Corporate Finance Advisory - Scotland
Local market knowledge underpins successful advice
Our Scotland team have a depth of transaction and industry experience, advising on UK and cross-border transactions including management buy-outs, management buy-ins, acquisitions and disposals for both public and private companies and private equity houses.
The team, which is led by Gavin Hood, has a strong regional presence that is supported by specialist services including industry, valuations and debt advisory experts.
Examples of our work
Advice on the disposal of Blackcircles.com to Michelin Group
The team’s long-term relationship with the business underpinned successful advice.
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Deloitte advised on the successful exit of a UK business to a Chinese company
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Support to successful Management Buy-In team
Deloitte’s Consumer and Scottish M&A teams worked together to support an MBI team to successfully acquire the business and assets of a leading consumer business.
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Wood Mackenzie - Disposal
Adviser to Wood Mackenzie on its disposal to Hellman & Friedman.
Barrie & Hibbert - Disposal
Adviser on the disposal of Barrie & Hibbert to Moody's.
Asset Alliance - Fund Raising
Adviser to Asset Alliance Group on the sale of the business and development capital raise.
Deloitte adds business valuation specialists to team in Scotland
Deloitte has recruited a team of business valuation specialists to broaden its service offering in Scotland. Colin Tait, Craig Whyte and Robbie Glass bring over 25 years’ experience with them. Based in Edinburgh, the team will boost Deloitte’s corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions capability. They will also work with Deloitte’s valuations team based in London and its financial services practice. Gavin Hood, head of corporate finance advisory for Deloitte in Scotland said, “Growing our valuations practice is an important part of our overall corporate finance strategy – we’ve been looking to do this nationally for some time.”
From left: Craig Whyte, Gavin Hood (head of corporate finance advisory for Deloitte in Scotland), Colin Tait and Robbie Glass
The team's client base reflects the range of industries located in Scotland, including financial services, oil and gas, manufacturing and business services. Over a number of years, the team has advised on a wide range of transactions, including the disposal of Wood Mackenzie, the secondary buy-out of Giles Insurance Brokers by Charterhouse, the disposal of Qserv to Kvaerner and the disposal of Dobbies Garden Centres to Tesco.
"The transaction was a tremendous success and we are absolutely delighted with the outcome. The ultimate measure of performance is the answer to two questions: 1) would we use Deloitte again – yes, and 2) would we recommend Deloitte to a potential client – yes."
Paul Gregory, CEO, Wood Mackenzie
“Thanks to the Deloitte team for its hard work, professionalism and dedication to delivering on the exit. Deloitte's 24/7 commitment to the cause never wavered and it was always on top of the detail.”
Warwick Ley, Partner, Endless LLP re Crown Paints
“Deloitte worked with us for almost twelve months to complete this transaction. Without their dedication in tough economic conditions, we wouldn't have concluded this transaction today.”
Ian Langley, Executive Chairman, Air Energi Holdings Ltd
Deloitte in Scotland
Deloitte’s broader team in Scotland provides expertise in Audit, Tax, Consulting and Financial Advisory. Find out more information about our local services.
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