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Scotland and N. Ireland

Our Scotland and Northern Ireland team have a depth of transaction and industry experience, advising on UK and cross-border transactions including management buy-outs, management buy-ins, acquisitions and disposals for both public and private companies and private equity houses.

The team is led by Ian Steele and consists of nine professionals, split between our offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow. This regional presence is supported by specialist services including industry experts, Valuations and Debt Advisory.

Our client base reflects the range of industries located in Scotland, including financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing and business services. Over a number of years, we have advised on a wide range of transactions, including the disposal of Wood Mackenzie, secondary buy-out of Giles Insurance Brokers by Charterhouse, disposal of Qserv to Kvaerner and disposal of Dobbies Garden Centres to Tesco.

Client quote

"The transaction was a tremendous success and we are absolutely delighted with the outcome. The ultimate measure of performance is the answer to two questions: 1) would we use Deloitte again – yes, and 2) would we recommend Deloitte to a potential client – yes." Paul Gregory, CEO, Wood Mackenzie


  • Wood Mackenzie – Disposal
    Adviser to Wood Mackenzie on its disposal to Hellman & Friedman.
  • Barrie & Hibbert – Disposal
    Adviser on the disposal of Barrie & Hibbert to Moody’s.
  • Asset Alliance – Fund Raising
    Adviser to Asset Alliance Group on the sale of the business and development capital raise.

Key contact

  • Ian Steele
    +44 (0)020 7936 3000
  • Cahal Dowds
    +44 (0)131 535 7342
  • Gavin Hood
    +44 (0)131 535 7408

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