Corporate Finance – Past Transactions

Below is a selection of previous transactions that we have worked on.

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O1EX is a leading manufacturer of exhibition stands with blue chip customers including JLR, JCB and Vodafone.  Magma advised incoming management on their acquisition of the business, and assisted in securing funding for the transaction.

MCR Systems

MCR Systems is a leading provider of enterprise management solutions technology within the hospitality, catering and leisure markets.  MCR combines high quality software, cutting edge electronic point of sale technology and an unrivalled level of service and has an installation base of thousands of point of sale systems.  Magma acted as lead advisors to MCR systems on the sale of the business to Jonas Computing (UK) Limited, a subsidiary of Toronto listed Constellation Software Inc.

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Headquartered in Nottingham, ENSEK provides a market-leading, software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to a large and growing proportion of the UK energy market suppliers.  Growing from nothing in 2010, the company now has a 27-strong customer base, annual revenue growth in excess of 100% and an employee base of 65 people.  In October 2017 Magma advised ENSEK on their Private Equity backed buy-out.

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Bush & Co Rehabilitation is a Northamptonshire-based innovative provider of expert witness, immediate needs assessment and case management services for injured people, solicitors and insurance companies.   Magma advised the owners on commercial and taxation aspects of the sale of the company for £28m to NAHL Group Plc, who are a leading UK consumer marketing business focused on the legal services sector.


Stressline is a Leicestershire-based structural buildings products manufacturer and supplier.   Magma agreed, structured and implemented a framework to ensure the buy-out of two of three existing shareholders.  Our work comprised lead advisory, deal structuring and taxation advice.


The Engineering Technology Group is a Warwickshire-based machine tool supplies business.  Magma advised members of the management team on a secondary management buy-out of the business, providing funding, structuring and taxation advice.


The deal was recently shortlisted for a prestigious SME Deal of the Year award at Insider’s Midlands Dealmakers Award 2015 held at The Hilton Metropole Hotel, NEC Birmingham.

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Coventry Chemicals Ltd manufacture and supply cleaning products to suit all professional, retail and export cleaning and hygiene requirements.


The transaction was voted Insider Midlands Dealer of the year 2015 at the prestigious Insider’s event held at the Hotel Metropole, NEC Birmingham on a £1.75M funding package from Finance Birmingham.


This funding will enable the future growth of the business to include plans for international expansion as well as other UK growth.


Trivago is a high profile hotel search and comparison website.   Magma assisted existing shareholders on the sale of their majority equity stake to Expedia, valuing the company at nearly $800million.   Magma provided taxation and structuring advice to exiting shareholders.


The Momondo Group is an online travel search company which operates in more than 30 countries worldwide.  The US private equity firm Great Hill Partners acquired a majority shareholding that valued the company at more than £132million.   Magma provided tax and structuring advice to exiting shareholders.


Retain International is a software company that develops and provides people management, planning and forecasting tools which are currently available in 65 countries.   The company was acquired by Capita plc and Magma acted as lead adviser for the company on the sale of the business, structuring the transaction and advising existing shareholders.


Grenade is a sports performance and energy business that offers a highly differentiated range of nutrition products.   When Grovepoint Capital acquired a majority equity stake in the business it was valued at £35million.  Magma provided structuring and taxation advice to the sellers.


EIS investment platform, established by four successful business people, to acquire minority interests in regional Owner-Managed Businesses.  Magma has provided full commercial, taxation, structuring advice and due diligence on all of MTLS’ acquisitions to date.  These include Taylor St Baristas, Parsons Bakery (both multiple site retail food and drink operators) Innovate2Make (engineering) and ENSEK (energy data services).

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John German  is an estate agency group operating in multiple locations throughout the midlands.    John German sold its lettings business to Countrywide Plc and subsequently acquired a six office chain of estate agents.   Magma acted as lead adviser and provided tax and structuring advice on both the sale and subsequent acquisition.