Corporate Finance Specialists
Livingstone Partners is a specialist corporate finance advisory firm, focused on M&A transactions between £10m and £150m+.
We are amongst the most active advisers in the mid-market, and have completed over 615 transactions since 1995.
|2013||The FNA Group Inc.||Bank of America|
|2013||Drake & Morgan Ltd||MBO Team/Bowmark Capital LLP|
|2013||The Lindley Group||Centerplate|
|2013||Systemair AB||Menerga GmbH|
|2013||Verlag Dieter Niedecken GmbH||Deutscher Fachverlag GmbH|
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Livingstone Partners' Consumer team advised the management and shareholders of Drake & Morgan on the £30 million MBO backed by Bowmark Capital.
Drake & Morgan was founded in 2008 by the Imbiba Partnership, the specialist bar and restaurant investment partnership. Jillian MacLean, Drake & Morgan’s Managing Director, had a vision of creating an innovative new chain of bar-restaurants in London that were stylish, accessible and "female-friendly", which offeres a unique food and drink service all day.
The first site, The Refinery, was opened in Southwark in 2008. Since then a further four sites have opened - The Parlour in Canary Wharf and The Anthologist, The Folly and The Drift, which are all based in the City. A further two sites in London are scheduled to open this year, with a nationwide roll-out planned in the longer-term, with the potential for up to 70 units across the UK.
The Company has performed well in this sector, having grown sales at over 75% per annum over the past three years to their current level of £18 million.
Jillian MacLean said: "Livingstone provided invaluable support through the transaction. They took the time to guide us through the entire process and intricacies of the deal, ensuring we achieved a successful outcome. I can thoroughly recommend the hands-on team and wouldn't hesitate to work with them again."