HNH Group are proud to be the sole Northern Ireland representatives and founder members of Pangea M&A, a new international network of corporate finance advisers.
Launched by Dow Schofield Watts in late 2017, Pangea brings together liked-minded independent advisory firms from all over the world. At launch, we had member firms from the US, Canada, Australia, Ireland, UK, Italy, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Sweden, Poland and Portugal, representing more than 60 office locations between them. We expect this coverage to grow over the coming months.
The premise behind the formation of Pangea is to allow member firms to provide an enhanced service to their clients through facilitating cross-border M&A. Through the Pangea network, we can access larger pools of potential acquirors, sources of capital and acquisition targets, as well as tapping into local market expertise. Our combined deal experience extends to more than 600 completed transactions, with an aggregate value in excess of €21 billion.
HNH Group Director and Pangea board member Richard Moorehead, said: “Cross-border activity is an increasingly prevalent aspect of our deal flow. For Northern Irish businesses, we find that, more often than not, strategic acquirors are non-local. A recent example of this would be the sale of Carryduff-based Camperco, to Brisbane-based Apollo Tourism and Leisure, for which we were lead advisor.”
“For us, joining Pangea was a logical step as we continue to grow our own business and compete for larger mandates. In the past, we’ve often been asked by prospective clients how we, as a boutique firm can ensure we access as wide a pool of potential investors or acquirors, as our multi-office competitors. While we’ve been able to point to numerous successful cross-border deals as proof of our ability to do so, the breadth of the Pangea network and calibre of firms involved will undoubtedly enhance our offering.”