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Recent Corporate Transactions from Greenaway Scott.

Greenaway Scott recently advised on the acquistion of App UK by Gofal Enterpris Ltd (GEL)

Friday 23rd December 2016

GEL was set up in 2010 and is the trading subsidiary of Welsh mental health. GEL has bought Caerphilly-based cleaning firm APP UK, for an undisclosed figure. APP UK was established in 1983 by Julie Nobes, who will remain with the business as it scales up its commercial cleaning and maintenance services. She said: "This is an exciting time for APP UK. We are looking forward to working together with GEL to create a company that excels in the service sector, creating a unique customer experience." The…

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Y3S Acquires Stake in Brokerage

Tuesday 20th December 2016

Cardiff-based specialist mortgage group Y3S has acquired a 50 per cent stake in Pink Pig Loans (PPL). PPL is a brokerage which provides second charge mortgages and bridging finance to mortgage brokers and independent financial advisers (IFAs). Y3S Group has…

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Greenaway Scott advise Imspex Diagnostics on acquisition of a controlling interest by Chinese company

Wednesday 7th December 2016

Greenaway Scott recently advised on the sale of a majority shareholding in Imspex Diagnostics Ltd. (Imspex) to Jinan Hanon Instruments Ltd. (Hanon). Imspex is a UK analytical instrumentation provider and owner of 90% of Gas GmbH. Hanon is a leading Chinese manufacturer of analytical chemistry instrumentation based in Jinan, Shandong Province, China. In virtue of the strategic agreement between Imspex and Hanon, Hanon has acquired a controlling interest in Imspex's share capital, which also gives it control of Imspex's subsidiary, GAS GmbH. In addition, the parties expect to explore significant synergies in the Research, Development, Manufacturing, Marketing and Sales of their respective product lines.…

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San Francisco investors pump millions into Cardiff life sciences firm to help it go global

Tuesday 18th October 2016

Telegraph Hill Partners has made a huge investment into TrakCel which aims to triple its workforce by the end of 2017. One of Wales' leading life sciences firms, TrakCel, has been boosted by a multi-million pound investment from the…

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Management buy-out of The Edge Systems, Cardiff

Thursday 1st September 2016

Greenaway Scott recently advised on the acquisition of The Edge (Systems) Limited via a management buy-out. Founded in 1990, The Edge Systems are a professional print management company providing cost effective print solutions to a varied client database. Based in Penarth they have a reputation for quality and efficiency of service. In addition to their print management services, they have established a specialism in supplying a wide range of products and services including Admission Control, ID Card Management, Promotional Merchandise, Security Print and Ticketing solutions. Greenaway Scott advised the buyers in the six-figure acquisition. Mark Griffiths, Managing Director said: "We are thrilled to have…

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Greenaway Scott advise on Cardiff CCTV distributor acquired in management buyout

Wednesday 29th June 2016

Greenaway Scott recently advised on the acquisition of Cardiff-based electronic and video surveillance distributor DVS Limited via a management buy-out. DVS was formed in 2003 and has established itself as one of Europe's most successful multi-brand distributors of electronic surveillance products. It is the largest independent CCTV distributor in the UK and the largest distributor of Hikvision surveillance products in Europe. The company has quadrupled in size over the last four years and is predicted to turnover £22 million for the 2015/16 financial…

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Greenaway Scott advise digital agency on six figure funding package

Sunday 1st May 2016

Greenaway Scott recently advised Cardiff-headquartered digital agency Yard in a six-figure funding package from Finance Wales which will support its continued expansion. The company specialises in web analytics, search engine optimisation (SEO) and content creation and marketing with longstanding clients including Sainsbury's, British Gas and Asda. It has also won pitches for a number of new clients such as Kettler, Penguin Random House Group and Ty Hafan. Co-founder Stephan Briggs said: "The investment not…

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Greenaway Scott advise on AIM placing of Photonstar

Friday 15th April 2016

Greenaway Scott recently advised on the AIM placing of PhotonStar LED Group plc. PhotonStar LED Group Plc is a leading British designer and manufacturer of intelligent lighting and building control solutions. The…

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Greenaway Scott advise on multi-million pound MBO of leading building and refurbishment contractor

Tuesday 1st March 2016

Greenaway Scott advised the management buy-out team of building contractor A&N Lewis, following the retirement of its founders in a deal supported by a multi-million pound loan from Finance Wales. A&N Lewis was established in 1982 and now employs 90 staff from its Ely base. A&N Lewis originally specialised in painting and decorating, before expanding into building works for local and UK-based businesses. Matthew Sutton, Corporate Director of Greenaway Scott, said: "We are extremely pleased that we were able to help secure a favourable deal for all parties involved and guide the management team smoothly through the acquisition. We wish them all the continued success in the future."…

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Greenaway Scott advise on acquisition of Wi-Fi Experience Monitoring Specialist

Wednesday 2nd December 2015

Greenaway Scott recently advised on the acquisition of a Cardiff-based Wi-Fi experience monitoring specialist by listed telecommunications testing company Spirent Communications. Epitiro, which was founded in 2005 by Gavin Johns and…

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Greenaway Scott advise on management buy-in

Thursday 1st October 2015

The corporate team recently advised on a management buy-in (MBI) which has set a South Wales engineering company on an impressive path to growth. Traker Engineering was established 38 years ago and supplies metal work to the amusement, automotive and engineering sectors. Clients include major south Wales blue chip companies. Managing Director and new owner Gary Henley, said: "We supply local businesses and clients further afield, with around 40% of our work in the gaming and amusement industry. Other work is for general engineering clients and the motor industry. "Our business plan predicts hitting the £1 million turnover mark within five years, by which time we will have added 20 new jobs to the present workforce of six." The buy-in…

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Greenaway Scott advise on sale of John Francis Estate Agents

Saturday 1st August 2015

Greenaway Scott recently advised on the disposal of Wales' largest independent estate and lettings agency, John Francis, when it was sold to Countrywide for an undisclosed sum. John Francis, which operates a 21-branch network covering south west Wales, serves all aspects of the property market including residential sales and lettings, commercial sales, auctions, new homes and financial services. It will continue to operate under its brand name and all employees…

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Greenaway Scott advise on the repurchase of Integra Office Solutions

Wednesday 1st July 2015

The management team at Integra Office Solutions Ltd has announced that on 16th October 2015 it was successful in purchasing 100% of the group's share capital from independent investor, Hemel Holdings Ltd. This agreement sees the business revert to a co-operative model focused on the needs of the independent dealer and the group's industry…

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Greenaway Scott advises Gower College Swansea

Wednesday 1st July 2015

Greenaway Scott recently advised Gower College Swansea on its purchase of shares in Track Training Limited, one of Wales' leading training and development providers, who operate across the UK in the delivery of business improvement and 'Six Sigma' programmes. The College is now the majority shareholder of Track Training…

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