Thomson Snell & Passmore advises on sale of premium dessert supplier, Rhokett Limited, to Spanish Private Equity backed food group, Palacios

A leading Kent based supplier of exceptional, premium chilled desserts, Rhokett Limited, which has been operating for over 19 years, has been sold to private equity backed Palacios, a Spanish organisation which develops, produces and sells a wide range of food products. South East Law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore has advised the shareholders of Rhokett Limited on the deal.


Thomson Snell & Passmore advises Electra Private Equity Plc on sale of Adjustoform Products Limited

Leading South East law firm, Thomson Snell & Passmore, has successfully advised Electra Private Equity Plc, a London Stock Exchange listed investment trust, on the sale of one of its portfolio companies, Adjustoform Products Limited. The private-equity backed dress form manufacturer was sold to haberdashery distributor Groves of Thame (Holdings) Limited.

Completion date: May 2021


Leading accountancy firm Azets acquires Roffe Swayne

Azets, the top ten UK accounting, tax and business advisory firm and the largest SME regional practice across Europe, has announced its acquisition of Roffe Swayne, an accountancy and tax advisory firm based in Godalming, Surrey and one of the largest independent chartered accountants in the South East of England.

Completion date: 8th March 2021


MBO of Aesculapian Holdings (Cavendish Medical and Medical Family Finances)

Meta Corporate Finance (“Meta”) originally were engaged some time ago to assist the shareholders of Cavendish Medical, the leading wealth manager focused on health professionals, to consider their options at a time when the business was being approached by a number of suitors. After a full evaluation of the options open to them Meta structured a transaction, similar to an MBO, which afforded the founders a route to ultimate exit and enfranchised the younger participants in a way that a new Senior Management Team would be formed to take the business forward.

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Refinancing package for Highway Care Limited

The £5m refinancing package for Highway Care Limited (“HCL”) provided by Allied Irish Bank (“AIB”). HCL advisory team consisted Meta Corporate Finance (“Meta”) and ASB Law.

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Acquisition of Euro-­‐Tech (Export) Limited by APC Technology Group PLC

APC Technology Group PLC (“APC”), the provider of design-­‐in, specification and distribution services for specialist electronic components and systems, lighting technologies and connectivity products, is pleased to report that it has completed the acquisition of Euro-­‐Tech (Export) Limited (“Euro-­‐Tech”), a distributor and international reseller of electronic components.

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Ambrosi acquires Anthony Rowcliffe and Son Limited

Ambrosi SpA (“Ambrosi”), the premium speciality Italian cheese producer, has acquired the Kent-based family-owned quality cheese and fine foods distributor Anthony Rowcliffe and Son Limited (“Rowcliffe”), to create a market-leading UK fine foods business.

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Thomson Snell & Passmore advises SMP Group

Leading South East Law firm, Thomson Snell & Passmore, has advised SMP Group on its further investment in Truro based software company, Swoop Applications Limited (Swoop).

Completion date: 16th July 2020


BGF invests in BB7 to create UK’s leading independent fire and security consultancy

BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has invested £6m in BB7, a niche fire safety and security consultancy, to fund its buy-and-build growth strategy. BB7’s first acquisition is Omega Fire, Manchester-based specialist fire consultancy, which will broaden its geographic reach and service offering to customers.

Completion date: 11th November 2019


CML Microsystems Plc Acquires Pletex RFI Ltd

Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore confirms that CML Microsystems Plc (“CML”), which designs, manufactures and markets semiconductors, primarily for global communication and solid state storage markets, has acquired 100% of the share capital of UK-based Plextek RFI Ltd ("PRFI").

Completion date: 4th March 2020


Kreston Reeves advises on the sale of Obart Pumps

Accountants, business and financial advisers Kreston Reeves advised the owners of Kent-based Obart Pumps for an undisclosed sum. The sale was concluded in December 2019.

Completion date: 10th February 2020


EMC steers MBO of fit-out and refurbishment specialist

Award-winning commercial interior fit-out and refurbishment specialist Warnes Projects Ltd, based in Arundel, has been sold in a management buy-out advised on by EMC Corporate Finance.

Completion date: 17th September 2019


CooperBurnett advises vendors in the sale of three Kent-based care homes

The corporate team at Tunbridge Wells-based law firm, CooperBurnett, has advised the vendors in the sale of Hythe Care Homes to Integrum Care Group. The deal involved three care homes based within a mile of each other in Hythe, Kent – Saltwood Care Centre, Hythe View and Balgowan House – which together provide 143 bedrooms.

Completion date: 5th September 2019


Clearway raises £23m from BGF and Santander

The Clearway Group, a vacant property services business has received a £23m funding package from BGF and Santander to support its organic and acquisitive growth strategy. The funding is initially being used to make two acquisitions – Cerberus Security and Monitoring Services Limited (Cerberus), a Leeds-based security and monitoring business, and Protim SAS, a Paris based void property services company.

Completion date: 25th April 2018

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