5 December 2015

Corbett Keeling hosts record 47 people at dinner themed on buying, selling and raising money for businesses

Corbett Keeling hosted a record 47 people at our annual dinner, themed on buying, selling and raising money for businesses. Our three speakers provided our guests with informative and entertaining insights into the climate for mergers and acquisitions:

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26 November 2015

Freddie de Lisle appointed as Head of Financial Services

Corbett Keeling is delighted to announce the appointment of Freddie de Lisle as Head of Financial Services.

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17 November 2015

Newsletter for directors of owner-managed, family and private equity backed businesses

Corbett Keeling is delighted to announce the publication of UK Private Company Director, the newsletter for directors of owner-managed, family and private equity backed business.

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12 November 2015

Inaugural Corbett Keeling Newsletter

Corbett Keeling is delighted to announce the inaugural edition of our new Newsletter which reports on historic and forecast UK M&A activity and the firm's latest annual conference.

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31 October 2015

Global business valuations steady at record highs - Globalscope report analyses regional and sector trends

Corbett Keeling is delighted to announce the latest edition of the Globalscope Newsletter, providing global market intelligence on:

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26 October 2015

Two new team members

Corbett Keeling welcomes two new members to its core transaction advisory team:

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17 September 2015

Corbett Keeling celebrates a strong performance

Corbett Keeling celebrates a strong performance in the year just finished and plans for the year ahead at its annual meeting with its sector specialists at the Hurlingham Club, West London.

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10 September 2015

Mergers and acquisitions activity increases

Corbett Keeling publishes its inaugural edition of UK Private Company Director, a new quarterly newsletter for directors of owner-managed, family and private equity backed businesses. This new publication incorporates UK M&A Watch, Corbett Keeling's quarterly report on deal activity in the private equity markets.

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10 August 2015

Sale of leading specialist distributor of ingredients into the Nutritional and Chemical life science sectors

Corbett Keeling announces that LEHVOSS UK Limited, the UK subsidiary of Germany-based Lehmann&VossCo, has acquired Gee Lawson Holdings Limited from its shareholders whom Corbett Keeling advised.

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13 July 2015

Rami Ranger MBE, Chairman of Sun Mark, crowned winner of the Corbett Keeling ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award.

At the Red Ribbon Awards on Friday 10 July 2015, Jim Keeling was delighted to announce Rami Ranger, MBE, Chairman of Sun Mark, winner of the Corbett Keeling "Lifetime Achievement Award".

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22 June 2015

Corbett Keeling and Debevoise & Plimpton host insurance industry round-table

A lunchtime gathering of the insurance industry hosted by Corbett Keeling and Debevoise & Plimpton, in the City, London, had  a focused discussion on the issues facing Managing General Agents, with underwriters giving them delegated authority and investors looking to buy and/or build an MGA.

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11 June 2015

Sale of leading information and conference business

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25 May 2015

Chris Longman of Challenge Energy shares with family businesses what it is really like to sell your business

At the “Succession or Sale” conference put on by Family Business Place in Yorkshire in May, Jim Keeling interviewed Chris Longman, who recently sold Challenge Energy, the business he and his wife, Denise, had built up with their co-founders Nick and Sue Hooke.  Chris explained how he and his fellow shareholders, having received various approaches for their business over the past couple of years, finally reached the decision to sell. In a frank and honest interview, he described the process involved and the various hurdles that had to be jumped before the deal was finally signed. He closed by outlining how Corbett Keeling had been able to steer the transaction to enable them as selling shareholders to get the highest price from the best bidder.

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28 April 2015

Key topics currently affecting sale values of private equity backed businesses

Our latest edition of  Private Equity Director, the newsletter for executive directors of private equity backed enterprises, looks at some of the key topics currently affecting sale values of private equity backed businesses. In summary:

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23 April 2015

UK M&A remains resilient – our latest commentary on private equity deal activity

Our latest analysis of transactions among UK private equity backed businesses suggests M&A activity in the sector is remaining resilient. There has been a slight deceleration in both the volume and value of transactions but levels remain positive and our survey of market conditions, supported by our own experience, suggests sentiment remains broadly positive despite uncertainty about May’s general election.

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17 April 2015

Global average TEV/EBITDA multiple dipped slightly to 9.1 in the second half of 2014

Corbett Keeling is delighted to announce the latest edition of the Globalscope Newsletter, providing global market intelligence on:

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15 April 2015

Succession or Sale for Britain’s family-run businesses? Join us at a conference on 19th May

Whether you have already outlined a clear path for your next generation, are toying with the idea of selling your company (either to another business or to your employees) or you just want to hear more about the different options, the Family Business Place Northern Conference offers a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the variety of exit options available to family business owners. Jim Keeling of Corbett Keeling is delighted to be joining an impressive line-up of guest speakers, including Sir Ken Morrison CBE, who will be sharing their experiences and giving invaluable insights into their own family business journey. They will be covering some of the hottest topics facing family businesses today, including:

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10 April 2015

The UK housebuilding sector broke new ground on 13 occasions in Q1

In its quarterly review of the UK housebuilding sector, Corbett Keeling's associate, Building Value, reports that the sector rose 10% in Q1 and broke new ground on 13 occasions - most recently on 25 March at a record £26 billion.

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31 March 2015

Globalscope Partners enjoy unique insight into the ASEAN region at their 17th conference in Jakarta

Globalscope Partner's 17th semi-annual conference, which was held at the newly opened Raffles Hotel in Jakarta, provided partners of Corbett Keeling's international M&A network with unique insight into opportunities in the ASEAN region. The 5 day conference which, this year, incorporated a new segment, co-hosted by KADIN, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, welcomed numerous local and ASEAN industry leaders to meet with Globalscope delegates and discuss potential cross border investments.

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23 March 2015

How to maximise value when selling your business

Corbett Keeling was delighted to host some 40 business owners at a seminar on preparing a business for sale and the sale process itself. Held in conjunction with international law firm Hogan Lovells, bankers Kleinwort Benson and PE Director, the newsletter for directors of private equity backed businesses, the seminar focused on key steps to take in order to maximise value when selling your business.

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19 February 2015

Corbett Keeling publishes UK Industrials Watch - Fourth Quarter 2014

Corbett Keeling is pleased to present is latest quarterly review on the UK Industrials sector, in which we look at:

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29 January 2015

Corbett Keeling has published its latest edition of Private Equity Director, the quarterly newsletter for those looking to build and realise value in their private equity backed enterprises

This edition covers financial, legal, tax and wealth management issues that are crucial to building and realising the value of your business.  In this issue we look at:

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28 January 2015

The figures are in, and 2014 turns out to have been a good year overall for deals in the UK private equity world

In his regular commentary on UK mergers and acquisitions activity, Jim Keeling of Corbett Keeling gives a practitioner's view of trends in the number, value and financing of private equity deals. He finds that the momentum building in the third quarter of 2014 carried over into the final three months of the year, while sentiment remains broadly positive, auguring well for 2015.

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19 January 2015

"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" - a review of the UK Housebuilding Sector in 2014 and beyond

Building Value, Corbett Keeling's associate specialising in the building materials and construction sectors, reports on the UK Housebuilding sector in 2014 and considers prospects for 2015 - "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

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1 January 2015

Great Expectations - 2014 was supposed to produce a bumper crop of private equity-backed deals in the UK, but is that what happened in reality? Jim Keeling reports in "The Treasurer"

The Treasurer, 14th December, 2014

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