Macfarlanes advises Graphite Capital on acquisition of YSC International Ltd

01 November 2017

Macfarlanes has advised UK mid-market private equity firm Graphite Capital on the acquisition of corporate psychology consultancy business YSC International from fellow private equity house Livingbridge. The capital for this investment came from Graphite’s eighth fund which closed in 2013 at £500m.

Graphite has previously invested in a number of other professional services companies including Education Personnel, a provider of supply teachers to schools, NES Global Talent, a provider of engineering contractors to the oil and gas industry and Alexander Mann Solutions, a recruitment outsourcing business.

Macfarlanes assisted on all elements of this deal with a large team appointed from across the firm. The team was led by head of corporate and M&A Ian Martin and corporate and M&A partner Alex Green with assistance from incentives and remuneration partner Robert Collard and tax partner Peter Abbott. Head of finance Christopher Lawrence handled the debt finance elements of the matter.