Plc Strategic Advisory

Strategic public M&A & shareholder activism advisory

We are proud to be trusted to provide advice to buyers, sellers, boards and other market participants across every aspect of public takeovers and shareholder activism. Our focus is to drive execution, deliver outcome certainty and achieve clients’ objectives.

  • finnCap’s reputation and strategic advisory capabilities recognised by rare invitation to propose a secondee to Takeover Panel
  • Market leading transaction flow in core growth company market
  • Strong record of acting for bidders and targets alike – assisting buyers to identify targets and refine their strategies informs work assisting companies with vulnerability assessments and defence preparations
  • Many of our most successful defence mandates are successful because they do not become public
  • Experience of working within cross-border advisory teams or alongside specialist advisory practices, assisting some of the world’s largest companies to achieve their ambitions in the UK market

We work seamlessly with colleagues leveraging the firm’s broader advisory capabilities and network resources, sector expertise and financing product teams:

  • Transaction execution team backed by a team of 28 experienced public transaction professionals
  • Close cooperation and integration with specialist professionals in M&A division to provide regulatory assistance for public company sales processes
  • Advice and strategies informed by the real-time intelligence from equity capital markets and sales desks can provide on market conditions and trends, shareholder and investor views
  • Bidders benefit from experience and integration of financing experts

Latest Transactions

Ambition Delivered


Watchstone Group

Sector: Technology
Advising on the mandatory offer by Polygon Global Partners LLP
July 2021



Sector: Technology
Takeover of HWSI Realisation Fund
July 2020


Castleton Technology Plc

Sector: Technology
Adviser to Castleton on
£82.2m takeover
by MRI Software
May 2020

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