Lindsay founded and led the real estate finance team at Schroders. He has handled a number of big deals including the £2.3bn sale of BT’s UK real estate business and financing of Arcadia’s Oxford Circus flagship store.
Grant Thorton corporate finance has been instrumental in the £33.2m acquisition of the musical instrument division of Boosey & Hawkes. Rutland Fund Management raised £14.6m of the total and the balance came from debt raised with the Royal Bank of Scotland. Grant Thornton corporate finance partner David Ascott said: ‘This IBO perhaps typifies the current market, with buyouts taking longer to complete as investors seek to confirm their understanding of the underlying business.’
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
Baldwins Accountancy Group has continued investment in the north-east and appointed David Fish as a director in its corporate finance team
UK M&A activity bounced back strongly in July and August, according to analysis by the deals practice at PwC.
Smith & Williamson has added Jim Clark and Philip Marsden, of Marsden Clark Corporate Finance Limited, to its corporate finance team.