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Feb 2017
Our new BCMS headquarters in Kingsclere was officially opened this week by a special guest, Sir Clive Woodward. He is, of course, the man who guided England to Rugby World Cup glory, and our Olympic Athletes to the London 2012 games. As part of the...
Feb 2017
A leading UK supplier of water treatment equipment has been sold to a Belgium-headquartered international group, in a deal advised by BCMS. Pollet Water Group (PWG) has acquired Cambridgeshire-based UVO3 from founders Peter and Jill Wadsworth for an...
Feb 2017
Tesco stunned the grocery sector with its £3.7bn acquisition of the UK’s largest food wholesaler Booker PLC last week. Interestingly, the supermarket giant’s sudden appearance as an acquirer follows an 18-month disposal programme of non-core...
Jan 2017
Donald Trump wrote in his book The Art of The Deal: “You can't con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don't deliver...
Jan 2017
Swedish engineering group Indutrade has moved into the UK healthcare manufacturing market after acquiring Sunflower Medical through its subsidiary ESI Process (UK) Limited – in a deal advised by BCMS. Leading specialist equipment manufacturer...
Jan 2017
I was on the panel of a brilliant business event on Thursday in Glasgow, alongside professionals from Investec Wealth and Investment and our hosts, lawyers Burness Paul LLP. The stars of the show – as they usually are– were the business owners and...
Jan 2017
Stories behind the stats As part of our market intelligence activities, BCMS profiles our clients’ reasons for selling a business. The results are fascinating, and show the multiple different trigger points business owners experience. Top of the...
Jan 2017
French sports and leisure equipment designer ABEO has acquired an 80% stake in Sportsafe UK – a specialist in sports equipment maintenance – in a deal advised by BCMS. Colchester-based Sportsafe UK inspects, services and installs sports and fitness...

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