Nic Hanlon joins Bishopsgate Corporate Finance to head up its Debt Advisory Division

Following a successful career in banking and establishing Hanlon Corporate Advisory where he supports SMEs, Mid Corporate clients and Management Teams, Nic now brings his skills to Bishopsgate Corporate Finance to head up its Debt Advisory Division. 

 James McBain Allan, Partner at Bishopsgate Corporate Finance comments:

“Following a record-breaking year and a move to fantastic new offices, we are delighted to increase our corporate finance deal making team and welcome Nic on board”.

 Nic Hanlon comments:

“I am delighted to be joining forces with this outstanding Corporate Finance boutique and look forward to working with James and the dynamic Bishopsgate team on high profile transactions. 

With an increasing flow of referrals from my network it was important to be able to deliver a wider breadth of advisory services. Bishopsgate Corporate Finance is the perfect partner to do just that”. 

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James McBain Allan of Stamford based M&A boutique, Bishopsgate, is awarded a prestigious dealmaking award

At the East Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2019, held on Thursday night in Nottingham, James received the Young Dealmaker of the Year award.  The event brings together the entire region’s M&A firms, banks, funders and private equity houses to celebrate the year’s major dealing making teams. 

James McBain Allan, who has recently been promoted to Partner at Bishopsgate Corporate Finance, was delighted to gain the award, and has led on several major deals this year, including vet group Linnaeus’ acquisition of rival Davies, the buyout of Virgin Experience Days, and BCF's investment in children’s holiday firm Barracudas.

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Bishopsgate completes a hat-trick of deals in April  

Whilst many people were enjoying the unseasonably good Easter weather, the Bishopsgate team were burning the midnight oil, completing 3 transactions in April.

The hat-trick included the following:

·      The Management Buy-out of Majestic Bingo;

·      The acquisition of Associated Reclaimed Oils by Newark based Enva Specialist Waste, formerly Oakwood Fuels;

·      The disposal of Guttridge Limited to the Singapore headquartered Mitchells Group

James McBain Allan, Partner at Bishopsgate Corporate Finance commented:

“It has been a fantastic start to the year for the Bishopsgate team, with three local deals demonstrating the quality of the Midlands as a hub for entrepreneurship. This follows on from the sale of Davies Veterinary to Linnaeus in February and is testament to the investment we have made at Bishopsgate and the hard work and tenacious attitude of the team. 

Despite difficult deal-making conditions with the Brexit overhang, we will continue to find creative, high value solutions for our clients and our business has shown tremendous growth in 2018/19.

We will not rest on our laurels and are continuing to look at ways of innovating, growing the team and adding to our market leading service offering. We are also in the final stages of securing a high-profile appointment of a leading dealmaker in the Midlands, who we will announce in the coming weeks”.