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PriestleySoundy advised the Senior Management Team of Care UK Health Care in connection with their incentive arrangements. Care UK Health Care is England’s largest independent provider of NHS services, delivering more than 70 different healthcare services throughout the UK.  Founded in 1982, Care UK’s healthcare services include treatment centres, GP practices, NHS walk-in centres, GP

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PriestleySoundy advised Humphrey Singer in connection with his appointment as Chief Financial Officer of Belron. Humphrey was Chief Finance Officer at Marks & Spencer, and before that Group Finance Director at Dixons Carphone.  Previously, he held a number of senior finance roles within Cadbury Schweppes and Coca-Cola Enterprises. Belron is the worldwide leader in vehicle

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PriestleySoundy advised Stephan Wilcke in connection with his appointment as the senior independent Non-executive Director of Equiom. In May 2019, Varde announced its investment in Equiom as a long-term equity partner to help fund future expansion in line with the Company’s growth strategy.  Varde joined Equiom’s longstanding equity partner LDC, which has supported Equiom’s growth

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PriestleySoundy advised Itzhak (Tzachi) Wiesenfeld in connection with his appointment as the independent Chairman of iLOQ. In October 2019, Nordic Capital announced its acquisition of iLOQ in a deal to support the continued international expansion of the business.  The Founder of iLOQ and the management team reinvested in the business alongside Nordic Capital.  The deal

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PriestleySoundy is advising Founders Steve Marshall, Laura Benton and other Senior Managers in connection with an undisclosed minority growth capital investment by Bridgepoint Development Capital. The deal, which is subject to the approval of the Financial Conduct Authority, will allow Reassured to continue to lead the growth in its sector, invest in technology and develop

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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.

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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. 

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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

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