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Corporate deals table

Our team enjoyed an extremely busy 2014/15, recording more than 100 deals for the third 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
01/16 Investment Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
12/15 Restructure Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences 10000000
12/15 Investment Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
12/15 Joint venture Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
12/15 Investment Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed
12/15 Exit of shareholder and introductiuon of new shareholder Craig McKerracher Other - Professional Services Undisclosed
12/15 Debt restructure James MacGregor Property & Construction/Family Owned Business 500000
11/15 Share transfer Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
11/15 Asset purchase Paula Skinner Other - public relations 370000
11/15 Sale of the entire issued share capital James MacGregor Banking & Finance/Family Owned Business/Private Client 3500000
11/15 Investment James MacGregor Banking & Finance 1000000
11/15 Investment in liability James MacGregor Family Owned Business 1500000
11/15 Share sale Paula Skinner Banking & Finance 1000000
11/15 Investment Paula Skinner Banking & Finance 350000
11/15 Investment Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences 500000
11/15 Investment Paula Skinner Other 250000
11/15 Investment Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences 90000
11/15 Investment Paula Skinner Retail 250000
11/15 Investment Paula Skinner Retail 75000
11/15 Share sale James MacGregor Other 43000000
11/15 Sale Christopher Kerr Food, Leisure & Hospitality 3400000
11/15 Exit from joint venture Christopher Kerr/Craig McKerracher Energy & Natural Resources Undisclosed
11/15 Share sale Craig McKerracher Retail Undisclosed
11/15 Transfer of shares Donald Munro Family Owned Business 400000
11/15 Capitalisation and bonus issue of shares Donald Munro Property & Construction 600000
10/15 Investment Paula Skinner Other 650000
10/15 Share sale Craig McKerracher Food, Leisure & Hospitality 1400000
10/15 Company sale Craig McKerracher Healthcare & Life Sciences 525000
10/15 Asset purchase Paula Skinner Other 70000
10/15 Investment Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality 100000
10/15 Asset purchase Tom Thomas Other - Sport Undisclosed
10/15 Loan Donald Munro Family Owned Business Undisclosed
10/15 Share sale Donald Munro Family Owned Business Undisclosed
10/15 Sale  Christopher Kerr Food, Leisure & Hospitality 5350000
10/15 Sale  Christopher Kerr Food, Leisure & Hospitality 600000
09/15 Sale of Safety Welding and Lifting Holdings Ltd  Christopher Kerr Other Undisclosed
09/15 Loan facility debt funding James MacGregor Property & Construction 450000
09/15 Director's loan James MacGregor Family Owned Business 150000
09/15 Investment Donald Munro Energy & Natural Resources/Property & Construction  Undisclosed
09/15 Asset acquisition Donald Munro Other Undisclosed
09/15 Investment Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality 62500
09/15 Asset transfer Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed
09/15 Crowdfunding Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality 150000
09/15 Share capital reduction Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
09/15 Share transfer Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
09/15 Share purchase Paula Skinner Family Owned Business 480000
08/15 Members' voluntary liquidation Donald Munro Family Owned Business 4900000
08/15 Share buy back Donald Munro Family Owned Business/Retail Undisclosed
08/15 Share buy back Donald Munro Family Owned Business/Retail Undisclosed
08/15 Asset purchase Paula Skinner Healthcare 610000
08/15 Outsourcing partnership arrangement James MacGregor Retail/Other Undisclosed
08/15 Acquisition of business and assets James MacGregor Retail/Other 1300000
08/15 Share acquisition of a South African company James MacGregor Retail/Other 400000
08/15 Share sale Christopher Kerr Technology 200000
08/15 Merger and acquisition Christopher Kerr Other Undisclosed
08/15 Merger and acquisition Christopher Kerr Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
08/15 Share purchase James MacGregor Property & Construction Undisclosed
08/15 Share acquisition   James MacGregor Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
08/15 Asset acquisition Donald Munro Other Undisclosed
08/15 Joint venture Christopher Kerr Insurance  Undisclosed
07/15 Share sale Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
07/15 Property purchase Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
07/15 Share purchase James MacGregor Family Owned Business 70000
07/15 Loan Paula Skinner Retail, Restructuing and Insolvency Undisclosed
07/15 Business transfer Paula Skinner Retail, Restructuing and Insolvency Undisclosed
07/15 Share purchase Donald Munro Family Owned Business Undisclosed
07/15 Investment Paula Skinner Healthcare 58000
06/15 Share purchase  Paula Skinner Other 1980000
06/15 Joint venture Paula Skinner Other 1980000
06/15 Demerger Paula Skinner Healthcare Undisclosed
06/15 Restructure Paula Skinner Family Owned Business Undisclosed
06/15 Allotment of shares Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
06/15 Shareholder dispute Christopher Kerr Retail 15000
06/15 Acquisition of business and assets Donald Munro Family Owned Business 50000
06/15 Company acquisition James MacGregor Family Owned Business Undisclosed
06/15 Pre-pack sale Donald Munro Restructuring & Insolvency Undisclosed
06/15 Acquisition of business and assets Tony Cameron Food, Leisure & Hospitality 1000000
06/15 Investment Craig McKerracher Energy & Natural Resources 800000
05/15 Asset sale Paula Skinner Healthcare 2000000
05/15 Crowdfunding Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality 170000
05/15 Share sale Donald Munro Family Owned Business, Other 3000000
05/15 Share transfer Donald Munro Family Owned Business Undisclosed
05/15 Pre-pack administration Donald Munro Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
05/15 Debt for equity swap Craig McKerracher Other - Shipping & Marine Services Undisclosed
05/15 Reclassification of share capital Craig McKerracher Other - Shipping & Marine Services Undisclosed
04/15 Share buy back Donald Munro Family Owned Business 250000
04/15 Acquisition of assets Christopher Kerr Other - Engineering 575000
04/15 Sale of entire issued share capital Christopher Kerr Other - Franchising Undisclosed
04/15 Investment Donald Munro Food, Leisure & Hospitality 60000
04/15 Share buy back Donald Munro Family Owned Business, Property & Construction 730000
04/15 Share purchase Donald Munro Family Owned Business Undisclosed
04/15 Share purchase Donald Munro Family Undisclosed
04/15 Share purchase Christopher Kerr Retail 225000
04/15 Sale of the entire issued share capital Christopher Kerr Energy & Natural Resources c.£2,000,000.00
04/15 Sale of business and assets Christopher Kerr Other - Professional Services 110000
03/15 Acquisition of shares Donald Munro Family Owned Business 240000
03/15 Share transfer David Kaye Family Owned Business Undisclosed
03/15 Sale of business and assets David Kaye Healthcare & Life Sciences 12000
03/15 Joint venture Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
03/15 Allotment of shares Donald Munro Family Owned Business/Retail Undisclosed
03/15 Investment Paula Skinner Energy & Natural Resources 100000
03/15 Investment Tony Cameron Food, Leisure & Hospitality 700000
03/15 Share purchase  Paula Skinner Real Estate & Construction Undisclosed
03/15 EMI share options Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences 75000
03/15 Share options Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences 210000
03/15 Partnership agreement Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality 1260000
03/15 Investment Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences 2000000
03/15 Investment Paula Skinner Family Owned Business 104000
03/15 Investment Paula Skinner Other 370000
03/15 Crowdfund  Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality 100000
03/15 Crowdfund  Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
03/15 Restructure Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
03/15 Share purchase  Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
03/15 Share purchase  Paula Skinner Retail 10000
03/15 Incorporation of a partnership Christopher Kerr Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
03/15 Share sale Donald Munro Family Owned Business Undisclosed
03/15 Share buy back Craig McKerracher Other - Engineering 153000
03/15 Share purchase Craig McKerracher Healthcare & Life Sciences 1200000
03/15 Share purchase Craig McKerracher Food, Leisure & Hospitality 80000
02/15 Winding up James MacGregor Property & Construction/Private Client Undisclosed
02/15 Share buy back Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed
02/15 Business sale Christopher Kerr Other - Transport 400000
02/15 Share sale James MacGregor Family Owned Business/Food, Leisure & Hospitality 760000
02/15 Investment Paula Skinner Energy & Natural Resources 10000000
02/15 Group division Christopher Kerr Banking & Finance Undisclosed
02/15 Reduction of capital Christopher Kerr Banking & Finance Undisclosed
02/15 Investment Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed
02/15 Share allotment Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
02/15 Group division Christopher Kerr Banking & Finance Undisclosed
02/15 Reduction of capital Christopher Kerr Banking & Finance Undisclosed
02/15 Management buy out Craig McKerracher Banking & Finance 1195000
01/15 Share purchase  Donald Munro Other Undisclosed
01/15 Share purchase  Donald Munro Other Undisclosed
01/15 Share purchase  Donald Munro Other Undisclosed
01/15 Share purchase  Donald Munro Other Undisclosed
01/15 Share purchase  Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
01/15 Share purchase  John Meehan Property & Construction Undisclosed
01/15 Share purchase  Christopher Kerr Retail Undisclosed
01/15 Share purchase  Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences Undisclosed
01/15 Investment Paula Skinner Other 220000
01/15 Joint venture Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences 165000
12/14 Asset Purchase Paula Skinner Healthcare Life Science Undisclosed
12/14 Disposal James MacGregor Healthcare and Life Sciences, Family Owned Business 1000000
12/14 Share buy back Donald Munro Property & Construction Undisclosed
12/14 Share disposal Donald Munro Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
12/14 Share disposal Donald Munro Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
12/14 Investment Donald Munro Healthcare & life sciences Undisclosed
12/14 Share purchase Donald Munro Healthcare & life sciences Undisclosed
12/14 Share exchange Donald Munro Family Owned Business, Retail, Restructuring & Insolvency  12000000
12/14 Acquisition of business and assets Donald Munro Family Owned Business, Retail, Restructuring & Insolvency  4000000
12/14 Share purchase Donald Munro Family Owned Business, Retail, Restructuring & Insolvency  8000000
12/14 Share buy back Donald Munro Family Owned Business, Retail, Restructuring & Insolvency  2053000
12/14 Capital reduction demerger Donald Munro Family Owned Business, Retail, Restructuring & Insolvency  1800000
12/14 Capital reduction demerger Donald Munro Family Owned Business, Retail, Restructuring & Insolvency  3400000
12/14 Company sale Christopher Kerr Other - Freight Management & Transport 150000
12/14 Company sale Christopher Kerr Other - Environmental, mineral and planning consultants 620000
12/14 Investment Christopher Kerr Other - Human Resources consultancy 70000
12/14 Joint venture Christopher Kerr Energy & Natural Resources Undisclosed
12/14 EMI share options Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
12/14 Joint venture Christopher Kerr Energy & Natural Resources Undisclosed
11/14 Investment Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences 3000000
11/14 Share sale Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality 80000
11/14 Share sale Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality 5000000
11/14 Loan Paula Skinner Energy & Natural Resources 1300000
11/14 Group Reorganisation James MacGregor Retail, Family Owned Business 20000000
11/14 £2 milion capital reduction exercise James MacGregor Retail 2000000
11/14 £2.1 million equity investment James MacGregor Retail 2100000
11/14 Equity Investment Donald Munro Family Owned Business, Retail 21000000
11/14 Restructure Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
11/14 Share purchase James MacGregor Other 3200000
11/14 Sale of shares James MacGregor Banking & Finance, Food, Leisure & Hospitality 300000
11/14 Share purchase  Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
11/14 Share purchase  David Kaye Sport Undisclosed
11/14 Share purchase  Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
10/14 Acquisition James MacGregor Family Owned Business 900000
10/14 Asset purchase Paula Skinner Other 150000
10/14 Restructure and business transfer Christopher Kerr Sports Undisclosed
10/14 Company sale Christopher Kerr Food, Leisure & Hospitality 2275000
10/14 Business and asset acquisition David Kaye Retail Undisclosed
09/14 Asset acquisition Christopher Kerr Other - Software and Technology 752000
09/14 Purchase of entire issued share capital Paula Skinner Other - Landscape Gardening 1850000
08/14 Share purchase  Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
08/14 Investment Paula Skinner Energy 1760000
08/14 Asset purchase Paula Skinner Healthcare 310000
08/14 Joint venture Paula Skinner Healthcare Undisclosed
08/14 Share buy back James MacGregor Property & Construction Undisclosed
08/14 Share buy back James MacGregor Property & Construction Undisclosed
08/14 Share buy back James MacGregor Property & Construction Undisclosed
08/14 Commercial contract Christopher Kerr Other - Software and Technology 2700000
08/14 Secondary management buy out Christopher Kerr Other - Maritime Employment, Training and Travel 5200000
08/14 Share buy back Donald Munro Family Owned Business/Retail Undisclosed
08/14 Share buy back Donald Munro Family Owned Business/Retail Undisclosed
08/14 Share buy back Donald Munro Family Owned Business/Retail Undisclosed
08/14 Share buy back Donald Munro Family Owned Business/Retail Undisclosed
07/14 Investment Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality 175000
07/14 Investment Paula Skinner Healthcare & Life Sciences 90000
07/14 Investment Paula Skinner Energy 550000
07/14 Investment Paula Skinner Retail 100000
07/14 Investment Paula Skinner Healthcare 100000
07/14 Investment Paula Skinner Employment 150000
07/14 Sale of business and assets Donald Munro Healthcare & Life Sciences 165000
07/14 Sale of business and assets Donald Munro Healthcare & Life Sciences 180000
07/14 Share purchase Donald Munro Banking & Finance/Retail/Family Owned Business 3000000
07/14 Disposal James MacGregor Food, Leisure & Hospitality 300000
06/14 Sale of business and assets Donald Munro Healthcare & Life Sciences 470000
06/14 Sale of shares Donald Munro Employment/Energy & Natural Resources/Property & Construction 600000
06/14 Investment Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
06/14 Sale of shares Donald Munro Property & Construction 9000000
06/14 Investment Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality 100000
05/14 Sale of shares Christopher Kerr Other 175000
05/14 Investment Paula Skinner Other 450000
05/14 Share sale Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality 2225000
05/14 Investment Paula Skinner Other 175000
05/14 Allotment of shares Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
04/14 Sale of business and assets Christopher Kerr Energy & Natural Resources 1300000
04/14 Investment Paula Skinner Retail 104000
04/14 Crowdfund  Paula Skinner Retail 100000
04/14 Business sale Christopher Kerr Other 45500
04/14 Acquisition of travel agency Christopher Kerr Other 65000
04/14 Asset purchase Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed
04/14 Sale Paula Skinner Other 2000000
04/14 Business transfer Paula Skinner Other Undisclosed
04/14 Investment James MacGregor Energy & Natural Resources/Property & Construction/Family Owned Business Undisclosed
04/14 Disposal Donald Munro Energy & Natural Resources/Property & Construction/Family Owned Business Undisclosed
04/14 Sale of shares Christopher Kerr Other 85000
03/14 Investment Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed
03/14 Share sale Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed
03/14 Asset sale Paula Skinner Healthcare & life sciences 150000
03/14 Investment Paula Skinner Other 150000
03/14 Share sale Christopher Kerr Real Estate & Construction Undisclosed
03/14 Business Purchase Ross Thomson Retail 78000
03/14 Share sale David Kaye Other - Call Centre Business 100000
03/14 Business sale Christopher Kerr Other - Management Training Undisclosed
03/14 Share purchase John Meehan Real Estate & Construction Undisclosed
03/14 Share transfer Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed
03/14 New Articles, Shareholders' agreement, Exclusivitiy agreement and Assignation Christopher Kerr Healthcare & life sciences Undisclosed
03/14 Share purchase  Christopher Kerr Real Estate & Construction Undisclosed
02/14 Investment Paula Skinner Other 3400000
02/14 Loan Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
02/14 Investment Paula Skinner Retail Undisclosed
02/14 Group restructure Donald Munro Retail 15000000
02/14 Loan arrangements Donald Munro Property & Construction Undisclosed
02/14 Business and asset transfer Christopher Kerr Other Undisclosed
02/14 Share transfer  Donald Munro Energy & Natural Resources/Property & Construction Undisclosed
02/14 Group restructure Donald Munro Energy & Natural Resources/Property & Construction 140000
02/14 Business transfer Paula Skinner Food, Leisure & Hospitality/Family Owned Business Undisclosed
02/14 Business and asset transfer Christopher Kerr Other  Undisclosed
02/14 Introduction to LLP Member Christopher Kerr Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
02/14 Shareholders' agreement   Christopher Kerr Food, Leisure & Hospitality Undisclosed
01/14 Asset sale Donald Munro Sport Undisclosed
01/14 Joint venture Christopher Kerr Banking & Finance/Property & Construction Undisclosed

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