Cattaneo LLP specialises in bespoke corporate finance advice and transaction execution services for public companies, private companies, management and shareholders.

Palletforce acquisition of QTR Transport

Palletforce acquisition of QTR Transport

Cattaneo had advised on the sale of Palletforce to EmergeVest and management and we liked what we saw so when it came to making a significant acquisition we appointed them to provide us with advice and guide us through the acquisition process.  We appreciated the advice and support that they provided through the …Read more…

Sale of Glide to CableCom Networking

Sale of Glide to CableCom Networking

Cattaneo have been our financial advisers forthe 10 years since the creation of Glide and have provided sage advice to us over the years culminating in a successful exit for our shareholders.  The advice they provided in structuring a transaction that worked for all our shareholders reflected their experience in managing multiple objectives …Read more…

Sale of Archive 2000 to OASIS

Sale of Archive 2000 to OASIS

As owner managers selling our business in our only ever corporate transaction we were not used to dealing with multinationals who buy and sell companies on a regular basis. The Cattaneo team provided us with straightforward, pragmatic and commercial advice. They helped negotiate a deal we are very pleased with and made sure …Read more…

Sil-Mid buy-out of minority shareholder

Sil-Mid buy-out of minority shareholder

We were grateful for the Cattaneo team’s advice, counsel and, above all, patience through the process. We had been talking to Cattaneo about business strategy and enhancing shareholder value when the opportunity arose to buy-out one of our directors and they were instrumental in helping us achieve a good result.

Andy Nickson, Director, Sil-Mid …Read more…

Avidity IP takeover by Employee Trust

Avidity IP takeover by Employee Trust

Cattaneo LLP acted on behalf of the Trustees of our ‘Employee Ownership Trust’ in the acquisition of a majority shareholding in our Company, Avidity IP Group PLC, a firm of European Patent and Trademark Attorneys.

Throughout the arrangement and execution of the acquisition, which unexpectedly changed structure multiple times (at our request), Cattaneo acted …Read more…

£30m Palletforce sale completes

£30m Palletforce sale completes

The sale of Palletforce at a substantial premium to the last traded share value allows our shareholders to benefit financially from our impressive growth in revenue and profits.  The Cattaneo team did an excellent job of guiding us through the negotiations and technicalities of the sale process and, in particular, the extensive due …Read more…

Shield buys Alumasc Precision Components for £6m

Shield buys Alumasc Precision Components for £6m

Shield has enjoyed a long relationship with the Cattaneo team who have assisted us with previous acquisitions and investment projects.  While the strategic benefits of a deal were clear to us it was vital that we drew upon Cattaneo’s trusted judgement to provide an objective assessment of our assumptions and to structure an …Read more…

VioVet majority stake sold to Pethealth Inc of Canada

VioVet majority stake sold to Pethealth Inc of Canada

Cattaneo were recommended to us as we were looking for experienced advisers who would quickly get to grips with the objectives of our shareholders as well as the purchaser’s requirements. They then steered us through what was, inevitably in the circumstances, a complicated structure, while keeping everything on track to hit our agreed …Read more…

Preston Innovations sold to Zebco Brands of the US

Preston Innovations sold to Zebco Brands of the US

I was impressed by the Cattaneo team from our first meeting.  Their no-nonsense approach and experience made them stand out from their rivals.  They hit the ground running and demonstrated an incredible drive to make things happen.  Their ability to integrate and work with my teams and to reach and communicate effectively with …Read more…

Mediwatch £8.5m sale to Canadian company Laborie

Mediwatch £8.5m sale to Canadian company Laborie

Charles’ corporate finance skills were invaluable to us as a board in guiding us through the sale process under the Takeover Code. Having someone on the board with a detailed knowledge of the business as well as many years of experience in corporate finance transactions and the Takeover Code was hugely helpful in …Read more…

Sale of the Halifax Industrial to Ellsworth Adhesives

Sale of the Halifax Industrial to Ellsworth Adhesives

Our decision to appoint Cattaneo well in advance of our planned exit timetable proved invaluable. Their understanding of our business and, consequently, how we could best achieve a single sale of the group at the maximum price really came to the fore.  Furthermore, their ability to bring UK and US transaction customs together …Read more…

£8.5 million sale of CLM Fleet Management to Maxxia

£8.5 million sale of CLM Fleet Management to Maxxia

“We were impressed with the quality of the individuals at Cattaneo and knew that we could depend on them to look after our best interests and do the best deal possible for us.  We appointed them to carefully prepare for a sale within an eighteen month timescale but this was soon turned on …Read more…

Ash & Lacy Building Systems £7m growth funding package

Ash & Lacy Building Systems £7m growth funding package

Cattaneo’s knowledge of our business and objectives, as well as their practical and efficient approach, meant that we did not hesitate to seek their advice on sourcing a new funding package that would meet the needs of our business.

Jonathan Evans, Chief Executive, Ash & Lacy

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GSH Group tender offer and share consolidation

GSH Group tender offer and share consolidation

The experience of the team shone through as they worked with us to analyse the options available and then manage the process with the Takeover Panel and our funders. The whole project was delivered on time, within budget and with no surprises. We appreciated the advice and assistance we received throughout the entire process …Read more…

Originating and fundraising for MBO of Ash & Lacy

Originating and fundraising for MBO of Ash & Lacy

We were impressed by the quality of advice offered by Cattaneo LLP and really felt that they were part of our team.  They showed innovation in the way they positioned our offer in the face of competing bids and also in how they ran the funding process, keeping several players in the game …Read more…

Sonatest takeover offers and public to private

Sonatest takeover offers and public to private

We needed a financial adviser at very short notice that understood the Takeover Code. Cattaneo LLP were recommended to us and they rapidly got up to speed, put in place the necessary protocols to be able to make announcements on our behalf with the minimum of fuss. We have been impressed by their accessibility …Read more…

Disposal of subsidiaries and retention of AIM quote

Disposal of subsidiaries and retention of AIM quote

We were very pleased with the work undertaken by Cattaneo LLP in helping to get this transaction successfully completed. They worked well with our team and when the chips were down and we needed to get an announcement out to the regulatory news service in the early hours of the morning with no obvious way of …Read more…

Potential public takeover of Hartest

Potential public takeover of Hartest

We engaged Cattaneo LLP to guide us through the rules and regulations of acquiring a PLC under the Takeover Code and we were really pleased with our choice of Financial Advisor. Their knowledge of the Takeover Code, ability to work within a set of Rules that seemed to move like shifting sands at times and liaise …Read more…

Refinancing and management buy out of Options Group

Refinancing and management buy out of Options Group

As a management team we do not normally have to deal with the issues that arise on a buy out, particularly in the complicated circumstances that surrounded this transaction, so we called on the services of Cattaneo LLP and found their experience, advice and suggestions invaluable. Having now completed the buy out, we look forward …Read more…

£61m sale of Nucare to Phoenix

£61m sale of Nucare to Phoenix

We hired Cattaneo LLP because of their sector experience and ability to advise either on a float or a disposal of Nucare, and we weren’t disappointed. The Board and Shareholders were very pleased with the excellent price achieved for the Company. I believe that substantial additional value was obtained as a result of Cattaneo LLP’s management …Read more…