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Up to £75m secured for rooftop solar energy developer

PKF Francis Clark’s specialist energy and infrastructure team has helped Olympus Power to secure up to £75m of funding to install hundreds of commercial rooftop solar arrays across the UK. The financing framework arranged with Thrive Renewables will enable South West-based Olympus…

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Global recruitment group bought by experienced management team

PKF Francis Clark advised the management team of the Serocor Group, a market leading talent resource management and recruitment business headquartered in Portsmouth, on their successful management buy-out. With more than 200 employees, Serocor has developed a first-in-class reputation in…

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Why selling your business now isn’t as crazy as it sounds! View our webinar here to hear from a panel of experts discussing several key reasons to consider why selling your business in the near future might (perhaps unexpectedly) be advantageous. The enormous pressures that Covid 19 has placed on businesses…

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Bristol-based technology firm acquired by global player

Microserve, a Bristol-based digital marketing agency specialising in end-to-end digital experiences, has been acquired by Investis Digital, a leading global digital communications company. The corporate finance team at PKF Francis Clark advised Microserve’s shareholders on the sale of the business…

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South West technology success story acquired by overseas buyer

Exeter-based tech firm WiFi SPARK is aiming to accelerate its growth plans after being acquired by Kinetic Solutions Limited, a UK subsidiary of the Volaris Group. WiFi SPARK is the leading specialist in providing commercial WiFi solutions across a range…

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Valuations team in Corporate Finance


PKF Francis Clark has been ranked as the South West’s most active financial adviser in Experian Market IQ’s latest M&A Review. The research, which analyses mergers, acquisitions and other deals worth over £500,000 during the first half of 2020, found transactions…

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Predictions – at a time when any projections have a high probability of being wrong!

One of our Corporate Finance partners Andy Killick shares his thoughts and predictions for what remains of 2020.
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Kensa Group Limited, the UK’s leading ground source heat pump manufacturer and installer, has completed a successful fundraise from Legal & General Capital Investments Limited, part of the Legal & General group, a FTSE 100 company. Legal & General acquired a minority…

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What is an earn-out?

When buying or selling a business, several forms of consideration (what the vendor receives for the company) may be included in the deal structure. Cash up-front is the simplest and most desirable, whilst payment of an element may be made…

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