Paul Ellaby - DAC Beachcroft
Paul Ellaby

Paul specialises in corporate finance which involves mergers and acquisitions, disposals, private equity and venture capital, shareholders' agreements, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. He has particular expertise in private equity transactions and in the technology sector. He is head of DAC Beachcroft's Corporate Finance team in the North.

Paul has over 30 years’ experience advising on the transactional, commercial and corporate governance related issues encountered by companies throughout their lifecycle.

Paul's clients range from AIM-listed technology companies, through hi-tech start-ups, owner managed businesses and manufacturing businesses to high net worth individuals. He has advised some of the leading UK private equity investors on a range of corporate finance transactions including institutional buy-outs, management buy-outs and buy-ins and take privates. Paul is particularly adept at utilising that experience to guide management teams through the complexities of such transactions.

Relevant experience includes advising:

  • EMIS Group plc on the acquisition of Pinnacle Healthcare.
  • Healthcare technology scale-up Visionable Limited on its £9.1 million fundraise.
  • On the setting up of Comhar Capital Limited, its investments in TaperedPlus Limited and Panintelligence Limited and the management buy-in of Fabriweld Tubular Steel Products Limited.
  • Fastflow Group Limited on its acquisition of the social housing construction group, Partner Group U.K. Limited.
  • The shareholders and directors of leading mid-market asset-management group, Fastflow Group Limited, in connection with the significant investment by Elysian Capital and the debt facilities provided by Lloyds Bank and Yorkshire Bank.
  • Bowdon Group Limited in connection with the acquisition of Interface Contracts Limited, a company which provides electrical engineering services in the utilities sector.
  • The shareholders of BACS approved payment services company, First Capital Cashflow Limited, on its sale to NASDAQ listed Bottomline Technology Inc.
  • Sika AG on the acquisition of Ronacrete (Far East) Ltd, a leading supplier of mortar and tile adhesives based in Hong Kong with a production facility in the neighbouring Guangzhou province.
  • Clear Debt Limited on the sale of part of its IVA portfolio to Aperture Debt Solutions LLP.
  • The shareholders of Prime Document Limited on its sale to a management buy-in team funded by Maven Capital and Yorkshire Bank.



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