Who we advised: A gunnercooke team led by Stephen Kingsley and Sofia Hinkley advised the Shareholders of Steamer Trading on their acquisition of Divertimenti. Steamer Trading is the UK’s leading specialist independent Cookshop. It was founded in 1985 by David and Liz Phillips, respectively the former Buying Director of Habitat and Home Editor of The Sunday Times. Divertimenti is London’s leading Cookshop, with flagship store in Brompton Road, Knightsbridge. What our partner said: Sofia said, ‘Divertimenti’s products and in particular their online presence is highly complementary to Steamer’s existing Housewares business. The acquisition of the prime retail site in Knightsbridge is an exciting move for Steamer. We
Who we advised: A team led by Georgina Tripp and Nick Ducker of gunnercooke acted for MBM Group Services on their acquisition of Barclay & Mathieson Limited (B&M Steel) from the Stemcor Group. gunnercooke worked closely with the advisory team from Breal Consulting Limited, with both parties also acting for the newly formed group on asset based lending facilities to be put in place with PNC Business Credit. Barclay & Mathieson Limited has operated in steel fabrication and industrial services for over 130 years. The acquisition will be highly complementary to MBM Group, a steel processing and stockholding company, with revenues in

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