Gambit Corporate Finance announces record year
Gambit Corporate Finance LLP had its most successful year in its 30-year history.
The company is the oldest independent business finance boutique in the UK.
Gambit advised on 15 transactions during the year, with a cumulative transaction value in excess of £300m. Operations focused on business disposals, acquisition support, management/employee takeovers, fundraising and refinancing missions. Notable transactions included:
- The sale of one of the UK’s largest independent training providers, Motivational Preparation College for Training to Learning Curve (“LCG”). The acquisition adds 30 additional sites and 180 staff to LCG’s operations in England and Wales, establishing the largest military training organization outside the Ministry of Defence.
- Provide strategic advice to British and Irish Lions, assist in securing committed debt facilities and emergency funding options to support the 2021 Tour of South Africa and assist in the implementation of future Lions rugby programs .
- Secured funding for Veezu, the UK’s largest multi-regional private hire and taxi company, from MML Capital.
- The sale of Premier Forest Group’s Irish subsidiary, Premier Forest ROI Ltd (comprising Brooks Timber & Building Supplies and Dublin Plywood & Veneer) to Murdock Builders Merchants, headquartered in Northern Ireland.
Gambit has been named by Experian MarketIQ as Wales’ most active financial M&A adviser in the year to Q3 2021. The firm has maintained this ranking since 2020 and has also been named ” Debt Advisor of the Year” at the Finance Monthly M&A Awards for the second consecutive year. year.
The company made several new hires and promotions during the year. Wayne Harvey joined the team as a partner, having previously been a senior partner at Deloitte. Harrie Thorrington, Lloyd Evans and Menna Ward joined the team as analysts, while Sam Forman was promoted to director.
Geraint Rowe, Partner, commented:
“We are immensely proud of our talented team for their hard work and determined approach to maximizing value for our customers. 2021 has been a strong year for UK M&A activity with deal volumes outpacing 2020 by more than 30%, supported by widespread availability of low-cost capital and an ever-increasing desire to execute deals. transactions. The business continues to grow and we remain optimistic for the next twelve months and beyond, supported by tailwinds in the industry, our valued and exciting customers, a strong pipeline and a growing team.