Bucking the Trend

Pace Equity, the longest running independent Thames Valley corporate finance boutique is pleased to report a flurry of mid-market Merger & Acquisition activity over the last two quarters, having completed deals in the IT & Telecoms, Distribution, Recruitment & Education sectors.

Values achieved at sale were above current UK industry averages, attributed in part to careful preparation of companies and management teams and in part to strong demand generated from well-funded businesses and investors alike.

Recent research has highlighted the South East as one of the few areas in the UK where M&A transaction volumes actually increased in 2011 and the region remains the most active in the UK behind Greater London.

Focused on the mid-market sector, Pace Equity has advised shareholders across the UK on company sales, acquisitions, corporate fundraising and growth strategies since 1989 and remains cautiously optimistic for continuing M&A growth in 2012.