The corporate team at DMH Stallard has reported a significant increase in mergers and acquisitions in 2017 compared to the same period in 2016.
20 regional M&A deals have been completed over the last nine months, including Change, Grow, Live, the drug and alcohol rehabilitation charity’s acquisition of the national business, Lifeline Project (in administration), which secured over 1,000 jobs; the sale of Unity Media PLC to the Mark Allen Group; and the sale of the Morton Michel Group, the UK’s leading childcare insurance specialist, to the PIB Group.
Jonathan Grant, Head of Corporate at DMH Stallard, is in no doubt about what the high levels of activity are down to, he said:
“Our focus has and will continue to be mid-market deals in Sussex and Surrey, but delivering this many M&A deals requires a high quality partner group, supported by a strong team.
“The quality and value of our deals is also increasing significantly. Abigail Owen and Kate Norgett have both had a very strong year, both bringing invaluable connections and reputation. Following the merger with Rawlison Butler, Danos Athanasi is a great addition to the team, bringing with him that firm’s well established corporate contacts and connections, and extending our influence in Worthing.
“Momentum has built through 2017 and our current deal roster suggests there will be plenty more deals completed before the end of the year.”