Disposal of Friarwood Wine

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2017-06-06T10:54:34+00:00

Disposal of Friarwood Wine HMT LLP led by partner Ian Barton and tax director Holly Bedford has recently advised the shareholders of Friarwood Limited (“Friarwood”) on its business and assets disposal to a private Canadian buyer. Established in 1967 by the late Peter Bowen, Friarwood established itself at the forefront [...]

MBO of Virgin Wines

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2016-03-02T15:04:12+00:00

Management Buy-Out of Virgin Wines HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and director Paul Read, undertook financial due diligence for leading private equity firm Mobeus Equity Partners (“Mobeus”), Connection Capital and management, on the buy-out of Virgin Wine Online Limited (“Virgin Wines”), the major UK wine retailer. Norwich based Virgin [...]

Disposal of Stratford’s Wine Shippers and Merchants

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2017-06-06T10:54:37+00:00

Disposal of Stratford's Wine Shippers and Merchants HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised the Directors of Stratford’s Wine Shippers and Merchants Limited (“Stratfords”) on the disposal of the trade and assets of the business. Stratfords is an established wine importer and distributor of new and old age wines across [...]

Refinancing of Braeforge Limited

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2016-02-29T10:14:17+00:00

Refinancing of Braeforge Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised the management of Braeforge Limited (“Braeforge”) on its recent development capital fundraising. Equity was secured from a consortium of investors from the dairy industry, and provided essential working capital to support the company’s continuing growth. Braeforge is a leading [...]

Acquisition of Capri Foods Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:37+00:00

Acquisition of Capri Foods Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson and associate director Holly Bedford, advised a buy-in team on the acquisition of Capri Foods Limited (“Capri”). Capri is a family owned and run business specialising in the supply of high quality Frozen Pizzas and Crusts to a wide [...]

Secondary buyout of Secomak Holdings Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:37+00:00

Secondary buyout of Secomak Holdings Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, advised the shareholders of Secomak Holdings Limited on the secondary MBO of the company, supported by asset finance from Lloyds TSB. As part of the transaction, loan notes from the original MBO of the company in 2005 were [...]

Disposal of Donatanonio Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:38+00:00

Disposal of Donatanonio Limited Led by partner Andrew Thomson, HMT advised the Shareholders of Donatantonio Limited (“Donatantonio”), an ongoing client of HMT, on its disposal to a BIMBO team led by Steve Asplen. The transaction was funded by Beringea who also introduced Steve to the management team. Donatantonio was established [...]

Management buyout of Bottlegreen

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2016-03-03T11:25:42+00:00

Management buyout of Bottlegreen HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, acted as reporting accountants for Piper Private Equity and HSBC in their funding of the management buyout of Woodchester Enterprises Limited trading as Bottlegreen. Mr Simon Speers, Managing Director, was appointed to allow the founders to step back from the [...]

Project Golden

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2017-06-06T10:54:40+00:00

Project Golden HMT acted as reporting accountants to the directors of Golden in the raising of £25 million of debt finance from Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander. Golden’s business was established in 1994 by brothers Robert and David Langmead and now has three production facilities and turnover in excess of £70 [...]

Acquisition of the Patisserie Valerie group of companies

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2017-06-06T10:54:40+00:00

Acquisition of the Patisserie Valerie group of companies HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, acted as reporting accountants for Risk Capital Partners on its acquisition of the Patisserie Valerie group of companies. The original Patisserie Valerie business was established in 1926, and came into the ownership of the current owners, [...]

Investment in Seafood Holdings Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:40+00:00

Investment in Seafood Holdings Limited HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, acted as reporting accountants for Risk Capital Partners on its investment in Seafood Holdings Limited. Seafood was originally established by Mr Toby Baxendale in June 2001 as a seafood distributor. The decision to enter into the seafood industry was [...]

Management buyout of Secomak Limited

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2017-06-06T10:54:40+00:00

Management buyout of Secomak Limited HMT negotiated the management buyout of Secomak, from its parent company, Halma plc. Middlesex based Secomak was established in 1902 and since then, has become a leading name in the provision of innovative drying and shrinking solutions to the beverages and food markets. HMT acted [...]

Development capital for Kate’s Cakes Limited

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2016-03-03T12:17:58+00:00

Development capital for Kate’s Cakes Limited HMT was appointed by Royal Bank of Scotland to carry out the financial due diligence for development/expansion capital for Kate’s Cakes Limited. Kate’s Cakes Limited is a provider of high quality cakes and desserts to major retailers and coffee shops.  It was subject to [...]

Public to private management buyout of Donatantonio plc for £12 million

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2017-06-06T10:54:41+00:00

Public to private management buyout of Donatantonio plc for £12 million HMT advised the management team on its public to private management buyout of Donatantonio plc ("Donatantonio"), the Borehamwood based importer and distributor of premium quality Mediterranean food products. Donatantonio was established in 1902 by Luigi Donatantonio as a Mediterranean [...]

Management buy-in buy-out of Crantock Bakery

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2017-06-06T10:54:41+00:00

Management buy-in buy-out of Crantock Bakery HMT advised the management team in its buy-in/buy-out of Crantock Bakery, the Newquay-based manufacturer of premium Cornish pasties.  Crantock Bakery was established in 1980 by Frank Bradshaw, who began producing pasties as a sideline in his butcher’s shop. The business now employs 77 staff [...]