Stuart Stepney joins Castle Corporate Finance
Castle Corporate Finance Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Stepney FCCA, CF as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions.
Stuart, (the Corporate Finance Lead Adviser of the Year at this year’s Insider South East Awards) joins Castle after 20 years at Grant Thornton.
Castle owner, Mike Norrie, said, “We are delighted to have attracted such a high profile and well respected dealmaker.”
Stuart Stepney added, “Castle have a fantastic reputation and Mike is an award winning corporate financier in his own right, so I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to help drive Castle’s development in becoming the pre-eminent corporate finance boutique in the region.”» Send to a friend
Rachel and Angela
Castle have also recently confirmed the appointments of Angela Neale ACCA and Rachel Norrie BA.
Angela, a recently qualified accountant, joins as Corporate Finance Executive, assisting in client projects and research, as well as being responsible for financial analysis and forecasting models.
Rachel, a media and marketing professional, leads research and business development as well as assisting in transactions.
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Some recent completions… 2013
Kent Chamois Company Ltd/Kent Car Care
Castle acted for the Kent Chamois owners in the sale to United States owned Armored AutoGroup (STP® and ArmorAll®).
Mike Norrie initiated and led the transaction which secures the future of the ‘Kent Car Care’ brand in the global automotive after care market.
Jerry Salaman, founder of Tunbridge Wells based Kent Chamois, said, “Castle kept control from beginning to end of the transaction, even escorting me to Connecticut to sign the Heads of Terms!”
Castle director, Mike Norrie, commented, “We are delighted for our client, a transatlantic deal of this nature can be complex and we are thrilled to see Kent in a good home.”
TGV Design Group
Castle acted as lead adviser to the shareholders of Blackheath based TGV in the sale to Mansfield Group from Essex.
Mike Norrie has worked with Colin and Mo Beckenham as a non-exec for many years and is pleased to have helped arrange their well-earned retirement.
Opus Network Services Ltd
Mike Norrie acted for minority shareholder, Mark Tuvey, in the sale of Sevenoaks based Opus Network Services Ltd to Opus Network Technology Ltd.
Garden of England Cottages
Castle director Colin Harvey arranged the sale of this Tunbridge Wells based holiday lettings business to Mulberry Cottages.» Send to a friend
Currently working on….
We are providing commercial consulting advice in the following sectors:
- Security and fire protection
- Independent schools
- Property investment
- CCTV security/manned guarding
We are managing assignments in the following sectors:
- Manufacturer and distributor of industrial protective equipment
- Electrical infrastructure services
- Electronic payment solutions
- CCTV security
- Bespoke tailoring and garment makers
- Man guarding
- High quality picture framing
Please call us if you are interested in any of the above sectors.» Send to a friend
Insider South East Dealmakers Awards
Castle Corporate Finance:
Shortlisted for Advisory Team of the Year 2013
Adviser to Deal of the Year 2012
Dealmaker of the Year 2012
Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year 2012
Corporate Finance Adviser of the Year 2013» Send to a friend
Let’s make it happen…
If you have structural plans for your business, why not contact Castle now? We can help make it happen for you…… be it a retirement sale, growth capital or acquisition.
Let’s spend an hour together in confidence and without cost or obligation. Give us a call on 01732 400 123.» Send to a friend
Many entrepreneurs launched their businesses in the 1980s and are now looking to retire or realise their investment value. Castle specialises in planning for the ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ generation.» Send to a friend
Sales Broking for the Smaller Business
Recognising that the smaller family business does not (perhaps) merit the full managed sale process, Castle have developed a bespoke low cost approach for the right clients. Marketed via our sister company Succession Strategies Ltd.» Send to a friend
Quoted companies (UK and abroad) have retained us to identify suitable acquisition targets including:
- Cable harnessing
- Electronics distribution
- Specialist surface coatings
- Safety / security / control measurement manufacturing
- Scientific instrument manufacturing
- Sports goods, toys and leisure products manufacturing and distribution
Come on TJs!
Castle are proud sponsors of National League 3 Tonbridge Juddians RFC.» Send to a friend