MBO of Stobbs IP

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PEMCF acted as advisors to Julius Stobbs, who set up the division within iPulse three years ago, on a management buy out that will provide independence and an increased market focus for the business. Julius’s original team of 11 staff has quickly expanded and now comprises of 23 staff.

Company background

Formerly the Cambridge trademark division of iPulse, Stobbs IP is a trade mark consultancy firm based in Cambridge. The business offers a variety of services relating to IP, covering copyright, design and domain name creation to management, enforcement and exploitation. Set up in 2009, the business has already been awarded Tier 2 status by The Legal 500 and boasts clients such as Tesco and O2.

What was special

We supported Julius through a protracted series of negotiations.  Raising of finance for the transaction also took some time due to the lack of liquidity in the banking market for transactions of this type.

Deal structure

The deal was supported with term lending from HSBC using the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme alongside equity from management.


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