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A Brief Chat With… Ian Bussey

For 2018, get to know the people behind Assay Corporate Finance better, with our short monthly interviews. First up is Ian Bussey, a partner based in our London office. Tell us about how 2017 went for you. In a word exciting! It’s been a year of change....

Assay advises Coach in a Box on the sale of the business to BTS Group AB

BTS GROUP AB (publ), a leading global strategy implementation firm, has agreed to acquire Coach in a Box, a consultancy group offering innovative coaching services on a global scale. Coach in a Box’ consolidated revenues amounted to approximately 9 MGBP in its latest fiscal year, 12 months...

Private Equity’s best year

Private equity investment activity in the UK and Worldwide has hit its highest activity since before the Financial crisis and it is forecasted to be even stronger in 2018 according to an article in City A.M by Lucy White. Cheap debt and record sums of...

A New Valuation Approach

As a partner of IMAP, a global M&A partnership focused on the middle market with over 60 offices, Assay contributes research and thought-leadership in addition to assisting our partner firms with cross-border transactions. For IMAP’s first issue of Creating Value, Mike Simson, Partner at Assay Corporate...

Medical Devices M&A Sector Report

Assay Corporate Finance regularly generates research on sectors in which our partners have expertise. This June one of our partners Ian Bussey contributed his expertise and knowledge to the M&A sector report for medical devices published by IMAP. You can access the report in the...

Brexit – A UK Perspective

In March 2017, the UK initiated Article 50 which was the start of the UK`s “divorce” from the European Union following the “leave” referendum in 2016. The issues now facing both sides will determine whether this will be an amicable or very bitter split. Negotiations...

IMAP 2016 Review

Global M&A activity slowed in 2016 compared to 2015, due primarily to uncertainty stemming from political developments in the US and Europe. A number of blockbuster deals partially offset the slowdown. Cross-border interest from China and other Asian buyers helped prop up deal volumes in...

Assay Corporate Finance advises Jumptastic on fund raise

Private equity fund manager and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trust (VCT) specialist Calculus Capital has invested £3m in UK trampoline park company Jumptastic as it plans to expand into Scandinavia. The transaction was originated by Assay Corporate Finance who also advised the Jumptastic management...