GCA Altium’s UK business has ended 2017 on a high after completing 12 transactions in the final quarter of the year.
The global advisory-focused investment bank has advised on more than 50 European deals including high profile transactions such as the sale of Breitling to CVC and the £171m IPO of Rochdale-based sports retailer Footasylum.
GCA Altium has recently advised Livingbridge on its deal with cloud services provider Giacom, as well as the partnership capital investment by Inflexion, which valued Radius Payment Solutions at c.£800m and leading the takeover of Sofology by DFS, which is the UK’s largest furniture retailer.
GCA Altium operates globally from 15 offices and has a team of over 300 professionals. The firm specialises in the technology, e-commerce, consumer and industrial sectors, among others.
The firm has also continued to grow its UK business with the recent appointments of Stuart Warriner, James Craven and Seth Kundrot as managing directors.
Phil Adams, chief executive at GCA Altium, said: “It has been a fantastic year for the UK team and this has been capped with an incredibly high level of activity during the last quarter. Our merger has given us dramatically more firepower with our access to Asia and the US, which has had a major impact on the number and calibre of deals across the board. It is increasingly important to have access to global markets in M&A and this combined with our capital markets and debt advisory expertise gives us a true competitive edge.”
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