Patrick Abel ACMA – Corporate Finance Partner
Patrick has over 20 years Corporate Finance experience and specialises in advising privately owned businesses from SME to larger Corporates on mergers, acquisitions, disposals, management buy-outs, management buy-ins, cash-outs and raising debt and equity finance.
He has significant experience of undertaking due diligence assignments for banks, private equity houses and corporates, as well as cross border transactions in Europe, America and Australia.
Having previously worked in private equity and industry he has knowledge of all sides of the corporate finance market in particular in the metals, engineering and manufacturing sectors.
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Key case study
Advised a £36m turnover engineering and specialist steel stockholding business on the £50m institutional buy-out. The business is focussed on the oil & gas sectors had a number of key shareholders, one of which owned a controlling stake but wanted to exit from the business.
Patrick introduced the Private Equity Sponsor to the transaction and arranged the debt package to compete against trade buyers from both the UK and overseas and successfully acquire the business.
Subsequently Patrick assisted the Private Equity business that holds the majority of the equity with two follow-on acquisitions by undertaking financial due diligence.