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CFI United Kingdom

Independent partner-led corporate finance advisory firm specialising in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions

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The UK is one of the world’s leading financial hubs, driving M&A activity globally. It is home to leading corporates, banks, private equity houses, venture capital investors, debt providers and alternative funders. CFI UK has vast experience advising businesses, shareholders, management teams and investors alike, completing transactions in the UK and internationally.

CFI UK is a corporate finance specialist focusing on mid-market UK and cross-border transactions including acquisitions, disposals, mergers, fundraising, refinancing, MBO/MBI/BIMBO’s, debt advisory, succession planning, deal creation and private equity portfolio advisory. Our partner-led approach provides our clients with a straight talking commercial approach from like-minded business owners who have completed in excess of 350 transactions. With significant experience in advising businesses and shareholders on all types of M&A activity, we understand all sides of a transaction and how to manage it in the favour of our clients.

CFI provides a genuine local and global team working together on a seamless basis. Our combined team is able to access buyers on a global basis and provide local market knowledge on buyer approach and style to achieve the best outcome for all stakeholders.

We pride ourselves on the relationships we develop prior, during and following a transaction, working closely with our clients and utilising our experience to effectively address and manage a transaction from inception to completion. CFI UK also provides bespoke Value Maximisation Review’s (VMR) as part of a wider transaction process or as a standalone product. The VMR program includes a holistic approach and thorough business assessment, valuation, operational review and financial analysis to identify and address key strategic issues and valuation influencers.

Premium sector focus in United Kingdom

Latest Transactions

  • Consumer, Brands & Retail

    has been acquired by

    a portfolio company of

    Transaction details

    NRS Healthcare has acquired online retailer of disability equipment and mobility aids, Complete Care Networks

    Industrials

    has been sold to

    Transaction details

    Steelcase Acquires Orangebox, UK-based Maker of Alternative Furniture and Settings for the Changing Workplace

    Food & Beverage & Agribusiness

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Finsbury Food Group has acquired gluten free bakery manufacturer Ultrapharm.

    Business Services

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Cool-Therm, specialised in the design, supply, installation and servicing of air conditioning systems and chillers, has been acquired by Carver Group

  • Business Services

    has been acquired by

    a portfolio company of

    Transaction details

    i2 Healthcare, a leading independent specialist corporate healthcare intermediary in private medical insurance, group life insurance and income protection cover, has been sold to PIB Group ('PIB'), a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.

    Software & IT Services

    Management Team has completed a Buy-Out of

    Transaction details

    The Management Team, led by CEO John Armstrong, has completed a management buy-out of Computerworld Holdings Limited, an expert business in IT solutions, consultation, training, recruitment and support

    Software & IT Services

    raised capital from private investors

    Transaction details

    Do-IT, a specialist SaaS company, raised development capital from private investors

    Business Services

    has acquired

    Acorn Learning Solutions from

    Transaction details

    ACT, one of the UK's leading colleges with more than 30,000 students, acquires Acorn Learning Solutions, the training arm of recruitment agency Acorn

  • Consumer, Brands & Retail

    has been acquired by

    a portfolio company of

    Transaction details

    NRS Healthcare has acquired online retailer of disability equipment and mobility aids, Complete Care Networks

  • Industrials

    has been sold to

    Transaction details

    Steelcase Acquires Orangebox, UK-based Maker of Alternative Furniture and Settings for the Changing Workplace

  • Food & Beverage & Agribusiness

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Finsbury Food Group has acquired gluten free bakery manufacturer Ultrapharm.

  • Business Services

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Cool-Therm, specialised in the design, supply, installation and servicing of air conditioning systems and chillers, has been acquired by Carver Group

  • Business Services

    has been acquired by

    a portfolio company of

    Transaction details

    i2 Healthcare, a leading independent specialist corporate healthcare intermediary in private medical insurance, group life insurance and income protection cover, has been sold to PIB Group ('PIB'), a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.

  • Software & IT Services

    Management Team has completed a Buy-Out of

    Transaction details

    The Management Team, led by CEO John Armstrong, has completed a management buy-out of Computerworld Holdings Limited, an expert business in IT solutions, consultation, training, recruitment and support

  • Software & IT Services

    raised capital from private investors

    Transaction details

    Do-IT, a specialist SaaS company, raised development capital from private investors

  • Business Services

    has acquired

    Acorn Learning Solutions from

    Transaction details

    ACT, one of the UK's leading colleges with more than 30,000 students, acquires Acorn Learning Solutions, the training arm of recruitment agency Acorn

What our clients say

  • “This acquisition transaction represents another positive and successful milestone in our relationship with CFI. As one of our key strategic business partners, CFI continues to deliver significant value to our business. This was a challenging transaction on many levels and CFI’s effective and professional service delivery and guidance was critical in achieving a very successful conclusion.”

    Gareth Kempson – Managing Director – Biomonde

  • “CFI acted as lead adviser on Bluestone’s new generation holiday village and were instrumental in sourcing, negotiating and securing all financial aspects of the £110million project with both private and public sectors. They have since provided ongoing support and advice through several other fundraisings and transactions as Bluestone has grown. CFI’s involvement with Bluestone over a ten-year period is testament to their loyalty, tenacity and professionalism – they are truly a great team.”

    William McNamara – Chief Executive – Bluestone Leisure

Our senior team

Our expertise

M&A sell-side advisory

Experienced M&A advisors at CFI work discretely with owners to determine priorities, and can recommend the appropriate sale process to meet all of an owner’s financial and personal objectives. Profound sector dedication helps your company to refine the buyer’s arena and engage prospective buyers based on a constant dialogue with relevant strategic acquirors and the private equity community.

M&A buy-side advisory

CFI’s M&A advisors provide a disciplined, process-oriented approach to an acquisition search. Its global reach coupled with a solid local footprint can help your company refine acquisition criteria, identify potential target companies, engage prospective targets through native speakers, analyze valuations, negotiate terms, and structure the transaction, bringing about the very best results for our clients.

Capital raising

Mid-market companies are demanding creative solutions and access to capital. Based on years of relevant experience, CFI’s debt and capital raising advisors can help your business raise funds, whether your objective is corporate growth, finance a (cross-border) acquisition, complete a management buyout, or refinance an existing lender.

Restructuring & distressed situations

CFI’s seasoned professionals have many years of relevant experience helping businesses preserve stakeholder value, during often time critical periods, where we can: Evaluating strategic and restructuring options, positioning the business for sale or investment in an accelerated process.

Valuations & opinions

Valuation experts at CFI understand value drivers and the process of value creation. CFI has the expertise to satisfy any business or asset valuation needs. Our full range of services includes valuation, due diligence, fairness and solvency opinions, and goodwill impairment tests. Analyses with impact, whether aimed at financial reporting, tax, M&A, strategic planning, business restructuring, or dispute and litigation purposes.

    M&A sell-side advisory

    Experienced M&A advisors at CFI work discretely with owners to determine priorities, and can recommend the appropriate sale process to meet all of an owner’s financial and personal objectives. Profound sector dedication helps your company to refine the buyer’s arena and engage prospective buyers based on a constant dialogue with relevant strategic acquirors and the private equity community.

    M&A buy-side advisory

    CFI’s M&A advisors provide a disciplined, process-oriented approach to an acquisition search. Its global reach coupled with a solid local footprint can help your company refine acquisition criteria, identify potential target companies, engage prospective targets through native speakers, analyze valuations, negotiate terms, and structure the transaction, bringing about the very best results for our clients.

    Capital raising

    Mid-market companies are demanding creative solutions and access to capital. Based on years of relevant experience, CFI’s debt and capital raising advisors can help your business raise funds, whether your objective is corporate growth, finance a (cross-border) acquisition, complete a management buyout, or refinance an existing lender.

    Restructuring & distressed situations

    CFI’s seasoned professionals have many years of relevant experience helping businesses preserve stakeholder value, during often time critical periods, where we can: Evaluating strategic and restructuring options, positioning the business for sale or investment in an accelerated process.

    Valuations & opinions

    Valuation experts at CFI understand value drivers and the process of value creation. CFI has the expertise to satisfy any business or asset valuation needs. Our full range of services includes valuation, due diligence, fairness and solvency opinions, and goodwill impairment tests. Analyses with impact, whether aimed at financial reporting, tax, M&A, strategic planning, business restructuring, or dispute and litigation purposes.

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Our offices in United Kingdom

Cardiff

3 Assembly Square
Britannia Quay
CF10 4PL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)845 643 5500
info@uk.thecfigroup.com

London

23 Berkeley Square
W1J 6HE
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)845 643 5500
E: info@thecfigroup.com