KBS Corporate has been ranked as the UK’s most active dealmaker for 2017 in the latest Thomson Reuters publication.
After successfully completing 97 deals of UK companies throughout 2017, we finished top of the pile in the Thomson Reuters Small Cap M&A Review for Financial Advisors.
The latest figures show an increase of more than 25% on the number of deals completed by KBS in the year prior, and 35% ahead of our next closest competitor in 2017, as our performance outstrips the wider market following our holding company, K3 Capital Group PLC’s, maiden year as an AIM-listed company.
John Rigby, Group CEO, commented, “In what has been a truly memorable year for KBS Corporate, confirmation of our leading status as the UK’s most proactive advisor offers further proof that we are dedicated to achieving only the best results for our clients.
Our ability to target and source a wide range of buyers from UK trade, Private Equity and overseas has resulted in us outperforming the general market.
We are immensely proud of our achievements over the past 12 months and are committed to ensuring that 2018 is just as memorable for ourselves and those we work with.”
As well as finishing as the top advisor in the small cap market (for deals valued up to USD$50m), KBS Corporate also finished as close second to Rothschild & Co in the Mid-Market review for deals valued up to USD$500m, moving up four places from sixth in 2016’s standings.
Notable deals completed in 2017 include the highly publicised acquisition of Preston-based Natures Aid by German pharmaceutical giant, STADA Arzneimittel, as well as the sales of Superbike Factory to Livingbridge and Canadian firm, Ardenton Capital’s, takeover of Corbetts the Galvanizers.