22 November 2018

Deal making activity remained robust overall in the UK private company market during the past quarter.

The latest edition of UK Private Company Director also looks at the legal benefits and pitfalls of warranty and indemnity insurance for buyers and sellers, as well as a wealth management perspective of the global economy. Our newsletter is for directors of owner-managed, family and private equity backed businesses.


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25 October 2018

Corbett Keeling is delighted to announce its 25th anniversary of advising privately owned companies.

While Corbett Keeling is proud to be celebrating 25 years, the Keeling family has, in fact, been advising company owners and directors on buying and selling businesses and raising funds for nearly a century. Back in 1923,  John Henry Keeling, the grandfather of our own CEO and founder, Jim Keeling, set up London and Yorkshire Trust, one of the original Accepting Houses and Merchant Banks. Michael Keeling, Jim’s father carried on the family tradition, devoting his energy and skill to helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses through mergers and acquisitions. Jim wanted to advise clients in the same way he had seen his forebears doing. Having witnessed some of the changes in the City brought about by Big Bang in the 1980s,  in 1993, he decided to set up Corbett Keeling with a vision to re-establish corporate finance with integrity. Our founding ethos continues to drive the way we advise clients 25 years on.

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15 October 2018

Corbett Keeling's Sector Specialists gather for an evening of celebration and brainstorming.

With the sun shining over the dramatic City skyline, our Sector Specialists gathered at the iconic City Club, The Ned, to celebrate another successful year of working together to give Corbett Keeling clients in depth sector knowledge and insight.

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3 October 2018

Corbett Keeling advises on Custompack sale

Corbett Keeling is delighted to announce it has advised Selecta, a leading European vending and coffee services provider, on its sale of Custompack Ltd to PortionPack Europe Group, a subsidiary of Südzucker, the European market leader in the field of portion packed products. Custompack focuses on the provision of single portion items such as wet sauces, dry products and portion packing to its clients from its assembly in Telford UK.

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28 September 2018

Corbett Keeling Director, Harry Knight, quoted in Real Deals

Corbett Keeling's Harry Knight is featured in this week's Real Deals - the European private equity news and analysis platform. Harry analyses the benefits and drawbacks of an IPO exit and the comparison with a PE sale, in an article exploring dual track processes and whether they are worth the hassle and risk. Take a look here to find out more...

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11 September 2018

Corbett Keeling featured in Corporate Financier's cover story

Corbett Keeling is pleased to feature in the ICAEW Corporate Financier September 2018 edition cover story. 'Independent Spirit' focuses on independent corporate finance advisory firms and the various approaches that set them apart from the competition. Corbett Keeling is featured as one of the six firms, and our Chairman and Chief Executive, Jim Keeling, discusses the expertise and global reach that we provide for our clients, and why re-establishing corporate finance in the City matters.

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5 July 2018

Corbett Keeling gearing up for awards night

Corbett Keeling is very much looking forward to attending the National Family Business Awards ceremony next Saturday, 14th July, having been shortlisted in the following three award categories:

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11 June 2018

Corbett Keeling advises on SONEAS sale

Corbett Keeling, in conjunction with its Globalscope partner firm in Hungary, Heal Partners, successfully advised SONEAS and its shareholders on its sale to UQUIFA, the Vivimen Group's API business. SONEAS broadens UQUIFA's offering in the CDMO sector with new development capabilities and an enhanced project pipeline.

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4 June 2018

Hard Labour? The potential economic effects of a labour government

In the latest edition of UK Private Company Director, Mouhammed Choukeir of Kleinwort Hambros analyses the historical record of each political party to determine what a Labour government might mean for both economic growth and the performance of equity markets.

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24 May 2018

Complying with SPA notice provisions

In the latest edition of UK Private Company Director, Ivan Shiu and Karla Dudek of Hogan Lovells note the importance of complying with all the legal minutiae when it comes to a sales and purchase agreement (SPA), and they discuss some of the key lessons from the High Court decision in the 2017 case of Zayo Group International Ltd v Ainger and others.

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21 May 2018

Telegraph Obituary of Graham Corbett, former Non-Executive Director

We are saddened to report that Graham Corbett, a former Non-Executive Director at Corbett Keeling passed away recently at the age of 83. Jim Keeling, Chairman of Corbett Keeling commented: "I remain deeply grateful for the contribution to our firm made by Graham Corbett and his younger brother Barry, my first business partner, as well as various other members of their family who funded us in our early years. Graham, otherwise known as 'The Granite face of Eurotunnel' for his role as that company's Finance Director during multiple refinancings, was a great non-executive support to us."

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9 May 2018

Make hay while the sun shines

In the latest edition of UK Private Company Director Jim Keeling, Chairman and CEO of Corbett Keeling, reports that UK M&A activity, though down slightly overall from the second half of last year, remains robust. However, Jim notes that although the market remains buoyant with both equity and debt finance widely available, conditions for sellers will not always be this favourable, and that it may be worth "making hay while the sun shines".

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26 April 2018

CEO Jim Keeling inaugurated as President of Globalscope

We are delighted to announce that Jim Keeling has been voted in as President of Globalscope. The prestigious international network spans 47 countries and their M&A, corporate finance and business advisers focus on delivering their clients first class service in domestic and international transactions.

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16 April 2018

Corbett Keeling shortlisted for Awards

Corbett Keeling is incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for The National Family Business Awards 2018 in the following three categories:

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11 April 2018

Would you be a freelancer?

The Major Players Freelance Report delves into the freelancer market, providing insights into the key demographics of people who freelance, their motivations, and their concerns with their choice of employment going forward.

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9 April 2018

Could Blockchains improve efficiencies in supply chains?

"Blockchains are being explored by many industries, from cloud storage and healthcare to insurance and legal services. The supply chain management industry hasn't been left behind, and it's leading the world in research and development of blockchain technology to solve some of the challenges that have plagued this industry for so long."

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5 April 2018

Is Cash Always King?

A discussion at The Great British Family Business Conference at the Royal Geographic Society in London, March 2018.

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5 April 2018

Jim Keeling chairs panel at the Family Business United Conference

Jim's experience of running his own family business, combined with his professional expertise meant he was invited to chair a panel on 'preparing for a key business transition' and he was interviewed for the Family Business podcast, which can be listened to hereThe Family Business United conference is specifically aimed at family owned and run businesses, providing a network and rallying point for the global family business community.

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20 March 2018

5 April 2018 - exclusive breakfast seminar for Elite LSE members

We exclusively invite Elite LSE members to a breakfast seminar with CEO Jim Keeling on how to maximise the value of your business and prepare it for sale. Contact us for more details!
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2 January 2018

Five on Friday - 22nd December 2017

Corbett Keeling highlights the five most interesting private equity deals of the week from the UK lower-mid market. View the publication here.
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