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HMS Pinafore

Another plug for an upcoming theatrical performance; Cambridge Operatic staging HMS Pinafore this time at the Arts Theatre in Cambridge between 28th November and 3rd December.   

I am playing the Bosun's Mate - as there doesn't appear to be a bosun in the crew this is no doubt a ploy by the Royal Navy to keep me on half pay.  Postersmall  This is the second year I have played a "common sailor" having been Samuel in last years production of Pirates of Penzance - could this be typecasting?

The show is being directed by Award Winning Professional Director Alastair Donkin of D'Oyly Carte Opera fame, with musical direction by Tommy Thomas.  No swords this time alas,  but a good show nonetheless - get your tickets now!

Disposal of local manufacturer

Another completed M&A transaction announced. PEM Corporate Finance advised on the sale of Hanworth Laboratories to Disperse plc.  Hanworth is a local specialist manufacturer of cosmetics, and a business with lots of know how too in matching unusual colours and formulations, with designer label and high street retail customers as a result.  Hanworth Disperse is an acquisitive AIM listed plc which has purchased various cosmetic brands but until this deal lacked a manufacturing facility.  The strategic logic of the acquisition is further enhanced as Disperse will also benefit from the know-how of the Hanworth team, particularly Chris Sandy and Terry Hartin.   Lots more on our website on this and other M&A work we have undertaken.   James Allen and Parmjit Bhogal of Cambridge based solicitors Taylor Vinters acted for Chris and Terry on the disposal.