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KF Bartlett makes switch to employee ownership

One of the largest independent commercial refrigeration, catering equipment and air conditioning specialists in England has transitioned to employee ownership. KF Bartlett Ltd (now trading as Bartlett) was established in Exeter in 1958 by founder Ken Bartlett to cater for…

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MBO of The Pixel set to support next phase of growth

Ten senior staff of fast-growing eCommerce agency The Pixel have become co-owners of the business in a management buy-out (MBO) that provides both leadership team continuity and further strengthens the market proposition to the company’s growing high-profile customer base. As…

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Clade Engineering Systems secures major investment from Groupe Atlantic

Clade Engineering Systems, the UK’s leading manufacturer of natural refrigerant CO2 heat pumps, has announced a new partnership with Groupe Atlantic’s UK, ROI & North America Division. Energy specialists at PKF Francis Clark advised Clade’s shareholders on the deal, including…

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Valves Online acquired by R&G Fluid Power Group

Valves Online, the UK’s leading online supplier of valves and controls, has been acquired by R&G Fluid Power Group in a deal supported by PKF Francis Clark. Founders Gary and Sharon Hopkinson will remain with Valves Online for an agreed…

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PKF Francis Clark advises on ERS Medical’s merger with E-zec

An industry leader in the provision of non-emergency patient transport services to the NHS and local authorities has been formed by the merger of ERS Medical and E-zec Medical Transport Services. Together, the merged businesses will serve more than 50…

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Bluefield Solar acquires £56m portfolio of UK solar assets

Renewable energy specialists at PKF Francis Clark advised FTSE 250 business Bluefield Solar on its acquisition of a 46.4 megawatt peak (MWp) operational solar portfolio in a £56 million deal. Bluefield Solar is an income fund focused on acquiring and…

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PKF Francis Clark supports development of STOR Power’s 500MW+ reserve power platform

PKF Francis Clark has advised STOR Power on the first phase of development of a new 500MW+ reserve power platform that will aid the UK’s transition to sustainable sources of energy. Based in Somerset, STOR Power was founded in 2015…

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PKF supports Fortus with three new acquisitions

Fortus Group, the Irish-founded security solutions distributor and remote monitoring business, has ambitious plans for continued expansion in the UK and Europe after completing a trio of strategic acquisitions with fresh backing from AIB Equity Capital. AIB has invested €14.5…

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Business funding specialists join PKF Francis Clark in Southampton

Experienced corporate banking and funding advisors Alison Trant and Jeremy Richards have joined PKF Francis Clark to support ambitious businesses to access the capital needed to achieve their ambitions. It follows the recent opening of our new office on Southampton…

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