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About | Equity Strategies


Our Team

We have a team of professionals and associates with expertise across a wide variety of sectors, deal sizes and transaction types.

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Our Expertise

We have a broad range of sectorial knowledge but we have particular strength in the following areas:

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Our Fees

Deal Initiation services (whether on the buy or sale side) are typically charged only on a successful completion and are calculated by reference to the gross value of the transaction. Where part of the consideration is conditional on future performance some of fee can be deferred.

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Our Transactions

Equity Strategies advised on the £100m+ IPO of Benchmark Holdings plc, the international animal health, technical publishing and sustainability science business founded by Malcolm Pye, Roland Bonney and Ruth Layton. Following a successful IPO on AIM on December 18th 2013 at 64p the share price has since increased to 89p, valuing the Company at £125m (April 23rd, 2014).

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Equity Strategies successfully advises on $342m nutrition and health acquisition

25 January 2016 - ​Equity Strategies is pleased to announce its lead role in the acquisition of INVE Aquaculture Holding B.V.

Animal Health | Benchmark Holdings plc

Equity Strategies advises on £11m strategic acquisition in aquaculture genetics and tilapia breeding

27 October 2015 - Equity Strategies advises Benchmark Holdings plc on the acquisition of two key players in the tilapia breeding and genetics sector.

Education | Benchmark

Equity Strategies originates £3.2m acquisition of leading veterinary CPD & training provider

19 March 2015 - Equity Strategies originates acquisition of leading veterinary CPD and training provider, Improve International on behalf of Benchmark Holdings plc.

Animal Health | Benchmark Holdings plc

Equity Strategies advises on £41m deals in aquaculture breeding and genetics

02 March 2015 - Equity Strategies advised Benchmark Holdings plc on two strategic acquisitions in aquaculture breeding and genetics valued at £41m.

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Our expertise

Deal origination - acquisitions - We help quoted companies and private equity houses source acquisitions in the UK and overseas.

Deal origination - disposals - We help owners of companies wishing to dispose of their business.

IPO advice - We provide strategic, financial and valuation advice to companies considering an IPO.

Valuation - We undertake valuations for ESOP transactions, employee share schemes and for a wide range of fiscal, legal and commercial purposes.

Our sectors

Our corporate finance skills can be employed in a wide range of sectors. We have a particular strength in animal health, education, outsourcing, IT, data analytics and financial publishing.

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