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Credentials and awards

Our credentials reflect the team’s depth of expertise, industry knowledge and transactional experience. We tailor our approach for each and every client – as no two transactions are the same. Here is a selection of our most recent case studies:

Air Energi
Deloitte’s North West Corporate Finance Advisory team has acted as lead advisers to the shareholders of Air Energi Holdings Limited on the secondary MBO backed by LGV Capital.

Amco Group Holdings
Adviser to the shareholders on the sale of Amco Group Holdings to Renew Holdings Plc.

Asset Valuation
We were appointed by an international regulatory body to value the assets of the three major banks in connection with the restructuring a national banking system. We reviewed a total of c. 500 significant assets with a gross asset value of c. US$25 billion.

Auto Windscreens Limited
Assisting the Administrators in the disposal of the trade and assets of Auto Windscreens Limited.

Bayerngas Norge AS
Lead Financial Adviser to Bayerngas Norge AS on its public offer to Genesis Petroleum Plc.

Beachcroft
Financial Adviser to Beachcroft in relation to its merger with Davies Arnold Cooper.

Betfred
Financial Adviser to Betfred the UK bookmaker, on raising debt finance to fund its £265m acquisition of the Tote.

Biffa Waste Limited
Lead Adviser to Biffa on its acquisition of Shank Plc’s Industrial & Commercial (I&C) solid waste collection business.

Brookwell Limited
Nomad to Brookwell Limited on the placing and admission to AIM of its D Share issue.

Business case
We assisted a finance data house in the investment appraisal of a range of options for their new European Headquarters. We helped bring clarity to its investment appraisal life cycle and supported negotiations in successfully concluding its chosen option.

Business planning
We developed a driver based model that supported a specialist outsourcing firm prepare its business plan in the lead up to the successful sale of the business. We subsequently assisted management in developing a rolling forecast model to support its business planning process.

Buy side advisory services on Carlyle Group’s acquisition of RAC
"The Deloitte team demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of the general insurance sector which was instrumental in developing and validating our value creation story." - Mark Wood

Capital restructuring
We assisted with evaluating the implications of both a consensual and non-consensual restructuring of a client’s $25bn external debt. Through the development of an entity priority model, we enabled stakeholders to better understand projected returns, hold effective negotiations and ultimately effect the restructuring.

Carlyle Group
Buy-side advisory services on Carlyle Group’s acquisition of RAC

Castleoak
Lead advisers to Castleoak on securing funding to increase the capacity of its care home development business.

Close Brothers Group plc
Adviser to Close Brothers Group plc on the disposal of its offshore trust, fund administration, asset management and banking business to Kleinwort Benson Channel Islands Holdings Limited.

CloserStill and Closer2
We advised NVM Private Equity and the major management shareholders on the sale of CloserStill Holdings Limited and Closer 2 Investments Limited via a secondary buyout to Phoenix Equity Partners.

Competition and disputes
Provision of economic reports and submissions for to the authorities in relation to competition and regulatory investigations on behalf or a large African telecommunications operator. This ongoing relationship has been in place for over five years.

De Montfort University
Advised De Montfort University on all aspects of its debut £110m capital markets issue including securing an Aa1 rating.  This was the first non-bank financing in the Higher Education sector since 2007.

Debt refinancing and FX risk management advisory
Adviser to the banks on the impact of FX risk in the company and developing policy to trade out of a material FX position.

Delek Belron International Limited
Lead Financial Adviser to Delek Belron International Limited on its public offer for Delek Global Real Estate Plc.

Divestment
One of our clients is required to divest a portion of its branch portfolio due to European state aid requirements. We have provided extensive modelling support, assisting in the preparation for divestment, generating confidence with key stakeholders and enabling the due diligence process.

Dunedin Capital Partners
Adviser to Dunedin Capital Partners on its acquisition of Red Commerce from Inflexion Partners.

Economic modelling and data analytics
Development of a complex model for a UK client to provide a scenario analysis on potential changes to the UK energy mix, allowing for changes to government policy and other factors affecting the investment decisions of operators.

Economics of strategy
Evaluated the commercial risk faced by a major global beverage firm from regulatory changes and tax rises. We are providing ongoing support to help the client improve its ability to proactively manage those risks.

EirGrid
We advised on the structuring and finance raising for EirGrid’s €600m East-West Interconnector in 2010.

Encore Tickets
Adviser to the shareholders of Encore Tickets on the buy-out of Encore Tickets Limited to ISIS Equity Partners LLP. Contact: Nigel Bland.

Enotria group limited
Advised ISIS EP and other shareholders on the sale of Enotria Group Limited to BlueGem Capital Partners LLP.

Enterprise Valuation
We advised on the valuation of two UK based trading businesses operating in the compliance consultancy and environmental services sectors on behalf of the administrators of a UK plc.

Executel
Adviser on the sale of Executel to TalkTalk Group.

FJ Church
Lead Adviser to the shareholders of FJ Church on the sale of the business to the management team.

Gadget Shop
We acted as the adviser to GP and CA Gran which trades as The Entertainer on the disposal of the Gadgetshop to WH Smith Plc.

Generation Holdings Limited
We advised the shareholders of Generation Holdings Limited on the disposal of the business to Altrad SA.

Gladstone Plc
Rule 3 Adviser to Gladstone Plc on the hostile mandatory offer by Constellation Software Inc.

Graphite Capital
Adviser to Graphite Capital on the acquisition of Teaching Personnel and the subsequent acquisition of Protocol Education.

Healthcare at Home
Advising Healthcare at Home on the raising of a staple debt package to support the disposal of the business by Hutton Collins.

HgCapital
Advising HgCapital on raising acquisition finance facilities to support the acquisition of Iris Software, including an innovative, privately-placed high-yield bond structure.

Assisted the Joint Administrators of HMV
Assisted the Joint Administrators of HMV on the sale of HMV’s UK retail business to restructuring specialists Hilco UK, in addition to advising on the sale of other selected assets within the HMV group.

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.

Independent Valuation Experts
We were appointed as Independent Valuation Experts before several Bilateral Investment Treaty and commercial arbitration tribunals relating to the ownership of a large Eastern European telecoms business.

ISIS
Lead adviser to ISIS and shareholders on the sale of SLC Group.

ITRS Group
Adviser to the shareholders of ITRS Group, a trading infrastructure software company, on the sale of the business to the Carlyle Group.

Kedco Plc
Nomad to Kedco Plc on its admission to AIM.

LCG
Lead adviser to LCG on agreement of £257m acquisition facility.

Lloyds TSB Development Capital Limited
Adviser to LDC (Lloyds TSB Development Capital Limited) on the acquisition of UFI Limited a parent company of learndirect.

Metric Property – risk management advisory
Adviser to Management on the appropriate level and method of interest rate hedging and benchmarking the pricing of derivatives offered by banks.

Mourant Limited
Adviser to Mourant Limited on the disposal of their private wealth administration business to RBC and their fund administration business to State Street.

N Brown Group Plc
Advising N Brown Group Plc on its acquisition of High & Mighty from Administration.

National Nuclear Laboratory
We advised on the establishment of the National Nuclear Laboratory in 2009.

Paladin Group Limited
We advised NVM Private Equity and the major management shareholders on the sale of Paladin Group Limited to Places for People Group Limited.

Pharos Offshore
We provided a full suite of corporate finance and taxation advice on the management buy-out of Pharos Offshore Group Limited.

PPP Project
We advise on procurement options and assisted with business case development on this PPP Project in 2009.

Premier Medical
Adviser to the shareholders of Premier Medical on the disposal to Capita Group.

Purchase Price Allocation
We advised on the purchase price allocation related to a major acquisition by an international banking group. The intangible assets considered included core deposits, brands, customer relationships and purchased credit card receivables.

Red Commerce – FX and interest rate risk management
Adviser to the buyer on how to manage completion FX exposures, to ensure adequacy of acquisition funds. Subsequent benchmarking of interest rate hedges.

Reed & Mackay
Adviser to ECI on the acquisition of Reed & Mackay. Contact: Deborah Griffin.

Regulatory economics and finance
Working in close cooperation with the client we supported a telecommunications operator in the Middle East with the development, preparation and strategic use of its regulatory financial statements over the last four years and continue to do so.

Republic
Adviser to the Managment of Republic, one of the UK’s leading branded fashion retailers on the £300m buy-out backed by TPG Capital in 2010. The role combined working alongside the lead adviser to the deal in order to understand and input into the wider process and thereby allowing us to be best placed to negotiate the best deal for the Management team.

Restructuring and contingency
Restructuring and contingency planning for several European biofuel plants.

Shore Capital Group Plc
Nomad to Shore Capital Group Plc on its corporate inversion and re-admission to AIM.

SkyNet5 satellite project
We advised on structuring and procurement of the £900 million SkyNet5 satellite project and its expansion between 2002 and 2010.

Strategic advice
Strategic advice to a UK PLC on the development and funding of its renewable energy strategy.

Sun European Partners
Adviser to an affiliate of Sun Capital on the £90m acquisition and subsequent refinancing of Britton Flexibles Limited.

Sunseeker
Deloitte has advised Sunseeker, one of the world’s pre-eminent luxury yacht manufacturers, on its disposal to Dalian Wanda Group, a leading Chinese conglomerate.

Tactical Solutions
Adviser to the shareholders of Tactical Solutions on their disposal to St Ives plc.

Taxation Dispute Resolution
We were appointed by a major UK listed spirits company to assist them in a dispute with HMRC regarding previous acquisitions.

Telinet and Ipitomi
Advising on the sale of Telinet and Ipitomi to Daisy Group.

The Listening Company
Adviser to the shareholders of The Listening Company on the disposal to Serco Group Plc.

The Restaurant Group plc
Adviser to The Restaurant Group plc on the refinancing of existing debt facilities including bringing in new lenders.

Town and City Pub Group
Lead Financial Adviser to the shareholders of Kaupthing and Commerzbank of Plato Company 3, which trades as Town & City Pub Group on the merger with the Stonegate Pub Company.

Trustees of Uniq Plc pension scheme
Adviser to the Trustees of Uniq Plc pension scheme on a deficit for equity swap and restructuring of the company.

Vasanta Group Limited
Advising the company on its disposal of Vasanta Group Limited to Endless LLP.

Vitruvian Partners LLP
Financial Adviser to Vitruvian Partners LLP on its investment in The College Group Ltd.

Volvox Group
Adviser to shareholders on the sale of Volvox Group to Elysian Capital LLP.

Weird Fish Clothing
We acted as lead advisers to management on the MBO of Weird fish, backed by Piper Private Equity.

Wood Mackenzie
Adviser to the Management of Wood Mackenzie, the market leading oil & gas consultancy backed by Candover on the sale of the business to Charterhouse Capital Partners in one of Europe’s largets buy-outs in 2009. Deloitte worked alongside Goldman Sachs the lead adviers and successfully negotiated an improvement in the terms Managment’s rollover investment in Newco.

Worldpay
Lead adviser to Management on the sale of Cardsave to Worldpay.

WYG Plc
Financial Adviser to WYG Plc on its debt for equity swap, restructuring and equity fundraising.

XLN Telecom
We advised Zeus Private Equity on the sale of XLN Telecom Holding via a secondary buyout to ECI Partners.

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  • Paul Lupton
    Partner in Charge - Advisory - Corporate Finance
    +44 (0)161 455 8513

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