Welcome to issue 42 of Deal Dispatch, our corporate finance division’s regular deal round-up.


Last year PKF ranked as the 7th most active dealmaker in the UK, completing 139 deals worth £2.3bn. In the Midlands we completed 29 deals, including 5 cross-border deals, worth £346.8m. We were also shortlisted for ‘SME Advisory Team of the Year’, amongst others, at the Insider Midlands Dealmakers’ Awards in September 2023.

This year’s corporate finance activity has been more challenging than 2022, however, we recently completed 4 deals in 2 weeks showing that deal activity remains possible for good quality businesses.

Inside this edition

Private equity bolt-on

Solihull-based Evac+Chair International has acquired ProMove UK Ltd in a deal supported by the Midlands division of PKF Corporate Finance.

Management Buyout of QEP-UK

QEP-UK, the home of leading tiling, flooring and hardware home improvement brands such as QEP®, Roberts®, Vitrex®, Tile Rite®, Plasplugs®, Homelux®, XPS Foam™ and Kraus®, has been acquired in a management buyout with specialist support from PKF advisory, tax and corporate finance teams.

Sale of Griffiths Waite to an Employee Ownership Trust

Award-winning technology consultancy firm Griffiths Waite has been sold to an employee ownership trust (EOT) in a deal led by the transactions tax team at PKF Smith Cooper.

New senior executive joins PKF corporate finance as Midlands division grows

Our award-winning PKF Corporate Finance team has hired a new senior executive, Callum Leslie, as we continue to fuel our ambitious expansion plans for growth through ongoing recruitment efforts.

Click below to view issue 42 of Deal Dispatch. If you would like to discuss your growth or exit plans, our corporate finance team have a wealth of knowledge and experience advising a variety of businesses. Please do not hesitate to get in touch today.

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