Healthcare sector comment – August 2011

A significant deal this month was the announcement that Saga Group will look to strengthen its domiciliary care business with the acquisition of Allied Healthcare, for a purchase price of £107m. Allied Healthcare is a leading provider of domiciliary

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Consumer Sector Comment – August 2011

Deals in this active space have involved acquisitions made by both corporates and new investments by private equity investors. The corporate acquisitions have seen trade buyers seeking to add to their core product offer by adding new services/business models

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Chemicals sector comment – August 2011

The past month saw the latest multi-billion transaction in the chemicals industry following Solvay’s acquisition of Rhodia and Ashland’s acquisition of ISP. Ecolab has acquired Nalco for $5.4bn as part of its strategy of moving into the industrial water

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Industrials sector comment – July 2011

Clearwater’s industrials team has completed the sale of Farsound Engineering Ltd to RG Industries LLP, a new partnership between Rubicon Partners and Grovepoint Capital. Farsound is a Romford-based manufacturer of high precision components for the aerospace and defence industries.

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Consumer Sector Comment – June 2011

It has been a busy month in the UK consumer sector, especially in retail. On one hand there has been an increase of corporate’s interest in quality assets and, on the other hand, the announcement of a series of

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Healthcare sector comment – June 2011

An interesting development this month was the announcement that Circle Holdings listed on AIM with a successful £95.4 million flotation. The company’s principle asset is Circle Health Ltd which is 50% owned by the Company and 50% owned by

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Chemicals sector comment – July 2011

Dow is preparing for the sale of its polypropylene units as part of its refocusing on speciality chemicals. The creation of the group’s Performance Plastics division followed its acquisition of Rohm & Haas and its failed $17.4bn deal to

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Support Services sector comment – July 2011

Clearwater’s Support Services team has advised the shareholders of Alter Technology Group (‘ATG’) on the disposal of its three trading subsidiaries to TUV Nord International GmBH (‘TUV’). This deal continues the high volume of overseas buyers seen by Clearwater

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Support Services sector comment – June 2011

Sector consolidator Viridor Waste acquired Cheshire based cardboard and plastics recycler, Storm Recycling, Glass Tech Recycling acquired the assets of Welsh glass recycler Nationwide Recycling which was placed into administration earlier this month and waste management company SWR acquired

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