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DEAL
DIRECTORY
Over the following pages, M&A reports on some of the latest deals to be
completed around the UK and Europe. From acquisitions and buy-outs to
IPOs and fundraisings, M&A talks to the management teams behind the
transactions, and the advisers and financiers who helped to structure them
If you would like to feature your deal in this section, contact M&A Magazine:
Martyn Black: 020 7250 7037 martyn.black@vitessemedia.co.uk Joshika Begum 020 7250 7061 joshika.begum@vitessemedia.co.uk
Jordan Lee: 020 7250 7958 jordan.lee@vitessemedia.co.uk Mike Mackenzie 020 7250 7058 mike.mackenzie@vitessemedia.co.uk
Victoria Oil & Gas
VOG POWERS UP OIL AND GAS PORTFOLIO
acquisition of Bramlin
AIM-listed Victoria Oil & Gas Plc Cameroon, will give VOG wider
(VOG) has acquired Bramlin, a exposure to oil and gas assets.
Guernsey-listed company with a Nexia Smith & Williamson acted
This announcement appears as a matter of record only
gas exploration project in as reporting accountant to Bramlin.
Reporting accountant to Bramlin Ltd:
Cameroon, in an all-share deal. The Guildford-based team was led
VOG will issue 163 million by director Jo Tollow, with Robin
shares at 0.5 pence each. Bramlin Colmer, senior manager, and Claire
will receive 1.22 new VOG shares Perrett, associate director.
for each Bramlin share held. Bramlin received legal advice
The acquisition of the Guernsey- from Kerman & Co on English law
traded company, whose main asset and from Babbe on Guernsey law.
is a 60 per cent stake in the on- Other advisers included
shore Logbaba gas exploration and Zimmerman Adams, Fox-Davies
development prospect in Capital and Strand Partners. ■
Innovise acquisition
AIM COMPANY TAKES STAINES IT FIRM
of Infrasolve
Innovise, an AIM-traded provider of Thomas Eggar LLP provided
workforce management software legal advice to the vendors. The
and managed IT services, has team was led by Leon Arnold,
This announcement appears as a matter of record only
acquired Staines-based IT services partner, who oversaw the funding
firm Infrasolve, in a cash-and- structure, which featured
Legal adviser to Infrasolve shareholders:
shares deal worth £6.6 million. Infrasolve’s shareholders taking a
The acquisition is the latest and significant equity stake in Innovise.
largest transaction made by the Arnold said, “The structure of
West Midlands-based firm. The taking equity, and also deferred
company plans to combine payments, facilitated the deal
Infrasolve with its Abilitec going through. All parties seemed
business, acquired in 2007, to genuinely interested in working
provide IT service-managed together on the deal and to grow
services to large organisations. the group going forward.” ■
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