Ashcombe is pleased to report that 2015 has been an excellent year for the firm. We have successfully delivered £1.6bn of transactions, extended our advisory offering and developed several exciting new partnerships. The highlights are illustrated in our “Year in Review” infographic that can be downloaded here. They include:
- £1.6bn of Transactions Closed. During 2015 we successfully delivered 9 transactions with a combined value in excess of £1.6bn. These covered a mix of buy and sell-side projects across sectors including Financial Services, Leisure and Technology. Whilst we do not participate in league tables, these stats would put us amongst the top performing mid-market M&A advisers in the UK – success that we attribute to wider recognition of our more intelligent and conflict-free advisory approach.
- New Debt Advisory Partnership with IDCM. We have established a joint venture with IDCM to provide private debt placement advice. Their expertise and independent approach complements our own and will allow us to work together to provide innovative funding solutions to our mid-market clients.
- 3 New Portfolio Companies. We have also made strategic investments in 3 exciting early-stage businesses where we will be able to leverage our experience to support their development. The businesses are all technology focussed and are already making excellent progress in the Travel, Financial Services and Retail sectors.
Looking forward, we are excited about 2016 and the strong pipeline of projects we have. They will allow us to further develop our market presence and expertise, whilst also working with new clients to complete a variety of milestone transactions.