Financial Sponsors Group

Providing advice and ideas

From investment ideas to executing deals, our dedicated private equity advisory team provides execution experience for mid-market portfolio companies.


Impartial advice

Receive an impartial multi-product assessment of all your options to optimise value and transaction certainty from a dedicated team who listen carefully to your own objectives.

All your exit options

Work with the only bank operating in the mid-market (£50m – £2bn enterprise value) which is truly agnostic as to the product outcome, offering M&A, IPO, dual track and/or financing options.

M&A expertise

Benefit from our buy-side and sell-side capabilities. Our team has handled financial sponsor transactions across all countries and products, allowing you and your management team to do what you do best: running your businesses.

Our experience on your side

Buy-side / sell-side M&A


  • Sole Financial Adviser to GCI Telecom (a Mayfair Equity Partners portfolio company) for the £79.4m PTP of Nasstar plc
  • Sole Financial Adviser for Sun European Capital’s acquisition of Wescom Signal & Rescue
  • Financial adviser for Pamplona Capital's acquisition of Loparex
  • Sole financial adviser on Microgen Financial Systems disposal to Silverfleet
  • Sole financial adviser for Graphite Capital’s acquisition of NRS Healthcare
  • Sole financial adviser for Trilantic’s acquisition of YM&U
  • Sole financial adviser for ECI’s LBO of 4ways
  • Sole financial adviser for Silverfleet’s acquisition of Prefere Resins in Germany
  • Financial adviser for CD&R backed Motor Fuel Group’s £1.2bn acquisition of MRH
  • Sole financial adviser for Mayfair’s c.£200m acquisition of GCI Managed Services Group
  • Financial adviser for CD&R’s acquisition of 40% ownership of Belron for €3 billion
  • Sole financial adviser to Servelec on its £224m sale to Montagu Private Equity
  • Sole financial adviser for Five Arrows' acquisition of Opus 2 International
  • Sole financial adviser for Investcorp's £280m acquisition of Kee Safety
  • Sole financial adviser for Bidvest's €175m acquisition of Noonan from Alchemy Partners
  • Sole financial adviser for Mayfair Equity Partners' acquisition of SuperAwesome
  • £620m sale of Exova to Bridgepoint-backed Element Materials Technology
  • Sole financial adviser for CapVest's £180m acquisition of Karro Food Group
  • Financial adviser for Bridgepoint’s £750m acquisition of Zenith and subsequent add-on of CVL Logistics
  • Sole financial adviser for sale of Krispy Kreme to JAB Holdings on behalf of Alcuin Capital
  • Financial adviser for Exponent’s acquisition of Leisure Pass
  • Financial adviser for CD&R’s c. £500m acquisition of Motor Fuel Group
  • Sole financial adviser for £499m sale of The Innovation Group to Carlyle
  • Rule 3 adviser for $700m sale of Dealogic to Carlyle
  • Sole financial adviser for £110m PTP of Allocate Software for HgCapital


Initial public offerings

  • Joint bookrunner on £647m Main Market IPO of Watches of Switzerland for Apollo
  • £100m Main Market IPO of The Works for Endless Investements
  • CBPE's £121m IPO of Medica Group
  • Epiris’ £240m IPO of Hollywood Bowl
  • Inflexion’s IPO of Sanne for £232m
  • LDC's £154m IPO of Fevertree
  • £309m IPO of FDM on behalf of Inflexion


Public equity sell-down solutions

  • £103m secondary placing in Fever-Tree
  • £156m Card Factory secondary placing for Charterhouse
  • £43m blocks in Greene King and Punch Taverns for Alchemy Partners
  • £41m Hollywood Bowl Group secondary placing for Epiris
  • £14m secondary placing in Fever-Tree
  • £27m block trade in BCA for CD&R

Cornerstoning capital raises

  • €35m cornerstoning for €250m Apax Global Alpha IPO
  • $32m capital raise for Kentech by Blue Water Energy

We keep earning our stripes

Bank of the Year winner, Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2019

Bank of the Year winner, Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2019