Author: Design Tepo

The Victoria Effect – Germany Inc.’s confidence in the UK market remains robust

Capstan advised on a cross-border acquisition by smart building technology specialist GIRA on their acquisition of Wandsworth Group, a manufacturer of switch ranges and emergency call systems for healthcare. As UK-German trade appears to falter burgeoning UK-inbound M&A activity looks to buck this trend, according to the Department for International Trade. Since 2017 foreign direct investment in […]

As container supply chain pressures are easing logistics groups look to consolidate vertically

Shipping and logistics groups in Europe seek Capstan Capital’s advice on identifying M&A opportunities for supply chain integration. Reduced available container capacity in the wake of the pandemic triggered an extraordinary rise in container rates. As this trend shows signs of easing logistics groups are looking for opportunities to invest their cash piles. Intermodal services as […]

The highly dynamic investor boom in digital music IP also provides the leverage to lift artists’ share

Capstan Capital closes $1bn investment into Hipgnosis Song Management by Blackstone. Capstan has been advising the firm that is truly improving commercial merits for talented artists, some of whom have become part of the fabric of nearly everyone’s lives. Hipgnosis have succeeded in bringing British MPs to call on the Government to introduce a system […]

Multinationals are leading the consolidation play in the technical facility management sector

Engie was advised by Capstan Capital’s Swiss team on add-on acquisitions. Engie, France’s second largest utility company offering perhaps the most advanced range of industrial sustainable and renewable energy products in the country is also a significant consolidation force in the technical facility management (TFM) sector. Developing the most advanced capabilities in TFM seems only […]

Logistics groups use windfall profits from container services to diversify

Capstan Capital advised numerous logistics and shipping groups on financing and M&A transactions aimed at diversifying their business models. The consequences of the pandemic have significantly slowed down the global “conveyor belt” of container transport. This slowdown has effectively reduced available container capacity in finely tuned and highly sensitive global supply chains, which triggered an […]

Large infrastructure projects along the wider European East-West frontier are often geopolitical battlegrounds

Capstan Capital advised Anaklia Development Consortium on project financing for fifth major Black Sea port. Our firm’s senior adviser John Kornblum is credited for playing an important role in the first peaceful transfer of power in recent Georgian history. He is also a great advocate for the country’s growth potential on the back of major […]

Cooperative Bank of Drama (Greece) completes successful capital increase

ΑΥΞΗΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΜΕΤΟΧΙΚΟΥ ΚΕΦΑΛΑΙΟΥ ΤΗΣ ΣΥΝΕΤΑΙΡΙΣΤΙΚΗΣ ΤΡΑΠΕΖΑΣ ΔΡΑΜΑΣ ΜΕ ΚΑΤΑΒΟΛΗ ΜΕΤΡΗΤΩΝ The transaction was co-advised by Emmanouil Skourtis in Athens, who subsequently joined the board of Bank of Drama. Emmanouil, who is also an Associate Partner at London based Capstan Capital, highlighted the notable participation of foreign investors in the raise, which demonstrates resurgent international […]