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Deal Dispatch

Smith Cooper has a proven track record of successfully completing deals across numerous sectors.

To keep up-to-date with all of our most recent deals, take a look at our Deal Dispatch newsletters below:

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.  

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Deal Dispatch - Issue 24

Read up on our latest news and deals including a leading frozen meals business acquisition, our team winning SME Deal of the Year and more in Issue 24 of Deal Dispatch.  

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Deal Dispatch - Issue 23

Deals including Shepherd Direct Limited acquires CP Bigwood, Zip Textiles sold to Johnson Service Group Plc, Caffeine fix for Purple World and more 
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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.

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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.

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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 over
25 deals in 2014, very significantly topping the 2013 tally, a really
pleasing indicator that corporate and public sentiment and confidence
has improved. Better still, there has been no let up in activity in 2015
and we are optimistic that this will be another good year for our clients,
the business community, and us.
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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 improvement in appetite for borrowing/lending.
The marketplace is healthy and it is an opportune time for business owners to re-evaluate growth and exit objectives, an exercise we’d be delighted to assist with. 
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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 backwards, the recent review from Experian records a 13.2% drop (to 416) in the number of deals in the Midlands in the three quarters to 30 September 2013, compared to the like for like period in 2012. Deal values plummeted by 75% in the same periods.

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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 achieved through the robust and detailed process management, determination and commerciality that we bring to all of our assignments.

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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 focussed on smaller (usually sub £2m deal size) and simpler deals than are typically dealt with in the Corporate Finance unit. This ensures that, one way or another, Smith Cooper can help with transactions of any size.

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We have used Smith Cooper over a number of years for a variety of HR services. This has included recruitment processes from staff to Board directors, restructuring, capacity building and overarching advice on process and policy.

As an organisation with limited professional in house HR expertise and therefore operating with the need to outsource to a partner we wanted to work with someone who is accessible and understands the culture of our business whilst also providing rigour and independence in their advice. We have found that Smith Cooper consistently delivers these services to us in an extremely professional manner and have been an invaluable resource for us on many different occasions. 


Mark Abberley Chief Executive - England Boxing