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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Screencast Ltd
A.Anthony Corporate assisted in the negotiation of the investment into Screencast by Photoscan PLC. An undisclosed sum was invested for a minority stake with additional options.

DWF Solicitors acted on behalf of Screencast Ltd

Trafford Brake Services (St Helens) Limited

A Anthony Corporate Limited were appointed to lead manage the disposal of Trafford Brake Services (St Helens) Limited, a long established, North West based, multi-site, hard parts distributor of commercial vehicle components. Having previously structured the re-financing and following acquisition programme for Trafford A Anthony were delighted to be able to assist in the ultimate disposal of the group. The purchasers GAU UK and Ireland Limited were represented by Martineau Johnson solicitors and used their own in-house acquisition team. A Anthony were lead advisors to Trafford who appointed DWFLiverpool to act as their legal representatives. The deal was completed in March for an undisclosed sum, the consideration being met in full on Day One.

Stockleys Sweets Ltd
A. Anthony Corporate advised on the disposal of Stockleys one of the country's longest established confectionary manufacturing businesses, based in North Lancashire The Company was acquired by Mr Luckybags, a Midlands based confectioner, for an undisclosed sum.

Process Engineering Services Ltd
A. Anthony Corporate successfully disposed of Process Engineering Services Ltd to B.I. Industries Plc for an undisclosed sum. PES Ltd became a subsidiary of Bi Support Services Ltd, which is owned by a holding company, B.I. Industries Plc, a multi M turnover business and one of the UK's fastest growing engineering groups. PES Ltd is seen as one of the leading specialists in engineering design supply and project management to the brewing, diary, food, pharmaceutical and soft drinks industries and this exiting new development is expected to strengthen the company's position still further.
A. Anthony Corporate, Liverpool and Black Norman & Co, Liverpool, advised the vendors. Drewry & Newbold, Burton on Trent, advised the purchasers.

H.B. Tools (Ormskirk) Ltd
Has been acquired by Lloyd & Jones, a merseyside based engineers' merchant. H.B. Tools is a specialist supplier of tungsten carbide tools to the precision engineering sector with a turnover of 2 million and highly profitable. Lloyd & Jones have added a premium product-related business into their fast growing empire of single source supplier in industrial consumables.

The P.T.F.E. coatings division of George Wilkinson (Burnley) Ltd (Metalrax PLC)
This highly specialised coatings business was non-core to the PLC's clients operating division. A.Anthony were instructed to dispose of this plant as a going concern thus preserving job security and continuity of profit. This business was acquired by a Danish coatings group, Dansk Silicon, for a cash consideration.

Intruder Detection Services Limited
Orbis PLC, the East Sussex based security services group acquired I.D.S.Ltd, a security management service company based in Merseyside, for up to 5.8 million which comprised 3.6 million cash, 1 million in loan stock and 1 million in Orbis shares. The cash consideration was financed by way of a three for ten rights issue at 40p per share to raise 5.5 million, net of expenses.

HSBG Samuel Montogu, Collins Stewart and Travers Smith Braithwaite advised Orbis. A.Anthony
Corporate Liverpool and Caplan Goodman & Co Liverpool advised the vendors. The rights issue was underwritten by HSBG Samuel Montagu. Ernst & Young, Manchester acted as reporting accountants.

Breck Jig & Tool Limited
This general machining and tool making facility on Wirral was disposed by A.Anthony Corporate for an undisclosed sum.

RCL Components Limited
Based in North Wales and manufacturing radio frequency interference suppression components with a turnover of 3.2 million, this business was acquired by Assembly Contracts Limited of Manchester for an undisclosed sum.  A. Anthony were fully retained to dispose of RCL Components Limited.

Patterns and Dies Limited
This specialist patterns and dies manufacturer based in Stoke on Trent was sold by A. Anthony in September '98. With a turnover of approximately 1.3 million the company displayed excellent maintainable earnings and was acquired by a management buy-in candidate for 475,000.

Coldwell Engineering Co. Limited
This long-established, highly profitable manufacturer of shrink wrapping machinery was successfully sold to a management buy-in candidate for a global consideration of 360,000.

Goodwin Electronic Measuring Systems Ltd
This product related electronic engineering business was disposed of to one of its major customers. Specialising in linear controls for the machine tool /engineering sector they received a cash consideration with the key employees being fully retained.

C.E. Edwards Engineering Ltd
A long standing engineering company based in Stoke on Trent was acquired by Denholm Rees O'Donnell, a Merseyside based engineering group for a cash consideration.

Canteen Smithy Engineering Co. Ltd
This highly specialised spark and wire toolmaker was disposed to a buy-in candidate in January 1998.  Based in North Lancashire this business services a national client base with sales in excess of 1.3 million. The transaction was completed with the full support of debt finance and structured and placed by A. Anthony Corporate.

C.W. Cheney Limited - A. Anthony Corporate disposed of C.W. Cheney Ltd, a product-related pressings and stampings business based in Birmingham. The company was sold to a Management Buy-In team by the Franzen Group of Germany for an undisclosed sum.

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