Hawksmere beats CGT hike
Accounting training group sells for between £12m and £15m ahead of rise in CGT
Accounting training group Hawksmere has been sold to US group Kaplan, in a
deal that was in part led by the looming changes to capital gains tax,
FD Stephen Perkins is one of several managers set to receive large payouts as
a result of the sale, on account of the shares they hold in the group.
The Telegraph said the group is to sell for £12m-£15m after being put up for
sale by private equity owner Isis Equity Partners.
Kaplan Financial, a division of education and training group Kaplan, is the
buyer, the paper said.