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DEAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce that it has advised the management team of YSC Consulting on its £72 million management buy-out with Graphite Capital. 

27 October 2017

Liberty advised management on all aspects of their cash out, rollover investment and new equity incentive structure


Liberty advises the management team of ICWG on the Buyout by Roark Capital 

4 October 2017

Liberty provided advice to the international management team on their investment and equity terms



Liberty advises the management team of Admiral Taverns on the Buyout backed by Proprium Capital Partners and C&C Group

4 September 2017

Liberty provided advice on their rollover investments in the new structure and the management incentive plan


Liberty advises management of Key Retirement Group.

3 August 2017

Liberty provided advice to the continuing managers on their significant rollover investments and their sweet equity package in the Partners Group structure.


Liberty is pleased to announce the investment by Palatine Private Equity in TTC Group.

6 July 2017

Liberty provided advice to the management team on their investment and equity terms.


Liberty advises the management team of Kelvin Hughes

29 June 2017

Liberty provided advice to the Kelvin Hughes management on their investment and equity incentive package in the HENSOLDT structure.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce CapVest Partners LLP have acquired NextPharma from Sun European Partners LLP.

27 June 2017

Liberty were appointed by NextPharma CEO, Peter Burema, to advise the management team on their incentive package.



Liberty advises on the $477 million Buyout of CAPCO by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

24 May 2017

Liberty provided advice to the continuing managers on their investment and sweet equity package in the CD&R structure.


Liberty is pleased to announce that Epiris has completed the sale of Audiotonix, a leading manufacturer of audio mixing consoles, to Astorg, a leading European private equity firm.

30 March 2017

Astorg is a European private equity firm with total funds under management of over €4 billion, that actively seeks to partner with market leading companies lead by entrepreneurial management teams.



Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the buyout of Davies Group, a leading third party administrator for claims and insurance services, by HGGC.

27 January 2017

Over the past four years Davies has delivered significant growth through a combination of winning new strategic partnerships and via targeted acquisitions.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of Autodata, the leading provider of automotive aftermarket technical data, by Solera Holdings Inc.

26 January 2017

Since the buyout of Autodata in May 2014, the management team has significantly enhanced Autodata’s content and technology platform, and expanded its customer base in Europe and Australia.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the tertiary management buyout of Phlexglobal by Vitruvian Partners (“Vitruvian”).

10 December 2016

Liberty were appointed by Phlexglobal CEO, Rick Riegel, to advise the management team on their incentive package.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the secondary management buyout of rhubarb, the premium food and beverage operator by Livingbridge.

6 December 2016

Liberty were introduced to the business in 2012 at the time of ECI’s investment in the business and were appointed by Rhubarbs CEO, PB Jacobse, to advise the management team on their incentive package in the new Livingbridge investment.



Liberty is pleased to announce LDC’s investment in ByBox

5 August 2016

LDC has invested £37.5million for a significant stake in the business, and a banking syndicate led by RBS provided £55million senior debt facilities plus additional CapEx and working capital facilities to support the transaction.



Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the €156.6m management buyout of AA Ireland from the AA plc backed by Carlyle Cardinal Ireland and Carlyle Global Financial Services.

30 June 2016

The business in Ireland will continue to be run by the current executive team, who have also invested in the company, led by Brendan Nevin, CEO.



Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), has partnered with management to acquire GL Education (“GL Education”), a leading London based provider of educational assessments in the United Kingdom and Europe.

8 June 2016

In 2014 it acquired The Test Factory to significantly enhance its digital capabilities and in 2015 it acquired Lucid Research to expand its product offering in the area of special educational needs.



InHealth provide a complete range of diagnostic services and healthcare solutions from stand alone (fixed or mobile) units through to fully integrated managed solutions.

2 June 2016

The patient-centred service offers early intervention to prevent the onset of chronic pain, to reduce the need for analgesics and to improve the quality of life for the patient.





Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce that Livingbridge has completed an investment in BoilerJuice, the UK’s most popular online heating oil retailer. Following the investment, Ian Ronald, former CEO of discount diners club Tastecard, will also join the business as Chief Executive, working alongside the founder Paul Ward.

7 March 2016

Liberty acted as corporate finance advisors to Livingbridge throughout the process providing a full range of buyside services – financial modelling support, debt raising, project & due diligence management, completion cashflows.






Liberty Corporate Finance has advised the management team of Enserve Group on its disposal by Cinven to Rubicon Partners and Grovepoint Capital.

27 January 2016

Liberty advised the management team led by Dave Cruddace, CEO and David Humphreys, CFO.


Liberty is pleased to announce that MML backed CLEAN Linen (www.cleanservices.co.uk) has completed the acquisition of the entire share capital of Stevens Hatherley Holdings Limited, trading as Paragon Laundry.

14 January 2016

Liberty Corporate Finance provided modelling and financial support to the company and MML during the acquisition and debt raising.




Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the secondary management buyout of Audley Travel, (“Audley”), a market leader in tailor-made experiential travel, which was backed by 3i plc as part of a transaction that will see Equistone Partners Europe exiting its investment.

1 December 2015

3i will support the management team to expand the business’ UK presence, and use its international network to realise management’s ambitions for the Company in North America and help Audley expand its operations into new geographies.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce that Ebury has completed a $83m funding round led by Vitruvian Partners and existing investor 83North.

1 November 2015

The total capital invested in Ebury now exceeds $110m and it is therefore one of the few European Fintech companies to have raised over $100m.




Liberty is pleased to announce the management buyout of PEI Media Group Ltd (“PEI”), one of the world’s leading alternative assets information groups, backed by LDC.

8 October 2015

Following the deal, PEI plans to accelerate its investment in new product development, enhance its data-led subscription products and extend the reach of its existing portfolio across the EMEA, US and Asian markets.




Liberty is pleased to announce the Buyout of Synarbor Education (“Synarbor”) in an £18.4m deal backed by Sovereign Capital Partners.

11 August 2015

Sovereign have invested in Synarbor as a platform to pursue a buy and build strategy in the Education sector.


Liberty is pleased to announce the secondary Buyout of Fourth backed by Insight Venture Partners.

10 August 2015

Liberty provided advice to the management team, led by Ben Hood CEO.


Liberty is pleased to announce Apax Partners investment in idealista.

25 July 2015

The agreement which was signed at the end of July in Madrid is pending approval by the National Stock Market Commission and Competition (CNMC), which shall authorize the purchase in the coming weeks.



Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the secondary buyout of Tusker, the UK’s market leading salary sacrifice car scheme provider.

19 February 2015

Liberty were appointed to provide management advice to David Hosking and his management team on this transaction.



We are delighted to announce completion of the management buy out of Northgate Public Services (‘NPS'), a leading provider of software, outsourcing and IT services to local government and public sector organisations. Liberty Corporate Finance advised the management team on the transaction which was led by David Meaden (CEO) and Andrew Coll (CFO) and financed by European private equity firm Cinven.

22 December 2014

David Meaden, Chief Executive of Northgate Public Services – which was previously part of Northgate Information Solutions, owned by KKR – said Cinven’s acquisition of the division was “a huge vote of confidence in the strength of our business and our people”.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the buyout of housebuilder Avant Homes.

16 December 2014

Colin Lewis, who has driven Avant’s transformation and growth as Group Chief Operating Officer, will become Group Chief Executive. Paul Bridges, Senior Adviser to Alchemy, will become Chairman.


Liberty is pleased to announce the secondary Buyout of A-Plan Insurance backed by HgCapital.

15 December 2014

Liberty provided advice to the management team, led by Carl Shuker CEO.



Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the bolt-on acquisition of Biobest by August Equity backed Westpoint Veterinary Group.

12 December 2014

Liberty were appointed by Westpoint to provide acquisition support on the transaction.


Liberty is pleased to announce that it has successfully supported Living Bridge in completing an investment in the management buyout of Upper Street Events Limited.

4 December 2014

The investment by Living Bridge will support Paul Byrom (Managing Director), Isobel Dennis, Dan Holmes and the Upper Street Events team in continuing to develop existing and new concepts, deliver creative and relevant content that engages audiences, exhibitors and brands.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the secondary management buyout of Cordium, the global compliance and regulatory services provider, backed by European Capital.

3 December 2014

Liberty were appointed to provide management advice to Michel van Leeuwen and his team on this transaction and look forward to continuing the journey with the team under their new owners.


Liberty is pleased to announce the completion of ECI Partners investment in ATG Media having acted as their buy-side support advisors on the transaction.

17 July 2014

The sites have exceptional brand recognition, 80% of visitors to ATG’s websites visit because they know the brand or they find the brand via organic search.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the management buy out of Pulsant.

18 June 2014

In 2005, Oak Hill co-led the consolidation of the European colocation industry by acquiring Telecity Group plc and executing on a number of subsequent strategic acquisitions.



Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce exchange of contracts on the secondary buy out of CarTrawler.

24 March 2014

It also has over 1,000 partners, connecting end customers to more than 1,200 suppliers across 30,000 pickup locations.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the management buy out of Autodata Publishing Group.

22 March 2014

Liberty Corporate Finance advised the management team led by Rod Williams, Debra Barr and Mark Trepte, leading negotiations on management equity terms in the latter stages of a competitive auction process.





Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of HedgeStart by Cordium Group.

30 January 2014

All of HedgeStart’s staff and the majority of its partners will be joining Cordium.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the management buyout of ski and activity holiday business Neilson which has been sold by Thomas Cook to Risk Capital Partners for £9.15million.

25 November 2013

Its winter destinations cover all the major ski resorts in Europe and North America, with an extensive chalet programme and a developing Club Hotel concept.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the secondary management buyout of online travel agent On the Beach.

4 October 2013

This success has been achieved against the backdrop of economic recession and exceptional travel disruptions such as the 2010 ash cloud and Arab Spring.



Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the secondary management buyout of vehicle tracking and fleet management software provider Isotrak.

15 August 2013

Liberty Corporate Finance advised the management team on the transaction and provided support to Lyceum in executing the deal.




Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the management buyout of Pure Gym the leading affordable gym operator in the United Kingdom, by CCMP Capital Advisors LLC.

23 May 2013

Canaccord Genuity acted as financial advisor and Travers Smith acted as legal advisor to Pure Gym, Liberty Corporate Finance acted as advisor to Pure Gym’s management.  Kirkland & Ellis acted as legal advisors to CCMP Capital.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the secondary management buyout of Amber Travel, the premium rail tours company, by ECI Partners.

29 March 2013

Last year, 50,000 customers went on an Amber rail holiday. The company’s strong focus on customer service is borne out by high levels of repeat business.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of ECI Partners investment in Citation PLC (“Citation”).

6 January 2013

Citation clients are 12x less likely to face an employment tribunal, 47x less likely to receive a Health & Safety notice and 8x less likely to have a reportable accident at work compared to other SMEs.




Liberty is pleased to announce the completion of the Buyout of Astrum Education backed by Sovereign Capital.

5 July 2012

The Group currently comprises Duff Miller in Kensington, Lansdowne College in Bayswater and Chelsea Independent College in Fulham.


Liberty Corporate Finance advised The IMS Group on its acquisition of US based HedgeOp Compliance LLC, a leading provider of compliance consulting services to hedge funds, fund of funds and Private Equity funds based in North America.

6 January 2012

Liberty were appointed by IMS to advise on the transaction, assist with debt raising, provide experienced support to the Company, deal with transaction issues and provide general project management.


Liberty Corporate Finance has advised Treehouse Group on its acquisition of Our365, the largest newborn and in-home photo portrait provider in the USA.

7 November 2011

Liberty acted as lead advisors to Treehouse; providing deal support, undertaking project management and advice on all transaction matters.



Liberty Corporate Finance advised Sovereign Capital on the Institutional Buy Out of The IMS Group, a leading provider of consulting and integrated business support to the wholesale asset management and securities industry.

14 November 2010

Liberty were appointed by Sovereign Capital to advise on the transaction, assist with debt raising, provide experienced support to the management and deal with transaction issues and general project management.






Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the ISIS Equity Partners backed buy-out of Central London based Broadcast and Digital PR Agency, The Television Consultancy Limited.

10 July 2008

Liberty were appointed by ISIS Equity Partners to assist with debt raising, helping the management to produce financial projections as well as providing support in deal structuring, working capital & general project management.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the £25million secondary Buyout of Coffee Nation backed by Milestone Capital Partners and its management team.

17 April 2008

Milestone backed the existing management team led by Scott Martin, the Managing Director, providing additional capital and expertise to finance the roll-out of the Coffee Nation proposition.




Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the Management Buy-Out of Medicals Direct Group from its US quoted parent, Hooper Holmes Inc., for total consideration of $15.25million.

19 October 2007

Liberty advised the management team of MDG throughout the transaction and introduced Bank of Ireland to the deal, who provided £6m of debt. The equity was provided by Investec and private individuals.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the HgCapital backed Management Buyout of the Cornish Bakehouse.

28 September 2007

Liberty were involved in project managing the transaction for HgCapital and assisting management in the preparation of a business plan and forecasts, raising debt for the deal and advising on working capital and other deal issues.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the Barclays Private Equity backed Management Buy-out of Leighton Buzzard based Camden Corporate Fleet Services.

20 September 2007

Liberty were appointed by Barclays Private Equity to assist the CCFS management team in the preparation of a business plan and forecasts and to advise on deal related issues.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the £10million ISIS backed Management Buyout of Quantix from Lynx PLC.

20 March 2007

Quantix has a diverse base of over 400 customers and an impressive financial track record with margin for the year ended 30th September 2006 of nearly £3m and operating profit of £1.1m.



Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Management Buyout of London Property Maintenance.

10 November 2006

Liberty Corporate Finance advised Sovereign Capital on their £5million investment in the transaction.


Liberty Corporate Finance advised the management and shareholders of Bounty on it’s divestment of Bounty Services, New Zealand.

31 August 2006

Client partners include P&G, Pfizer, Scottish Amicable, Snapfish and Her Majesty’s revenue and Customs.


Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce that within four months of forming they have completed their first deal.

31 July 2006

The Avance business provides account opening, credit processing, dispute management and debt collection services to businesses operating in the Leisure, Utilities and Telecoms sectors, from its bases in Leeds and Rutherglen.


Steve Thomson and Simon Hill have set up Liberty Corporate Finance to provide independent corporate finance services to management teams, private equity institutions and owners of businesses.

1 March 2006

Liberty will offer a broad range of corporate finance services, targeting transactions with a value of £10m or more.