SHAW & CO.

We help ambitious midmarket owner-managers to finance, grow and sell their business. Our revolutionary approach puts our clients one step ahead. To find out how we'd work for you, contact us today.

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Testimonial

“Shaw & Co. get the best deal for you.”

Rob Law, Founder & CEO at Trunki

Gradwell

Buy-in Management Buy-out of award-winning provider of VoIP, broadband and cloud services to small businesses. The deal saw private equity investor Altitude Partners exit to a management team led by new CEO Nick Caw and backed by Chiltern Capital. Founder Peter Gradwell will continue in his role following the deal.

CybSafe

Innovative makers of cyber security awareness software, CybSafe, has received investment from RFS - the Swindon-based regulatory, resource and complaint handling consultancy - to support the business as it continues to develop its revenues and refine its product offering.

Screen Time Labs

Creators of software that lets parents manage the time their kids spend on their tablets and smartphones has been acquired by Awareness Technologies Inc. They will continue to invest in the Bristol team (currently a team of 15, they are expecting to double that in the next 12 months) and grow their market share.

People Source

The award-winning IT recruitment agency received major investment from a Fortune 500 company with global revenues of more than $21 billion and an unrivalled global network. Importantly the deal allows People Source to keep its branding and unique culture, continuing its mission of sourcing the best talent people can’t find.

Orange MTB

The Founders of one of Britain's most loved bike manufacturers, Orange Mountain Bikes, exit to its main UK supplier. After driving the development of the initial MTB revolution and creating some of the most iconic bikes in the world, the sale secures quality UK engineering and pioneering tech for the next generation.

Trunki

Following Dragon's Den, we helped iconic children’s travel company secure £3.92 million of growth capital from the Business Growth Fund (BGF). The deal makes Trunki the first Bristol-based business to be backed by the BGF, and Shaw & Co. the first advisor in the South West to secure one of its clients funding from this new and interesting investor.

Play Sports Network

PSN, the specialist team of media technologists behind the highly successful Global Cycling Network (GCN), secure £1.5 million of growth capital from select High Net Worth Individuals to fund the expansion of its multiplatform video content offering. Previous investors include YouTube.

Connect IB

MBO of award-winning digital agency, Connect IB, from Universal Outdoor Group backed by Cable Capital Partners. The creative agency have been acclaimed for their innovative application of technology, and represent Westfield, GSK, Rugby World Cup 2015 and Miami International Airport.

Amplifier Technology

Yate defence manufacturer Amplifier Technology Ltd, specialists in products that protect allied forces in the world’s most troubled areas, has been sold to Vislink Plc for £4 million. Amplifier has a world class capability and with the support of Vislink will now have access to the world stage.

Gradwell

£1.15 million of development capital secured from a regional private equity fund for fast growth VoIP provider. For Gradwell, who have been listed in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, this deal marks a significant step in the business, and the start of an extremely exciting phase of growth.

NP Aerospace

Trade buy-out sees management take control of £71 million NP Aerospace. Backed by one of its major suppliers, The Morgan Crucible Company Plc, the trade buy-out structure is an extremely innovative one allowing management and Morgan Crucible to achieve their strategic goals.

Retain

Succession achieved for leading provider of resource scheduling software through £10 million vendor-backed Management Buy-Out. Founder, Charles Pope said, "Shaw & Co. was always focused on achieving the best outcome for all parties and were instrumental in getting the deal done.”

Nautilus

£18.6 million sale of geo-physics training business Nautilus to RPS Group Plc, a FTSE 250 listed company. Founder Neil Harbury said, "Nautilus will undoubtedly benefit from the extensive connections of the buyer." RPS Group acquired the entire share capital of both the UK and US businesses.

Witan Jardine

London-based independent recruitment consultancy, and Sunday Times '100 Best Small Companies To Work For,' sold to Australian company, Ambition, for £16 million. The deal gives Ambition a foothold in the UK, and enables Witan Jardine to achieve its strategic objective of entering the Asia-Pacific market.

SEA Group

Somerset-based company specialising in electronic surveillance systems for the defence, space, transport and offshore markets, sold to Cohort Plc for £25.4 million. SEA has an international client base, in the UK this includes the Ministry of Defence, Highways Agency and the Environment Agency.

Threepipe

Formed from the merger of two established, creative agencies with complementary skillsets, Threepipe combines the strategic thinking and creativity of PR with the analytical techniques of digital marketing. The new business will be able to leverage the best of both worlds. A match made in Holborn!

Ethical Power

Fundraising of £2.4 million from private equity for fast-growing solar business. Ethical director, Tom Kneen said: “Jim Shaw and his team have provided a first class service and unparalleled support, enabling us to secure the funds required to deliver this renewable energy project.”

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Team

We are from the biggest firms in the industry, but believe we're best placed to work with SMEs from within our own. Our team offers you over 30 years of deal making experience. Importantly, this is centred around the needs of owner-managed, fast-growing businesses - a label that also describes us.

T: 0117 959 5794
M: 07894 284 128
E: rod@shawllp.co.uk
Cranfield School of Management


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Rod Leefe

Rod Leefe

Chairman

T: 0117 959 5792
M: 07590 395 701
E: jim@shawllp.co.uk
ACA - PwC
BSc (Physics) Bristol

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Jim Shaw

Jim Shaw

Partner

T: 0117 959 5776
M: 07713 566 280
E: myles@shawllp.co.uk
CISI - KPMG
PhD (Physics) Bristol

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Myles Hamilton

Myles Hamilton

Director

T: 0117 403 0441
M: 07788 277 927
E: nathan@shawllp.co.uk
ACA - PwC
MPhys (Physics) Imperial

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Nathan Morgan

Nathan Morgan

Director

T: 0117 959 5794
M: 07785 306 228
E: mike@shawllp.co.uk
BA (Politics) University of York


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Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson

Director

T: 0117 403 4445
M: 07881 229 060
E: tom@shawllp.co.uk
ACA - PwC
BSc (Economics) Lancaster

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Tom Rook

Tom Rook

Manager

T: 0117 959 5793
M: 07833 096 424
E: dani@shawllp.co.uk
ACIM
BA (English Lit) University of Sussex

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Dani Whitehead

Dani Whitehead

Marketing

T: 0117 962 8728
M: 07880 541 551
E: marie@shawllp.co.uk
BA (Business) University of Plymouth


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Marie Talbot

Marie Talbot

Business Development

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Contact

Call:
0117 959 5794
Address:
Queen Charlotte House, 53-55 Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol, BS1 4HQ
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