidisciplinary dealmaking approach.

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MBO completed at specialist commercial roofers

MBO completed at specialist commercial roofers

GS Verde has advised specialist commercial roofing contractor Nautilus on the successful completion of a management buyout, which will fuel its next stage of growth as a wholly family run business.

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Acquisition for IT & Managed Service Provider Flotek

Acquisition for IT & Managed Service Provider Flotek

The acquisition comes as part of Flotek’s plan for growth through acquisition.

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GS Verde advises on sale of South East based roofline specialist business

GS Verde advises on sale of South East based roofline specialist business

The business, which serves a range of clients including homeowners, commercial traders and contractors, has been sold to an acquisitive group as part of a buy and build strategy.

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Longstanding machinery manufacturer & supplier sold

Longstanding machinery manufacturer & supplier sold

The GS Verde Group is pleased to have advised on the sale of one of the UK’s most prominent machinery manufacturing and supply businesses.

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GS Verde advise on acquisition for Cool Blue Group

GS Verde advise on acquisition for Cool Blue Group

The leading home improvement & DIY online retail group has acquired SPS Brassware, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Established grounds maintenance business sold

Established grounds maintenance business sold

The GS Verde Group is pleased to have acted on the sale of a reputable grounds maintenance business in the South West of England.

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GS Verde advise on raise for AI based tech business

GS Verde advise on raise for AI based tech business

Route Konnect, an AI software development company described as the ‘Google Analytics’ of physical spaces, has raised £780,000 pre-seed equity investment in a deal advised on by GS Verde Group.

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Handy Brand completes Employee Ownership deal

Handy Brand completes Employee Ownership deal

Handy Brand, a South West-based printing company with an exceptional reputation for high quality products and customer service, has announced the completion of an Employee Ownership Trust scheme.

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Educ8 Training continues exceptional growth with Aspire2Be acquisition

Educ8 Training continues exceptional growth with Aspire2Be acquisition

GS Verde has advised leading Welsh training and education provider Educ8 Training on its the acquisition of digital solutions company Aspire 2Be, continuing the business' exceptional growth.

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Employees acquire majority stake in Educ8 Group

Employees acquire majority stake in Educ8 Group

Educ8 Training Group has announced the successful completion of an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) scheme, which will see its staff own a majority shareholding of the business.

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Aber Electronics Acquired by Creo Medical Group

Aber Electronics Acquired by Creo Medical Group

Creo Medical Group has acquired UK-based manufacturer Aber Electronics in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Equity funding for Medtech business

Equity funding for Medtech business

Chepstow-based IQ Endoscopes has completed a Series A equity funding round exceeding £4m, in a deal advised on by the GS Verde Group.

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Flow Communications acquire Capital Network Solutions

Flow Communications acquire Capital Network Solutions

Flow Communications (Flow) have announced the acquisition of Capital Network Solutions (CNS), a highly accredited managed IT services, and consultancy provider.

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Ashley Davies, A&R Services

It was an absolute pleasure to have the team as GS Verde Law acting on my behalf. Nothing was ever too much trouble and the whole experience was fantastic due to their conscientious and professional approach at all times. I would recommend them in a heartbeat.

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It was great to have Nigel and the team advising the shareholders on our transaction. The team as GS provided fantastic support and guidance throughout.

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