GCA Altium completes six deals worth over GBP1 billion in two weeks

Global investment bank GCA Altium has completed six deals worth over GBP1 billion in the space of two weeks, marking a bumper fortnight for the global advisory firm. 

The high-profile deals include: advising Vitruvian on its acquisition of Travel Counsellors; leading the GBP217 million IPO of LDC-backed Team 17; the GBP88m sale of Warrington headquartered IESA to GBP3 billion market cap Electrocomponents; advising management on the sale of JLA to Cinven; advising NorthEdge on its acquisition of Cutwel; the sale of Livingstone, provider of software asset management services, to The Carlyle Group. 
 
The global advisory-focused investment bank was formed through the merger of GCA Savvian and Altium in 2016. GCA Altium advised on more than 50 European deals last year and the GCA group advised on well over 100 transactions globally. The firm operates from 18 offices in Europe, Asia and the US, and specialises in the technology, e-commerce, consumer and industrial sectors.
 
Phil Adams, CEO at GCA Altium, says: “Our business has huge momentum currently, and what is particularly pleasing is that these particular deals illustrate the full range of our expertise, including IPOs, buyside and sell side private equity transactions, debt advice and global trade deals.
 
“We have deliberately positioned our business to be truly independent, and I believe our integrated global coverage, with 18 offices across 12 countries, together with our ability to provide every service to our clients – and so give the absolute best advice – gives us a real edge as it enables us to provide a full review of all possible outcomes for our clients, and tailor our advice accordingly.”