Armstrong Activity – January 2018

The big question of summer – 2017 was; would the end of 2017 be as busy as rumoured? The answer has been an unequivocal ‘yes’.

As is typical in these busy markets, bidders are engaging pre-bid CDD to get ahead of tightly managed sale processes and sharpen sources of competitive advantage.

At the same time, asset quality is variable, and many IMs are accompanied by VDD. Therefore, PE clients are engaging buyside-style top-up work to address key questions/omissions, at both pre-bid and pre-completion stage.

In addition, full buyside CDD workload was healthy, focused on supporting pre-Christmas completions.

The New Year has already begun briskly, with a full roster of live transactions.

Winter/pre-Christmas 2017 Deals

• Headlam                  Domus • CloserStill Online  Educa Berlin • iWantGreatCare    HNW

Current Activity

Business Services; B2B event management, B2C event management, commodity data provision, debt collection, elearning provision, financial publishing, legal publishing, management consulting, marketing procurement/brokerage, operational efficiency consulting, post-production, procurement outsourcing, serviced office operation Construction & Building; architectural practice, BIM software, construction insurance, construction software, online surface materials distributor, rail infrastructure project management, rooflight manufacture Consumer; pet care services, quick service restaurants, self-drive city tours Healthcare; daily living aid distribution, high acuity care provision, medicines administration, optical retail, primary care recruitment Industrials; cooling equipment rental, HVAC equipment, laboratory equipment manufacture, marine equipment OEM IT; aerospace component OEM, cloud IT services, component brokerage, ERP implementation consultancy, interactive presentation software, legal software, local authority ERP software, security service, staffing services/recruitment, procurement software, retail sales support systems, social media monitoring, warehouse management systems Travel & Leisure; activity holiday operation, casual dining, cruise travel agency, escorted tours operation, holiday cottage agency, marina operation, self-drive tours, travel agency

Should you have any enquiries about the above sectors please give us a call.

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