Corporate Finance in England
19 Park Place, Leeds, LS1 2SJ
Park Place is widely recognised as one of the leading independent corporate finance firms in England. We are trusted to deliver creative and effective solutions for our clients. By establishing close and enduring relationships we offer candid constructive advice. We have regularly received awards and accreditations but believe our track record & the quality of our client list best demonstrate the quality of our service and how our reputation has been established. We provide lead advisory services to businesses, management teams and shareholders and support our clients in a whole range of situations including:
- Mergers, acquisitions and disposals;
- Fundraising and equity release;
- Management buy outs, buy ins and private equity;
- Corporate strategy; and
- Reorganisation and recovery
We have delivered numerous cross-border transactions for our clients including the following:
- Advised the shareholders on the sale of UK-based Arena to US-based Xerox Corporation Inc.
- Advised Japan-based Cornes & Company on the acquisition of UK-based Global Navigational Solutions
- Advised UK-based TSP on the sale of the business to France-based Systra
- Advised the shareholders on the sale of UK-based Opentree to Paris-based Graitec
- Advised the shareholders on the sale of UK-based Melett to US-based Wabtec Corporation Inc
- Advised the shareholders on the sale of UK-based Medisoft to German-based Heidelberg Engineering
- Advised UK-based management team of Callcredit on £500m management buy-out back by Chicago-based GTCR
Park Place advised the shareholders on the sale of Arena to Xerox Corporation Inc.
Adrian Fitzpatrick founder and CEO of Arena commented “Over a number of years Park Place has worked closely with Arena’s shareholders to fully understand our objectives on both a corporate and personal level. Their guidance and close support along the journey has helped us achieve an excellent outcome. Their independent and objective advice instilled confidence throughout all of the transactions we have completed and ensured that we feel like we made the right decisions for us and the business.”
Park Place initiated and provided buy-side advice to one of Japan’s oldest trading organisations, Cornes and Company Limited (Cornes) on the acquisition of Global Navigational Solutions (GNS) from Phoenix Private Equity.
Kenzo Watari CEO of Cornes and Company said of Park Place’s involvement: “Thank you so much for your excellent support throughout this project. We were very lucky to have you with us, your guidance has been most valuable.”
Park Place advised the management team of Nexus on their £142m tertiary management buy-out
David Brennan, CEO of Nexus, commented “Having been advised by Park Place on our previous buy-out I had no hesitation in appointing them again. Their objective and constructive approach ensured our interests were heard and objectives fully achieved. Nexus has another enthusiastic investor to support our plans to further develop the business.”
Park Place advised the shareholders or Redline on the £10m sale to Air Partner plc
Paul Mason, founder and CEO of Redline commented “on behalf of the entire board of directors at Redline I would like that thank Park Place for their professionalism, support and dedication throughout the process. The timetable for the transaction was extremely taut but Park Place worked tirelessly, often around the clock, to deliver a successful conclusion for all shareholders.”Show more +
Ben is a Partner at Park Place Corporate Finance in Leeds specialising in lead advisory work for mid-market private companies, shareholders and management teams.
He advises clients on a wide range of transactions covering a broad spectrum of sectors and involving companies valued between £2 million and £800 million. He is particularly active on transactions that provide exits or value realisations for business founders and owner managers. He has also advised management teams on a series of high value private equity-backed management buy-outs (both primary and secondary).
His experience also includes cross border M&A including the £60m sale of UK-based turbo specialist Melett to US-based Wabtec Corporation and the sale of UK-based EMR-for-ophthalmology business Medisoft to German aquirer Heidelberg Engineering.
Ben’s specialties are:
Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
Fundraising and equity release
Management buy outs, buy ins and private equity
Reorganisation and recovery
Park Place advised Acumen Waste Management on structuring, funding and delivering a management buy-out.
Kris Sutton Finance Director of Acumen Waste Management, said: “Park Place ensured that our buy-out was structured in a way that worked for the retiring, ongoing and new shareholders alike. They provided great support and advice along the way and it was a pleasure working with Ben and Tom. We look forward to continuing the relationship with Park Place and I am sure we will work with them again in the future.”
Park Place advised on the £30m management buy-out of VJ Technology backed by Primary Capital
Mark Tomlin, CEO of VJ Technology, commented “Ben and his team at PPCF provided invaluable advice to us throughout the process. We got them involved at an early stage which ensured that we clearly understood which elements of the deal were going to be most important to us. PPCF negotiated with the private equity houses on our behalf to deliver an attractive equity package.”Show more +