August 2019

Deal Announcement

PriestleySoundy is advising the international (including UK and US Managers) Senior Management Team of Refinitiv in connection with the proposed £22bn (US $27bn) acquisition of their business by The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG).  The transaction, which is conditional on LSEG shareholder and regulatory approval, is expected to close in the second half of 2020.

Read More...

Deal Announcement

PriestleySoundy has advised private equity house Apse Capital in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Ultima Business Solutions (Ultima).  The value of the investment has not been disclosed. Headquartered in Reading and founded by Max McNeill, Ultima is one of the UK’s leading IT infrastructure partners with an annual turnover of £110.3m. 

Read More...

Deal Announcement

PriestleySoundy has advised the international (UK and US) Senior Management of Acuris in connection with the sale of a majority stake of the business to ION Investment Group for a reported £1.35bn (US $2.39bn). Founded in 2000 and with nearly 1,500 employees in 66 locations worldwide, Acuris (formerly known as Mergermarket Group) provides proprietary, actionable

Read More...