Restructuring and Insolvency (R&I) specialist law firms Harrison Clark Rickerbys (HCR) and Sprecher Grier have announced that they will merge. HCR is a full-service firm with eight offices across the country and Sprecher Grier has a significant restructuring and insolvency (R&I) presence in London. The move brings former colleagues back together – Sam Payne, Head of HCR’s R&I team,…

Begbies Traynor Group the business recovery, financial advisory and property services consultancy, has announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of KRE (North East), a Newcastle based insolvency practice. Ian Kings founded the business in the North East under the KRE branding in 2015.  In the financial year ended 30 June 2018, the business…

Shard Credit Partners has announced the completion of the management buy-outs (MBO’s) of both BW Legal Services and PRAC Financial by Rachael Withers, COO and co-founder of both businesses. Shard Credit Partners acted as exclusive financing provider, underwriting £13.5 million of committed senior secured unitranche facilities to complete the two deals.  The innovative financing structure…

Morses Club the UK’s second largest home collected credit lender, has announced the acquisition of the business and assets of Hays Credit, a home collected credit lender. Hays is a family-run business which has been operating since 1957, providing loans to approximately 2,700 customers across the North East of England. Hays has outstanding balances of approximately…

Morses Club, the UK’s second largest home collected credit lender, has announced the acquisition of the business and assets of Eccles Savings & Loans (Eccles Finance), a home collected credit lender. Eccles Finance is a family-run business, which has been active in home collected credit for over 50 years. Based in the North West of…

Consumer Credit Solutions (CCS) has purchased a controlling share in finance technology specialists Castlefields (Abbeystoke Ltd). CCS is a facilitator of point-of-sale finance to the home improvement industry and has enjoyed a close working relationship with Castlefields for over 15 years.  In that time CCS has been instrumental in assisting Castlefields to enhance both the…

Equitix Investment Management, a UK infrastructure manager, has reached an agreement with iCON Infrastructure on the acquisition of the Firmus Energy regulated gas network in Northern Ireland. The acquisition is expected to complete in mid-February. Established in 2005, Firmus Energy owns and operates a  regulated natural gas distribution network in the major towns and cities…

Praetura Asset Finance has announced the expansion of their portfolio, through the acquisition of Kingsway Asset Finance. The acquisition will create one of the largest independent asset finance companies in the UK. With a combined loan book of over £100 million, the enlarged group will offer SMEs a wide range of services to help them…

Anchor Computer Systems has completed the acquisition of the award-winning Managed Services business of VTG Cloud. The seven-figure deal enables Anchor to significantly enhance the range of services it is able to provide. The acquisition includes the assets and contracts related to the Managed Services side of VTG Cloud.  VTG Cloud will continue to operate…

Top ten accountancy and business advisory firms BDO and Moore Stephens have exchanged contracts confirming a merger that will create the largest UK accountant and business adviser focused on entrepreneurially-spirited, fast-growing businesses and high-net-worth individuals. The exchange of contracts, confirms a deal that will cement BDO’s position as the UK’s leading AIM-market auditor and will enhance the combined…

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