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Peachstate Hobby Distribution enters UK market with Bliss acquisition

A global distributor of collectable sports cards, board games and other hobby-related supplies has acquired UK-based competitor Bliss Distribution. PKF Francis Clark supported Peachstate Hobby Distribution (PHD), one of the largest gaming distributors in the US, on the transaction by…

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MBO at leading set design and build business 4Wood TV and Film

Connection Capital, the specialist private client alternative investments business, has completed a £6.4 million investment in the management buyout (MBO) of 4Wood TV & Film Ltd, one of the UK’s leading creators of TV and film sets. PKF Francis Clark…

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New recruits strengthen our corporate finance team in Bristol

PKF Francis Clark has strengthened its corporate finance offering in Bristol with several recent appointments. Nathan Holland has joined from EY as a manager in the transaction services team headed by director Sam Phillips, who also worked at the Big…

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PKF Francis Clark advises on disposal of Terminix UK

The UK’s largest independent pest control business, Terminix UK, has been acquired by Norvestor in a deal supported by PKF Francis Clark. The transaction support team at PKF Francis Clark carried out vendor due diligence on the divestment of the…

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Devonvale targets growth after management buyout

Luxury flapjack maker Devonvale is set for growth after a successful management buyout. Managing director Martin Loader and chairman Tony Revill-Johnson have acquired the Honiton-based business from founders Keith and Trudy Upham. A team at PKF Francis Clark, including Sam…

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Golden Coast acquired by international buyer

PKF Francis Clark advised the owners of Golden Coast Ltd, the UK’s largest independent distributor of swimming pool and spa components and accessories, on the sale of the business to Pollet Pool Group. Barnstaple-based Golden Coast becomes part of the…

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Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year finalists

We're excited to be shortlisted for Corporate Finance Advisory Team of the Year at Insider Media's South West Dealmakers Awards. It follows a record-breaking year for our team as we advised on 125 completed deals across a variety of sectors,…

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Beyond Limits founder finds the right succession plan with help from PKF Francis Clark

Social care provider Beyond Limits (Plymouth) Ltd has been acquired by Tristone Healthcare, in a deal supported by PKF Francis Clark. Operating across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, and Dumfries and Galloway, the Plymouth-headquartered business specialises in supporting people with learning disabilities,…

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Cura Terrae brings together market-leading environmental services businesses

A new environmental service group, Cura Terrae, has been formed, bringing together three market-leading businesses: Ecus, Environmental Monitoring Solutions (EMS) and Envirocare. Collectively, the businesses employ almost 240 people, but this number is set to increase to 300 this year amid strong organic…

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