OUR SERVICES

North Star Corporate Finance is a specialist provider of interim corporate finance services. We are unique in delivering our expert services directly alongside your internal teams allowing for enhanced efficiency (cost and time) and reduced transaction risk, whilst ensuring maximum focus is retained on the day-to-day operations by management.

Major projects include M&A and corporate action services to Official List, AIM and SFM traded companies; M&A for PE backed businesses and specific expertise in the fund management sector (both at manager and fund levels). We have notable strengths in our commercial contractual legal knowledge, UK tax, UK regulation (FCA Handbook) and overall project management capabilities.

Recently North Star planned and transacted the first UK conversion of a ground rent property fund to a PAIF and we have further subsequently launched a market-leading commercial ground rent (property) fund for the retail investor market. Current projects include the launch of new social infrastructure fund for institutional capital and an institutional-focussed version of the commercial ground rent proposition.

Our solutions are designed to deliver your objectives in a cost conscious timely manner (including a material reduction in third party advisory fees), while materially reducing transaction associated risks. North Star work closely with your team throughout the duration of each transaction and are in turn supported, at the right juncture, by specialist professional advisors. North Star Corporate Finance can plan, structure, transact and implement your strategic corporate goals across the range of Corporate Finance Services including:

M&A AND PRIVATE EQUITY
LISTED COMPANY AND REGULATED ENTITY ADVICE
PAIF CONVERSION AND REAL ESTATE FUNDS INCLUDING FUND MANAGEMENT 

North Star offer expertise across a broad range of corporate finance skills. To find out how North Star can help and to discuss your requirements please Contact Us

Our service provisions include:

M&A | PRIVATE EQUITY

All aspects of mergers and acquisition including:

▪ STRATEGIC REVIEWS
▪ MERGERS
▪ EXIT PLANNING
▪ BUYING/SELLING A BUSINESS (END TO END MANAGEMENT OF PROCESS)
▪ RAISING FINANCE TO SUPPORT YOUR BUSINESS PLANS (THROUGHOUT THE CAPITAL STACK DEBT THROUGH TO EQUITY), INCLUDING IPOS
▪ MANAGEMENT BUY INS/OUTS

LISTED COMPANY | REGULATED ENTITY ADVICE

We have notable depth in our knowledge of listed and regulated entities and the relevant impacts of the regulatory framework that applies to any corporate activity:

▪ UKLA LISTING RULES
▪ DISCLOSURE RULES AND AIM RULES COMPLIANCE (WHETHER IN A TRANSACTION CONTEXT OR GENERALLY)
▪ TAKEOVER CODE
▪ COLL SOURCEBOOK
▪ FCA RULEBOOK GENERALLY

REAL ESTATE FUNDS AND FUND MANAGEMENT

The Fund Management sector requires a specialist set of expertise. In particular, North Star advise on:

▪ FUND AND FUND MANAGEMENT STRUCTURING – BOTH INSTITUTIONAL AND RETAIL FUNDS
▪ CONVERSION OF REAL ESTATE FUNDS TO PAIF’S AND OTHER TAX EFFICIENT STRUCTURES
▪ ON SHORE AND OFF SHORE FUND STRUCTURES
▪ PRIVATE PLACEMENTS (INCLUDING PREPARATION OF ALL DOCUMENTATION SUCH AS INFORMATION MEMORANDA)
▪ SERVICE AGREEMENTS (i.e INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS)
▪ FCA/LOCAL REGULATOR REGULATORY LIAISON AND COMPLIANCE MATTERS ARISING
▪ PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL FOR PROSPECTIVE INVESTORS