05 Feb 2019

Verde Corporate Finance & Greenaway Scott named as some of the most active M&A Advisors in Wales

Experian Market IQ Report: 2018 Marks a Highly Successful Year for GS Verde Group

GS Verde Group are delighted to see both Verde Corporate Finance and Greenaway Scott appearing on Experian’s list of most active advisors in Wales in 2018.  The Experian Market IQ Report looks at UK, European and Global M&A activity and corporate finance research. The report which tracks deal activity throughout the year had previously named Greenaway Scott as the most active legal advisor in Wales for the first quarter of 2018.

In terms of legal advisors, Greenaway Scott moved from fifth to second having been involved in 11 deals in 2018, whilst Verde Corporate Finance ranked fifth on the list of financial advisors in Wales. In 2018, GS Verde Group advised on a number of high profile transactions including the management buy-out of Santia Asbestos Management, the sale of New Adventure Travel to the Singapore based ComfortDelGro, advisors to Flexicare Medial on its £20m cross border purchase of JB Medical Supplies (Italy, Germany, Holland), management buy-out of Paramount Office Interiors and the disposal of Cool-Therm Group Ltd.

GS Verde Group is unique in Wales as a multi-discipline corporate advisory business which operates under an alternative business structure. Operating under an ABS has enabled the Group to advise on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, equity fund raising, company structures and commercialisation of technology – covering both legal aspects and the financial advisory element through Verde Corporate Finance. This puts the Group in the ideal position to advise on deals from start to finish.

Commenting on Greenaway Scott’s position in the report, Nigel Greenaway, corporate Director and Founder of GS Verde Group commented:

“We are delighted to have worked on these deals in 2018 and to have jumped from fifth to second place in the Experian Market IQ Report for this year.

GS Verde Group has seen significant growth in some exciting areas in the last 12 months and saw a very busy period in the first quarter of 2018 which hasn’t slowed.

The team at GS has grown dramatically over the last six years and we feel we are in a strong place now to service the growing demand, and as a multi-discipline offering with the corporate finance lead advisory business Verde now fully integrated into the GS Verde Group we are looking forward to some exciting deals in 2019.”

Commenting on Verde Corporate Finance’s position in the report, Craig Blackmore, corporate Director commented:

“This is a great result for Verde Corporate Finance. 2018 was a breakthrough year for Verde and we were very pleased with how the firm completed some good deals and established itself in the market. I’m also glad to say that 2019 is looking much better for us also. So hopefully we’ll be there again this time next year too!”

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