Bowmark Capital has backed the buy-out of The Instant
Group, a global leader in independent flexible workspace solutions.
Founded in 1999, Instant provides alternative methods
of office procurement and management, with specific focus on flexible workspace
and medium-term lease solutions, employing 250 people in 11 cities around the
world. Its market leading digital platform for flexible office procurement (www.instantoffices.com) and innovative
’managed office' solutions allow clients to rethink workspace as an enabler of
transformation and growth rather than just as an overhead.
David Kirkpatrick commented, “We are delighted to have advised Tim and his team
on their buyout with Bowmark. The management team were incredibly diligent and
well prepared for the sales process and knew exactly what they wanted from a
new PE partner to help the business on the next phase of its journey.
Jamieson have seen a lot of activity in the UK mid-market lately - this deal
represents our 12th completion in the UK mid-market in 2018 and
further demonstrates our ability to assist management teams on deals of this
The Instant Group management team was advised by Ian Jamieson, David Kirkpatrick and Laura Yell
WACO, Texas (June 4, 2018) –Dwyer Franchising, LLC (“Dwyer Group”), one of the
world’s largest parent companies of home service brands, today announced it has
been acquired by Harvest Partners, LP (“Harvest Partners” or “Harvest”), a New
York-based private equity firm. The deal marks the fourth and largest private
equity transaction of Dwyer Group in the franchise organization’s history.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Dwyer Group, based in Waco, Texas, serves as the holding company for 20 service brands with a franchise network including more than 3,200 franchisees operating in the United States and eight other countries. The combined businesses offer residential and commercial customers with a community of professional services and account for approximately $1.7 billion in annual system-wide revenues.
Harvest Partners, is an established middle-market private equity firm with a 35+ year history of investing in companies and partnering with high-quality management teams to support those businesses as they continue to grow to the next level.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Dwyer Group management team. They have built an excellent company and we look forward to providing additional financial and strategic resources to help them further build on their market leader status in the service franchise category,” said Steve Eisenstein, Partner at Harvest Partners.
The Jamieson team comprised of Jonny Jones, Evan Alper & John Greenland.
Jamieson Corporate Finance US, LLC, is a member of FINRA/SIPC.
is advising the management team of Ammeraal Beltech in connection with the
exclusive negotiations to sell the Company, a global leader in light-weight
process and conveyor belting, to Partners Group.
The transaction is expected to close in Q3 2018, subject to completion of the consultation process with the works councils of Ammeraal Beltech and other employee representative bodies, the signing of a definitive agreement, and approval by relevant anti-trust authorities.
The Jamieson team is being led by Stuart Coventry, David Kirkpatrick and Jack Yang.
Jamieson is pleased to announce it advised Alastair Stewart, the CEO of
city centre event hosting company, etc.venues, on a global expansion
partnership with US investor Gencom and global hospitality company Benchmark.
The new will spur on the global expansion of ETC
Venues in urban and destination sites in both Europe and the US.
The investment was led by Benchmark’s capital partner, Gencom, and a new investor, Colony North Star, offering a global platform of capital and real estate expertise to grow both businesses.
Gencom is a Miami based investment firm that owns, operates and develops property around the world, with an emphasis on luxury hotels, resorts and branded residential properties; and is also an active owner of/and investor in hospitality operating platforms.
Benchmark, headquartered in Houston, Texas is a developer, manager and owner of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. etc.venues will join a suite of Benchmark hospitality services brands. The partnership means that Benchmark will now operate across three continents, with a total of 80 properties in North America, the Caribbean, Japan and the UK.
For Alastair Stewart, this was his third transaction in 12 years at etc.venues, having previously led investments for Dunedin and Growth Capital Partners. Alastair commented, “Thank you David for all the expertise and support you gave me throughout this transaction. Your availability at any time, fast response and the warmth in your own style I appreciated and valued very much”
The Jamieson team was led by Ian Jamieson and David Kirkpatrick.
Jamieson has advised CEO Tim Emrich, CFO Jon Addis
and Commercial Director Sam Wither and the management team of UK Power Reserve
on the acquisition of the business by Sembcorp from Equistone and Inflexion.
UKPR owns and operates a portfolio of highly flexible distributed energy generation projects across 32 locations in England and Wales, with 533 megawatts in operation and a further 480 megawatts in construction and under development. This combined portfolio of over 1,000 megawatts comprises small-scale, fast-ramping power generation asset and rapid response batteries.
Nomi Ahmad, Head of Sembcorp’s UK utilities business said, “Sembcorp is delighted to have secured this exciting business, which deepens our presence in the UK considerably and gives us a significant presence in distributed generation. The acquisition gives us greater opportunities for further expansion, and sets us firmly on track to grow in the UK.”
The UK Power Reserve management team were advised by Stuart Coventry, Andrew Cox and Laura Yell.
Jamieson has advised CEO Norman Smith and the management team of Vision RT on the acquisition of a majority stake in the business by the Danish medtech investment company, William Demant Invest (WDI). WDI is a long-term, evergreen investor with considerable medical device industry experience.
Following almost 17 years since its inception, Vision RT, the leading supplier of Surface Guided Radiation Therapy (SGRT) has transferred the majority of its longstanding privately held shareholding to WDI. Vision RT’s founders, Norman Smith, Gideon Hale and Ivan Meir continue as shareholders and the company will remain in its previous standalone form, with the same strategy, structure and management as before.
The management team were advised by Tom Burton and Ross Wheeler on their investment and the new management incentive plan.
Jamieson has advised CEO Saad Hammed and the
management team of Key Travel on the acquisition of a majority stake in the
business by Elysian Capital from Livingbridge.
Key Travel, which has offices in Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle, was supported by Livingbridge via a management buyout in 2013. Livingbridge's investment helped accelerate the group's US expansion through the opening of its Philadelphia office in 2013 and the development of KT Online; its proprietary online booking tool.
Elysian Capital has now backed the company as it prepares for the "next phase of our growth journey", with the firm set to assist Key Travel with its plans to ramp up its global presence.
Saad Hammad, Chief Executive of Key Travel, is leading the execution of a strategy designed to "ensure we innovate to maintain our market leadership in the sector and sustain our position as the ideal travel management partner for not-for-profit organisations".
The Key Travel management team were advised by Tom Burton, Andrew Cox and Jack Yang on their investment and the new management incentive plan.
FE, the leading provider of investment data, research and software to the financial services industry, has announced that Hg, a leading global growth private equity firm, will be investing in the business to fund its next phase of growth.
Founded by Michael Holland and Craig Wilson, FE operates a proprietary database of complete retail funds data with global coverage and history, built up over 20 years. Trusted by hundreds of thousands of investors, advisers, asset managers and platforms who use FE data, software and investment advice every day, FE is a leading player in supporting the UK fund industry.
The investment comes on the back of significant expansion of FE’s global operations and product offering over the past few years, and another year of record growth for the company in 2017.
The Management team of FE, led by CEO Neil Bradford, were advised by Tom Burton, Andrew Cox and Gus Gayford on their reinvestment alongside Hg and future equity incentive arrangements.
Jamieson is delighted to announce that it has advised the management team of Ufinet Group on its sale by the Cinven Fifth Fund. The highly competitive auction resulted in a carve up of the company into two divisions; the Spanish business (“Ufinet Spain”) due to be sold to Antin Infrastructure Partners and “Ufinet International” to the Sixth Cinven Fund.
The existing Ufinet Group is headquartered in Madrid and acts as a fibre optic telecommunications services wholesale operator. The Group has over 65,000 km of fibre optic network deployed across two continents and employs approximately 1,000 people. Under the control of the Cinven Fifth Fund, the Group achieved strong organic growth, alongside a successful buy and build strategy in Central & South America and accelerated expansion in Spain.
The current management team will be split between the two divisions with Iñigo Garcia del Cerro Prieto continuing to lead Ufinet International and Ufinet Spain being headed up by Juan Francisco Fraga Díaz-Chirón. Iñigo Garcia del Cerro Prieto, CEO of Ufinet International said, “Jamieson has played an integral role in aiding the Management team throughout the sale process from the very beginning, and has shown particular strength in negotiating a complicated process with numerous bidders, various potential Newco structures, and the division of a management team between the two entitites.” Jamieson advised the Group’s senior management team and supported negotiations with several bidders for both combined and separated business scenarios. Jamieson will continue to advise both teams through to completion.
The Group management team was advised by José Basabe, John Greenland, Laura Yell and Pippa Knowles on their investment in the new entities and the terms of the new incentive plans.
|June 11, 2018||Instant Group||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Business Services|
|June 4, 2018||Dwyer||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Business Services|
|June 4, 2018||Ammeraal Beltech||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Industrials|
|June 1, 2018||ETC Venues||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Business Services|
|May 31, 2018||UK Power||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Industrials|
|May 30, 2018||Vision RT||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|May 29, 2018||Key Travel||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Consumer|
|May 18, 2018||EIS||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Business Services|
|May 14, 2018||Financial Express||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|May 14, 2018||Ufinet||Undisclosed||Management Advice||TMT|
|May 9, 2018||Corin||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|May 4, 2018||ICS Learn||< £100m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|March 27, 2018||SWF||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|March 26, 2018||Interoute||> £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|March 13, 2018||LCG||Undisclosed||Business Services|
|Feb. 19, 2018||Dental Clinics||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|Feb. 14, 2018||Ask4||Undisclosed||Management Advice||TMT|
|Jan. 31, 2018||Active Assist||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|Jan. 1, 2018||Paysafe||> £500m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Dec. 18, 2017||Old Mutual||> £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|Nov. 22, 2017||Dealogic||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Nov. 3, 2017||Puregym||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Oct. 27, 2017||TMF||> £500m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Oct. 12, 2017||Genesis Capital||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|Oct. 11, 2017||Ceramtec||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Industrials|
|Oct. 2, 2017||Dent Connect||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|Sept. 1, 2017||Matchesfashion||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Sept. 1, 2017||Clarion Events||> £500m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Aug. 13, 2017||Eating Recovery Centre||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|Aug. 1, 2017||Miller Homes||> £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|July 26, 2017||Oasis Record Management||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Business Services|
|July 24, 2017||Nature's Bounty||> £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|July 18, 2017||Praesidiad||> £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|July 11, 2017||Voogd & Voogd||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|July 3, 2017||Mergermarket||> £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|June 15, 2017||Willerby||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Consumer|
|May 18, 2017||Keter||> £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|May 11, 2017||Neptune Oil & Gas||> £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|March 21, 2017||ESG||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|March 3, 2017||MKM||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|Feb. 21, 2017||Zabka||> £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Feb. 16, 2017||OAG||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Jan. 18, 2017||Allegro||> £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|Dec. 12, 2016||Unilabs||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|Dec. 8, 2016||IVC||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|Nov. 22, 2016||Shorterm||< £100m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Nov. 18, 2016||Oasis Healthcare||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|Nov. 15, 2016||GB Railfreight||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Industrials|
|Nov. 9, 2016||Alter Domus||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|Nov. 7, 2016||Sapec Agro||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|Oct. 19, 2016||Elysium/PIC||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|Oct. 12, 2016||Interactive Investor||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|Oct. 5, 2016||Tricor||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Sept. 30, 2016||R&R Icecream||> £500m||Consumer|
|Sept. 20, 2016||GROUP IMD||Undisclosed||Management Advice||TMT|
|Aug. 27, 2016||Target||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|Aug. 17, 2016||Adapt||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|Aug. 6, 2016||Tyrells||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Aug. 4, 2016||TINSA||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|June 30, 2016||IT Labs||< £100m||Management Advice||TMT|
|June 6, 2016||Radley||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Consumer|
|June 1, 2016||PCI Pharma Services||> £500m||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|May 30, 2016||Sisal||> £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|May 23, 2016||Argus Media||> £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|May 19, 2016||BPL||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|April 27, 2016||Mayborn Group||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Jan. 28, 2016||Kinapse||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Jan. 15, 2016||SMYK||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Dec. 23, 2015||LIMA||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|Dec. 14, 2015||PIB||< £100m||
|Dec. 8, 2015||LGC||> £500m||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|Dec. 3, 2015||Bargain Hunt||Undisclosed||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Oct. 20, 2015||Photobox||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Oct. 19, 2015||Chime Communications||£100m - £500m||TMT|
|Oct. 12, 2015||Moto Hospitality||> £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Sept. 23, 2015||Guardian||> £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|Sept. 15, 2015||The Mill||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|Aug. 7, 2015||Lowell||> £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|July 20, 2015||Deutsche Glasfaser||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|July 7, 2015||Pepe Jeans||> £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|July 7, 2015||Six Degrees||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|May 22, 2015||Vistra||> £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|May 22, 2015||Orangefield||> £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|May 20, 2015||The Foundry||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|May 14, 2015||New Look||> £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|May 12, 2015||Eurofiber||> £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|March 26, 2015||Van Geloven||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Feb. 25, 2015||Ainscough Crane Hire||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|Jan. 22, 2015||Trainline||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|Jan. 15, 2015||Clarion Events||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|Jan. 13, 2015||Premium Credit||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|Jan. 9, 2015||Honest Burgers||< £100m||M&A||Consumer|
|Dec. 1, 2014||Farrow & Ball||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Nov. 28, 2014||Keepmoat||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Nov. 12, 2014||United Biscuits||> £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|July 29, 2014||Pizza Express||> £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|July 22, 2014||Cath Kidston||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|July 2, 2014||Sauflon Pharmaceuticals||> £500m||M&A||Healthcare|
|April 28, 2014||Innovia Group||> £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|April 22, 2014||NFT Distribution||< £100m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|April 11, 2014||Gates Global||> £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|Feb. 11, 2014||Marlin Financial||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|Feb. 4, 2014||Avast Software||> £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|Jan. 13, 2014||The SJB Group||< £100m||M&A||Business Services|
|Nov. 20, 2013||Best Invest||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|Sept. 16, 2013||David Lloyd||> £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Sept. 11, 2013||AIM Aviation||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|Sept. 5, 2013||Giles Insurance||> £500m||M&A||Financial Services|
|Aug. 14, 2013||Domestic & General||> £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|Aug. 9, 2013||Key Travel||< £100m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Aug. 7, 2013||Tyrrells Potato Crisps||< £100m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Aug. 5, 2013||TSL Education||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|July 1, 2013||Eden Springs||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|June 18, 2013||VUE Entertainment||> £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|May 15, 2013||Cabot Credit Management||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|May 1, 2013||Oasis||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|May 1, 2013||Foodcorp||> £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|April 15, 2013||UBM Data Services||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|April 11, 2013||Hillcrest||< £100m||Healthcare|
|March 20, 2013||Fever-Tree||< £100m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Dec. 12, 2012||Dexter Axle||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|Dec. 11, 2012||Aurum||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Dec. 6, 2012||Intertrust||> £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|Oct. 26, 2012||HSS||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Oct. 15, 2012||Dematic||> £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|Sept. 26, 2012||Air Distribution||> £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|Sept. 18, 2012||Eurofiber BV||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|Aug. 19, 2012||Georg Jensen||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Aug. 5, 2012||Orange Telecom||> £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|June 20, 2012||GlobeOp Financial Services||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|April 30, 2012||Schrader||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|April 30, 2012||Four Seasons Healthcare||> £500m||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|Dec. 8, 2011||Wiggle||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Sept. 20, 2011||Thomson Reuters Trade and Risk Management||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|July 19, 2011||Atos Medical||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|May 3, 2011||Dometic||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|April 18, 2011||The Mill||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|April 6, 2011||Icon||< £100m||M&A||TMT|
|Nov. 8, 2010||Vue Cinemas||> £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Oct. 27, 2010||Brit||> £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|Sept. 21, 2010||NSL||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Sept. 14, 2010||Equity Trust||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|July 28, 2010||Tomkins||> £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|June 30, 2010||Aim Aviation||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|April 29, 2010||Team Telecom||< £100m||M&A||TMT|
|April 12, 2010||Archimedes Pharma||< £100m||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|March 23, 2010||British Car Auctions||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Feb. 5, 2010||Habitat||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Nov. 27, 2009||ADP Dental||< £100m||
|Sept. 17, 2009||Intertrust||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|Sept. 11, 2009||Incisive Media Group||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|April 15, 2009||iShares||> £500m||Management Advice||Financial Services|
|Jan. 5, 2009||Develica Deutschland Ltd||> £500m||Capital Raising||Business Services|
|Nov. 3, 2008||Somerfield Ltd||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|Oct. 24, 2008||Icon Display Ltd||< £100m||Capital Raising||TMT|
|June 16, 2008||De La Rue Plc||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|May 8, 2008||Morrison Utility Services||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|March 10, 2008||Yo! Sushi||< £100m||M&A||Consumer|
|Nov. 2, 2007||Alliance Medical||> £500m||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|Aug. 2, 2007||Healthcare at Home||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|June 12, 2007||Iris Software Limited||> £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|May 29, 2007||Pegasus Retirement Homes||< £100m||Capital Raising||Business Services|
|Feb. 15, 2007||Worldmark International||< £100m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Feb. 8, 2007||The Mill||< £100m||Management Advice||TMT|
|Feb. 7, 2007||HSS Hire||< £100m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Dec. 21, 2006||ILG (Independent Living Group)||< £100m||M&A||Healthcare|
|Dec. 19, 2006||Amida Group||< £100m||M&A||Consumer|
|Nov. 30, 2006||Nicholl Food Packaging Limited||< £100m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|Nov. 16, 2006||Phadia AB||> £500m||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|Sept. 30, 2006||Incisive Media plc||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|Sept. 22, 2006||Impress Holdings BV||> £500m||Management Advice||Industrials|
|July 6, 2006||Castlebeck||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Healthcare|
|June 28, 2006||British International Helicopters Limited||< £100m||Capital Raising||Business Services|
|March 29, 2006||Adare Group||£100m - £500m||Business Services|
|Dec. 16, 2005||Upperpoint Distribution Limited||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Business Services|
|Oct. 1, 2005||Fitness First||> £500m||Management Advice||Consumer|
|June 14, 2005||Tunstall Holdings Limited||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||TMT|
|May 17, 2005||Elliott Group Limited||£100m - £500m||Management Advice||Business Services|