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The launch of the £2.5bn British Patient Capital programme (which will operate as a subsidiary of business development bank British Business Bank backed by the British government) aims to provide long-term finance to the next generation of UK start-ups, and will invest alongside private firms as part of a long-term plan first announced by chancellor Philip Hammond in October.

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It’s true - larger businesses are typically more sought after in the world of M&A. They often attract a wave of investors for a variety of reasons – their scalability, their return on investment, their access to economies of scale... the list goes on.

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Smith Cooper’s Corporate Finance division are delighted to announce two May deals, which completed within a week.

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We're exceptionally proud to announce our Corporate Finance team have been shortlisted for not one, not two, but three Insider Dealmaker Awards!

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In a recent survey conducted by Smith Cooper Corporate Finance, it’s clear that sentiment regarding M&A activity remains robust - 68% of professionals and private shareholders expect activity to increase or remain unchanged in the next 3 months, showing promise for the M&A landscape despite uncertainties.

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Calendar year 2017 was a buoyant year for M&A activity across the UK, and the third busiest year on record according to official figures published in Experian’s 2017 M&A Review.

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Two distinguished Midlands based businesses have been sold in deals advised by Smith Cooper.

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We are delighted to welcome two new members to our award winning Corporate Finance team.

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Nottingham based specialist coffee company, 200 Degrees, has received £3m funding from private equity investor Foresight Group, in a deal advised on by Smith Cooper.

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A recent study published by Ernst & Young concludes that the UK remains Europe’s number one choice for investment in acquisitions – surely a vote of confidence in the resilience of our economy.

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Recent figures from Experian’s latest Market IQ review covering the period to the end of Q3 2017 show that, whilst the quarterly trend of UK deal value and volume in 2017 has been downwards, the cumulative deal value of £217bn is 30% higher than it was at this point last year.  This value growth is the result of a 6% rise in very large deals (£100m to £1bn), masking a c.25% decline in mid-market deals.

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Following a busy summer, Smith Cooper Corporate Finance has secured a top 10 UK-wide ranking in Experian’s International M&A review for August 2017, coming 10th by deal volume nationally, placing it amongst sector giants.

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Derby based epm technology, well known as a supplier of Formula 1, has been acquired by Manchester based AS.G (Aero Services Global Limited), a global distributor of aviation consumables, as part of a multimillion pound ‘buy and build’ deal.

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The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) helps entrepreneurial SME’s based in the Midlands achieve their growth potential through the provision of funding in the form of small business loans and debt finance.

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Smith Cooper Corporate Finance recently hosted Mobeus who updated the team on the current funds they have available for SME’s.

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The Corporate Finance division of Smith Cooper, won the “SME Deal of the Year” award on Thursday evening at the Insider Midlands Dealmakers Awards in Birmingham.

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Wearwell Group Limited, British designers and manufacturers of high quality technical workwear, has been sold to Richard Wright in a deal advised by the Corporate Finance division of Smith Cooper. 

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Following the fantastic news that our BR&I team have been named finalists in two TRI awards categories, we are delighted to announce Smith Cooper Corporate Finance has also been shortlisted for two Insider Midlands Dealmaker Awards!

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Update on the market

11 August 2017

Figures released at the end of June revealed that the rate of inflation dropped to 2.6% from 2.9%, mainly due to reduced petrol prices, and the Pound falling against the Dollar and the Euro by 0.25% and 1.12% respectively, exceeding economists’ expectations.  Interest rates have since been kept at their all-time low of 0.25%, signalling the Bank of England’s cutting of its growth forecasts.

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We are delighted to announce Geoff Cousins, former Managing Director of Jaguar UK, is on board with Smith Cooper as a specialist advisory consultant.

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