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Our Publications

To keep up-to-date with all of our most recent deals, sector update and other important information, take a look at our publications below:


Smith Cooper Corporate Finance - Annual Deals 2017

A summary of all the deals completed by our Corporate Finance team in 2017.


M&A Compass Q4 2017

We have recently conducted a survey of professionals and family owned businesses to assess the state of M&A activity across the Midlands and have teamed up with BGF, the UK and Ireland's most active investor, to gauge the current M&A outlook across the Midlands.


Deal Dispatch - Issue 28

Read up on our latest news and deals, including the raising of £3m in development capital for independent coffee chain retailer 200 Degrees, and the sale of Synova-backed Clearwater HealthcareDownload


Deal Dispatch - Issue 27

Read up on our latest news and deals including the sale of leading British designer and manufacturer of workwear, Wearwell, our recent award win and the sale of epm: technology group in Issue 27 of Deal Dispatch.  


M&A Compass Q2 2017

Following the survey conducted by Smith Cooper about the current M&A environment, we have collated our key findings into an authoritative summary. In this edition, Chris Reed from Gateley plc comments on some of the legal findings. 


Deal Dispatch - Issue 26

Read up on our latest news and deals including the acquisition of Ultrasound Direct, the sale of WFF (York) Limited and much more in Issue 26 of Deal Dispatch.  


Deals 2016-17

Take a look at our annual round-up of deals for financial year ended 31 March 2017. 


Sector Insights - Packaging

We take a look at the UK Packaging Industry including: deal volumes and multiples, notable transactions and M&A activity. 


Sector Insights - Vehicle Leasing and Rental

We take a look at the UK Vehicle Leasing and Rental Industry including: market statistics, market dynamics and M&A assessment. 


Deal Dispatch - Issue 25

Read up on our latest news and deals including the sale of Coffeepotts Limited, our team winning SME Advisory Team of the Year and more in Issue 25 of Deal Dispatch.  


Deal Dispatch - Issue 24

Smith Cooper win SME Deal of the Year, our Birmingham team expansion and more of our most recent deals. 


Deal Dispatch - Issue 23

Meet our newest Corporate Finance Partner, Dan Bowtell, and read more of our latest deals including the acquisition of CP Bigwood, the sale of Zip Textiles and Smith Cooper entering Experian's Top 10. 


Smith Cooper Corporate Finance - Annual Deals 2015

A collection of all our deals by our Corporate Finance team from 2015.

Deal Dispatch - Issue 22

In this issue you'll find a collection of our recent transactions, including the acquisition of Derby County by businessman Mel Morris.


Deal Dispatch - Issue 21

In this issue you'll find a collection of our recent transactions, and meet our newest member of the Corporate Finance team, Darren Hodson, who joins us as Partner.


Deal Dispatch - Issue 20

In this issue you’ll find details of a range of deals completed in late
2014 and early 2015, all of which we hope will help to keep you updated
on our latest news.
The Mergers & Acquisitions market is good and here at Smith Cooper
Corporate Finance, we certainly had a great year: we completed ove...

Smith Cooper Corporate Finance - Annual Deals 2014/2015

A collection of all our deals from 2014/2015. 


Deal Dispatch - Issue 19

At Smith Cooper, you will see from the deals recorded below, we have been extremely active and it’s gratifying to see a good number of debt-funded acquisitions, management buy-outs and fundraising amongst our deals. Certainly, there seems to be a cautious im...

Deal Dispatch - Issue 18

Welcome to our new look Deal Dispatch Newsletter. Since the last newsletter the global recession has rumbled on, albeit through terrific summer weather; perhaps it’s that which, amongst other things, has brought a more optimistic outlook to many of the clients and professionals we deal with. Certainly, the outlook now looks a lot brighter for UK M & A work.

Looking ba...


Deal Dispatch - Issue 17

Hot on the heels of our October Deal Dispatch, we’re delighted to be issuing the next one detailing another crop of deals – this time focussing on the training and food sectors, two of our specialist areas.

We continue to see a good level of buy and sell side transactions, although the process is often slower than we’d like. We believe completions are being ac...


Deal Dispatch - Issue 16

It‟s been a while since we issued an issue of Deal Dispatch but, as you can see, we‟ve been very busy delivering the deals outlined below.

Since the last issue we have also rebranded and this is the first “new look” Deal Dispatch, which we hope you enjoy reading.

In addition, the firm has also launched its “Deal Support” offering which is focu...