Having completed more transactions than any other advisor in the first half of 2016, KBS Corporate is delighted to announce that it has finished as the top UK advisor for number of deals completed, according to Zephyr.
The 2016 UK advisor league tables from Zephyr show that KBS Corporate completed double the amount of deals of our closest competitor throughout the first six months of 2016 and firmly maintains pole position for the volume of deals completed. Other names within the top 10 include Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan.
Published by electronic business information publisher, Bureau van Dijk, Zephyr is a comprehensive archive of deal information for use alongside corporate finance research. The database contains information on Mergers & Acquisition, IPO, private equity, venture capital deals and rumours. As of April 2016, Zephyr has information on close to 1.5 million deals and rumours.
Deals completed by KBS Corporate throughout 2016 include the highly publicised management buyout of Giacom World Networks Ltd, a fast-growing cloud IT and communications solutions provider, by Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) for an undisclosed sum. The deal was named as May’s Deal of the Month by Insider.
In addition, KBS Corporate advised on the sale of the construction compliance company, HCD group to Paris based firm, Bureau Veritas. KBS Corporate also advised on the sale of a majority stake in Imagesound Group to ECI Partners. One of the most successful private equity groups in the UK, ECI invests in high growth companies, such as Café Rouge and National Express, with values between £20million and £150million. Imagesound provides bespoke consultation and customised music subscription services to luxury hotel groups in 124 countries.
The biannual report follows on from KBS Corporate’s 2015 success in which it secured the highest volume of deals, with 51 completed transactions throughout the year. Notable deals secured in 2015, include the highly publicised double acquisition of Route Monkey Ltd and DCS Systems Ltd by Trakm8 Holdings Ltd for £9.1m and £3.2m respectively. The sale of Route Monkey was recognised by Finance Monthly and named as Deal of the Month for April.
At this stage of the calendar year, we are on target to exceed our previous record of completed deals, accounting for another record-breaking year for KBS Corporate.