Business advisory firm Quantuma has announced the completion of eight transactions in the last two weeks at a combined value of over £130m.
The majority of deals advised by the group’s corporate finance team occurred in the South of England, across London, Oxfordshire, and Reading.
Included in the “record breaking” number of transactions was the acquisition of digital content platform and publisher Dezeen by JP/Politiken Media Group, a Danish media business.
Quantuma said that exits via management buyouts were a “recurring theme” throughout the eight recent deals, as anticipated changes to capital gains tax increased both buyer and seller activity.
Ian Barton, managing director at the company, said: “This has been the busiest period that Quantuma has ever had for completing corporate finance transactions.
“Whilst no change materialised from the budget, there remains an expectation that changes will be forthcoming, and we continue to experience growing activity levels despite the surge of deal completions in the last few weeks.”
The activity follows Quantuma’s 2020 merger with K3 Capital Group, which enhanced the firm’s corporate finance capability.
Mark Lucas, head of corporate finance at K3 Group, said: “Quantuma has gone from strength-to-strength in the last 12 months and, following our merger with K3 Capital Group last year, we have added further depth to our corporate finance offering.”
Quantuma’s transaction services team, led by Jonathan Thornton, has also revealed an uptick in recent activity through data centre owner and operator Amito’s £38m investment deal with Harwood PE.