Three acquisitions for GI Solutions

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We have advised GI Solutions on the acquisitions of Kettering-based Eclipse Colour Print, Eclipse 4DM and Direct Link.

The combined group, which has a turnover of over £80m, will offer a wide range of services spanning data services, direct marketing, transactional services and commercial print. The deal is part of GI’s ambition to become the UK’s leading integrated marketing communications business.

Corporate Partner Paul Cliff, Corporate Senior Associate Andrew Cowan and Banking Partner Andrew Madden led a large multi-disciplinary team who advised on the acquisition and financing of the transaction.

Andrew Cowan said “it was a pleasure to work with Chief Executive Officer Pat, Chief Financial Officer Sotos and their team on what was an interesting transaction which involved support from a number of funders and professionals. The addition of Eclipse to the existing group opens up further opportunities for growth.”

Catalyst provided corporate finance advice and KPMG financial due diligence reporting.

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