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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M&K Direct Mail Ltd
A. Anthony Corporate has successfully lead managed the leveraged management buyout of the trading division of M&K Direct Mail from McIntyre & King Ltd.  The MBO was headed by Andrew Evers, divisional manager, and secures a long term future for the business and 60 employees.  With a turnover of 1.7 million and supported by HBoS Manchester the deal was swiftly concluded to effect a seamless business sale securing the future of mail fulfilment in Merseyside.

DWF in Liverpool advised the purchasers.

Darlington Group Plc
Safecare Limited acquired the entire business of Darlington Distribution a 50-year turnover of 5 million established transports and warehousing business based in the North West of England.  Darlington specialises in recycling news print paper and the distribution of rock salt throughout the U.K.

A. Anthony Corporate Lead Management Services advised the management on the MBO.  Bermans Solicitors provided legals.  DWF Liverpool advised the vendors.

Suregrave (UK) Ltd
A North East based manufacturer and world-wide distributor of engraving equipment and ancillary consumables with a turnover of 5 million.  The management team have acquired a majority stakehold in the business for circa 1.6 million of consideration.  The financial package structured by A. Anthony was a preferred route for both vendors and management as opposed to a trade sale.  The leveraged debt was funded in total by HBoS, Manchester.
DWF Solicitors, Manchester, advised the bank; Hay & Kilner, Newcastle, solicitors to the vendor and Robert Muckle the MBO team.

Henderson Engineering Ltd
A. Anthony was responsible for the lead management of the MBO of this specialist machine manufacturing company based in Manchester.  The business has a turnover of approximately 1 million and specialises in building and designing hologram and embossing machines. The consideration was satisfied via a day-one cash payment and deferred consideration totaling 425,000.  Further provision of working capital facilities were also placed by A. Anthony.

DVM Fabrications Limited
A. Anthony Corporate advised on the MBO of DVM Fabrications based in Congleton, Cheshire.  This 1.7 million turnover business has been extremely successful over the last three years and due to an impending retirement and board restructure the buyout was a successful debt related transaction.

Electro-Wind Limited
This 2 million turnover, highly profitable manufacturer of transformers, based near Stoke on Trent, has been the subject of a successful MBO advised and lead managed by A. Anthony Corporate.  For reasons of impending retirement and group restructuring, A. Anthony advised on all matters of refinancing, tax and group structures inclusive of company purchase of own shares.

Leyton Fasteners Ltd effected a management buy-out through the auspices of A. Anthony Corporate. This distributor of industrial fasteners utilised A. Anthony to structure the entire deal, including fund raising.  Total consideration was 250,000.

Richard Whittaker Limited - A Anthony Corporate assisted in the lead-management of the management buy out of Richard Whittaker Limited. The overall consideration payable was 450,000. The company blends and mixes a variety of starches and other food additives and has a turnover of approximately 3 million. The majority of the funding was provided by Lloyds TSB who were put in place by A. Anthony Corporate.

Nolan Bros. (Bootle) Ltd - A. Anthony Corporate has successfully lead-managed the MBO of Nolan Bros.(Bootle) Ltd for an undisclosed sum. The business, formerly part of Northern Conveyors, has been an extremely profitable engineering business specialising in the honing of hydraulic cylinder parts. The deal was funded on a mixture of asset-backed finance and a cashflow lead by HBoS Manchester.

Legal advisers to management were Cobbetts Manchester and vendors by A. Anthony Corporate Ltd and Brabner Chaffe Street, Manchester.

Total Glass Limited - A. Anthony Corporate have advised on the acquisition of the 50% shareholding of one of the founding shareholders for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition was a highly leveraged buyout utilising a mixture of senior debt and asset financing.

Woodcock & Wilson Ltd - A. Anthony has successfully orchestrated the management buyout of Woodcock & Wilson Ltd, an internationally renowned manufacturer of industrial fans based in Huddersfield. Supported by the Manchester office of HboS the deal was completed in November 2002 for an undisclosed sum.

Legal advisers to management were Davies Wallis Foyster Manchester (Steve Jarman) and A. Anthony Corporate Ltd (Steve Greenwood/Anselm Gilby) and the vendors by Eaton Smith solicitors and Wheawill & Sudworth accountants.

Anselm Gilby
Gareth Glynne-Jones
Fiona Wright

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