HM Dealmakers

Quarterly updates

Our regular quarterly bulletin, HM Dealmakers, contains highlights of our corporate team's latest activity, events, market views and news. You can view the most recent edition, along with previous editions, by clicking on the links below.

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Corporate deals table

Our team is enjoying a busy start to 2019, after an extremely busy 2018 in which we recorded more than 100 deals for the fifth year in succession. As you can see from the table below, we advise on every type of transaction you could imagine throughout the corporate arena, from entry level to significant mergers and acquisitions. Our activity also spanned Scotland's key sectors, with family-owned businesses, healthcare, property and the food, leisure and hospitality industries particularly prominent.

Date Type of Transactions Partner Sector Value
Jun-19 Company sale Paula Skinner Other undisclosed 
May-19 Share Transfer  Chris Kerr  Property & Construction  undisclosed 
May-19 Sale Jo Nisbet Healthcare and Life Sciences 4,800,000
May-19   Paula Skinner Healthcare and Life Sciences undisclosed 
May-19   Paula Skinner Banking & Finance undisclosed 
Apr-19 Business and asset sale  Chris Kerr Healthcare and Life Sciences undisclosed 
Apr-19 Release of deferred consideration  Chris Kerr Marine undisclosed 
Apr-19 Sale  Chris Kerr/Craig McKerracher Retail and Family owned business undisclosed 
Apr-19 Acquisition of business  Paula Skinner Other undisclosed 
Apr-19 Business and asset purchase Stephen Chan retail 230,000
Apr-19 Investment Paula Skinner Technology undisclosed 
Apr-19 Investment Paula Skinner Technology undisclosed 
Apr-19 Share purchase Paula Skinner Energy undisclosed 
Apr-19 Loan Paula Skinner Other undisclosed 
Mar-19 Acquisition of business  Paula Skinner Healthcare and Life Sciences Undisclosed 
Mar-19 Sale of Business  Paula Skinner Other (Professional Services) Undisclosed
Mar-19 Investment Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed 
Mar-19 MBO Jo Nisbet Manufacturing & Engineering Undisclosed
Mar-19 Joint Ventures Stephen Chan Other N/A
Mar-19 Share Transfer  James MacGregor  Other £0
Mar-19 Investment Jo Nisbet Retail Undisclosed 
Feb-19 Sale of Business  Donnie Munro  Other  Undisclosed 
Feb-19 Share Transfer  Donnie Munro  Other Undisclosed 
Feb-19 Share Transfer  Donnie Munro  Other Undisclosed 
Feb-19 Share Transfer  Donnie Munro  Other Undisclosed 
Feb-19 Investment Paula Skinner Healthcare and Life Sciences  
Feb-19 Share acquisition  James MacGregor  Other Undisclosed 
Feb-19 Investment James MacGregor  Other Undisclosed 
Feb-19 Share acquisition  James MacGregor  Other Undisclosed 
Jan-19 Business and asset sale of a Company Stephen Chan Retail £816,000
Jan-19 Business and asset sale of a Company Stephen Chan Retail £816,000
Jan-19 Business and asset sale of a Company Stephen Chan Retail £816,000
Dec-18 Company Sale  Craig McKerracher Other – IT and Telecommunications Undisclosed
Dec-18 Investment Craig McKerracher Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
Dec-18 Partnership Agreement Craig McKerracher Healthcare & Life Sciences N/A
Dec-18 Investment Paula Skinner Technology Undisclosed
Dec-18 Share Transfer Paula Skinner Technology Undisclosed
Dec-18 Share Sale Paula Skinner Healthcare Undisclosed
Dec-18 Share Sale  Paula Skinner Healthcare Undisclosed
Dec-18 Share Sale Paula Skinner Healthcare Undisclosed
Dec-18 Share Sale Paula Skinner Healthcare Undisclosed
Dec-18 Share Sale Paula Skinner Healthcare Undisclosed
Dec-18 Share Sale Paula Skinner Healthcare Undisclosed
Dec-18 Joint venture Stephen Chan Other - telecommunications N/A
Dec-18 Share buyback James MacGregor Property & Construction Undisclosed
Dec-18 Share buyback James MacGregor Family Owned Business Undisclosed
Dec-18 Share buyback Stephen Chan Other N/A
Dec-18 Share Purchase  Paula Skinner Energy  £600,000.00
Dec-18 Investment  Jo Nisbet  Other- technology  £1,000,000.00
Dec-18 Share Purchase  Jo Nisbet Energy and natural resources undisclosed 
Dec-18 Investment Paula Skinner Technology £300,000.00
Dec-18 Buy back Chris Kerr  Banking & Finance confidential 
Dec-18 Restructure Chris Kerr  Marine  N/A
Dec-18 Restructure Chris Kerr  Marine  N/A
Dec-18 restructure Chris Kerr  Marine  N/A
Dec-18 share sale  Chris Kerr  Healthcare & Life Sciences confidential 
Dec-18 Partnership and LLP - retirement of partner from partnership Stephen Chan Other N/A
Nov-18 Company Sale Chris Kerr / Craig McKerracher Energy & Natural Resources Undisclosed 
Nov-18 Company Acquisition Craig McKerracher Property & Construction Undisclosed 
Nov-18 Share Buy Back Craig McKerracher Energy & Natural Resources Undisclosed 
Nov-18 Share Transfer  Donald Munro  Other  Undisclosed 
Nov-18 Business and asset purchase of Securus Group Limited Donald Munro  Other  undisclosed 
Nov-18 Share acquisition  James MacGregor  Other Undisclosed 
Nov-18 Share sale Donald Munro Retail Undisclosed
Nov-18 Share sale Donald Munro Retail Undisclosed
Nov-18 Share sale Donald Munro Retail Undisclosed
Nov-18 Share issue Donald Munro Retail Undisclosed
Nov-18 Share sale Donald Munro Property & Construction Undisclosed
Nov-18 Share sale Donald Munro Property & Construction Undisclosed
Nov-18 Investment Jo Nisbet Food, Leisure & Hospitality £1,000,000.00
Nov-18 Acquisition Paula Skinner Healthcare Undisclosed
Nov-18 Investment Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed
Nov-18 Share Swap Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed
Nov-18 Share Swap Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed
Nov-18 Share Swap Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed
Nov-18 Investment  Jo Nisbet  Other- technology  Undisclosed 
Nov-18 Exit of Shareholder Jo Nisbet  Property & Construction Undisclosed
Oct-18 Joint Venture Craig McKerracher Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
Oct-18 Business Sale Craig McKerracher Retail Undisclosed
Oct-18 Investment Chris Kerr/Craig McKerracher Aquaculture & Marine Economy Undisclosed
Oct-18 Share buy back  Chris Kerr/Craig McKerracher Property and construction  £113,826.00
Oct-18 Share Exchange  Donald Munro  Other  Undisclosed 
Oct-18 Investment  Donald Munro  Other Undisclosed 
Oct-18 Share acquisition Paula Skinner Healthcare Undisclosed
Oct-18 Partnership agreement  Stephen Chan Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
Oct-18 Asset purchase Stephen Chan Property & Construction Undisclosed
Oct-18 Asset purchase Stephen Chan Property & Construction Undisclosed
Oct-18 Asset purchase Stephen Chan Property & Construction Undisclosed
Oct-18 Company Acquisition  James MacGregor  Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
Oct-18 Company Disposal  James MacGregor  Family Owned Business Undisclosed
Oct-18 Company Disposal  James MacGregor  Family Owned Business Undisclosed
Oct-18 Acquisition James MacGregor Other Undisclosed
Oct-18 Investment James MacGregor Other £20,000,000.00
Oct-18 Investment James MacGregor Other £1,500,000.00
Oct-18 Share buyback  Chris Kerr  Energy & Natural Resources Undisclosed 
Oct-18 Acquisition  Chris Kerr  Property & Construction £17,313,728.00
Sep-18 Partnership agreement  Christopher Kerr Other - Farming/Rural Undisclosed
Sep-18 Company Acquisition Craig McKerracher IT and Telecommunications  Undisclosed
Sep-18 Company Sale Craig McKerracher Rural Undisclosed
Sep-18 Asset purchase Paula Skinner Healthcare Undisclosed
Sep-18 Share purchase   James MacGregor Other Undisclosed
Sep-18 Investment Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
Sep-18 Deed of assumption Christopher Kerr Other Undisclosed
Sep-18 Investment Jo Nisbet Retail Undisclosed
Sep-18 Share sale  Chris Kerr  Healthcare & Life sciences  Undisclosed 
Sep-18 Share acquisition   Stephen Chan Other - Professional Services  Undisclosed
Sep-18 Share sale  Chris Kerr  Other- Telecommunications  Undisclosed 
Sep-18 Business and asset sale James MacGregor Food, Leisure & Hospitality undisclosed
Aug-18 Share Buy back  Craig McKerracher Manufacturing & Engineering  Undisclosed
Aug-18 Share Buy Back Craig McKerracher Retail £162,475.00
Aug-18 Family Investment Arrangements  Donald Munro  Other  Undisclosed 
Aug-18 Family Investment Arrangements  Donald Munro  Other  Undisclosed 
Aug-18 Family Investment Arrangements  Donald Munro  Other  Undisclosed 
Aug-18 Investment Paula Skinner Technology Undisclosed
Aug-18 Share issue Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed
Aug-18 Investment Jo Nisbet Retail Undisclosed
Aug-18 Investment Jo Nisbet Retail £60,000.00
Aug-18 Investment Jo Nisbet Technology £250,000.00
Aug-18 Investment Jo Nisbet Other £250,000.00
Aug-18 Restructure Paula Skinner Healthcare   £1,000,000.00
Aug-18 EMI options Jo Nisbet Retail £0.00
Aug-18 Asset transfer Jo Nisbet Retail £0.00
Aug-18 Exit Paula Skinner Other (Professional Services) £200,000.00
Aug-18 Acquisition Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality £1,300,000.00
Aug-18 Capital reduction demerger  Donald Munro Other Undisclosed
Aug-18 EMI options Paula Skinner Technology £0.00
Aug-18 Share sale (disposal) Chris Kerr  Marine  Undisclosed 
Aug-18 Investment  Chris Kerr  Retail  Undisclosed 
Aug-18 Asset purchase Paula Skinner Healthcare  Undisclosed
Aug-18 Share sale James MacGregor Family Owned Business £1,700,000.00
Jul-18 Asset purchase  Stephen Chan  Manufacturing & Engineering  Undisclosed
Jul-18 Assignation of interest in LLP Craig McKerracher Aquaculture & Marine Economy  Undisclosed
Jul-18 Hive up  Craig McKerracher Manufacturing & Engineering  Undisclosed
Jul-18 Investment Paula Skinner Technology/Sport £50,000.00
Jul-18 Investment Paula Skinner Technology Undisclosed
Jul-18 Share sale Stephen Chan Other Undisclosed
Jul-18 Section 110 Demerger Donald Munro Retail Undisclosed
Jul-18 Transfer of business and assets Donald Munro Retail Undisclosed
Jul-18 Share exchange Donald Munro Retail Undisclosed
Jul-18 Share acquisition of Company Donald Munro Healthcare Undisclosed
Jul-18 Restructure Christopher Kerr Property & Construction £0.00
Jul-18 Share Option Jo Nisbet Retail £0.00
Jul-18 Retiral of partner  Stephen Chan Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
Jul-18 Sale James MacGregor Private Client £500,000.00
Jun-18 Share issue  Craig McKerracher Property & Construction undisclosed 
Jun-18 Partnership sale  Stephen Chan  Other - Professional Services  Undisclosed
Jun-18 Share sale Donald Munro Healthcare Undisclosed
Jun-18 Share buyback James MacGregor Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
Jun-18 Investment Jo Nisbet Technology £90,000.00
Jun-18 Share sale/exit Jo Nisbet Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
Jun-18 Share purchase and loan Jo Nisbet Technology £170,000.00
Jun-18 Investment Jo Nisbet Technology Undisclosed
Jun-18 Investment  Paula Skinner Healthcare £1,800,000.00
Jun-18 Investment Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences £1,600,000.00
Jun-18 Share Buy Back Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
Jun-18 Demerger James MacGregor Healthcare Undisclosed
Jun-18 Share acquisition of Company Donald Munro Healthcare Undisclosed
May-18 Sale  Craig McKerracher IT and Telecommunications  Undisclosed 
May-18 Sale  Craig McKerracher IT and Telecommunications  Undisclosed 
May-18 Restructure  Craig McKerracher Healthcare  Undisclosed 
May-18 Share transfer and resignation of director Stephen Chann Retail Undisclosed
May-18 Share transfer and resignation of director Stephen Chan  Retail Undisclosed
May-18 Company Acquisition  Donald Munro Healthcare Undisclosed
May-18 Partnership agreement  Stephen Chan  Real Estate & Construction Undisclosed
May-18 Succession planning matters Christopher Kerr Other Undisclosed
May-18 Investment Jo Nisbet Technology Undisclosed
Apr-18 Share sale Christopher Kerr Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
Apr-18 Acquisition  Chris Kerr/Craig McKerracher Aquaculture & Marine Economy  Undisclosed 
Apr-18 Business and asset purchase Christopher Kerr Family Owned Business £200,000.00
Apr-18 Share sale Paula Skinner Other £50,000.00
Apr-18 Investment Paula Skinner Other £50,000.00
Apr-18 Exit Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
Apr-18 Sale/exit Paula Skinner Shipping £1,000,000.00
Apr-18 Acquisition of business and assets James MacGregor Food, Leisure & Hospitality £2,000,000.00
Apr-18 Partnership agreement  Stephen Chan  Other - Farming  Undisclosed
Apr-18 Share sale Donald Munro Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
Apr-18 Share sale Donald Munro Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
Apr-18 Sale  Stephen Chan  Retail Undisclosed
Apr-18 Company Acquisition  Donald Munro Healthcare Undisclosed
Apr-18 Share Transfer Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
Apr-18 Acquisition James MacGregor Other £1,000,000.00
Apr-18 Sale James MacGregor Banking & Finance Undisclosed
Apr-18 Sale James MacGregor Private Client £6,000,000.00
Apr-18 Sale James MacGregor Healthcare £10,000,000.00
Mar-18 Investment Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences £800,000.00
Mar-18 Dissolution of partnership Christopher Kerr Retail c.£15,000.00
Mar-18 Partnership matters Christopher Kerr Property & Construction Undisclosed
Mar-18 Acquisition Chris Kerr/Craig McKerracher Aquaculture & Marine Economy  Undisclosed 
Mar-18 Investment Paula Skinner Other £100,000.00
Mar-18 Investment Paula Skinner Real Estate & Construction £2,200,000.00
Mar-18 Share transfer Paula Skinner Other - Media Undisclosed
Mar-18 Investment Paula Skinner Other £50,000.00
Mar-18 Share option Paula Skinner Other £200,000.00
Mar-18 Acquisition and investment Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality £100,000.00
Mar-18 Exit Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality £1,400,000.00
Mar-18 Share sale Stephen Chan Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
Mar-18 Acquisition Donald Munro Other Undisclosed
Mar-18 Business and asset transfer Christopher Kerr Family Owned Business Undisclosed
Mar-18 Exit Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences £1,161,233.00
Mar-18 Asset purchase Paula Skinner Retail £2,572,359.00
Mar-18 Acquisition Christopher Kerr Insurance, Banking & Finance c.£1,200,000
Mar-18 Partnership agreement  Stephen Chan  Real Estate & Construction Undisclosed
Mar-18 Retiral of partner  Stephen Chan  Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
Mar-18 Sale  Stephen Chan  Real Estate & Construction Undisclosed
Mar-18 Limited partnership formation  Stephen Chan  Banking & Finance Undisclosed
Mar-18 LLP agreement  Stephen Chan  Other - Professional Services  Undisclosed
Mar-18 Share Buy Back Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
Feb-18 Exit Paula Skinner Other £560,000.00
Feb-18 Asset sale Craig McKerracher Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
Feb-18 Acquisition   Christopher Kerr Energy & Natural Resources Undisclosed
Feb-18 Exit Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
Feb-18 Exit Paula Skinner Other £2,500,000.00
Feb-18 Investment Paula Skinner Energy & Natural Resources £15,000.00
Feb-18 Investment Paula Skinner Technology £100,000.00
Feb-18 Investment Paula Skinner Banking & Finance £450,000.00
Feb-18 Joint venture Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
Feb-18 Share sale Paula Skinner Energy & Natural Resources Undisclosed
Feb-18 Asset sale Craig McKerracher Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
Feb-18 Reorganisation Stephen Chan Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
Feb-18 Acquisition   Christopher Kerr Other - Logistics and transport Undisclosed
Jan-18 Investment  Paula Skinner Other - Aquaculture £225,000.00
Jan-18 New Issue David Kaye Technology Undisclosed
Jan-18 Share options Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
Jan-18 Sale of entire issued share capital Christopher Kerr Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
Jan-18 Sale  Chris Kerr/Craig McKerracher Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed 

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