2018 Corporate Deals

In 2018, our Corporate Finance team was involved in over 123 corporate deals which spanned a large number of sectors and a wide range of deal values. These involved both ends of the spectrum from large PLCs to some of Scotland’s most ambitious start-ups. Below is a selection of some of those transactions.

  • 20/20 Business Group Limited
    Advised on the sale of shares in 20/20 Business Group Limited to a newly created employee-ownership trust.
  • BMAS
    Advised on the sale of Bathing Mobility Advisory Service Limited to the national operator Mobility Group.
  • Breedon Northern Limited
    Acted for Breedon Northern Limited in the purchase of the entire issued share capital of Blinkbonny Quarry (Borders) Limited.
  • Islay Boys Limited
    Acted for Islay Boys Limited in the share purchase of brewery operator Islay Ales Company Limited.
  • ICS Ltd
    Acted for the management team of ICS Limited in a management buy-out, backed by Primary Capital Partners LLP.
  • Speech Graphics
    Advised Edinburgh-based Speech Graphics in relation to an equity investment by two angel investment syndicates and Scottish Enterprise.
  • McTear Contracts Limited
    Acted for the management team of McTear Contracts Limited, in relation to an MBO.
  • Boyd & Company Ltd.
    Acted for Boyd & Company Limited, part of the UK-wide Broker Network, in the purchase of Musselburgh-based insurance broker, Insureness Limited.
  • Fixed Phage Limited
    Acted for Fixed Phage Limited in a top-up investment deal with Alimentos Ventures GmbH, TreeRunner Holdings Limited, Biomedical Business Partners Limited and a member of the existing management team.
  • Handmade Shoes (UK) Limited
    Acted for Handmade Shoes (UK) Limited in the purchase of the Ayrshire-based farrier supplies business operated by the firm of J & A Ferrie.
  • Quality Assured Property Maintenance Limited
    Advised the purchaser on the management buy-out of Quality Assured Property Maintenance Limited, a Dundee-based property maintenance and contracting business.
  • Highland Community Energy Society Limited
    MacRoberts LLP advised Joint Venture Partner, Highland Community Energy Society Limited, in the establishment of six joint venture SPVs in relation to the setting-up of community-based hydro renewable energy social enterprises.
  • AOC Archaeology Group
    Advised the management team in its buy-out of the entire issued share capital of AOC Archaeology. Edinburgh based AOC is one of the UK’s leading heritage companies.
  • HV Systems
    Advised HV Systems Ltd, an early stage technology company developing hydrogen-powered motor vehicles, in obtaining seed funding from investors.
  • GP Properties Limited
    Acted for the shareholders of GP Properties (Scotland) Limited in the sale of GP Green Recycling Limited, a recycling business based in Lanark, to GWE UK Opco Limited.
  • Hicce
    Acted for start-up restaurant Hicce in securing an equity investment to fund the opening of a new restaurant in Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, London.
  • "The team at MacRoberts was professional and thorough and made the recent acquisition of the business seamless. Their professionalism gave me confidence in every step of the process."

  • "MacRoberts were great partners in completing our first round of investment. Their knowledge and insights were key in securing a deal that worked for all parties."

    Speech Graphics
  • "It was a great experience working with the MacRoberts team. Their approach was helpful, informative and professional at all times as they guided us seamlessly through the process of establishing the 20/20 Employee Ownership Trust, preparing all the legal documentation for the share purchase and transition to the new ownership structure."

    20/20 Business Group Limited
  • "Right from the start, MacRoberts put the whole team at ease and guided us through the whole process with skill and professionalism. They were the pivot for us and made the whole process easy to understand and delivered for us a fantastic outcome."

    Quality Assured Property Maintenance Limited
  • "I want to thank MacRoberts for your incredible support and effort over the whole process. I also have to pay immense credit to the team for always being available (often late into the night) to answer our questions – I can’t recommend you enough. It goes without saying that I hope you are willing to remain our expert lawyers."


123 Corporate Deals

Over the past year, our Corporate Finance team has been involved in over 123 corporate deals, as the deals market in Scotland continues to thrive.

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