RGCF delivers exceptional quarter of transactions

RG Corporate Finance has experienced an exceptional quarter, having advised on a raft of transactions, while building a strong pipeline for the rest of 2024.

Between December and February 2024, the national corporate finance boutique based in Newcastle advised clients in sectors including human capital, technology, energy & renewables, industrials and professional services.

Completing in the last quarter, and further emphasising RGCF’s cross-border transaction capabilities, was Bluestone Investment Group’s acquisitions of New Zealand-based Home Recruitment and its sister business, London-based Australasian Recruitment Company (ARC).

RGCF advised the founders and shareholders of Home and ARC on the sale of the businesses and is highly active in advising on disposals and acquisitions in the human capital, recruitment and training sectors. 

In the quarter RGCF advised on another cross-border transaction with Ireland-listed Origin Enterprises PLC acquiring North Yorkshire-based specialist ground protection products supplier, Groundtrax Systems.

Alongside supporting national and international clients, RGCF prides itself on working with companies, shareholders and CEOs in its home region, which in December 2023 included advising the founders of award winning, Northumberland-based holiday letting agency Coquet Cottages on its sale to PE-backed The Travel Chapter.

RGCF is building a notable presence in advising on transactions in the renewable energy sector. 

Having advised a number of shareholders in the sale of Banks Renewables, which was the largest transaction to complete in the North East in 2023, RGCF has, this year, supported a North East provider of renewable energy solutions, on the sale of the business to a fast-growing national residential energy services company.

RGCF works closely with its clients, supporting growth strategies with its specialist Strategic Review service through to identifying acquisition targets, PE investors or potential acquirers.  Most recently it has been engaged by North East-based IT, cyber and incident response specialist, Trustack Ltd, to develop and implement a strategy to engage with potential partners in the North West and Yorkshire.

Carl Swansbury, Partner and Head of Corporate Finance at RGCF, said: “Our performance in the last quarter represents RGCF’s strong position in our key sectors alongside heightened optimism despite the economy technically being in recession.

“The pipeline we built last year includes a raft of transactions that we have brought to successful completion in the last quarter, representing our long-term strategy to build relationships with companies, shareholders and CEOs across a range of sectors, both regionally and nationally. 

“This period highlights our knowledge and expertise of both established and emerging markets as well as our ability to deliver cross-border transactions in territories around the world. 

“We continue to be one of the most active CF advisors in the North East, as recognised in the latest Experian rankings for 2023, operating nationally and internationally and will be adding to our team with some senior dealmakers joining the firm in the coming months.”

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