With the media sector in the north of England booming, we have seen lots of M&A activity in recent years as larger agencies seek continued growth by acquiring specialist divisions.
We offer an experienced, knowledgeable and hands-on approach to private equity transactions.
Having worked with Clarion since 2005, we knew that Richard Moran and the corporate team would provide the best advice and undertake the rigorous financial and legal due diligence work needed to reassure potential investors.Debbie Keeble, Heck
Very personable, professional, always available and happy to guide us through all situations.Chambers UK 2014
Highly responsive and commercially minded, as well as developing relationships with providers of private equity, regionally and nationally, we also regularly advise management teams, corporate and individual vendors and providers of debt finance on private equity transactions.
Our main services include:
- start-up capital raising
- development capital
- management buy-outs and buy-ins
- venture capital
- change of ownership transactions and value realisation
The Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016 come into force on 6th April 2016 and require most UK companies and LLPs to maintain a new statutory register of people with significant control.
Family run businesses are undoubtedly an important part of the UK economy, with two thirds of businesses being family owned.
A glance at any of the business pages will tell you the outlook for UK businesses is distinctly brighter than in previous years.
After just two years of trading, Bedale sausage maker Heck has already secured listings with most of the major supermarkets.
It has been reported that the Chancellor is considering forcing banks to refer SME’s to alternative funders if they are unable to fund them.
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There has been a lot of recent press coverage of SMEs ("SME" stands for small and medium-sized enterprises) not getting the TLC that they need and deserve.
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The Enterprise Management Incentive (“EMI”) regime allows small, higher risk companies to grant tax advantaged share options to their employees.
Clarion has done it again!
We are Vista, a Leeds-based creative communications agency which reported a turnover of £16.4m and pre-tax profits of £2.1m last year, has been acquired by a global consulting and digital services firm. We Are Vista was advised on the transac…
NorthEdge Capital has backed award-winning cloud services specialist iPortalis, providing it with a multi-million pound growth capital investment to support its global expansion.
The most active merger and acquisition (M&A) advisers during the first half of 2018 in Yorkshire and the Humber have been revealed in the latest rankings from Experian MarketIQ. During this period the number and value of deals both rose, with Yorkshir…
Leeds-based marketing agency Home has acquired brand and innovation consultancy fusion learning. The acquired business has offices in Leeds and Sydney, as well as teams on the ground in countries such as India and Canada. Its portfolio of clients includ…
Clarion has expanded its corporate practice with the appointment of Hitesh Tailor as legal director, resulting in a 12-strong specialist corporate team. Hitesh joins from the Leeds office of international law firm DLA Piper where he spent 12 years advisi…
Lawyers at Leeds firm Clarion have stepped in to help client Nick Mitchell, the world renowned trainer and founder of Ultimate Performance (UP) Fitness, by donating their services to incorporate his new charitable foundation which has been set up to promo…
A Leeds-based online bingo comparison platform has been acquired by performance marketing company XLMedia. WhichBingo, founded in 2003, covers the UK bingo market, publishing player reviews alongside its own opinion pieces. It has recently expanded its p…
A Queen's Award-winning provider of IT support and post warranty services headquartered in Leeds has been acquired by Swiss service revenue management company Annuity Management Group. The Europlus Direct group of companies, which won the Queen's…
Sweet Squared, the distributor, marketer and educator of premium professional beauty products, has acquired ICON Consultancy. ICON Consultancy, based in Nelson, Lancashire, is a distributor and marketer of premium professional hair care brands incl…
A £12m-turnover Halifax escalator installation business, which has worked on projects at Anfield football stadium and Paddington Station, has secured a £6.4m investment from BGF to support its expansion in the UK and Europe. Norther…
Looking4Parking.com, which was acquired by Purple Parking in 2016, has completed a management buy back of the business. The two directors of the Leeds-based international airport parking price comparison company, have confirmed that they have bought…
Alex Birch is the latest senior lawyer to join Clarion’s corporate team. Alex’s appointment increases Clarion’s corporate team to eleven which emphasis the ever-growing firm’s commitment to delivering proactive advice and turnaroun…
Newcastle-based building services provider Northern Bear has acquired an interior development business which has been operating for almost 70 years and counts the University of Manchester, Pizza Express and Virgin Active as clients. H Peel & Son…
A £12m-turnover installer of automatic fire sprinklers established in 1976 has been acquired from its founder in a management buyout (MBO).
A York-based biscuit and confectionery specialist whose customers include major retailers across the UK has been acquired from its founder for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.
A very warm welcome to Tony Berry who has joined our successful 12-strong corporate team as a legal director.
Leeds law firm Clarion has enjoyed a record-breaking start to 2016 with its 11-strong corporate team led by partners Richard Moran and Jonathan Simms completing major transactions with a combined value of £200m in the first three months of the year.
The corporate team advise CBIS Education on securing funding.
Yorkshire County Cricket is back in the black - Yorkshire County Cricket Club has reported a profit for the first time since 2009.
Bradford printing company T&P Print has been bought out by the son of the former owners, following a winding up petition.
Kaira Clarehugh, who was recently named Trainee of the Year in the Yorkshire Legal Awards, has joined Clarion as an associate.
A new online business angels investors organisation for the North of England, Angel Groups - Yorkshire, celebrated its launch event at law firm Clarion in Leeds last week (24 November) when two aspiring entrepreneurs from the region pitched their product and proposition to 16 potential investors.
The team at Clarion has helped Reward Finance Group advance £4.5m of funds to complete a record ten deals in ten days.
Our corporate team advised Intermarketing on this deal. The agency acquired fellow Leeds business Teabag in a buy-out from its owners.
Leeds-based digital agency What Creative, founded by digital designers, Chris Kemm and Chris Skelton, has been acquired by brand agency Thompson Brand Partners.
Sixty-five years old Dewsbury commercial interiors company H Peel & Sons has undergone a Management Buy-in Management Buy Out (BIMBO) in a seven figure deal.
A multi-million pound investment has been made by Maven Capital Partners to back the management team of Yorkshire-based Just Trays (JT) to acquire the business from Gresham Private Equity.
Corporate team advised Huddersfield-based MTP Innovations - as they are set to expand its product and customer base after securing £400,000 from Finance Yorkshire’s Equity Linked Fund.
St Ives plc announced that it has sold St Ives Direct Bradford Limited (SIDB) to growing B2B services specialist Cogent B2B Limited.
Fast growing Yorkshire business Exquisite Handmade Cakes Ltd has secured a five figure sum for further capital investment with the help of crowd funding company rebuildingsociety.com in a deal supported by corporate lawyers from Clarion.
The business and assets of a garden centre in West Yorkshire have been sold out of administration, safeguarding jobs for all 45 staff.
Acoustic Sensing Technology (UK) has developed SewerBatt, a low cost acoustic technology product that assesses the condition of sewer pipes.
Langtons Gin Ltd has succeeded in raising £600,000 from private investors and the Sheffield-based Business Angel Co Investment Fund (Angel CoFund) to further develop the business.
Leading French veterinary drug company Sogeval has purchased York-based Alstoe Ltd Animal Health.
Manrochem, the Yorkshire based international process engineering specialist, has yesterday (31 January) completed an MBO for an undisclosed sum, assisted by a team of Yorkshire advisers.
Advisory teams from Leeds acted on the deal including Clarion who advised the management team.
SENECA Investments has taken a stake in Yorkshire recruitment business PSI Energy.
Rachel Neems joins the corporate team and Jonathan Simms in promoted