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Sentio advises Jaywing on its acquisition of Epiphany Solutions

Jaywing PLC has announced the acquisition of Epiphany Solutions for an initial consideration of £12m in cash with an additional £6m available over the next two years. Ian Marwood of Sentio Partners provided advice to Jaywing on the deal. Epiphany was founded in 2005 by Shane Quigley and Robin Skidmore and is led by Rob […]

Sentio Partners appoints Bridie Robinson as a Director

Sentio Partners has further strengthened its team by recruiting Bridie Robinson as a director. Bridie has ten year’s experience in the M&A market and has joined from the corporate finance team at Grant Thornton. Her recent deal credits include the ISIS backed buyout of Onyx, the acquisition of Country Chef and Denby Dale Pie Company […]

Sentio Partners enjoy continued success in 2013

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 […]

Sentio advises Wolseley plc on the disposal of its Luxembourg operations

Sentio has successfully completed the sale of Wolseley’s Luxembourg subsidiary Comptoir des Fers et Metaux (“CFM”) to the Van Marcke Group of Belgium. The Sentio team advising Wolseley comprised Dave Irwin, Rory Wade and Andy Miller. Established in 1920 and acquired by Wolseley in 1999, CFM is the leading specialist distributor of sanitary ware, heating […]

Ian Marwood joins Sentio Partners

SENTIO PARTNERS ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT OF IAN MARWOOD AS A PARTNER WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT. Ian has 25 years’ experience in the M&A market, principally in Yorkshire but also including spells in London and Prague. After several years in KPMG’s lead advisory team, Ian joined Grant Thornton in 2002 to build their corporate […]

Sentio provides financial due diligence services to BGF on its investment in VTL

Sentio Partners, with a team led by partner Andrew Songurst, has provided financial due diligence services to Business Growth Fund (BGF) on its £4m growth capital investment in Huddersfield-based VTL, one of the UK's largest manufacturer of precision-engineered components for the automotive industry. Formed in 2001, VTL has developed from a single product, single site […]

Sentio advises Xercise4Less on securing new investment

Sentio Partners has assisted Yorkshire gym chain Xercise4Less to pump up its rollout plans by securing a £5m investment from Business Growth Fund (BGF). BGF will help Xercise4Less founder and managing director Jon Wright to accelerate the brand’s ambitious expansion plans – which aims to create around 4,000 jobs. With end of year financials just […]

Sentio provides strategic advice to

Mark Hales and David Parkin of has been acquired by technology investor Mark Hales in a deal which will see the business expand across the UK. The move sees founders David Parkin and Paul Snape as well as the original shareholders sell their stakes in the business which was launched in November 2007. […]

Sentio advises on secondary buy-out of Trustmarque Solutions

YORKSHIRE technology and software business Trustmarque Solutions has been bought for £43m in a management buyout backed by private equity firm Dunedin. The York-based business, which employs 180 people and has operated for more than 25 years, was sold by LDC in a deal which involved a number of leading Yorkshire-based advisers. Sentio Partners Dave […]

Sentio advises on sale of Connexion2

Connexion2, which makes communication devices for lone workers, has been acquired by US-based emergency communications company Kings III in a multimillion-pound deal. Sheffield-based Connexion2 was launched in 2003, backed by investors including South Yorkshire Investment Fund, through its fund manager YFM Equity Partners. Craig Swallow, managing director of Connexion2, said: “For a while now, Connexion2 […]