Foresight invests in buy-out at contract research firm

Epistem, a Manchester-based contract research organisation, has received a £2m investment from Foresight Group to support its management buy-out from genedrive plc.  Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised on the deal. The buy-out was led by Dr Catherine Booth, one of the original founders of Epistem and expert in epithelial stem cell biology, who will be supported by a strong executive team.  … Continued

Social climbing’ business raises PE investment for growth

An indoor climbing business with sites in Liverpool, London and Plymouth has received investment from NVM Private Equity to allow it to expand.  The Climbing Hangar targets climbers and non-climbers looking for a sociable way to keep fit. The business, which is based in Liverpool, was founded in 2010 by Ged Macdomhnaill.  Rob McCarthy of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services … Continued

Holiday park operator doubles in size with 2 new sites

Holiday park operator Coppergreen has acquired two sites in the East Midlands after securing £25m from BGF and HSBC to support the acquisitions. Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised on the deal. The acquisition of Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire and Kenwick Park Golf Hotel and Spa and Lodge Park in Lincolnshire has doubled the size … Continued