• Armstrong has provided CDD support for Sovereign’s investment in car park management solutions provider Premier Park. Premier Park installs and manages Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras for its UK SME and corporate customers’ car parks to monitor usage, prevent abuse and ensure legitimate users have parking access.  Other parking services include managing payments and patrol services.  The business currently operates over 840 sites throughout the UK. Continued growth will be driven by both organic and acquisitive growth, under the leadership of Paul Dawson.  [...]

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    Armstrong has provided CDD for Elaghmore’s acquisition of Gardners, one of Europe’s leading designers and manufacturers of large format visual displays for world-famous brands and leading UK retailers. Gardners will continue to operate autonomously, but will work closely with another Elaghmore business, merchandising solutions provider Kesslers. The combination of the two businesses will employ over 250 people, with annual sales of £40 million. Armstrong’s work focused on affirming the strength of Gardner’s relationships with its key accounts, establishing a platform for future [...]

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    Armstrong has provided CDD for Maven Capital Partners’ MBO of CMS Window Systems. The business is an end-to-end provider of premium window and door solutions, and one of Scotland’s fastest growing manufacturing businesses.  CMS specialises in designing, manufacturing and installing energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly products, including PVCu and aluminium, windows, doors and curtain walling systems. The Company undertakes contracts for some of the largest housing investment programmes and commercial build projects in the UK and has long-standing relationships with many of [...]

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    Armstrong has provided DD for LDC’s minority investment in IT managed services provider Littlefish. Littlefish provides managed IT services, IT consultancy, cloud services and cyber security services to clients in public and private sectors, including names such as Blackstone Property Management, Farrow & Ball, Studio Canal, PDSA, NSK and Macquarie Energy.  It currently supports more than 35,000 users worldwide with a 24/7/365 service. Continued growth will be driven through investment in new products and services, including its nascent cyber security offering, and complementary [...]

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    Armstrong is pleased to announce that, in the first year of entering, we have won the Real Deals Private Equity Award 2019 for the provision of Commercial Due Diligence. Thank you to all our clients, partners and hardworking team for all your support.  We look forward to working with you even more closely over the next 15 years, as we have over our first 15. The award recognises the overall achievement of commercial due diligence advisers in the calendar year of 2018, reflecting success in creating value for clients through the provision of high quality analysis, genuine market insight [...]

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    Armstrong supports investment in fast growing venue accreditation software provider Accredit Solutions Armstrong has provided CDD and FDD in support of Accredit Solutions’ growth fundraising. Accredit Solutions’ accreditation software provides identity and security validation and compliance for staff and contractor teams working at major venues such as sports stadia and large public events.  The platform provides a highly efficient and GDPR compliant way to collect data, store documentation, set access controls and produce accreditation passes to significantly reduce the risk of a [...]

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    Armstrong has provided commercial due diligence for Dunedin’s investment in Incremental Group, the provider of digital technology services. The business helps its clients to design, implement and manage their IT infrastructure needs which include ERP, CRM, cyber security and digital applications. It has a headcount of 125, across five sites in Glasgow, London, Manchester, Inverurie and Northwich.  Clients include Total, Aggreko Shelter, Scottish Leather Group and Aberdeen City Council. Management has delivered growth through a combination of organic expansion and the acquisition of [...]

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    Armstrong has provided commercial due diligence for Phoenix Equity Partners’ coterminous investment in Nineteen Group and Western Business Exhibitions. Nineteen Group organises the International Security Expo, a leading event for the global homeland and commercial security industry. The company also organises the International Disaster Response Expo, a showcase for the specialist global emergency response sector. The two events together attract over 350 exhibitors and 12,500 international decision-makers from government and the private sector. The investment from Phoenix will allow [...]

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    Brooklyn Travel has been created by the simultaneous public-to-private MBO of Stewart Travel from AIM listed Minoan Group Plc and acquisition of Canterbury Travel. Stewart Travel is a travel business specialising in providing niche holidays to the independent travel market, specialising into high growth sectors such as Cruise, Canada, Lapland and Golf, sold via online and offline distribution channels, to UK consumers. Canterbury is a specialist provider of Lapland holidays.  It owns and operates Santa-themed villas and hotels, offering a range of Arctic activities such as sleigh [...]

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    TrustedHousesitters is the world’s largest house and pet sitting community operating in over 130 countries. Since launch, the platform has facilitated more than two million nights of house sitting, saving its members over £170m in accommodation and pet care costs. The investment comes at a time of significant growth for the company, so far this year TrustedHousesitters launched their first commercial partnership with low cost carrier easyJet, as well as continuing their expansion across the USA and Australia, and doubling staff numbers to 50.  This has driven 70% growth in the year to [...]

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