Steve Murphy

Steve Murphy
CapEQ and Heropreneurs team up to help start-ups

CapEQ teams up with charity to mentor start-ups

Ethical corporate finance advisor CapEQ has teamed up with UK Armed Forces veterans charity Heropreneurs to empower new entrepreneurs from the military community to achieve their business aspirations ambitions. CapEQ is offering its skills and experience to contribute to Heropreneurs’ high-quality mentoring programme, which supports around 200 new businesses a year run by members of …

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Key new hire to support future growth at CapEQ

Ethical corporate finance boutique CapEQ has hired a Head of Project Management to enhance customer service and support future growth. After a flurry of new assignments from business owners in the UK and Europe, Michelle Chandler-Haynes joined the team today to ensure the M&A advisor keeps its pledge to provide exceptional service for every client. …

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Cision acquires social media monitoring leader Factmata

Cision, a global comprehensive communications platform, has acquired Factmata Limited, an advanced AI social and news media analytics product used to track online narratives to help monitor brand reputation. Factmata was advised by CapEQ. Factmata’s award-winning technology delivers accurate and unbiased insights helping brands, agencies, and organizations better understand the online world and which conversations …

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Access Group acquires payroll provider Paycircle

Access People, a division of leading business management software provider Access Group, has acquired Paycircle – a cloud-based collaborative payroll platform for modern payroll bureaus. Paycircle’s expertise in payroll management will integrate into Access People’s core suite, boosting current payroll offers for new and existing customers.   Paycircle is a UK payroll platform provider with …

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CapEQ backs young gymnast’s gold medal dream

Young gymnast Maddie Smith has secured funding from CapEQ to represent Great Britain at the European Gymnastics Championships. Maddie has loved gymnastics since the age of four, and soon joined her local club in Basingstoke UK. After excelling at Team Gym – involving floor, tumbling track and trampette – Maddie competed nationally at junior level …

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MarineGuard acquires EPIC to boost offshore personnel safety

Industry-leading superyacht security system provider MarineGuard Systems Ltd has acquired the Scottish offshore/onshore personnel tracking and mustering firm EPIC, in a move to combine expertise and target the Oil & Gas and Renewables sectors with new and exciting turnkey solutions helping companies to improve their HSE compliance for personnel safety and security. About MarineGuard Southampton-based …

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Supreme PLC acquires vape brand Liberty Flights

Supreme PLC, a leading manufacturer, supplier, and brand owner of fast-moving consumer products has announced the acquisition of Liberty Flights Holdings Limited, a leading UK vaping manufacturer best known for their Liberty Flights vaping brand and the market-leading Dot Pro device, for a total consideration of up to £14.75m. Founded in 2010, Liberty Flights specialises …

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CapEQ team grows to help clients hit the write note

CapEQ has bolstered its team again after being hired by new clients seeking ethical corporate finance advice. Linda Walby has been appointed Content Editor to create high quality M&A prospectuses and go-to-market content that cuts through in the increasingly busy world of deal-making. Linda brings a wealth of experience from 12 years as an M&A …

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CapEQ swings into action for baby loss support group

CapEQ has backed a campaign to raise much-needed funds for a local support group for parents suffering the devastating trauma of baby loss. The Thames Valley corporate finance boutique has donated £400 to Reading-based charity The Willows Support Group as part of a fund-raising campaign by former colleague Guy Pope. Guy and his partner Shaniece’s …

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Wernick Group acquires AV Danzer

One of the UK’s largest portable building specialists, Wernick Group, has completed the acquisition of modular manufacturer and hire firm AVDanzer (“Danzer”), in a deal adding more depots and specialist manufacturing capability to its family of brands. Manchester-based AVDanzer is a leading provider of high quality modular and temporary buildings for sale or hire, supplying …

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CapEQ B Corp M&A

Europe’s first B-Corp M&A advisor

Ethical M&A advisor CapEQ has notched up an industry first by becoming Europe’s only accredited B-Corporation corporate finance firm. The London and Thames Valley boutique advisor secured the ethical business ‘kitemark’ this week, joining the ranks of 700+ accredited UK companies, including Coutts Bank, Jojo Maman Bébé, and The Body Shop. B-Corporations meet the highest …

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CapEQ launches Transaction Support service

Ethical corporate finance advisor CapEQ has launched a new service to help business owners understand and optimise their financial strengths and weaknesses during the M&A process. Due to increasing requests from clients, CapEQ now offers a transaction support service to assist vendor SME shareholders during the sale or fundraising process, and to perform acquisition due …

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