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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2nd December 2021

North East Dealmaking Roundtable

Abu was recently asked to contribute to the Insider Dealmakers Roundtable which featured a group of financial services experts – all winners or shortlisted companies from the recent Insider North East Dealmakers Awards – who explained how the deals market

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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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20th September 2021

Utilities firm Everflow grows on Teesside with £750,000 investment

The growing group is halfway towards a goal of doubling its workforce after securing the investment from NPIF. The company has boosted its workforce by more than 40% to 106 after the investment from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance,

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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 July 2021

North East advisers lead buy-out from global luxury lifestyle group

A business woman hailing from the North East has completed the management buy-out of the real estate arm of Quintessentially, the high profile luxury concierge company. Penny Mosgrove, a former pupil of Central Newcastle High School, has led the successful

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18th June 2021

North East entrepreneur adds to nursery chain with latest acquisition

Andrea Townsley’s award-winning nursery group is the new owner of Little Ladybirds Day Nursery in Preston Farm. The nursery was acquired from previous owner Lesley Thompson for an undisclosed sum. The 110-place nursery opened in 2003 and in 2017 it

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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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