Our Manufacturing and Energy & Resources Corporate Finance Advisory team, led by Mark Adams, provides advice on strategy, fundraising, acquisitions and divestments to a broad range of corporate and private equity clients.

Mark Adams is the UK process industry lead and also heads up our Corporate Finance Advisory global chemicals network, co-ordinating and encouraging day-to-day contact regarding cross-border transactions.

Our team has significant experience and is fully integrated with Deloitte’s broader Manufacturing practice, which enables us to offer clients access to a range of expert advice to develop their businesses and create shareholder value.

We have a wealth of expertise which covers a number of sub-sectors including:

  • Industrial Processes (including chemicals, and Print, Paper & Packaging (PPP));
  • Aerospace & Defence;
  • Automotive; and
  • Diversified Industrials.

We have advised on a wide range of transactions, with clients including large corporates such as Evonik (c. twenty mandates), Konica Minolta, Fenner, Elementis, MeadWestvaco, Sumitomo, British Salt and IHI, as well as private equity owned business including Azelis, Crown Paints, Warwick Chemicals, Unatrac, and owner managed businesses such as Harp International, Cormon and AH Marks.


  • Manufacturing and Industrials M&A Predictions Spring 2014
    Introducing the third edition of Deloitte’s Manufacturing and Industrials M&A Predictions, which focuses on key trends in our sectors.
  • 2014 Global chemical industry mergers and acquisitions outlook
    This year's outlook predicts a rise in global chemical activity in 2014 due to downstream value-added opportunities, continued strength in specialty chemicals, and portfolio realignments in North America.
  • 2014 Global Aerospace and Defense industry outlook
    The report provides an insight into prevailing Aerospace and Defence industry trends for the coming year and predicts revenue growth across the industry in the 5 percent range.
  • Deloitte PPP M&A and news round up May 2014
    An overview of selected M&A transactions, intelligence and news from the global PPP industry for the period January to April 2014.
  • IHI Corporation
    Lead Adviser to IHI Corporation in the cross-border acquisition of the IonBond AG (Swiss industrial coatings business) from Credit Suisse and Barclays.
  • FJ Church
    Lead Adviser to the shareholders of FJ Church on the sale of the business to the management team.

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