Key statistics


transactions since 2013


Pro-active M&A strategy for each operating division


Buy and build strategy


Among the most active private M&A firms in our sectors

Calendar Year Division Country Acquisition or disposal target Type Vendor/Seller Value of transaction Comment
2018 Technology
UK Hobs On Site Acquisition
Hobs Group Undisclosed
Leading On-Site provider of Integrated Document Management and Information Solutions
2017 Real Estate UK Helen Green Design Studio Acquisition Undisclosed Undisclosed Leading design studio
2017 Aviation UK Bournemouth Airport
Acquisition MAG Undisclosed Acquisition of fourth major regional airport
2017 Real Estate UK Aviation Business Park, Bournemouth Acquisition
200 acres of commercial property
2017 Private Equity Benelux DCB Acquisition
Buy and build strategy in high value distribution.
2017 Aviation UK Marshall Acquisition
Siphon Networks Ltd
Unified Communications Integrator
Technology UK Pyramid
Independent Software House
2016 Technology France Flowline Acquisition
French cloud services business
2015 Private Equity EMEA Zycko Acquisition Undisclosed Undisclosed Buy and build strategy in high value distribution.
2015 Technology UK One Point Communications Acquisition One Point Communications Undisclosed Acquisition of mobile voice and data specialist
2015 Technology UK SIPCOM Acquisition SIPCOM Undisclosed Investment in hosted voice specialist
2015 Private Equity UK/Germany Wick Hill Acquisition Undisclosed Undisclosed Buy and build strategy in high value distribution
2015 Technology UK Fluidata Acquisition Fluidata Undisclosed Investment in connectivity specialist
2014 Technology UK Hampshire Data Centre Acquisition SSE £12m Acquisition of SSE Enterprise Telecoms' Hampshire Data Centre
2014 Aviation UK Capital Air Charter Acquisition Capital Steel Undisclosed Acquisition of Capital Air Charter
2014 Hotels UK Bovey Castle Acquisition Delancy £13m Acquisition of Bovey Castle
2014 Technology Netherlands SCC Disposal Systemax Undisclosed Disposal of SCC Netherlands
2014 Airports UK Norwich Acquisition Penta Capital £ Caledonia £24m (Est) Acquisition of Norwich Airport £ Skypark
2014 Technology UK M2 Digital Limited Acquisition ECI Partners Undisclosed Acquisition of M2 Digital Limited, the UK's leading independent managed print IT service provider
2013 Technology MEA B'ware Maroc SA Disposal Disway Sub £1m Sale of 50% interest in IBM Enterprise Distributor in Morocco to joint venture partner
2013 Aviation UK British International Helicopters Acquisition Mobeus Capital £12.5m Acquisition of 100% of shares in Commercial Helicopter Operator, plus certain helicopter assets from seller
2013 Aviation UK Regional £ City Airports Management Acquisition Balfour Beatty Sub £1m Airports Management Business
2013 Aviation UK Exeter Airport Acquisition Balfour Beatty £6m Acquisition of 750,000 passengers per annum Airport
2012 Technology Europe SDG Disposal Tech Data Corporation Inc £222m Disposal of SDG's Operations in UK and Continental Europe
2012 Aviation UK Veritair Acquisition Private Seller Sub £1m Acquisition of 85% interest in Veritair Commercial Helicopter Operator
2012 Aviation UK Heliflight Disposal Private Buyer Sub £1m Sale of trade and certain assets of Heliflight (UK) Ltd
2011 Technology France LNA Acquisition Private Seller £6m Acquisition of €80m p.a. turnover technology Reseller in France
2011 Technology UK TSG Acquisition Private Seller Sub £1m Acquisition of multifunction devices and print solutions service provider
2011 Technology UK SLS Disposal Hamilton Rentals Sub £1m Sale of IT Rental business
2011 Technology France Recyclea Joint venture Environmental Recycling Sub £1m Joint Venture for European Recycling facility
2011 Hotels UK Brokencote Hall Hotel Acquisition Private Seller £3.25m Acquisition of Brokencote Hall Hotel, which was subsequently refurbished for a total cost of circa £1.7m
2011 Hotels UK The Mount Somerset Hotel £ Spa; and The Greenway Hotel £ Spa Acquisition Von Essen Hotel group Administrator £5m Acquisition of two hotels from the administrator of Von Essen Hotel Limited group
2010 Technology UK Kavanagh Systems Acquisition Private Seller £5m Acquistion of £30m p.a. turnover services and technology business
2010 Hotels UK The Arden Hotel, Stratford Upon Avon Joint Venture Royal Shakespeare Company £3m £3m to acquire 50% interest in joint venture for the acquisition and redevelopment of the Arden Hotel in Stratford Upon Avon, a 45 bedroom hotel
2010 Aviation UK Coventry Airport Acquisition Administrator Undisclosed Acquisition of assets from administrator of Coventry Airport, and new 150 year lease with Coventry City Council for airport land and buildings
2010 Technology France Arés Acquisition Administrator Sub £1m Acquisition of certain trade and assets of Aré, a French technology and services reseller
2009 Technology Italy SCC Italy Disposal Bartolini Progetti Spa £10.5m Sale of €70m p.a. turnover services and technology Milan based business
2009 Technology Belgium SCC Belgium Disposal Cheops Technology NV Sub £1m Sale of €10m p.a. turnover services and technology Brussels based business
2009 Technology Germany SCC Germany Disposal Cancom Sub £1m Sales of €40m p.a. turnover services and technology Stuttgart based business
2009 Technology UK IQ sys Acquisition QA £4m Acquisition of £25m p.a. turnover enterprise software distributor
2009 Aviation UK London Helicopter Centres Acquisition Private Seller Sub £1m Acquisition of 90% of Commercial Helicopter Operator
2009 Aviation UK Heliflight Acquisition Private Seller Sub £1m Acquisition of 100% of Commercial Helicopter Operator
2008 Technology France Arés Acquisition Administrator £0.08m Trade and assets of principal division - covering the Ile de France region - of Arés, the French quoted systems integrator
2008 Technology UK ISI and SLS Acquisition Fayrewood plc Sub £1m Acquisition of 100% of share capital of distribution business (ISI) and IT rental company (SLS)
2008 Technology UK IT247 Acquisition Administrator Sub £1m Trade and assets of Limited
2008 Technology UK TCM Acquisition Private Seller Sub £1m Acquisition of 25% investment in Total Commerce Management Limited

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