Finance

TLT corporate team acts for West of England financial advice firm in major cross-border investment deal

January 26, 2024
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TLT corporate team acts for West of England financial advice firm in major cross-border investment deal

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT’s corporate team has advised on a complex investment deal involving a West of England financial advice business which has significantly increased the UK footprint of a major Swedish group. TLT acted for Bath-based Fidelius on its investment by Söderberg & Partners, one of the...

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New joiners strengthen Optimum Finance to maintain period of strong growth

January 26, 2024
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New joiners strengthen Optimum Finance to maintain period of strong growth

Bristol-based invoice finance provider Optimum Finance has made a number of appointments as it looks to continue last year’s steady expansion into 2024. Steve Chapman has joined as risk & recoveries manager to lead the firm’s activity in that area.    Steve, pictured, has more than 40 years’ experience within...

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Maven boosts its Bristol team and moves to larger office to support new regional investment fund

January 25, 2024
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Maven boosts its Bristol team and moves to larger office to support new regional investment fund

Private equity and investment firm Maven Capital Partners has strengthened its presence in Bristol to support its delivery of the £200m South West Investment Fund (SWIF). Launched last July by the British Business Bank, WIF aims to boost the supply of finance to small and medium-sized businesses across the...

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Milestone for regional finance scheme that has backed small firms to tune of £15m

January 24, 2024
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Milestone for regional finance scheme that has backed small firms to tune of £15m

Alternative regional funder SWIG Finance has reached the landmark of lending £15m to 250 small businesses across the South West in a scheme backed by Triodos, the ethical bank with its UK headquarters in Bristol. The milestone came within five years of the first loan being made under the...

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Bristol law firms work on £70m deal to help short-term property loan provider expand

January 23, 2024
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Bristol law firms work on £70m deal to help short-term property loan provider expand

An expanding provider of short-term real estate loans has secured a £70m investment, with two Bristol law firms advising on the transaction. Foot Anstey worked with Quilam Capital while Osborne Clarke supported Foresight Group. Both are long-term clients of the firms. Under the funding round, Foresight will provide senior...

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Burges Salmon advises on creation of major new player in the UK’s fast-growing solar sector

January 23, 2024
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Burges Salmon advises on creation of major new player in the UK’s fast-growing solar sector

The corporate and mergers & acquisition team at Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has helped create a major new investor for the UK solar market which will finance schemes from the development to operational stages. The long-term strategic partnership between Bluefield Solar Income Fund GLIL Infrastructure commits them to...

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Survey shows South West’s mid-tier businesses eyeing growth this year despite ongoing challenges

January 19, 2024
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Survey shows South West’s mid-tier businesses eyeing growth this year despite ongoing challenges

Nine in 10 mid-sized firms based in the South West shrugged off the national economic gloom last year to achieve their forecasted growth, according to a new survey. Now nearly a third plan to launch new products or services to continue to expand this year, despite challenges linked to...

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Bristol lawyers and accountants work with leading IT firm on sale to major national group

January 19, 2024
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Bristol lawyers and accountants work with leading IT firm on sale to major national group

Specialists from Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT and the city office of global accountancy group KPMG have  advised a West of England communications and IT business on its sale to a fast-growing national managed service provider. The teams from TLT and KPMG worked with Cheltenham-based Bamboo Technology’s shareholders on...

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Major new player in UK specialist insurance market created by deal involving two Bristol-based firms

January 19, 2024
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Major new player in UK specialist insurance market created by deal involving two Bristol-based firms

Bristol has become the base for a major new force in the specialist insurance market following completion of a deal involving two firms with their UK head offices in the city. The acquisition of Bristol-headquartered legal protection insurer DAS UK by ARAG, creates a business with around 800 staff...

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High-level recognition for Burges Salmon’s head of private wealth as team continues to flourish

January 19, 2024
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High-level recognition for Burges Salmon’s head of private wealth as team continues to flourish

The head of private wealth at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has been named among the world’s top private client practitioners. Suzanna Harvey, pictured, appears in the 2024 edition of the prestigious eprivateclient 50 Most Influential table, which recognises the key figures in the sector. The individuals in...

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Pensions specialist takes up practice lead role at Grant Thornton in the South West

January 18, 2024
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Pensions specialist takes up practice lead role at Grant Thornton in the South West

National accountancy group Grant Thornton UK has appointed partner Lauren Carlyle as its new practice lead for the South West and Wales. In her new role Lauren, pictured, is responsible for leading and growing Grant Thornton’s regional team of almost 300 people based across its offices in Bristol and...

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Two new partners in Bristol for Evelyn Partners as firm prepares to relocate to showpiece office

January 17, 2024
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Two new partners in Bristol for Evelyn Partners as firm prepares to relocate to showpiece office

Integrated wealth management and professional services group Evelyn Partners has made two senior appointments in its Bristol office, including a new professional services managing partner. Helen Bassett, pictured with new restructuring & recovery partner Chris Marsden, joined the Bristol office of what was then Solomon Hare in 2000 as...

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FRP strengthens its fast-growing forensic services team with experienced partner appointment

January 15, 2024
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FRP strengthens its fast-growing forensic services team with experienced partner appointment

Specialist business advisory firm FRP has appointed Faye Hall as a partner in its forensic services team based in its Bristol and London offices. Faye, pictured with head of FRP’s forensic services practice Chris Osborne, has more than 25 years’ experience in the field, most recently as a partner and head of...

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