Transactions

Wyvern Partners is proud to have played a role in the following transactions.

Let Alliance

Let Alliance | November 2019

Merger

Wyvern advised Let Alliance and their management on their merger with Barbon Insurance Group, the UK's largest tenant referencing and specialist lettings insurance company.

Advanced

Advanced | August 2019

Secondary buyout

Wyvern advised the management of Advanced, the third largest software and services company in the UK, on their secondary MBO backed by BC Partners and Vista Equity Partners.

Helm Trust

Helm Trust Company | July 2019

Trade sale 

Wyvern advised the shareholders of Helm Trust, a Jersey-based trust administration business, on their sale to SMP Partners.

 

BMS Group

BMS Group | June 2019

£500m Secondary buyout

Wyvern advised the management of BMS Group, one of the largest independent specialist (re)insurance brokers, on their secondary buyout backed by affiliates of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and Preservation Capital Partners.

Aston Lark

Aston Lark | May 2019

Secondary buyout

Wyvern advised the management of Aston Lark, a leading independent insurance broker, on their secondary buyout backed by Goldman Sachs.

The Foundry

The Foundry | March 2019

£410 million trade sale

Wyvern advised the management of The Foundry, a leading global developer of high‑end visual effects and 3D-design software, on their sale to Roper Technologies.

SMP Partners

SMP Partners | February 2019

Management buyout

Wyvern advised the shareholders and management of SMP Partners, an Isle of Man based trust administration business, on their management buyout backed by Palatine Private Equity.

Zedra

Zedra | November 2018

Acquisition and MBO

Wyvern provided comprehensive advice to Corsair Capital on their acquisition of ZEDRA, a leading global provider of trust, corporate and fund services, including buyside advice, the arrangement of debt finance and advice to management on the MBO structuring of the transaction.

Let Alliance

Let Alliance | November 2019

Merger

Wyvern advised Let Alliance and their management on their merger with Barbon Insurance Group, the UK's largest tenant referencing and specialist lettings insurance company.

Advanced

Advanced | August 2019

Secondary buyout

Wyvern advised the management of Advanced, the third largest software and services company in the UK, on their secondary MBO backed by BC Partners and Vista Equity Partners.

Helm Trust

Helm Trust Company | July 2019

Trade sale 

Wyvern advised the shareholders of Helm Trust, a Jersey-based trust administration business, on their sale to SMP Partners.

 

BMS Group

BMS Group | June 2019

£500m Secondary buyout

Wyvern advised the management of BMS Group, one of the largest independent specialist (re)insurance brokers, on their secondary buyout backed by affiliates of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and Preservation Capital Partners.

Aston Lark

Aston Lark | May 2019

Secondary buyout

Wyvern advised the management of Aston Lark, a leading independent insurance broker, on their secondary buyout backed by Goldman Sachs.

Times Higher Education

THE | March 2019

Management buyout

Wyvern advised the management of Times Higher Education (THE), a world-leading university data, rankings and content provider, on their management buy-out backed by Inflexion.

The Foundry

The Foundry | March 2019

£410 million trade sale

Wyvern advised the management of The Foundry, a leading global developer of high‑end visual effects and 3D-design software, on their sale to Roper Technologies.

SMP Partners

SMP Partners | February 2019

Management buyout

Wyvern advised the shareholders and management of SMP Partners, an Isle of Man based trust administration business, on their management buyout backed by Palatine Private Equity.

IPSX Group

IPSX Group | January 2019

Equity financing

Wyvern advised IPSX Group, the world’s first regulated stock exchange dedicated to real estate, on its equity financing.

TES Global

TES Global | December 2018

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of TES Global, a UK-based digital education resources platform, on their secondary buyout from TPGCapital, backed by Providence Equity Partners.

Stackhouse Poland

Stackhouse Poland | December 2018

Trade sale and debt finance

Wyvern advised the management of Stackhouse Poland, the specialist insurance broker, on the sale of the business to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co and arranged debt finance for the company. 

CET Structures

CET Structures | November 2018

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of CET Structures, a specialist provider of infrastructure and property assurance services, on their secondary buyout from Dunedin, backed by Palatine Private Equity.

Zedra

Zedra | November 2018

Acquisition and MBO

Wyvern provided comprehensive advice to Corsair Capital on their acquisition of ZEDRA, a leading global provider of trust, corporate and fund services, including buyside advice, the arrangement of debt finance and advice to management on the MBO structuring of the transaction.

Elements Talent Solutions

Elements Talent Solutions | October 2018

Growth capital

Wyvern advised Elements Talent Solutions, a London-based disruptor in the recruitment market, providing “embedded” talent-acquisition teams worldwide to brands such as Spotify, iZettle, Just Eat and King.com, on its growth financing by BGF. 

 

EnerMech

EnerMech | October 2018

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of EnerMech, an international services company providing critical-asset support to the energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors on their secondary buy-out from Lime Rock Partners, backed by The Carlyle Group. 

Clyde Munro

Clyde Munro | August 2018

Refinancing

Wyvern advised Clyde Munro, a portfolio company of Synova Capital, on a refinancing to support further bolt-on acquisitions.

Team Teach

Team Teach | August 2018

Acquisition finance

Wyvern advised Empowering Learning, a portfolio company of Graphite Capital, on debt financing to support the acquisition of Team Teach.

ParkingEye

ParkingEye | July 2018

£235 million MBO

Wyvern advised the management of ParkingEye, the leading provider of ANPR-enabled car-park management in the UK, on their buy-out backed by Macquarie and funds advised by MML Capital Partners.

Augentius

Augentius | July 2018

Sale

Wyvern advised the management of Augentius, a leading global provider of alternative-investment solutions to private-equity and real-estate funds, on the sale of the business to SGG backed by Astorg.

 

Cooke Optics

Cooke Optics | July 2018

Acquisition financing

Wyvern advised Caledonia Investments PLC, on debt financing to support the acquisition of Cooke Optics.

Nerine Fiduciaries

Nerine Fiduciaries | June 2018

£23 million trade-sale

Wyvern advised the shareholders of Nerine fiduciaries, a Guernsey-based trust administration business, on their £23m trade sale to PraxisIFM.

Five Guys

Five Guys | June 2018

Growth finance

Wyvern advised Five Guys, on a refinancing to support the roll-out of new outlets in the UK, France and Germany.

Constructionline

Constructionline | June 2018

£160 million MBO

Advised the management of Constructionline, one of the UK’s largest procurement, health & safety accreditation and supply-chain management service providers, on their £160m management buy-out backed by Warburg Pincus.

Sterling Thermal

Sterling Thermal | June 2018

Refinancing

Wyvern advised Sterling Thermal, a portfolio company of Caledonia Investments PLC, on a refinancing.

Mater Private

Mater Private | June 2018

Management Buy-out

Wyvern advised InfraVia Capital Partners on their acquisition of Mater Private hospital group, the leading acute health care infrastructure group in Ireland.

GPS Payment Processing

GPS Payment Processing | June 2018

Acquisition financing

Wyvern advised Dunedin LLP on debt financing to support the acquisition of GPS Payment Processing.

Iris Software

Iris Software | May 2018

£1.3 billion 2BO

Wyvern advised the management of Iris Software, the UK's leading provider of business-critical software and services to the accountancy and payroll sectors, on their £1.3 billion secondary buy-out from Hg Capital, backed by Hg Capital and Intermediate Capital Group.

M Group Services

M Group Services | May 2018

Tertiary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of M Group Services, a leading provider of services to the regulated utility markets in the UK and Ireland, on their tertiary buy-out, backed by PAI Partners.

Reed & Mackay

Reed & Mackay | May 2018

Acquisition Finance

Wyvern advised Reed & Mackay, on debt financing in support of their acquisition of Hillgate Travel.

Vivid Toys

Vivid Toys | April 2018

Refinancing

Wyvern advised Vivid Toys, a portfolio company of Privet Capital, on a refinancing.

Capital Economics

Capital Economics | March 2018

c.£95 million 2BO

Wyvern advised the management of Capital Economics, a world-leading independent macro-economic research company, on their secondary buy-out backed by Phoenix Equity Partners.

Ocean Outdoor

Ocean Outdoor | March 2018

£200 million MBO

Wyvern Advised the management of Ocean Outdoor, the UK market leader in premium digital out-of-home media, on the sale of the business to Ocelot, a listed SPAC.

Ortho-D

Ortho-D | March 2018

Acquisition financing

Wyvern advised Apposite Capital, on debt financing to support the acquisition of Ortho-D.

Liberis

Liberis | March 2018

Refinancing

Wyvern advised Blenheim Chalcott, on the refinancing of Liberis Finance.

Motor Fuel Group

Motor Fuel Group | February 2018

£1.2 billion acquisition

Wyvern Advised the management of Motor Fuel Group on their acquisition of MRH, the U.K.’s largest petrol station and convenience retail operator, backed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

  

Nurture Landscapes

Nurture Landscapes | February 2018

Acquisition finance

Wyvern advised Nurture Landscapes on debt financing in support of their acquisition of Gavin Jones Ltd.

RGI Group

RGI Group | January 2018

Acquisition finance

Wyvern advised Corsair Capital on debt financing to support the acquisition of RGI.

Premier Hytemp

Premier Hytemp | January 2018

Refinancing

Wyvern advised Premier Hytemp, a portfolio company of Dunedin LLP, on a refinancing.

Capco Trust

Capco Trust | January 2018

Trade sale

Wyvern advised the shareholders of Capco, a Jersey-based trust-administration business, on its sale to Ocorian.

First Names

First Names | December 2017

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of First Names Group, the leading independent provider of trust, fund, real estate and corporate services and present in 14 jurisdictions worldwide, on their secondary MBO from AnaCap, backed by Astorg, and combination with SGG.

 

 

 

Medi-vet

Medi-vet | November 2017

Refinancing

Wyvern advised Medivet, a portfolio company of Inflexion Private Equity, on a refinancing to support further bolt-on acquisitions.

CVC

CVC | October 2017

€1.75 billion acquisition

Wyvern advised CVC on their €1.75 billion purchase of TMF, a leading provider of specialist business services to clients operating and investing globally.

YSC

YSC | October 2017

Acquisition finance

Wyvern advised Graphite Capital on debt financing to support the acquisition of YSC.

Empowering Learning

Empowering Learning | October 2017

Acquisition finance

Wyvern advised Graphite Capital on debt finance to support the acquisition of Empowering Learning.

Kee Safety

Kee Safety | October 2017

Sell-side debt advisory

Wyvern advised Kee Safety, a portfolio company of Dunedin LLP and LDC, on debt financing in connection with the sale to Investcorp.

Civica

Civica | July 2017

£1 billion+ tertiary buy-out

Wyvern advised the management of Civica, a market leader in business-critical software, digital solutions and outsourcing services, on their tertiary buy-out from Omers backed by Partners Group.

Cains

Cains | July 2017

Trade sale

Wyvern advised the shareholders of Cains Fiduciaries Limited, an Isle of Man based trust and fund administration business, on its sale to First Names.

Esendex

Esendex | June 2017

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Esendex, a leading provider of mission-critical business-messaging services, on their secondary MBO from Darwin backed by HgCapital.

 

QBIC Hotels

QBIC Hotels | June 2017

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of QBIC Hotels, on their secondary MBO backed by Cerberus.

Swingers

Swingers | June 2017

Growth finance

Wyvern advised Swingers on debt financing for its new Oxford Street site.

Holland & Barrett

Holland & Barrett | June 2017

Acquisition finance

Wyvern advised L1 Retail on debt financing to support its acquisition of Holland & Barrett.

Capita Staffing Solutions

Capita | June 2017

Management buyout

Wyvern advised Capita Staffing Solutions, trading as Affinity Workforce, the UK's leading public-sector recruitment specialists in education, health care and social care, on their MBO backed by Endless.

Parts Alliance

Parts Alliance | June 2017

£205m trade sale

Wyvern advised the management of Parts Alliance, the second largest distributor of automotive aftermarket parts, on the sale of the business to Uni-Select.

Virtus Trust

Virtus | May 2017

Trade sale

Wyvern advised the shareholders of Virtus Trust, a Guernsey-based private-client trust business, on its sale to Equiom.

Weetabix

Weetabix | April 2017

£1.4 billion trade sale

Wyvern advised the management of Weetabix, one of Britain's leading cereal brands, on the sale of the business to Post Holdings, Inc.

Southern Dental

Southern Dental | April 2017

Management buyout

Wyvern advised the management of Southern Dental, a privately owned group of 80 NHS and private dental practices, on their MBO backed by Jacobs Holding.

Stackhouse Poland

Stackhouse Poland | April 2017

Refinancing

Wyvern advised management and Synova Capital on the refinancing of Stackhouse Poland, a leading specialist insurance broker.

CFC Underwriting

CFC | March 2017

Management buyout

Wyvern advised the management of CFC, the UK's largest independent insurance managing general agent, on their MBO, backed by Vitruvian.

Forensic Risk Alliance

Forensic Risk Alliance | March 2017

Acquisition financing

Wyvern advised Dunedin on debt financing in support of the acquisition of Forensic Risk Alliance, an international consultancy and forensic-accounting specialist.

Timico

Timico | February 2017

£50+ million MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Timico, a managed cloud service provider, on their MBO backed by Lyceum.

The New World Trading Company

New World Trading Co. | February 2017

Acquisition financing

Wyvern advised Graphite Capital on debt financing in support of the acquisition of The New World Trading Company, a UK pub and restaurant business.

MyPolicy

MyPolicy | February 2017

Refinancing

Wyvern advised MyPolicy, a portfolio company of Inflexion Private Equity, on a refinancing.

Immediate Media

Immediate Media | December 2016

Trade sale

Wyvern advised the management of Immediate Media, the UK’s leading and fastest-growing special-interest content and platform company, on the company's sale to Hubert Burda Media.

Vistra

Vistra | December 2016

Acquisition of Jordans Group

Wyvern conducted a buyside search on behalf of Vistra identifying company-incorporations specialists Jordans as an attractive target, and subsequently advised Vistra on their successful acquisition of the business. 

Park Holidays

Park Holidays | December 2016

£362m tertiary buy-out

Wyvern advised the management of Park Holidays, the largest provider of caravan holiday parks in the south of England, on their 3BO from Caledonia Investments backed by Intermediate Capital Group.

GO Outdoors

GO Outdoors | November 2016

c£128m sale

Wyvern advised the management of GO Outdoors on the sale of the company to JD Sports.

Life Healthcare

Life Healthcare | November 2016

Up to £800m acquisition

Wyvern advised Life Healthcare, a major private hospital operator in South Africa, in relation to their acquisition of Alliance Medical and the incentivisation of its management team.

Trenchard Aviation

Trenchard Aviation | November 2016

£14m refinancing and acquisition facility

Wyvern advised Graphite Capital on refinancing Trenchard Aviation, the specialist multi-service aircraft-maintenance business, including raising incremental facilities to support continued acquisition activity

 

 

Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance

Kingsbridge | November 2016

£7.5m refinancing

Wyvern advised Dunedin on the refinancing of Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance, the specialist insurance broker.

British Engineering Services

British Engineering | October 2016

£19m refinancing

Wyvern advised Inflexion on refinancing British Engineering Services, the UK engineering testing and inspection business, including raising incremental facilities to support acqusitions.

Attenda

Attenda | September 2016

Sale

Advised the management of Attenda, a leading UK-based pure-play provider of critical applications and hybrid IT managed services, on their sale to Ensono backed by Charlesbank.

Liberation Group

Liberation Group | September 2016

£65m acquisition financing

Wyvern advised Caledonia Investments on debt financing in support of its acquisition of Liberation Group, the Jersey-based brewery and pub chain.

 

Small World Financial Services

Small World | September 2016

Refinancing

Wyvern advised management and FPE Capital on the refinancing of Small World Financial Services, Europe's leading international payment and money-transmission service.

U-Pol

U-Pol | September 2016

$87m refinancing

Wyvern advised Graphite Capital on refinancing U-POL, the producer of automotive refinishing supplies.

Kee Safety

Kee Safety | August 2016

Refinancing

Wyvern advised Dunedin and LDC on the refinancing of Kee Safety, a global supplier of safety and protection equipment.

Morrison Utility Services

Morrison Utility Services | July 2016

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Morrison Utility Services, the UK’s leading provider of utility infrastructure services, on their secondary MBO from Bregal Capital and Motion Equity Partners backed by First Reserve.

Palletways

Palletways | June 2016

£163m sale

Wyvern advised the management of Palletways, Europe’s largest provider of express palletised distribution services, on their sale to Imperial Holdings Limited.

 

City & County Healthcare Group

City & County | June 2016

Refinancing

Wyvern advised Graphite Capital on refinancing City & County Healthcare, including raising incremental facilities to support continued acquisition activity.

Succession Group

Succession | June 2016

£15m refinancing

Wyvern advised Inflexion on the refinancing of Succession, one of the UK’s largest wealth-management businesses, raising incremental acquisition facilities.

Belcan Corporation

Belcan Corp | June 2016

ABL financing

Wyvern advised Belcan Corporation, a portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners, on raising ABL facilities for its acquisition of East Kilbride Engineering Services.

 

Mobica

Mobica | May 2016

Refinancing

Wyvern advised Inflexion on refinancing Mobica, its software-development and integration-services company.

Shimtech Industries

Shimtech Industries | May 2016

Refinancing

Wyvern advised Inflexion on refinancing Shimtech, the global market-leader in the manufacture of specialist gap-management components.

Bedell Trust

Bedell Trust | April 2016

Management buy-out

Wyvern initiated the deal, advised the shareholders and arranged the debt finance for the MBO of Bedell Trust, a leading Jersey-based trust and fund administration business, backed by Inflexion.

 

Maru Group

Maru Group | April 2016

Acquisition

Wyvern advised Maru on the acquisition of the North American research and consulting business of Vision Critical. The second of its buy and build purchases, the business, now renamed maru/matchbox, has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Simply Business

Simply Business | April 2016

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Simply Business, the UK’s leading digital SME insurance distributor, on their secondary MBO from AnaCap backed by Aquiline.

Nurture Landscapes

Nurture Landscapes | April 2016

Refinancing

Wyvern helped Nurture Landscapes, the B2B landscaping and grounds-maintenance business, raise debt to refinance existing facilities and provide additional capital for acquisitions.

Options Group

Options Group | March 2016

Merger

Wyvern advised the management of Options, a leading provider of specialist care and education, on their merger with Outcomes First Group, a company backed by Sovereign Capital.

CitySprint

CitySprint | March 2016

£96m acquisition financing

Wyvern advised LDC and Dunedin on debt financing in support of their acquisition of CitySprint, the UK same-day courier network.

NoteMachine

NoteMachine | March 2016

£205m refinancing

Wyvern advised Corsair on the refinancing of its portfolio company NoteMachine, operator of one of Europe’s largest independent cash machine networks.

Maru Group

Maru Group | February 2016

Buy and build NewCo

Together with an MBI CEO and with the backing of Primary Capital Partners, Wyvern created Maru Group, a technology-enabled insight services provider, and advised on the new company's initial acquisition of eDigitalResearch.

Element Materials

Element | December 2015

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Element on their secondary MBO from 3i backed by Bridgepoint.

The Gym

The Gym | November 2015

£250m IPO

Wyvern advised the management of The Gym on their IPO from Phoenix and Bridges Ventures.

Fintrax Group

Fintrax Group | November 2015

Up to EUR585m Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Fintrax, a leading provider of tax-free shopping and currency-conversion services, on their secondary MBO from Exponent backed by Eurazeo.

Fork Rent

Fork Rent | July 2015

Management buy-out

Wyvern advised Fork Rent and its shareholders on their sale to Searchlight Capital Partners and Duke Street.

Orangefield Group

Orangefield | July 2015

Tertiary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Orangefield on their tertiary MBO from AAC, backed by Barings PE Asia, and combination with the Vistra Group.

Orangefield Group

Orangefield | July 2015

Acquisition of USA2Europe

Wyvern identified the target as part of a buyside search and advised Orangefield on the acquisition of USA2Europe, a provider of international corporate services.

Appleby Fiduciary & Administration

Appleby | July 2015

MBO/Acquisition

Wyvern advised Bridgepoint on their investment in the MBO of Appleby Fiduciary & Administration.

Motor Fuel Group

Motor Fuel Group | June 2015

£500m secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of MFG on their secondary MBO from Patron Capital, backed by CD&R.

Iglo Group

Iglo Group | May 2015

New MIP in €2.6bn deal

Wyvern advised the management of Iglo on their MIP arrangements with new owner Nomad Foods.

Synexus

Synexus | February 2015

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Synexus on their secondary MBO from Lyceum, backed by LDC.

Big Bus

Big Bus | February 2015

Management buy-out

Wyvern advised the management of Big Bus on their MBO backed by Exponent.

Ledbury Research

Ledbury Research | February 2015

Trade sale

Wyvern advised the shareholders of Ledbury Research, the leading insight provider for the luxury-goods and high-net-worth markets, on the sale of the business to Wealth-X, a portfolio company of Insight Venture Partners.

Bridge Leisure Parks

Bridge Leisure Parks | January 2015

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Bridge Leisure Parks on their secondary MBO from KPC backed by Phoenix Equity Partners.

Survitec

Survitec | January 2015

£450m secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Survitec on the £450 million secondary MBO from Warburg Pincus backed by Onex.

FML

FML | January 2015

Sale to the OV Group

Wyvern advised the shareholders of Fiduciary Management Limited in Jersey on the sale of the business to OV Group.

IFM

IFM Trust Group | January 2015

Merger of IFM Trust Group (Jersey) and Praxis (Guernsey)

Wyvern advised the shareholders of IFM Trust Group on this cross-jurisdiction merger.

Ocean

Ocean Outdoor | January 2015

Refinancing of Ocean Outdoor

Wyvern advised the management and shareholders of Ocean Outdoor on their equity refinancing by Searchlight Capital Partners.

ForkRent

Fork Rent | January 2015

£88m ABL financing

Wyvern advised Fork Rent plc, a privately owned company, in their debt raising to refinance existing arrangements and fund the growth of the business.

The Trainline

The Trainline | January 2015

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the Chairman of The Trainline on his secondary MBO from Exponent, backed by KKR.

Orangefield

Orangefield | December 2014

Acquisition of Legis Fund Services in Guernsey

Wyvern identified the target as part of a buyside search and advised Orangefield on the acquisition.

Gorkana

Gorkana | October 2014

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Gorkana Group on their secondary MBO from Exponent, backed by GTCR.

Asteral

Asteral | August 2014

Management buy-out

Wyvern advised the management of Asteral on their MBO from Brooks Henderson Group, backed by Permira.

Co-operative Pharmacy

Co-operative Pharmacy | July 2014

£620m trade sale

Wyvern advised the management of the Co-operative Pharmacy on their £620 million acquisition from the Co-operative Group by Bestway.

Tracscare

Tracscare | June 2014

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Tracscare on their secondary MBO from Sovereign, backed by G Square.

Education Personnel

Education Personnel | May 2014

£300m secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Education Personnel on their £300 million secondary MBO from Graphite, backed by ICG.

Hawksford

Hawksford | March 2014

Acquisition of Janus in Singapore

Wyvern advised Hawksford, a Dunedin company, on a refinancing in support of their acquisition of Janus in Singapore.

Avantia

Avantia | March 2014

£57m management buy-out

Wyvern advised the management of Avantia Group on their £57 million management buy-out, backed by ECI.

NoteMachine

NoteMachine | February 2014

Unitranche financing

Wyvern advised NoteMachine, a portfolio company of Corsair Capital, on their unitranche refinancing.

Mercator Holdings

Mercator Holdings | January 2014

Sale to First Names Group

Wyvern advised Mercator Holdings, of Guernsey, on its sale to Isle of Man based First Names Group.

Mettis Aerospace

Mettis Aerospace | December 2013

£26m debt refinancing

Wyvern advised Mettis Aerospace, a portfolio company of Chamonix Private Equity, on their £26 million debt refinancing.

Dunedin

Dunedin | December 2013

Acquisition of Kee Safety

Wyvern advised Dunedin on debt raising in support of their £90 million acquisition of Kee Safety.

RL360

RL360 | November 2013

MBO, backed by Vitruvian

Wyvern advised RL360 on their MBO from Royal London Group, backed by Vitruvian.

Caledonia Investments

Caledonia Investments | November 2013

£110m senior debt facility

Wyvern advised Caledonia Investments Limited on the procurement of £110 million senior debt facilities in support of their acquisition of Park Holidays.

Park Holidays

Park Holidays | November 2013

£172m secondary MBO, backed by Caledonia

Wyvern advised Park Holidays on their £172 million secondary MBO from Graphite, backed by Caledonia.

West Corporation

West Corporation | October 2013

Sale to Equiom

Wyvern advised the shareholders of West Corporation on their sale to Equiom.

Ambassador Theatres

Ambassador Theatres | October 2013

Secondary MBO, backed by Providence

Wyvern advised the management of Ambassador Theatre Group on their secondary MBO from Exponent, backed by Providence Equity Partners.

Byron Hamburgers

Byron Hamburgers | October 2013

£100m MBO, backed by Hutton Collins

Wyvern advised the management of Byron Hamburgers on their £100 million MBO from Gondola Holdings, backed by Hutton Collins.

MetaPack

MetaPack | September 2013

£8m senior term and revolving credit facilities

Wyvern advised MetaPack Limited on the procurement of £8 million of senior term and revolving credit facilities to support their acquisition of xLogics GmbH.

Executive Offices Group

Executive Offices | August 2013

£243m secondary MBO, backed by Queensgate

Wyvern advised the management of Executive Offices Group on their £243 million secondary MBO from Morgan Stanley Real Estate, backed by Queensgate.

SGP

SGP | August 2013

£32m MBI, backed by Lyceum

Wyvern advised the management of SGP on their £32 million MBI from Johnson Service Group, backed by Lyceum Capital.

OMERS

OMERS | August 2013

£50m revolving credit facilities

Wyvern advised OMERS Private Equity on the procurement of £50 million of super-senior revolving credit facilities to support their acquisition of Vue Cinemas.

The Gym Group

The Gym Group | May 2013

£50m equity investment by Phoenix Equity Partners

Wyvern advised the management of The Gym Group on raising £50 million second-round finance through an equity investment by Phoenix Equity Partners.

Civica

Civica | May 2013

Secondary MBO from 3i, backed by OMERS

Wyvern advised the management of Civica on their secondary MBO, backed by OMERS Private Equity.

Smallworld Financial Services

Smallworld Financial | May 2013

Refinancing

Wyvern advised Smallworld Financial Services, a portfolio company of FF&P, on their refinancing with Bank of London and the Middle East.

WCL Group

WCL Group | April 2013

$222m disposal

Wyvern advised the management of WCL Group during the sale from Sovereign to Nord Anglia.

OMERS

OMERS | April 2013

£255m debt facilities to support acquisition of Civica

Wyvern advised OMERS Private Equity on the raising of debt facilities totalling £255 million to support their acquisition of Civica.

Independent Media Support

IMS | April 2013

Sale of Independent Media Support

Wyvern advised the shareholders of Independent Media Support on the sale to Broadcast Text International AB.

ipes

ipes | March 2013

£50m secondary MBO, backed by Silverfleet

Wyvern advised the management of Ipes on their secondary MBO from RJD, backed by Silverfleet Capital.

Xafinity Consulting

Xafinity Consulting | February 2013

MBO, backed by CBPE Capital

Wyvern advised the management of Xafinity Consulting on their MBO backed by CBPE Capital.

MAMA Group

MAMA Group | December 2012

£7m MBO, backed by LDC

Wyvern advised on the acquisition of MAMA Group and 50% of Mean Fiddler Group from HMV Group PLC. The transaction was supported by funding from Lloyds Development Capital.

Graphite Capital

Graphite Capital | October 2012

£234m disposal

Wyvern, in conjunction with RW Baird, advised Graphite Capital on its £234 million sale of NES Global Talent.

Merlin Financial PR

Merlin Financial PR | August 2012

Sale to College Group

Wyvern advised Merlin Financial PR on its sale to College Group.

Orangefield Group

Orangefield Group | July 2012

Acquisition of Waterlow Legal and Company Services

Wyvern advised Orangefield Group on their acquisition of the London-based company secretarial business of Waterlow from Wilmington PLC.

OMERS Private Equity

OMERS Private Equity | June 2012

Debt facilities for OMERS Private Equity to support acquisition of Lifeways

Wyvern provided debt advice to OMERS Private Equity on the procurement of £125 million of senior-debt facilities to support their acquisition of Lifeways.

Plus Markets Group

Plus Markets Group | June 2012

Sale of Plus Trading Solutions to Forum Trading Solutions

Wyvern advised Plus Markets Group on their sale of Plus Trading Solutions to Forum Trading Solutions.

Plus Markets Group

Plus Markets Group | June 2012

Sale of Plus Stock Exchange to ICAP

Wyvern advised Plus Markets Group on their sale of Plus Stock Exchange plc to ICAP.

NES

NES | June 2012

£105m debt refinancing

Wyvern advised NES, a portfolio company of Graphite Capital, on a refinancing package involving term debt, revolving credit and an invoice discounting facility.

Showcard Print

Showcard Print | April 2012

£16m MBO, backed by LDC

Wyvern advised the management of Showcard Print on their MBO from Havelock Europa, backed by LDC.

Anacap Financial Partners

Anacap | March 2012

Acquisition of IFG’s International Division

Wyvern advised Anacap Financial Partners on their £70 million acquisition of IFG’s international division.

Peverel

Peverel | March 2012

£62m acquisition of business from administration

Wyvern advised Chamonix and Electra Partners on the sourcing and terms of £29 million of debt facilities from RBS as part of their £62 million acquisition of the business of Peverel.

Miller Group

Miller Group | February 2012

£160m refinancing and equity investment

Wyvern advised the management of Miller on their £160 million refinancing of debt facilities and equity investment from GSO Capital Partners.

SGP Property & FM

SGP Property & FM | February 2012

Acquisition of Nickleby & Co

Wyvern advised SGP, part of Johnson Service Group PLC, on their acquisition of Nickleby & Co. Ltd, an IT-focused facilities-management business.

ECI Partners

ECI Partners | January 2012

Debt renegotiation

Wyvern advised ECI Partners on covenant renegotiation with the senior lenders to one of ECI's portfolio companies.

Utilyx

Utilyx | January 2012

£16m disposal

Wyvern advised the management of Utilyx in their sale to MITIE.

Marsh & Parsons

Marsh & Parsons | November 2011

£50m management buy-out

Wyvern advised the management of Marsh & Parsons in their £50 million management buy-out from Sherry FitzGerald, backed by LSL.

V.Ships

V.Ships | September 2011

Acquisition of V.Ships by OMERS Private Equity.

Wyvern provided debt advice to OMERS Private Equity on the procurement of US$280 million of senior-debt facilities to support their acquisition of V.Ships.

Lowell Group

Lowell Group | September 2011

Secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Lowell Group on their secondary MBO from Exponent, backed by TDR capital.

Formaplex

Formaplex | August 2011

Refinancing of debt facilities

Wyvern advised on the refinancing of £3.5 million senior-debt facilities by Formaplex, a portfolio company of Dunedin Capital Partners.

Attenda

Attenda | August 2011

£51m management buy-out

Wyvern advised the management of Attenda on their £51 million management buy-out, backed by Darwin Private Equity.

Protocol Education

Protocol Education | August 2011

Sale to Teaching Personnel

Wyvern advised the management of Protocol Education on the sale to Teaching Personnel, a portfolio company of Graphite.

Red Commerce

Red Commerce | July 2011

£42m secondary MBO

Wyvern advised the management of Red Commerce on their £42 million secondary MBO from Inflexion, backed by Dunedin.

IMD

IMD | May 2011

£34m public-to-private MBO

Wyvern advised the management of IMD on their £34 million public-to-private MBO, backed by Vitruvian.

Daler Rowney

Daler Rowney | April 2011

MBO finance

Wyvern arranged £28.5 million of new senior term, revolving and add-on acquisition facilities for the MBO of Daler Rowney backed by Electra Partners.

CitySprint

CitySprint | April 2011

MBO finance

Following Dunedin Capital Partners' management buy-out of CitySprint in autumn 2010, Wyvern arranged £30 million of new senior term, invoice discounting and add-on acquisition facilities to refinance an existing bank loan and part of Dunedin’s shareholder loans.

Eversholt Investment Group

Eversholt | November 2010

£2.1bn acquisition of the rolling-stock leasing business of HSBC

Wyvern initiated this transaction and advised EIG, a consortium consisting of funds managed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, 3i Infrastructure and STAR Capital Partners, on the £2.1 billion acquisition.

Britax Childcare

Britax Childcare | November 2010

£450m secondary MBO

Wyvern advised management on their £450 million secondary MBO from Carlyle, backed by Nordic Capital.

Stork Materials Technology

Stork MT | November 2010

€150m management buy-out

Wyvern advised the management of Stork Materials Technology on their €150m management buy-out from Stork B.V., backed by 3i.

A24 Group | September 2010

A24 Group | September 2010

Acquisition of The British Nursing Association

Wyvern advised A24 Group on their acquisition of The British Nursing Association.

Manx Telecom

Manx Telecom | July 2010

£158m acquisition

Wyvern advised CPS Partners and management on their £158 million acquisition of Manx Telecom from Telefónica, with backing from HgCapital.

Teaching Personnel

Teaching Personnel | July 2010

£45m management buy-out

Wyvern advised the management of Teaching Personnel on their management buy-out, backed by Graphite Capital.

Betts

Betts | June 2010

Sale of Betts Group to Sun Capital Partners

Wyvern acted as financial adviser to the selling shareholders led by CIT Group, Inc.

General Healthcare Group

General Healthcare | June 2010

Acquisition by management and General Healthcare Group

Wyvern advised management in the acquisition of Transform Cosmetic Surgery Group by General Healthcare Group from Covenant Healthcare Group.

SGP

SGP | June 2010

Acquisition of PFI facilities-management contracts

Wyvern advised SGP Property & Facilities Management, a division of Johnson Service Group plc, on the acquisition of PFI facilities-management contracts from Jarvis PLC (in administration).

Wynnwith

Wynnwith | May 2010

Establishment of joint venture

Wyvern advised the shareholders of Wynnwith on the establishment of joint venture between Wynnwith and Morson Group PLC.

 

Mourants International Fund Administration

MIFA | March 2010

Sale of Mourants International Fund Administration

Wyvern advised the management of Mourants International Fund Administration on the sale of the business to State Street.

Bachmann

Bachmann | March 2010

Group restructuring and VMBO

Wyvern advised the shareholders of Bachmann on the group restructuring and VMBO of the Bachmann Group.

Survitec

Survitec | February 2010

£285m secondary MBO

Wyvern advised management on their £285 million secondary MBO, backed by Warburg Pincus.

Xafinity

Xafinity | January 2010

£190m secondary MBO

Wyvern advised management on their £190 million secondary MBO, backed by Advent International.

Vistra

Vistra | October 2009

Sale of majority stake

Wyvern advised the shareholders of Vistra on the sale of a majority stake to IK Investment Partners.

HSBC

HSBC | June 2009

Sale of Isle of Man trust operation

Wyvern advised HSBC on the sale of its trust operation in the Isle of Man to IFG Group plc.

Cornish Crabbers

Cornish Crabbers | January 2009

Acquisition of businesses from administration

Wyvern advised Cornish Crabbers LLP on the acquisition of the Cornish Crabbers and Mystery Yachts businesses from the administrator of Select Yachts.

Rathbones

Rathbones | October 2008

MBO of the Jersey and Singapore trust-administration business

Wyvern advised the management of the Jersey and Singapore trust-administration business of Rathbone Brothers on their management buy-out backed by Dunedin Capital Partners.

ipes

ipes | August 2008

MBO of the Guernsey fund-administration business

Wyvern advised management on their buy-out of the Guernsey-based fund-administration business of ipes, backed by RJD Partners.

SafetyKleen

SafetyKleen | May 2008

£565m tertiary MBO

Wyvern acted as financial adviser to management in their £565 million tertiary MBO, backed by Warburg Pincus.

Civica

CIVICA | April 2008

£222m management buy-out

Wyvern acted as financial adviser to management in their £222 million buy-out, backed by 3i.

office2office

office2office | April 2008

£26m public offer for TripleArc

Wyvern acted as financial adviser to office2office plc on its £26 million public offer for TripleArc plc.

Steege Kingston

Steege Kingston | February 2008

Sale to Braemar Shipping Services

Wyvern acted as financial adviser to the shareholders of Steege Kingston on the sale to Braemar Shipping Services.

Gresham Private Equity

Gresham PE | October 2007

£110m acquisition of Betts Global

Wyvern originated the transaction and acted as financial adviser to Gresham on the £110 million acquisition of Betts Global.

Killby & Gayford Group

Killby & Gayford | September 2007

£20m management buy-out

Wyvern were lead adviser to the acquirer in the £20 million management buy-out of Killby & Gayford Group backed by Close Brothers Growth Capital.

Apollo Group

Apollo Group | August 2007

£410m acquisition

Wyvern advised Bank of Scotland Integrated Finance on their £410 million acquisition of Apollo Group.

Hillarys

Hillarys | June 2007

£225m management buy-out

Wyvern acted as financial adviser to management in their £225 million management buy-out.

GCAT Flight Academy

GCAT Flight Academy | June 2007

£32m acquisition

Wyvern acted as sole financial adviser to GCAT Flight Academy in their £32 million acquisition of Oxford Aviation Training.

Scotiabank

Scotiabank | April 2007

Sale of corporate, fund and cubicle bank administration business

Wyvern were sole financial adviser to Scotiabank on their sale of the corporate, fund and cubicle bank administration business of Scotia Bank & Trust Company (Cayman) Limited to Close Brothers Group.

Palamon Capital Partners

Palamon Capital | March 2007

Acquisition

Wyvern advised the management of Cambridge Education Group on the acquisition of the majority of the business by Palamon Capital Partners.

HgCapital

HgCapital | March 2007

£100m acquisition 

Wyvern advised the management of CS Group during the acquisition of a majority shareholding in the company by HgCapital.

Finpro | Santander | ABN-AMRO

Finpro | Santander | ABN-AMRO | March 2007

£588m majority acquisition

Wyvern advised a consortium comprising Finpro, Santander and ABN-AMRO on their £588 million acquisition of a majority of Cory Environmental.

STAR Capital Partners

STAR Capital | February 2007

US$275m simultaneous acquisitions

Wyvern acted as sole financial adviser to STAR Capital Partners in their US$275 million simultaneous acquisitions of GE Commercial and SAS Flight Academy.

Renold

Renold | December 2006

Improved banking facilities

Wyvern advised Renold plc in securing improved banking facilities.

Anglo Irish Bank

Anglo Irish Bank | December 2006

£35m MBO of Isle of Man trust operations

Wyvern acted as specialist sector advisers to ISIS Equity Partners in their £35 million MBO of the Isle of Man trust operations of Anglo Irish Bank.

SR Technics

SR Technics | September 2006

US$1.3bn sale

Wyvern advised SR Technics on their US$1.3 billion sale to a consortium comprising MUBADALA, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise and Istithmar.

Dubai International Capital

Dubai International Capital | July 2006

£675m acquisition

Wyvern advised Dubai International Capital on its £675 million acquisition of Travelodge.

Permira

Permira | July 2006

£325m majority acquisition

Wyvern advised the management of All3Media in the £325 million acquisition of a majority shareholding by Permira.

office2office

office2office | June 2006

Acquisition

Wyvern acted as sole financial adviser to office2office in their acquisition of Alpha Office Limited.

SR Technics

SR Technics | May 2006

Acquisition

Wyvern acted as sole financial adviser to SR Technics in their acquisition of SIFCO Large Aero Turbines.

Premier

Premier | March 2006

Restructuring and refinancing

Wyvern acted as sole financial adviser to the shareholders of Premier during the group's restructuring and refinancing.

Chiltern

Chiltern | March 2006

Management buy-in

Wyvern acted as sole financial adviser to the shareholders of Chiltern in the MBI of their Jersey and London based trust and fiduciary operations to VISTRA.

3i

3i | November 2005

Trade sale

Wyvern acted as sole financial adviser to 3i and exiting management in the sale of Interbrandpro Holding GmbH to EquiVest GmbH & Co Beteiligungs KG of Munich.

SR Technics

SR Technics | September 2005

US$400m refinancing

Wyvern acted as sole financial adviser to SR Technics in their US$400 million refinancing.

CMGL

CMGL | September 2005

Management buy-out

Wyvern advised the management team of Claims Management Group Limited during their buy-out from Zurich Financial Services Group, backed by Sovereign Capital Partners.

Betts

Betts | September 2004

Strategic partnership

Wyvern advised Betts on the appointment of Nypro Inc. as strategic manufacturing and development partner.

Scotiabank

Scotiabank | July 2004

Trade sale

Wyvern acted as sole financial adviser to Scotiabank in the sale of Bank Nova Scotia Channel Islands Limited to Barclays.

office2office

office2office | June 2004

£65m flotation

Wyvern were joint financial adviser to the company in the preparations for its £65 million flotation.

Jeyes

Jeyes | April 2004

Trade sale

Wyvern advised Jeyes on the sale of Rhodes (UK) Limited.

SR Technics

SR Technics | February 2004

€142m acquisition

Wyvern advised SR Technics on its acquisition of FLS Aerospace for €142 million.

Walbrook

Walbrook | December 2003

Management buy-out

Wyvern advised management on their buy-out of Walbrook led by Hermes Private Equity, for more than £50 million.

Equity Trust

Equity Trust | May 2003

€183m management buy-out

Wyvern initiated the transaction and advised the vendors of Equity Trust on a €183 million management buy-out led by Candover.

MeesPierson Fortis

MeesPierson Fortis | July 2002

Trade sale

Members of Wyvern advised the owners of Intertrust on the sale of the business to MeesPierson Fortis.