News

Sale of Nebulas Solutions Group

Pace Equity is delighted to announce its largest deal of the year: The sale of leading UK cybersecurity specialist Nebulas Solutions Group to SecureLink Group Pace Equity acted for shareholders of Nebulas on the sale of the business to SecureLink, an Investcorp portfolio company. Working closely with the Nebulas management team, accountants and solicitors, Pace
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Valuation Updates

Over the last few months Pace Equity has been tasked with a selection of valuation projects, within wide ranging sectors, below is a short overview of these projects. An international company which invented and licenses a hair and beauty product around the world approached Pace Equity to undertake a valuation of the licensed product, with a
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Economy Top 5

1) Sterling vs Dollar – Where to? Since US interest rates were raised in mid-December Sterling to Dollar exchange rates have seen a drop of around 5 cents. With rumours that the US Fed will again raise rates two or even three times in 2016, the Dollar has the potential to strengthen further against the
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UK Industry Top 5

1) Travel & Leisure Could be in for a better year. Consumer spending is moving slowly upwards, wages are increasing and those that have improving disposable income are expected to become a little bolder towards spending on holidays and recreation. Global terrorist threats may mean more will spend their disposable pounds on UK holidays. This
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Pace Equity Top 5 Hidden Talents

1) 27 years of unequalled success in mid-market company sales Extensive track record of achievement from specialist M&A practitioners with real world industry experience. 2) Specialists in company and brand valuations Proven and unique model, appropriate for a wide range of corporate activity  including company sale planning, share  sales, tax planning, share option schemes, financing, MBOs, company
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Climate Change and Renewable Energy Companies

This week witnessed the gathering of the largest collection of world leaders ever to be assembled in one location at one time. Christiana Figueres, the head of the UN’s climate change negotiations, told delegates that “never before had a responsibility so great been in the hands of so few”. David Cameron used his address to
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Cyber Security Market Report 2015

Cyber Security is continuing to generate alarming headlines. Almost every week the press announces a major new breach with millions of personal details lost and anxious people wondering if their information has been stolen and what their exposure might be. For many it means having to go through the pain of changing bank accounts, credit
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Economies of Scope in Digital

Gone are the days of booking a holiday on the high street, making expensive overseas calls or watching repeated TV episodes. Online has changed everything. The spread of mobile internet, e-commerce and the development of on-demand streaming have led to a digital revolution and paved the way for a new breed of digital entrepreneurs. Developments
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Opportunity Highlight

Established Audio Visual and Technology installation provider based in the South East with an excellent reputation and customer base and a unique market position. The company has demonstrated year on year growth to a turnover of £3m and EBITDA of 750k. With a significant order book and pipeline further strong growth is forecast.  

Opportunity Highlight

Ground Breaking Waste-water Treatment and Clean Energy Generation Solution The company has developed a revolutionary, industry award winning, technology for the generation of energy from the treatment of waste water. The business is revenue generating and has a wide selection of prospective customers. Focussed mainly on 4 sectors; municipal, dairy, brewing and meat processing, this
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Growing Technology Scene

Pace Equity’s involvement in the technology scene has continued to increase over the first half of 2015 and we would like to share a brief update of what’s been going on over the past few months. Cyber Security Firstly a quick update on the innovative cyber security platform. Fundraising continues positively, and Pace is very
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Appointment as advisor (update)

Following on from the announcement of Pace Equity’s appointment as advisor, for an innovative and rapidly growing cyber security company, is further news from the U.S. During Pace Equity’s time in North America, we were introduced to another technology company that are looking to develop in the UK in order to expand, grow and better
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Appointment as advisor

Pace Equity is delighted to announce their appointment as advisor to an exciting, innovative, rapidly growing and award winning cyber security company, based in the U.S, the Middle East and soon to be head quartered in the UK. The company’s business model is constructed around a unique secure platform and technology, providing all data security
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FINNVESTOR 2015 Event Summary

Pace Equity were delighted to attend the FINNVESTOR 2015 event held at the Finnish Ambassadors Residence on March 23rd. The event was hosted by the Ambassador himself, Pekkam Huhtaniemi, and focussed on providing a platform of investment for a host of innovative start-up companies. This event, the second of its kind, gave a selection of
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Current Company Valuations

As you will have read, the UK is now showcasing a number of positive indicators that the economy is now on the right path to recovery. The FTSE 100 climbed to 14-year high in February, the housing market continues to grow and in April the ONS* revealed that the economy grew by 0.8% in 1Q
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Pace Equity – 25 Years

Pace Equity the independent mid-market M&A House is proud to announce that in January this year we celebrate a significant milestone in our company’s history – 25 years since our inception in January 1989!  In achieving this landmark, we owe special thanks to our multitude of highly valued clients over the years which range from
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Pace Equity Expands Team

Pace Equity is delighted to announce that Matt Penneycard has joined the team – Matt brings a wealth of experience spanning 12 years across Private Equity and Venture Capital transactions. Prior to joining Pace Equity, Matt co-founded DTI Capital in New York where he was responsible for investing private equity and growth capital into UK
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Successfully Selling Your Business

Pace Equity would like to invite you to our complimentary seminar: Successfully Selling Your Business in Reading, on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Click here to register  How much is my business worth? How do I make my business sellable for the best price? How do I find the right buyer? These are all questions you will
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Pace Equity advises on Recruitment Acquisition

Outsource UK Limited one of UK’s most successful and rapidly growing IT and Financial Recruitment businesses has completed the purchase of Omnium Recruitment Limited, a Staffordshire based IT recruitment company. Omnium, which was founded in 1999 by Melanie Bose and Roseanne Meek has earned a solid reputation as a customer-focused business with a passionate attitude
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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
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Lending and Funding for UK Businesses

Pace Equity is actively working on fund raising for a range of MBOs and company funding rounds in the following sectors: Food Packaging, National Domestic Services, Technology and Robotics, Logistics Software, B2B Data Management, Financial Services Software, Office Equipment and Facilities Management. The doom and gloom press seem focused on the “lack of lending” in
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