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Ian Curtis

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Ian is the Founder of Transcend Corporate.

Ian has spent the last twenty years focused on business disposals with a particular emphasis on international Mergers & Acquisitions transactions, and also advised on a number of management buy-outs and acquisition advisory assignments.

Details of some transactions worked on in recent years are included below.

Ian headed BDO Stoy Hayward’s Mergers & Acquisitions team in the Midlands region having joined BDO Stoy Hayward’s Corporate Finance department as a direct entry Partner in 2002. He trained as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and has specialised in Corporate Finance advisory work since 1988, also spending six years at Ernst & Young where he specialised in international Mergers & Acquisitions assignments.

Ian is a graduate of the University of Sheffield and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Transactions led include:

  • Sale of New English Foods to Foresight Group
  • £10m growth capital investment in John O’Flynn Developments, by Hall Capital and Allied Irish Bank (GB)
  • Sale of THDA Limited to Patrick Parsons Group, backed by private equity firm LDC
  • £4m growth capital investment by Westbridge Capital for DB Systems
  • Acquisition of Alison Handling, and £4.9m growth capital investment by the Business Growth Fund in PPS Equipment Holdings
  • Acquisition of Covpress International Holdings by TIA (GB) Limited (trading as “Treadsetters”) and Shandong Yongtai Chemical Group Limited
  • Advisor to Newco on the MBO of SG Magnets
  • £7.5m MBO of Silverwing with NVM Private Equity
  • £7m disposal of Merriott Plastics to MBO team.
  • £4m disposal of Adaero Precision Components to Cosworth
  • Disposal of Evesons Fuels Limited to NWF Group PLC
  • £4m Disposal of Data & Power Solutions to Geist Manufacturing
  • £10m disposal of WJ Handrahan to Snows Timber
  • Disposal of mhl Support Service plc to Bibby Group
  • £20m disposal of specialist contractor Servi Group to Mouchel
  • Disposal of FJ Jones to Sure Maintenance for £5m
  • Disposal of Compton Group, a manufacturer of concrete garages, for £10m to Marshalls PLC
  • Disposal of European Automotive Components for £20m to Midwest Air Technology Inc, a US automotive group
  • Disposal of Building Materials specialist WW Fixings of Wolverhampton to SIG plc
  • £30m disposal of the Spaldings Group to Netagco, a Netherlands-based agricultural consolidator
  • Subsequent MBO of Spaldings for £10m
  • Disposal of GWK Group to Amtek Auto for £27m

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