Foot Anstey reports continued private equity deal activity for first half of 2022
The private equity team at national law firm, Foot Anstey LLP has reported a successful first half of the 2022 calendar year, having completed in excess of 10 private equity-backed deals.
The team at Foot Anstey specialises in advising private equity-backed portfolio companies bolt-on and buy-and-build acquisitions, as well as having a deep specialism in management advisory.
Deal highlights in the first half of 2022 include advising Marston Holdings on its acquisition of Grosvenor Services Group, supporting August Equity backed Integrity360’s acquisition of Caretower, and supporting L Catterton Europe, a leading global consumer-focused private equity firm, on the legal due diligence for its acquisition of a significant minority shareholding in Little Moons as well as advising Quilam Capital on the management buy-out (MBO) of Perch Group.
Matt Stoate, head of private equity at Foot Anstey, said: “Following on from what was a record year in 2021, this extremely strong first half to 2022 is a source of real pride for the whole team. We have continued to strengthen our relationships with private equity houses and portfolio companies, and we have some exciting deals in the pipeline. The success the teams has generated so far is reflective of their hard work in ensuring we work in lock-step with our clients to achieve their desired outcome.”
Foot Anstey advised Marston Holdings, a provider of integrated technology-enabled solutions, on its acquisition of Grosvenor Services Group (GSG), supplier of specialist services to utilities. The acquisition of Sheffield-based GSG strengthened Marston Holdings’ Engage service, a technology-driven field services provider that conducts over 50,000 visits to people, businesses and their properties every month across the UK and Ireland.
The multi-disciplinary team from Foot Anstey supported Integrity360 on its acquisition of Caretower. The acquisition involved Caretower employees join Integrity360, meaning it would operate with over 300 employees, including 200 cybersecurity engineers, analysts, consultants and specialists.
Quilam Capital’s MBO of Blackpool-headquartered, Parch Group saw the incumbent management team take control of the financial services company together with Quilam Capital.
Little Moons, one of the fastest-growing food brands in the UK, makes artisanal gelato balls wrapped in mochi dough. The transaction saw Howard, Vivien and the existing management team retain their involvement with the company as L Catterton targets wider global expansion for Little Moons.