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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.

Chris Cradock | November 10 2018

Aerospace Q3 Company Reporting Round-Up: Civil Aftermarket and US Defence see Strong Momentum

As is usual at this time of year, a number of key aerospace businesses reported on their situation in the third quarter of 2018 over the past two weeks. We have taken the opportunity, not to go through their numbers or even measure their performance individually, but instead (for the sake of..

Chris Cradock | October 24 2018

Harris-L3 and TransDigm-Esterline: Significant Mergers in Defence and Aerospace

This month saw the announcement of two proposed deals in the US that hold significance for the defence and aerospace supply base, especially but not confined to the US. The merger of L3 and Harris promises a $10 billion giant in defence communications and electronics, while the acquisition of ..

Chris Cradock | October 19 2018

European Naval Developments and Commercial Options: All at Sea

Structural change is an unavoidable reality for European national champions in naval shipbuilding. While the market opportunity both in Europe and in the wider world has not been as helpful for some time, longer term consolidation poses significant challenges and changes which in turn will..

Chris Cradock | June 22 2018

Politics with Wings On: BREXIT & Airbus

Airbus today released its ‘BREXIT – Risk Assessment’. Airbus as a company, is the most significant civil aerospace customer in the UK after Rolls Royce with 14,000 employees in the UK and supporting 110,000 jobs in the wider UK supply chain. The main part of Airbus supply chain that is fulfilled..

Chris Cradock | March 15 2018

Rolls Royce 2017 Review: A Vigorous Performance Despite One or Two Crosswinds

Rolls Royce delivered its 2017 FY results on 7th. March, and surprised the market positively with better than expected results!

Chris Cradock | January 17 2018

Brexit, NATO and the Future of European Defence: A Cash Nexus?

Defence relationships in the West appear to be becoming more transactional and influenced not only by shared political or cultural values and strategic alignment, but by financial and economic considerations. The future of NATO, the UK’s support to the EU in terms of defence and security and the..

Chris Cradock | May 17 2016

Victanis supports Silverfleet Capital’s investment in aerospace manufacturer, Sigma Components Ltd.

Victanis has recently completed the commercial due diligence for Silverfleet Capital’s to support the fund’s investment process to acquire Sigma Components from Avingtrans Plc. The transaction was completed in May 2016 with debt provided by HSBC and Santander.

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