Posted: 22 / 06 / 2020

Sedulo Corporate Finance has secured a £500k investment into a financial services company from an Angel investor.

The money will provide an annual percentage return for the investor in double figures with the option of follow-on funding also in place.

The deal completed was by Sedulo’s corporate finance transaction team despite a Coronavirus-induced lockdown, following on from the completion of Roxy Ball Room’s £7.5m investment, Stockport County F.C’s sale to local businessman, Mark Stott and more earlier this year.

Corporate Finance Partner at Sedulo, Benn Longshaw, commented:

“We have a large number of investors at all levels who are desperate to keep the flow of deals going throughout the lockdown period. It is pleasing that the pipeline of transactions that we are working on is still strong despite the current situation and we hope to announce further successes in the coming months.”

And the Sedulo Corporate Finance team don’t expect the momentum to stop there either; a sign that they believe signals the return of the M&A market post-lockdown. The team maintain a positive outlook for activity for the second half of 2020 as investors gain confidence and clarity, and acquisitive firms start to investigate opportunities for favourably valued assets.

Other projects in the pipeline include a sales mandate for the disposal of a nutrition supplements brand, the MBO of a large holiday lettings company and a private equity raise for a household products manufacturer, which are all hoped to complete within the coming months.