Sentio Partners are celebrating continued success during 2013 with several recent completions to add to an impressive string of deals.
The latest success comes in advising Wolseley plc on the disposal of their Luxembourg business Comptoir des Fers et Metaux to the Van Marcke Group of Belgium. This follows on from advising on the secondary buy-out of Trustmarque Solutions, backed by Dunedin, advising on the investment by Business Growth Fund into budget gym chain Xercise4Less, and undertaking financial due diligence for Business Growth Fund on its investment in specialist engineering group, VTL.
The strong level of activity is expected to continue into 2014 and in response Andrew Barlow has been recruited as a manager, joining from the corporate finance team at Grant Thornton. This follows the appointment of partner Ian Marwood in October.
Andy Miller commented “Whilst we saw a number of deals complete in 2012, as a practice we have seen a definite step change in activity during the current year. Given our current portfolio of work in progress we believe this momentum will continue into 2014. Adding Ian and Andrew to the team gives us additional strength in depth and is a sign of our ambitions for the future”.