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Chris Cradock | July 28 2023


Victanis has recently completed comprehensive commercial due diligence for Bridgepoint Development Capital to support the fund’s investment process to acquire SK AeroSafety Group from Levine Leichtman Capital Partners.

Chris Cradock | January 4 2021

Victanis supports UTAC CERAM with its merger with Millbrook

Victanis has supported UTAC CERAM, backed by Eurazeo PME, in its agreed merger of activities with Millbrook, formerly a part of Spectris Plc, due to be concluded in Q1 2021. Millbrook is a reputed and highly experienced provider of testing and validation services to the automotive industry with a..

Chris Cradock | June 29 2020

Victanis assists Marlowe plc in its successful acquisition of Elogbooks Facilities Management Ltd.

Victanis assists Marlowe plc in its successful acquisition of Elogbooks Facilities Management Ltd., the market-leading provider of FM management support & software to the commercial property sector.

Chris Cradock | July 10 2019

An Airbus for Armoured Vehicles: Can the European Armoured Vehicle Conundrum be Solved?

Despite a large number of procurement opportunities, Europe’s armoured vehicle sector is over-supplied to an almost ludicrous degree. In a sector which screams for consolidation in order to remain competitive, do recent commercial developments and mergers within France, Germany and the UK plot a..

Chris Cradock | June 12 2019

“Ready for Take-Off?…Where’s the Pilot?!” The Pilot Shortage & Airlines

Items such as record orders for new planes, expanding airports, airlines struggling and the environmental cost of the growing popularity of air travel are most frequently in the news when attention turns to aviation. But there is a less well known and understood issue that threatens to influence..

Chris Cradock | May 29 2019

Balancing Your Pathways to Growth: Organic, Acquisition or Both?

Does Organic and Acquisition Strategy Mix?Both!” is the obvious answer most companies would give to the question posed in the title. Who doesn’t want to have a business that combines the strength of a demonstrably successful business model that outperforms its competitors in the market along with..

Chris Cradock | May 23 2019

Steps to Growth through Successful Acquisitions

Having discussed in a previous note the importance of strategic thinking before looking for acquisition targets as well as the necessity of ensuring that acquisition strategy is aligned with plans for organic growth, we take a look now at the actual acquisition process itself and the important..

Chris Cradock | May 8 2019

Growth by Acquisition: Why Follow the Path of Growth through Acquisition in the First Place

Opting for growing your business by acquisition as opposed to or, in the majority of cases, in parallel with organic growth offers a number of advantages for businesses. While the advantages of a ‘big leap’ are obvious and in some ways superficial, as we will go on to discuss, the promise of..

Chris Cradock | January 26 2019

Growth by Acquisition: How to Identify Potential Acquisition Targets

Growth by acquisition is an ambition harboured by many businesses, large and small alike, but how to start? What’s the best way to identify potential acquisition targets in a way that improves the chances of ultimately converting a value-enhancing, strategically relevant business?

Chris Cradock | January 21 2019

Victanis assists Marlowe plc in its successful acquisition of William Martin Compliance Ltd

Victanis assists Marlowe plc in its successful acquisition of William Martin Compliance, the market-leading provider of compliance services and management software to the commercial property sector.

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