3rd August 2022

WilliamsAli supports The Lakes Distillery fundraise to aid future growth

North East specialist Corporate Finance boutique, WilliamsAli is pleased to announce that it has supported The Lakes Distillery in securing funding from specialist lender, Beechbrook Capital. Nestled on the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake, near Keswick, in The Lake District, The

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8th June 2022

WilliamsAli boosts team with Corporate Finance Director appointment

WilliamsAli, the North East’s specialist M&A boutique, has announced the appointment of Simon Hewitson as Corporate Finance Director. With their fresh and independent approach to the corporate finance sector, WilliamsAli is well known for providing its own unique brand of

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5th January 2022

What’s in store for the deals market in 2022?

Abu and Phil, the dealmakers behind WilliamsAli Corporate Finance, look back on a buoyant year of mergers and acquisitions activity, and share their outlook for 2022. With its fresh approach to the deals sector, WilliamsAli is well known for providing

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2nd December 2021

North East Dealmakers on a mission to challenge the status quo

In the three years since Abu Ali and Phil Williams launched WilliamsAli, it’s fair to say they’ve shaken up the North East corporate finance scene. With their fresh approach to the deals sector, WilliamsAli is now well known for providing

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30th November 2021

UK’s fastest growing Bodyshop Group, completes key North East acquisition

A family-owned vehicle repair network, which employs 64 people across its five sites based around the North East region has been acquired by the UK’s fastest growing specialist repair group in a significant private- equity backed deal. Newcastle advisors played

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8th August 2021

Pureclean Care Care acquired by vehicle cleaning specialist, LPW Group

Vehicle cleaning specialist LPW Group has completed its second acquisition in six months after taking on one of the largest commercial valeting businesses in the North East. Founded in 2008 by Paul Iley, Pureclean Car Care has enjoyed strong growth

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29th September 2020

Tech start-up secures six-figure investment for app roll-out

Equiwatt’s app enables users to turn off appliances simultaneously as a community, leading to reductions in collective demand and creating energy efficiency, with the business having received £300,000 through a funding round involving the Mercia-managed North East Venture Fund and

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22nd September 2020

Corporate insurance broker secures seven-figure refinance deal

A Gateshead-based corporate insurance broker has secured a seven-figure refinance deal. Todd & Cue specialises in the placement of insurance programmes for a wide spectrum of clients, including public companies, recognised professional practices, financial institutions, private companies, partnerships and sole

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10th September 2020

Sports tech firm eyes further growth with six-figure investment

A North Tyneside-based sports tech firm is eyeing further growth after securing a six-figure investment. Okkulo has created a system using vision and light science to help improve reaction times in athletes of all levels, with the business having secured

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1st September 2020

What’s your plan?

Founding partners Abu Ali and Phil Williams provide a unique brand of commercial, intelligent advice to business owners and entrepreneurs across the North East and further afield. Their tailored service helps businesses and shareholders take control of their key transformational

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6th April 2020

Buyout sees launch of Williams Ali Corporate Finance

A Newcastle-based corporate finance specialist has announced a buyout deal, which takes the business into its next phase of growth after a successful first year.  Founding partners Abu Ali and Phil Williams have exercised an option to complete the buy-out

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22nd July 2019

Energy utility management firm snapped up by PE-back group

A County Durham-based energy utility management and switching services provider has been acquired by private equity-backed Make it Cheaper (MIC). Smart Utility Management uses a team of field-based sales consultants to generate leads through face-to-face meetings, and enjoys a strong

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