Offer a comprehensive mergers and acquisitions service to the private company sector. We target acquisitions, disposals, management buy-out/buy-in, in the 1 - 20 million turnover sector. We offer a complete lead-management service in the sourcing of targets and financing and structure of manufacturing and distribution companies throughout the United Kingdom - UK








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AXYZ Automation UK Ltd

A.Anthony Corporate Limited successfully negotiated the purchase of the trade and assets of Pacer Systems Limited, a 2.5m turnover company, on behalf of a retained client, AXYZ Automation Limited for an undisclosed cash consideration.
The acquisition is a strategic purchase combining two successful UK competitors in the manufacture, design and build of routing and engraving equipment.

Purchasers were advised by A.Anthony Corporate Limited and Martin Kaye Solicitors, Vendors by Clayton and Brewill Chartered Accountants.

Goyt Properties Ltd.
Goyt Properties Ltd has acquired Earl Mill, a substantial warehousing facility in Oldham. Consisting of 208,000 Sq ft on multi levels, this houses wet and dry bond facilities which links into the core activity of the trading company Safe Logistics specialising in the warehousing of fine wines and spirits, document storage and archiving.
A.Anthony Corporate Ltd acted as lead advisors.

Geoffrey Reyner Ltd
Safe Logistics the trading business of Brandford Ltd has acquired Geoffrey Reyner a pallet network transport and warehousing business in Oldham. This acquisition has been a strategic purchase for Safe Logistics consolidating warehousing capacity at Earl Mill and transport efficiencies with Meek Distribution.
A.Anthony Corporate advise Safe Logistics on their buy and build strategy.

Direct Access Platform Limited

A. Anthony were lead advisors to the management team in the purchase of the assets of the target company out of administration.  DAP manufactures portable platforms and telescopic arms for the emergency services and local authorities.
KPMG acted as administrators.

Meek Distribution
A 7 million U.K. based transport business was acquired by Clearflow UK Ltd; a retained client of A.Anthony Corporate, who have common interests in the warehousing and distribution of Brandford Ltd. Total consideration is in excess of 1 million. This seamless transaction involves all previous management and will allow Meek to offer a wide range of distribution arrangements in the U.K.

Purchasers were advised by A.Anthony Corporate Ltd and Davies Wallis Foyster, Liverpool and Topping Partnership, Manchester.

Fans & Spares Limited

A. Anthony lead managed the acquisition of Fans & Spares Ltd, the industrial fans and spares distribution business from Vent Axia, a division of Smiths Group plc, for a substantial cash consideration. The acquisition was funded by a mixture of asset finance and secured term debt provided by Five Arrows Commercial Finance and HSBC.

For the purchasers; A. Anthony Corporate Ltd, Davies Wallis Foyster, Liverpool, Pannell Kerr Foster, Liverpool. For the vendors; Allen & Overy, Ernst & Young.

R & K Drysdale Limited
A 7 million management buyout-buyin of R & K Drysdale Limited was lead managed by A.Anthony Corporate. R & K Drysdale Ltd are growers and distributors of agricultural products predominantly swedes and sprouts on a national basis. The deal was funded by 2.7 million equity largely provided by 3i Plc, Edinburgh and 4.3 million debt via The Royal Bank of Scotland Acquisition Finance, Manchester.

Solicitors Macroberts in Edinburgh acted for the vendors with McGrigor Donald, Edinburgh acting for the management. 3i PLC were advised by McLay Murray and Spens, Edinburgh and the Royal Bank of Scotland by Dickon Minto W.S.

Eiger Torrance Limited
A manufacturer and distributor of high speed mixing and dispersal machinery was acquired by a retained client for approx 1 million. A Anthony Corporate acted as lead managers in sourcing the necessary funding to purchase the share capital and provide additional working capital facilities.

Peat Precision Engineering Limited
This excellent high grade precision engineering company was acquired by retained clients for 500,000 cash. This business was sourced and financed through funding facilities put in place by A. Anthony Corporate with the purpose to widen our client's customer portfolio of companies in the group and subsequent profit stream.

Stephen Moss Engineering Ltd
A. Anthony has successfully negotiated to acquire the assets of Stephen Moss Engineering Ltd on behalf of a retained client.  This company based in Warrington is long established and well respected within the engineering sector.  A. Anthony sourced and structured this acquisition for a flat cash consideration.

MDA Technical Personnel Ltd / MDA Work Services Ltd
A. Anthony Corporate sourced the 1.3 million acquisition finance and circa 20 million revolving working capital facility through various divisions of The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc. Once again A. Anthony Corporate were retained to lead manage the acquisition of these specialist technical recruitment businesses on behalf of Priory Design Ltd (Millbank Holdings Ltd).

D&S Motor Spares of Manchester Limited - A. Anthony acted on behalf of Trafford Brake Services (St Helens) Ltd in their second acquisition to purchase D&S Motor Spares of Manchester Limited.  This business was purchased for an undisclosed sum and consolidates Trafford Brake Services' existing business in the Greater Manchester area.

Dale Joinery Limited and all its associated trading companies, is a national manufacturer and distributor of joinery products, namely windows, doors and specials to the RMI and new-build sectors.  With turnover of approximately 27 million it was acquired by Brand Holdings Ltd, an MBI team put together by A. Anthony Corporate for a total consideration of 17 million.

Purchasers were advised by A. Anthony Corporate and Hammond Suddards, Leeds. The senior debt and working capital was provided by Bank of Scotland and equity from Royal Bank Development, Capital, Birmingham. The vendors were advised by TMG Corporate Finance, Manchester and Pinsent Curtis, Leeds.

Nexus Dynamics Limited - A. Anthony Corporate assisted in the lead-management of the acquisition of Nexus Dynamics Limited, a 1 million turnover sub-contract electronics business, for AWS Electronics Limited. The purchase of Nexus utilised spare capacity at the AWS site in Stoke-on-Trent and added strategic value to the business, via cross-fertilisation of their customer bases and the key expertise introduced from Nexus. Nexus was purchased for an undisclosed sum.

Gott Foods Limited
A. Anthony Corporate lead-managed the acquisition of Gott Foods Ltd for Tulip International (UK) Ltd. Tulip is part of the world's largest pork producing business, Danish Crown and acquired Gott, a Lancashire based chicken processing company, for an undisclosed sum.
Tulip were advised by A. Anthony Corporate, Liverpool; Davis Wallis Foyster, Liverpool; Ernst Young, Manchester.

Level One Engineering Ltd
A specialist engineering firm based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire, was acquired by Lewis & Raby (Engineers) Ltd, a Merseyside based acquisitive engineering company. Lewis & Raby have acquired four operating companies with A. Anthony over the last three years.

Anselm Gilby
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