5th January 2022
GS Verde “Extremely Well Positioned” Heading Into 2022
GS Verde Group is optimistic about its prospects for 2022, the company has told Insider, with the company “extremely well positioned” on the back of advising on more than 100 deals in 2021.
The firm provides legal, finance, tax and communications advice from offices in Bristol, Cardiff and Dublin, and satellites in London and Oxford.
It has enjoyed a strong 12 months, advising on a wide range of industries from food and drink, manufacturing, technology, energy and medicine.
Reflecting on the period, chief executive Nigel Greenaway said: “At the GS Verde Group, we have seen the M&A market continue to grow and it shows little sign of slowing down.
“Towards the end of 2021 there has been a degree of pent-up demand coupled with a desire for quick results, with many businesses looking to ‘buy and build’ to achieve growth.
“The deals GS Verde has completed over this period supports this. Typically, this strategy has involved locking in key talent, which in some instances could even be seen as a competitor, as part of a transaction.
“Combined with the continuance of readily available funding, this has created a very healthy and active marketplace.”
Elsewhere, GS Verde expects the acceleration of the M&A and investment markets to continue during 2022.
“As the UK starts to settle into life with Covid-19 and post-Brexit, we can see businesses taking change in their stride, adapting to new challenges. This all points to some busy times to come.”
Greenaway added that the firm was proud of the deals it completed during the year. These included the cross-border transaction for Abergavenny Fine Foods and the completion of an Employee Ownership Trust scheme at Paramount Interiors.
It also advised on Creo Medical Group’s acquisition of Aber Electronics and on fundraisings for a number of businesses.
Last year “marked many key moments for the GS Verde Group”, with the firm enjoying “significant growth”.
“We feel optimistic going into 2022, are we are exceptionally well positioned in the corporate finance markets with businesses operating across the entire marketplace,” said Greenaway.
“Having enjoyed our best year of trading yet, the group will continue to develop partnerships. We are also primed to continue growth through Wales, the South West of England and Ireland and beyond, as we look to acquire, to continue our development in the UK and overseas.”