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KPMG Advises CSHL on Combination of Styles & Wood and Southerns

KPMG Advises CSHL on Styles & Wood and Southerns

KPMG has supported Central Square Holdings Limited (CSHL) on the combination of Styles & Wood Group plc (S&W) and Southerns Group (Southerns).

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KPMG has supported Central Square Holdings Limited (CSHL) on the combination of Styles & Wood Group plc (S&W) and Southerns Group (Southerns). 

The acquisition of property services group S&W, which received shareholder approval in February 2018, has completed today after the shares were delisted from the London Stock Exchange. 

CSHL held a 25% equity interest in Southerns, the leading furniture, fittings and equipment, and interiors specialist. As part of the transaction, CSHL entered into a share purchase agreement to purchase the remaining 75% conditional on the S&W takeover completing. S&W will now join forces with Southerns, and both organisations have today become wholly owned by CSHL.

KPMG’s debt advisory team provided financing advice to CSHL and comprised Nick Dodd, James Hatton, Meredith Casey and David Madoc-Jones. KPMG’s transaction services team, which provided due diligence on the deal, was led by John Moth, who was supported by Philippa Keasey and Chris Percy.

Nick Dodd, Head of Debt Advisory at KPMG in the UK, said: “The funding provided for this transaction demonstrates the clear support from HSBC and Tosca Debt Capital for the future growth performance of the combined business in the property services sector. It also signals the strength of the Northern debt market and the ability of management teams in the region to access the scale and flexibility of debt products that can help them realise their commercial ambitions.” 

 

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