Best UK SME Lending Transaction: Proton Partners £30m Loan Facility

Proton Partners International has recently been awarded the Best UK SME Lending Transaction for the £30m Loan Facility which was signed with Shawbrook Bank in December 2015. The loan was part of a fund raise to establish the first three UK proton beam and radiation therapy centres. In addition Proton Partners International was awarded the …

Proton Partners Begins Work at UK’s First Proton Beam Therapy Centre

On the 18th January 2016 the creation of the UK’s first proton beam therapy cancer treatment centre took a significant step forward today as work officially began on the site. Edwina Hart, the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport for the Welsh Government, visited the site to mark the beginning of the construction of the …

£30m facility secured by Proton Partners International

Shawbrook Asset Finance, part of specialist lending and savings bank Shawbrook Bank Limited, has agreed a £30 million loan facility with Proton Partners International Ltd. The asset-backed loan facility has been provided to Proton Partners International which is building the first proton beam therapy centres in the UK. The three centres will also offer traditional …

Punter Southall to acquire Ashcourt Rowan business, double DC advisory clients

Punter Southall Group will nearly double its defined contribution business with the acquisition of Ashcourt Rowan Corporate Solutions. The deal will increase the number of DC clients for PSG to 800 and will add regional offices in the English cities of Leeds, York and Manchester. Ashcourt Rowan has more than 350 DC advisory clients as …

Bailiwick Investments Limited and Sealyham Investments Limited buy into Acorn Group Holdings Limited and agree to fund future growth

Bailiwick Investments Limited (BIL), a Channel Islands based investment company listed on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange, which already owns shares in Jacksons CI Group, the Channel Islands Securities Exchange, Jersey Electricity, Jersey Water, Guernsey Recycling and aviation company ASG Group, has acquired a 25% interest in Acorn Group Holdings Limited (Acorn). Sealyham Investments Limited …

Punter Southall Group buys Blacktower to expand further its financial planning division

Punter Southall Group has taken a further step to increase the scope and scale of its financial planning service by acquiring the employee benefit and private client financial planning business of Blacktower Financial Advisers. The transaction with the Surrey-based IFA sees the group’s number of private clients rise by nearly 20 per cent to almost 5,000. …

Punter Southall Health & Protection Consulting acquires PHP as growth plan continues

Punter Southall Health & Protection Consulting (PSHPC) has completed its acquisition of The Private Health Partnership (PHP), expanding its presence in the north of England. The transaction strengthens PSHPC’s reach and range, following the purchase of the Yorkshire-based health group from Skipton Building Society for an undisclosed sum. PHP’s staff in Baildon in West Yorkshire …

£150m IPO of River and Mercantile Group

PSource Capital acted as corporate finance adviser to River and Mercantile Group in respect of the offering. Canaccord Genuity and Numis Securities were joint sponsors and joint bookrunners. PSource Capital had previously acted as corporate finance adviser to Punter Southall Group in respect of the merger of River and Mercantile Asset Management with P-Solve to …

Punter Southall Group forms strategic partnership with Argentis Financial Group

Punter Southall Group has today announced that it has taken a minority stake in Argentis Financial Group to form a strategic partnership to assist the financial planning and wealth management business to grow further. PSG Group Managing Director Kenneth McKelvey will join the board of Argentis, which will continue to operate independently under the leadership …

River and Mercantile and P-Solve to merge, creating a diversified investment business under the River and Mercantile brand

River and Mercantile Asset Management LLP (R&M) and P-Solve Limited (PSL) announce today their agreement to merge, creating a diversified, client-led investment business. R&M is a leading equity management business, while P-Solve is an award-winning investment consultancy and solutions provider. The new business will be known as River and Mercantile Group (R&M Group). R&M Group …