July 25, 2018
Jamieson advises the management team of FirstLight

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Jamieson is delighted to announce that it has advised FirstLight’s management team as part of Antin Infrastructure Partners’ recent acquisition from Oak Hill Capital Partners.

FirstLight, headquartered in Albany, New York, provides fiber-optic data, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast connecting more than 8,000 locations in service with more than 40,000 locations serviceable by its 14,000 route mile fiber network.

Jamieson advised on the terms of management’s new equity plan to be implemented under Antin’s ownership. “We were able to use our knowledge and experience of US incentive plans alongside our recent experience of transactions in the sector to support the team as part of the negotiations,” commented John Greenland, US Managing Partner. 

Kurt Van Wagenen, President and Chief Executive Officer of FirstLight comments, "It is important to me and my management team that we have an optimized incentive structure that properly rewards employees for their efforts, while balancing the needs of our owners.  The Jamieson team was able to advise us on best practices and implement an incentive framework that helped us to meet these objectives.” 

The Jamieson team comprised of John Greenland and Evan Alper.

Jamieson Corporate Finance US, LLC is a member of FINRA/SIPC. 


July 14, 2018
Jamieson advises the management team of CRF Health

Management Advice | Healthcare | Read more

Jamieson is delighted to announce that it has advised Rachael Wyllie and the management team of CRF Health on the acquisition of the business by Genstar Capital from Vitruvian Partners. As part of the transaction, CRF will be combined with Bracket, a Genstar portfolio company. The transaction is expected to complete by the end of 2018 and is subject to customary closing and regulatory approvals.

CRF Health is the leading provider of eSource technology solutions for the life sciences industry. The business has experience in more than 800 clinical trials across 74 countries. The management team has delivered excellent financial growth in recent years.

Rachael Wyllie, CEO of CRF Health and Executive Chairman of the combined group commented: "This is an exciting step forward for patients, clients, and our new combined team. The complementary nature of the two businesses provides us with the platform and scale for future growth in our dynamic markets, while ensuring our customers have more access to the latest patient-centric innovations in clinical research."

The Jamieson team of Ian Jamieson, Stephen Maxwell and Gus Gayford advised the CRF team on the transaction and the management incentive arrangements to be implemented under Genstar’s majority ownership.


July 12, 2018
Envirotainer management team advised by Jamieson on their sale to Cinven

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Envirotainer, the global market leader in temperature controlled airfreight solutions for the pharmaceutical supply chain has announced that Cinven, the international private equity firm, has signed an agreement to acquire all shares in Envirotainer from current majority shareholder AAC Capital for an undisclosed sum.

The transaction will be formally closed when all relevant financial regulatory filings have been approved. It is estimated to be completed by late summer or early autumn 2018. 

Tom Burton and Jack Yang of Jamieson advised Michael Berg CEO and his team on their reinvestment alongside Cinven and the terms of the ongoing equity incentive scheme.


July 3, 2018
Jamieson advise the management team of Helly Hansen on the sale to Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited.

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Jamieson advise the management team of Helly Hansen on the sale to Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited.

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited has agreed to acquire Helly Hansen Group AS, from Teachers' Private Capital for $985 million. Founded in 1877, Helly Hansen is known for its professional grade gear and for being a leader in designing innovative and high quality technical performance products developed for the harshest outdoor conditions. Within its core categories of sailing, skiing, mountain, urban, rainwear and workwear, Helly Hansen designs and delivers products used by professionals and outdoor enthusiasts around the world. With wholesale and retail distribution capabilities across more than 40 countries, Helly Hansen is a trusted and celebrated brand worldwide.

The transaction will further help Helly Hansen to scale up its operations in Canada, and to strengthen its growth. "CTC provides us with the ideal platform to further accelerate our growth trajectory and also strengthen our Canadian presence. This is a great opportunity for Helly Hansen and our team," said Paul Stoneham, CEO, Helly Hansen. "As a Canadian, I am particularly proud to say that Canadian Tire is the new home for Helly Hansen."

The Jamieson team was led by Jonny Jones and Evan Alper.

Jamieson Corporate Finance US, LLC is a member of FINRA/SIPC. 


July 2, 2018
Jamieson advises the management team of Great Rail Journeys

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Jamieson is pleased to announce it has advised the management team of Great Rail Journeys (“GRJ”) on the acquisition of the business by Duke Street, the UK based mid-market private equity firm, from its previous Private Equity owners ECI Partners.

York based Great Rail Journeys is  the world’s leading provider of escorted rail holidays. GRJ offers almost 400 itineraries to over 50 countries globally. GRJ caters for a growing demographic group of culturally interested 55+ year old travellers who typically prioritise travel spend within their household budgets. Popular itineraries include a tour of India’s “Golden Triangle”, exploring the Swiss Alps on the Glacier Express and an iconic journey across Africa from Dar es Salaam to Cape Town. Last year, over 50,000 customers enjoyed a GRJ holiday and the Company is proud that over half of its business each year comes from its database.

Over the last five years GRJ has performed strongly, tapping into new source markets for its rail tours including Australia and more recently the US, following the establishment of an office in New York in 2017. The business has also just launched, for summer 2019, a unique and highly differentiated rail based premium river cruise offering which builds upon very strong pre-existing demand for such holidays from within its customer database.

The Jamieson team of Stuart Coventry and David Kirkpatrick advised the GRJ team on the terms of transaction and the management incentive arrangements to be implemented under Duke Streets majority ownership


June 28, 2018
Jamieson advises management on the sale of Italmatch Chemicals to Bain Capital

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Jamieson advised the management team of Italian chemicals maker, Italmatch, on the acquisition of the business by Bain Capital from French investor Ardian.

Founded in 1997 by its Chief Executive Sergio Iorio, Italmatch sells a range of chemicals from industrial lubricants to personal care products. The Genoa-based company, which generated sales of approximately €400 million last year, has 17 manufacturing sites and 780 employees across Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

The company has expanded its global footprint in recent years through a series of acquisitions, more than doubling its sales over the past four years with a number of acquisitions including North American phosphonate and biocides maker Compass Chemicals in 2016, and Solvay’s water additives business in 2015.

The Jamieson team, led by Stuart Coventry and Ross Wheeler, jointly with STLex and Nunziante Magrone Law Firm, advised CEO Sergio Iorio and CFO Maurizio Turci on their reinvestment alongside Bain Capital and the new shareholders’ agreements in the new structure.


June 27, 2018
Jamieson advises Sam Waley-Cohen and the management team of Portman Dental Care on Core Equity’s investment in the business

Management Advice | Healthcare | Read more

Jamieson is delighted to announce that it has advised the management team of Portman Dental Care, led by Sam Waley-Cohen (Founder and CEO), on Core Equity’s acquisition of a majority stake in the business.

Portman was established in 2009 and has grown rapidly, with over 75 dental practices at time of writing. The company focuses on the private dental market in the UK and has a proven track record of growth through the successful acquisition and integration of independent practices.

As part of the transaction, Livingbridge, which first invested in Portman in 2014, will fully exit its investment.

The Jamieson team, led by Stuart Coventry and Gus Gayford, advised Sam Waley-Cohen and the Portman management team on their reinvestment alongside Core Equity and equity incentive arrangements in the new structure.


June 19, 2018
Jamieson advises the management team of Worldwide Flight Services

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Jamieson has advised CEO Craig Smyth, CFO François Mirallié and the management team of Worldwide Flight Services (“WFS”) on the acquisition of the business by Cerberus Capital Management from private equity firm Platinum Equity.

Headquartered in Paris, WFS is the world’s largest air cargo handler and a leading provider of ground handling services with over €1.2 billion of total revenues. WFS has a presence in 198 airport locations in 22 countries and serves over 300 customers.

Craig Smyth, CEO of WFS, said, “WFS has transformed into a leading global aviation handling player in recent years through growth and operational initiatives. We believe that Cerberus is the ideal partner to support our continued transformation.” 

The WFS management team were advised by Stuart Coventry, Ross Wheeler and Jack Yang on their investment and the new management incentive


June 11, 2018
Jamieson advises management on the buyout of The Instant Group backed by Bowmark Capital

Management Advice | Business Services | Read more

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 nature”

The Instant Group management team was advised by Ian Jamieson, David Kirkpatrick and Laura Yell


June 7, 2018
Jamieson advises the management team of Linnaeus Group

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Jamieson has advised CEO Lynne Hill and CFO Paul Coxon of Linnaeus Group on the acquisition of the business by Mars Petcare from private equity firm Sovereign Capital Partners.

Linnaeus is a leading veterinary services group comprising some of the most highly-respected practices in the UK. The group, which formed in September 2014, has seen continued growth and investment in its service offering. This has enabled Linnaeus to maintain its position at the forefront of specialist and first opinion veterinary services and excellence. Linnaeus employs approximately 1,400 staff, including 370 clinicians and 77 of the leading specialist veterinary surgeons in the world. On completion of the transaction, Linnaeus will become a unit within Mars Petcare’s Veterinary Health Group and Linnaeus’s existing management will continue to lead the business.

Lynne Hill and Paul Coxon were advised by Stuart Coventry, Ross Wheeler and Gus Gayford.


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Year Company Size Service Sector
July 25, 2018 FirstLight Undisclosed Management Advice TMT
July 14, 2018 CRF Undisclosed Management Advice Healthcare
July 12, 2018 Envorotainer Undisclosed Management Advice Industrials
July 3, 2018 Helly Hansen > £500m Management Advice Consumer
July 2, 2018 GRJ Undisclosed Management Advice Consumer
June 28, 2018 Italmatch Undisclosed Management Advice Industrials
June 27, 2018 Portman Health Undisclosed Management Advice Healthcare
June 19, 2018 WFS > £500m Management Advice Business Services
June 11, 2018 Instant Group Undisclosed Management Advice Business Services
June 7, 2018 Linnaeus Undisclosed Management Advice Healthcare
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
Feb. 7, 2018 Cyanco Undisclosed Management Advice Industrials
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 Management Advice,
M&A
Financial Services
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 Six Degrees £100m - £500m Management Advice TMT
July 7, 2015 Pepe Jeans > £500m Management Advice Consumer
May 22, 2015 Orangefield > £500m Management Advice Financial Services
May 22, 2015 Vistra > £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 Foodcorp > £500m Management Advice Consumer
May 1, 2013 Oasis £100m - £500m Management Advice Healthcare
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 Four Seasons Healthcare > £500m Management Advice Healthcare
April 30, 2012 Schrader £100m - £500m Management Advice Industrials
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 Management Advice,
M&A,
Capital Raising
Healthcare
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