Gambit Corporate Finance reports advice on record deal flow of over £300m


Cardiff-based business consultancy Gambit has announced its most successful 12 months in its 30-year history after orchestrating deals worth more than £300m.

Gambit, whose corporate finance assignments range from acquisitions and divestitures to MBOS and fundraising, advised on 15 transactions in 2021, including the sale of one of the UK’s largest independent training providers. Uni, the Motivational Preparation College for Training to Learning Curve, based in Cardiff.

He also provides strategic advice to the British and Irish Lions, helping to secure committed debt facilities and emergency funding options to support their 2021 tour to South Africa and assist in the delivery of future rugby programmes.

He also secured financing for Newport-based Veezu, the UK’s leading taxi and private hire company, from MML Capital, while orchestrating the sale of Premier Forest Group’s Irish subsidiary to Murdock Builders Merchants, headquartered in Northern Ireland.

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Gambit has been named by Experian MarketIQ as Wales’ most active financial M&A adviser in the year to Q3 2021. It has maintained this ranking since 2020 and has also been named debt adviser of the Year at the Finance Monthly M&A Awards for the second consecutive year.

The company made several new hires and promotions during the year. Wayne Harvey joined the team as a partner, having previously been a senior partner at Deloitte. Harrie Thorrington, Lloyd Evans and Menna Ward joined as analysts, while Sam Forman was promoted to director.

Geraint Rowe, Partner, said, “We are extremely proud of our talented team for their hard work and determined approach to maximizing value for our clients. 2021 has been a strong year for UK M&A activity with deal volumes outpacing 2020 by more than 30%, supported by widespread availability of low-cost capital and an ever-increasing desire to execute deals. transactions.

“The company continues to grow and we remain optimistic for the next twelve months and beyond, supported by industry tailwinds, our values ​​and customers, a strong pipeline and a growing team.”


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