After a storming end to our last financial year in June, economic uncertainty slowed the progression of deals over the summer. From September, however, activity has picked up significantly particularly in the £20-£50m space; Durbin (pharma) and Chandlers (building materials) feature below.
We are also running a good mix of trade sales and MBOs in Surrey and Sussex with UK and overseas trade buyers and PE investment. Active sectors include wine / vineyards, aviation / travel, insurance / financial services and builders' merchants / related.
The other recent regional trend has been consolidation in B2B / professional services in the mid-market and, despite challenge for the retail sector generally, high end consumer deals such as pet products and food.