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Hydra Group

We advised Hydra Group, a Cornish engineering business which supplies companies in the water industry, on its recent MBO.

Mike Foote has stepped down as Managing Director to pursue other projects, yet remains a non-shareholding chairman. He is replaced by David Armstrong.

Based at St Columb, near Truro, Hydra manufactures equipment used in the water industry. It counts all 11 water Plcs in the UK among its customers and was recently awarded the 'Most Dynamic Growth Business Award' as the 10th Annual Cornwall Business Awards.


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James Tobias Limited

We advised the continuing management team of Bridgewater based James Tobias Limited, the UK's leading provider of premium storage wall solutions for offices on their recent MBO backed by Altitude Partners.

A term-loan facility was provided by NatWest Structured Finance alongside RBS Invoice Finance.

James Tobias has developed a market leading position in the design, supply and fitting of premium storage wall systems, engineered to maximize the efficient use of floor space in commercial offices, showrooms and schools.

The funding has allowed the management team of Phillip Jones, David McLaren and Jon Dibble to acquire the business from its retiring owner.


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Dentsu Aegis Network Limited

We advised on the acquisition of the UK-based social media management agency Tempero Limited by Dentsu Aegis Network Limited.

Headquartered in London, Tempero is a full-service social media management agency offering integrated strategy, insights, moderation and engagement for leading global brands. Tempero's business will transition into operating as the European arm of ICUC – Dentsu Aegis Network's social media moderation and management agency.

The acquisition, which brings together two strong social media agencies, both of which partner with some of the world's leading brands, further strengthens ICUC's position as a global leader in social media management.


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