Success Stories

Separating the hype from reality is always a challenge. When it comes to choosing your next accountant or business adviser, the situation is no different. At Consilium Chartered Accountants, we are happy to let our success stories do the talking. 

Below you will find a selection of client case studies that demonstrate Consilium’s ability to deliver for business owners and entrepreneurs. They highlight our diverse experience across multiple sectors and markets and the scale and scope of our client work. 

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Business Disposals
EBOs
Financial Due Diligence
Grants advisory
MBOs
CLIENT
McLeod & Higgins Group
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory services to the shareholders of McLeod & Higgins Group on the disposal of Rowan Manufacturing Limited and Smith & Frater Limited to James Donaldson & Sons Limited. The acquisition opens new products and market opportunities for James Donaldson, in the supply of door sets, bespoke joinery and kitchen manufacturing and fits with the firm’s desire to expend it capabilities in the UK’s house building, offsite manufacture, local authority, RMI and contracting markets.

CLIENT
Icon Fabrications
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£175,000

Icon Fabrications Limited supplies architectural metalwork, glass and steelwork solutions. Consilium provided grants advisory services to Icon to support the growth of the business and recruitment of additional staff.Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
Ping Network Solutions
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£335,000

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided grants advisory services to Ping Network Solutions (PNS) application to the Regional Selective Assistance fund. Funding will support a move to larger premises, new employment opportunities and the creation of an ISO 27001 accredited NSOC area.Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
Smedvig Capital
TARGET
Prosapient
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£10,000,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Smedvig Capital Limited in respect of their investment in Prosapient Limited. The transaction facilitated the purchase of shares from existing shareholders. Funding was also invested in the evolution of Prosapient’s technology platform and recruitment in the UK and internationally.

CLIENT
Cameron Interiors
SERVICE
EBOs
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory services in respect of the Employee Buyout of Cameron Interiors Limited. Cameron Interiors specialises in luxury German kitchens and bespoke interiors. It was established in 1979 and has created a reputation for exceptional kitchens, bedrooms and living spaces.

CLIENT
Mobeus
TARGET
Connect Childcare
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£4,000,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Mobeus Equity Partners LLP in respect of their investment in Connect Childcare Group Limited. Founded in 2004, the company provides a technology-based solution for the management of children’s nurseries.

CLIENT
Chemtech Consultancy Limited
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory and taxation services to Chemtech Environmental Limited on their disposal to Rock Compliance Limited, backed by Mornington Partners. The transaction added significant value to Rock Compliance and Chemtech will be able to continue to grow and prosper within their group.

CLIENT
Dumfries Timber
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory and taxation services to the shareholders of Dumfries Timber Limited on their disposal to MKM Building Supplies Ltd. Dumfries Timber operates from branches in Dumfries and Irvine and the acquisition forms part of MKM’s wider strategy of expansion in Scotland.

CLIENT
Maven Capital Partners
TARGET
Liftango
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£3,000,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Maven Capital Partners UK LLP in respect of their investment in Liftango. Liftango powers On-Demand Share Transport systems across the world. The funding will be used to invest in their technology platform and to support the continued expansion of their team in the USA and UK.

CLIENT
Eastern Exhibition and Display Limited
SERVICE
MBOs
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory services to the management team of Eastern Exhibition and Display Limited. Eastern offer creative and practical solutions for any and all types of display. They supply both graphic and exhibition build solutions for both interior and exterior projects and support branding for any type of event.

CLIENT
Foresight (London)
TARGET
Callen-Lenz
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£4,750,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Foresight Group LLP in respect of their investment in Callen-Lenz Limited. Callen-Lenz Limited offer technology solutions and engineering design services in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle sector. The investment supported the expansion and development of their workforce and manufacturing facilities.

 

CLIENT
JBT Distribution Limited
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided lead advisory and taxation services to the shareholders of JBT Distribution Limited on the disposal to Menzies Distribution Limited. The transaction cements Menzies’ position as a major force in UK logistics, extending its network coverage with the addition of 200 vehicles and six operating sites.

CLIENT
EKOS Consulting
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory and taxation services to the shareholders of EKOS Consulting Limited on their disposal to The Growth Company Limited. EKOS Consulting was established in 1993 and is a leading independent consulting practice specialising in economic and social research. They help clients deliver economic growth and promote social well-being.

CLIENT
Nude
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£439,862

Nude is a bank that empowers people to achieve homeownership quickly and easily. Consilium provided grants advisory services for Nude’s application to the Smart R&D fund. The investment facilitated the development of the Nude website, Nude app, and, ultimately, a banking facility that will enable customers to acquire a mortgage for their first home.Grant Type: Smart Research and Development

CLIENT
Dazzle & Inkspot Limited
SERVICE
EBOs
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided lead advisory services in respect of the Employee Buyout of Dazzle & Inkspot Limited. Dazzle & Inkspot is now primarily an online retailer of Fancy dress products, games and recreational merchandise.

CLIENT
Wallace Whittle
SERVICE
MBOs
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory services to the management team of Wallace Whittle Limited. Wallace Whittle was founded in 1964 and provides sustainable enivronmental building services engineering throughout the UK and beyond.

CLIENT
Contract Bottlers Glasgow Ltd
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£180,000

Start-up firm Contract Bottlers Glasgow Ltd (CBG) applied to the Regional Selective Assistance Fund to support investment in enhanced bottling facilities. This investment will allow CBG to handle multiple liquids, bottles and closure types. Consilium provided grant advisory services.Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
Foresight
TARGET
Further.space
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£1,350,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Foresight Group LLP in respect of their investment in Further Space Limited (FSL). FSL partners with local landowners to provide luxury glamping holiday experiences for the glamping and eco-tourism segments of the UK tourism market. The funding provided the group with additional working capital to fund new manufacturing.

CLIENT
Maven Capital Partners
TARGET
Adimo
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£1,540,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Maven Capital Partners UK LLP in respect of their investment in Adimo Limited, a marketing analytics company. Adimo Limited provides a digital platform of scalable ecommerce marketing solutions. The funding supported the ongoing development of the platform and expansion of the sales team.

CLIENT
N4 Partners
TARGET
McLaggan Mugs
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to N4 Partners LLP in respect of their investment in McLaggan Smith Mugs Limited. McLaggan Smith Mugs Limited was established in 1974 to provide printing and decoration of bespoke bone china mugs.

CLIENT
Foresight
TARGET
Novel Technologies
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£1,900,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Foresight Group Limited in respect of their investment in Novel Technologies Holdings Limited. Foresight’s investment helped bring new technology to the market. Novel Technologies has developed an eco-friendly antimicrobial technology, which eliminates harmful and malodorous bacteria.

CLIENT
Thincats
TARGET
Jon Fleming Group
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Thincats (ESF Capital Limited) in respect of their lending to The Jon Fleming Group Limited. The Jon Fleming Group provides specialist care services in the complex care and housing support sectors. The transaction involved a seven-figure funding package to support a Management Buy-Out and investment for future acquisitions.

 

CLIENT
MES Limited
SERVICE
EBOs
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory services in respect of the Employee Buyout of MES Limited. MES provides electrical and plumbing services to the construction industry, particularly the newbuild housing sector.

CLIENT
Target Healthcare
TARGET
Quantum Pharmaceuticals Limited
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£7,750,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Target Healthcare Limited in respect of their investment in Quantum Pharmaceuticals Limited, a division of Clinigen Plc, a global pharmaceuticals group. Quantum manufactures unlicensed medicines.

CLIENT
Foresight
TARGET
Ajenta
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£900,000

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided financial due diligence services to Foresight Group Limited in respect of their investment in Ajenta Limited. Ajenta provide specialist video conferencing services to public sector organisations. The funding increased their sales presence in the UK and built a long-term strategy for expansion overseas.

CLIENT
Smedvig Capital
TARGET
Yumpingo
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£7,570,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Smedvig Capital Limited in respect of their investment in Yumpingo Limited. Smedvig’s investment facilitated the scaling of Yumpingo’s one-minute instant review platform, the launch of a new pay-at-table platform, and the expansion of sales and operations internationally.

 

CLIENT
Phil MaCan
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£175,000

Consilium provided grant advisory support to Phil MaCan. The investment will help the company secure premises, invest in equipment and create jobs to establish a canning/bottling facility in the central belt of Scotland.Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
TEAM Engineering
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory services to the shareholders of TEAM Engineering Limited on the disposal to OnePLM Limited. This transaction facilitates the merger of the UK’s two largest Siemens Digital Industries Software Partners serving thousands of clients across a diverse industry range throughout the UK and Ireland.

CLIENT
NVM
TARGET
SHE Software Limited
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£3,000,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to NVM Private Equity LLP in respect of their investment in SHE Software Limited. The company has an extensive UK customer base and is expanding its operations to New Zealand, Australia and the US. NVM’s investment will provide additional working capital to the business to support the planned geographical expansion.

CLIENT
BlackBx
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£250,000

BLACKBX is a SaaS product enabling WiFi connectivity to businesses and their customers. It is a software-only solution that integrates with the majority of WiFi routers. Consilium provided grants advisory services to the company for their application to the Regional Selective Assistance fund. The investment allowed BLACKBX to capitalise on its industry-leading technology and scale product sales.Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
GWF Power Gener8 Limited
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£245,000

GWF Power Gener8 Ltd (GWF) offers installation, rental, servicing and maintenance of diesel generators. To meet growing demand, GWF applied to the Regional Selective Assistance Fun to move to larger premises, purchase new equipment and recruit new employees. Consilium provided grants advisory support.Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
The GT4 Group Limited
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£719,000

GT4 Group (GT4) applied to the Regional Selective Assistance Fund to part-finance the acquisition of TPL Labels Limited (TPL). As well as providing acquisition finance, the investment also provides additional development capital to support the purchase of new equipment and the refit of existing premises. Consilium provided grant advisory services. Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
Panoramic
TARGET
Freed Foods
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£1,500,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Panoramic Growth Equity LLP in respect of their investment in Freed Foods Limited. Panoramic invested £1.5m of growth capital into healthy snacking company FFL. FFL offers a range of plant-based gluten-free snacks made with natural ingredients.

CLIENT
Cathkin Clean
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory and taxation services to Cathkin Clean Scotland Limited on their disposal to ALS Group Holdings Limited. Cathkin clean has been established for over 100 years and was a family business that provided highly efficient, professional and diverse dry cleaning and laundry services.

CLIENT
Smedvig Capital
TARGET
Masabi
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided due diligence services to Smedvig Capital Limited in respect of their investment in Masabi Limited. The aim of the investment was to accelerate the global expansion of Masabi’s contactless ticket platform, ‘Justride’ platform. The investment funded the expansion of existing operations, the development of new software and provided working capital.

CLIENT
Elite Bedding
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£100,000

Elite Bedding has been specialising in handcrafted beds for over 60 years. They applied to the Regional Selective Assistance Fund to move to larger premises, purchase additional equipment and recruit to meet demand. Consilium provided grant advisory services. Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
TravelNest
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£1,700,000

TravelNest is an online business that consolidates 100’s of booking platforms into one managed account for vacation rental owners. Support from the R&D Fund allowed TravelNest to scale up and automate its operations. Consilium Chartered Accountants provided grants advisory services.Grant Type: Research and Development

CLIENT
Panoramic
TARGET
Process Control Services UK Ltd
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Panoramic Growth Equity LLP in respect of their investment in Process Control Services UK Limited (PCS). PCS provides essential electrical engineering services predominantly to Aggregate, Asphalt, Cement and Concrete producers as well as the Food & Drink industry.

 

CLIENT
UAC Utilities Company Limited
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory services to the shareholders of UAC Utilities Company Limited on their disposal to DB Group (Europe) Limited. DB Group operates in the utilities market delivering business solutions in energy, communications, environment and water.

CLIENT
Monarch Transport
SERVICE
MBOs
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided lead advisory services to the management team of Monarch Transport Limited. Monarch Transport provide tailored logistic solutions and have managed UK and European road haulage since 1989. 

CLIENT
Elmwood Nursery
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided lead advisory and taxation services to the shareholders of Elmwood Nursery on their disposal to Hjalli-Model Limited. The Icelandic group, Hjalli-Model, is the largest educational firm of its kind in Iceland. They operate nurseries, preschools and schools with over 30 years of experience. This is the group’s first UK acquisition.

CLIENT
PCR IT Ltd
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
£900,000

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided lead advisory and taxation services to the shareholders of PCR IT Limited on their disposal to Abica Ltd. Based in England, the acquisition of PCR strengthens Abica’s presence in the Scottish IT and telecoms market.

CLIENT
Plumbstore
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory and taxation services to the shareholders of Plumbstore on their disposal to Plumbing and Heating Investments Limited. Plumbstore has dedicated bathroom showrooms plus a wide range of plumbing supplies, showers, boilers, heating systems and fittings ready to collect. The Company stocks hundreds of products from brands including Vitra, Crosswater and Bristan.

CLIENT
Clydebank Engineering and Fabrication Limited
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£125,000

Clydebank Engineering and Fabrication (CEF) manufactures and supplies fabrications for the automotive industry. CEF appointed Consilium to support an application to the Regional Selective Assistance Fun. The investment will facilitate workforce expansion, the acquisition of laser cutting equipment and appropriate training.Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
Welch Chemists
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory services and taxation advice to the shareholders of Welch Chemists Limited on their disposal to Deans Pharmaceutical Limited.

CLIENT
Maven Capital Partners
TARGET
Boilerplan
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£2,150,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Maven Capital Partners LLP in respect of their investment in Boiler Plan Limited. Based in Cramlington, Northumberland, Boiler Plan (BP) sells and installs domestic boilers. Maven’s investment supported BP to grow their national coverage, increase market penetration and generate more sales enquiries.

CLIENT
Pursuit Marketing
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£450,000

First Opinion Ltd is a lead generation marketing company based in Scotland. Their application to the Regional Selective Assistance Fund supported the retention and recruitment of skilled individuals in Scotland to service international contracts. Consilium provided grants advisory support.Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
Smedvig Capital
TARGET
Adzuna
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£8,000,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Smedvig Capital Limited in respect of their investment in Adunza Limited. Smedvig’s investment in Adzuna, a market-leading job search and machine-learning platform facilitated the expansion of Adzuna’s data science team and entry into international markets.

CLIENT
We Are Luxe Limited
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory and taxation services to the shareholders of We are Luxe Limited on the disposal to Future Beauty Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of Paris Presents Inc. We are Luxe is engaged in the worldwide distribution of cosmetic products to retailers, distributors and direct to consumers.

CLIENT
Maven Capital Partners
TARGET
Orchidsoft
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£2,700,000

Consilium provided due diligence services to Maven Capital Partners LLP in respect of their investment in Orchidsoft Limited. The deal involved a £2.7 million investment in intranet software specialist Orchidsoft. The funding will enable the business to expand its marketing efforts across the UK and US and grow to over 100 employees by 2022.

 

CLIENT
TravelNest
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£600,000

TravelNest is an online business that consolidates 100’s of booking platforms into one managed account for vacation rental owners. Support from the Regional Selective Assistance Fund allowed TravelNest to scale up and automate its operations. Consilium Chartered Accountants provided grants advisory services.Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
Smedvig Capital
TARGET
POQ Studio Limited
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£9,500,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Smedvig Capital Limited in respect of their investment in POQ Studio Limited (POQ). The multi-million-pound investment by Smedvig supported and accelerated the POQ’s future growth. Smedvig Capital led the funding round in which they were the primary investor.

CLIENT
Civils & Drainage Supplies
SERVICE
MBOs
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided lead advisory services to the management team of Civils & Drainage Supplies Ltd. Civils & Drainage Supplies Ltd was formed in 2005 and is a specialist supplier of above and below ground pipeline products for contractors working in the civil engineering, drainage, ground works, agricultural and water utility sectors.

CLIENT
Royal Bank of Scotland
TARGET
Gourdie Group
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to the Royal Bank of Scotland in respect of their funding to support a Management Buy-Out (MBO) of Gourdie Limited. RBS has invested £1m to facilitate the MBO and provide additional working capital funding to support the future expansion of the business.

CLIENT
Lindsays
TARGET
Brodies LLP
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided financial due diligence services to Lindsays LLP in respect of their acquisition of Brodies LLP Personal Injury business. Clydesdale Bank provided debt funding to support the acquisition by Lindsays. As a result, Lindsays will provide high-quality and trusted personal injury advice to customers, thus expanding their wide range of services offered.

 

CLIENT
BMK Wilson
TARGET
Wright, Johnston & MacKenzie LLP
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to BMK Wilson in respect of their merger with Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP. The transaction sees the ongoing implementation of WJM’s plan to strengthen and grow the key areas of Private Client, Commercial Property, Corporate and Dispute Resolution.

CLIENT
Panoramic
TARGET
DW Plastics
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Panoramic Growth Equity LLP in respect of their investment of a Management Buy-Out of DW Plastics Limited (DWP). DWP manufacture bespoke plastic extrusion profiles for the marine, construction, and retail sectors.

 

CLIENT
Weee Scotland
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£100,000

Weee Scotland specialises in the repair, refurbishment and safe disposal of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). They applied to the Regional Selective Assistance Fund to invest in new facilities, equipment and recruitment. Consilium Chartered Accountants provided grants advisory services.Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
Swipii
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£500,000

Swipii is an award-winning and easy-to-use loyalty program for small businesses. Consilium supported its application to the Regional Selective Assistance Fund to secure investment to raise brand awareness, accelerate growth and develop its technology platform. Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
Panoramic
TARGET
Majestic Polymer
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Panoramic Growth Equity LLP in respect of their investment in Majestic Polymers Limited and DSA Chemicals Limited. Both manufacture speciality chemicals for the adhesives and oil sectors. Panoramic backed incoming co-investors and supported the acquisition of the business and domestic and international growth opportunities.

 

CLIENT
Apple Oils
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£100,000

Apple Oils recycles waste engine oil and cooking oil to produce lubricating oils, heating power fuels and biodiesel. Their application to the Regional Selective Assistance Fund facilitated business growth through capital expenditure. Consilium Chartered Accountants provided grants advisory services. Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
DERU GmbH
TARGET
Ortholink
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided financial due diligence services to DERU GmBH in respect of their acquisition of Ortholink (Scotland) Limited. The transaction was to facilitate the creation of a new holding company to acquire all share capital in Ortholink. Ortholink was founded in 2004 and is a medical device company based in Scotland.

CLIENT
Panoramic
TARGET
Photonics
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Panoramic Growth Equity LLP in respect of their investment to facilitate a Management Buy-Out of Photonic Solutions Limited. Photonics is regarded as Europe’s leading supplier of optoelectronic components to the photonics market.

CLIENT
Panoramic
TARGET
Quill Content Limited
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Panoramic Growth Equity LLP in respect of their investment in Quill Content Limited. Quill have pioneered a new model for content creation to help e-commerce businesses. Multi-million-pound investment by Panoramic will support further investment in Quill’s proprietary Cloud software and market entry in Europe and the USA.

CLIENT
Pinto Restaurants (Holdings) Ltd
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory and taxation services to the shareholders of Pinto Restaurants (Holdings) Limited on the disposal to Barburrito Limited. Backed by growth capital provider Business Growth Fund, the acquisition of the Pinto Mexican Kitchen chain provided a strategic platform for growth in Scotland and the continued roll-out of Barburrito-branded restaurants across the UK.

CLIENT
Oban Express
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory and taxation advice to the shareholders of Oban Express Parcel Services Limited on the disposal to Menzies Distribution Limited.  As part of their national network, the acquisition of Oban Express strengthens Menzies’ geographical reach and should cut the cost of deliveries to the isolated areas on the West Coast of Scotland.

CLIENT
William Johnston & Company (UK) Limited
SERVICE
MBOs
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided lead advisory services to the management team of William Johnston & Company (UK) Limited. William Johnston & Company manufacture high quality gaskets for a range of industries. They are a market leader in the UK and their product are used in utilities, construction and engineering products throughout the world. 

CLIENT
DPK Foods
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilum provided lead advisory and taxation services to the shareholders of DPK Foods Limited on the disposal to Hertford Heath Limited. DPK Foods operates Domino’s Pizza franchises across Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

 

CLIENT
Insite Contracts Limited
SERVICE
MBOs
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided lead advisory services to the management team of Insite Contracts Limited. Insite Contracts specialise in the fit out, refurbishment and construction of commercial, retail, industrial, healthcare and public sector property.

CLIENT
YFM
TARGET
TravelTek
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£5,300,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to YFM Equity Partners LLP in respect of their investment in Traveltek Limited. The investment facilitated product development and international growth. Traveltek provides travel retailers, agents and wholesalers with technology to package together hotels, flights, cruises and ancillary travel services in one transaction.

 

CLIENT
Santander
TARGET
Altia
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Santander and Altia Solutions Limited in respect of their acquisition of ABM United Kingdom Limited. ABM supplies covert investigation management software to the majority of UK police forces as well as forces and investigation authorities in Canada and Australia making this an excellent fit for Altia.

 

CLIENT
Quality Rental
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory services to the shareholders of Quality Rental Limited on their disposal to PSBN Limited. Quality Rental Limited offer a full range of IT equipment on flexible lease terms to businesses in and around the central belt of Scotland. PSBN Limited acquired Quality Rental to establish a permanent foothold in Scotland.

CLIENT
Maven Capital Partners
TARGET
company: IDI Limited
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£2,000,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence and VAT advisory services to Maven Capital Partners UK LLP Limited who, through the Scottish Loan Fund, invested in IDI Limited. These funds allowed IDI to invest in its delivery platform and increase its digital marketing spend. Musselburgh-based IDI delivers online courses to students throughout the UK and in more than 70 countries worldwide.

CLIENT
Clydesdale Bank
TARGET
AG Concepts
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided financial due diligence services to Clydesdale Bank in respect of their funding of the Management Buy-Out of AG Concepts Limited. AG Concepts is an industry-leading producer of speciality agricultural products that increase production efficiencies and improve soil health.

CLIENT
Quadscot
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£200,000

Quadscot is a leader in precision machining for the oil and petrochemical industry. Consilium Chartered Accountants supported their successful application to the Regional Selective Assistance Fund. The investment facilitated the expansion of their premises and new job creation. 

CLIENT
Campbell Fitzpatrick
TARGET
BLM
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided financial due diligence and advisory services to Campbell Fitzpatrick as part of negotiations to merge with the Scottish law firm, Berrymans Lace Mawer. The merger was a significant development as Berrymans Lace Mawer established a position as a risk and insurance business across the UK and Ireland.

CLIENT
Heidi Beers
SERVICE
Grants advisory
INVESTMENT VALUE
£140,000

Heidi Beers Limited (HBL) handles the distribution of premium lagers and wheat beers. Consilium supported HBLs application to the Regional Selective Assistance Fund to transfer production from Germany to Scotland. The investment secured larger premises, capital investment in brewing equipment and new job creation.Grant Type: Regional Selective Assistance

CLIENT
Maven Capital Partners
TARGET
GT4 Group Limited
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£5,000,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Maven Capital Partners UK LLP who, through Scottish Loan Fund, provided mezzanine finance of £5 million to GT4 Group Limited (GT4). The finance supported GT4’s acquisition of TPL Labels Limited. As well as acquisition finance, the investment also provides additional development capital to support the continued growth of the enlarged group.

 

CLIENT
Caledonia Signs
SERVICE
MBOs
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided lead advisory services to the management team of Caledonia Signs Limited. Caledonia Signs is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers, stockists and suppliers of safety signs. 

CLIENT
EMAC Recycling
SERVICE
Business Disposals
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided lead advisory services to the shareholders of EMAC Recycling Limited on the disposal to SRCL Limited.

CLIENT
Scotia Double Glazing
SERVICE
MBOs
INVESTMENT VALUE
£2,150,000

Consilium Chartered Accountants provided lead advisory and deal execution services to the management team of Scotia Double Glazing Limited. The Management Team completed the £2.15m Management Buyout of Scotia Double Glazing Limited supported by an equity and debt package from UK Steel Enterprise and debt facilities from RBS and RBS Invoice Finance.

CLIENT
HBM Sayers
TARGET
Berrymans Lace Mawer
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to HBM Sayers in respect of their merger with Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM). BLM has an established and deep-rooted presence amongst the general insurance sector, the London Market, brokers, corporate insureds and the public and healthcare sectors.

CLIENT
Maven Capital Partners
TARGET
Biofilm
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£750,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Maven Capital Partners UK LLP who, through the Scottish Loan Fund (“SLF”), invested £750,000 of loan funds in BioFilm Limited. The Company develops and manufactures thin dissolvable films that release active ingredients. The SLF funding will allow BioFilm to increase its product range and accelerate growth through sales and marketing.

 

CLIENT
North West Transport
TARGET
North West Logistics Limited
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
Not disclosed

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to the Regional Growth Fund in respect of their investment in North West Logistics Limited. North West Logistics Limited are a UK-based logistics company that provide solutions to customers ranging from small to large multi-national businesses. The project was to support expansion of the business into the storage of hazardous products.

CLIENT
Panoramic
TARGET
Edesix
SERVICE
Financial Due Diligence
INVESTMENT VALUE
£750,000

Consilium provided financial due diligence services to Panoramic Growth Equity LLP in respect of their investment in Edesix Limited. Panoramic invested £750,000 in the technology company which develops body-worn video equipment for police and security services. Their products are also retailed to organisations that operate in parking enforcement and to location-based lone working.