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Oct 14

Advised the shareholders of Capital Economics Ltd on a minority investment by LDC

Quayle Munro is pleased to announce that it has advised the shareholders of Capital Economics Ltd (“Capital Economics”), one of the world’s foremost independent macro-economic research companies, on a minority investment by leading UK mid-market private equity house, LDC.  

Capital Economics was established in 1999 by Roger Bootle, formerly Group Chief Economist of HSBC. The company produces global, regional and country research, including coverage of 56 emerging markets, and specialised analysis of financial markets, commodities and the consumer and property sectors, delivered across 23 different subscription services. In addition, it undertakes commissioned research projects.

As the largest macro-economic consultancy in Europe, Capital Economics has established a reputation for independent, rigorous and insightful research, winning the prestigious Wolfson Economics Prize in 2012. The company now delivers research to about 1,300 institutional clients in 70 countries.

Roger Bootle, Managing Director of Capital Economics, said: “This is a very exciting development for our business, with LDC’s investment providing a strong platform to enhance our services and extend our geographic reach.

“Capital Economics will continue to build on its existing international reputation, based on high quality research products, well written, delivered in a timely way and embodying judgements independently formed and clearly expressed – even if they are profoundly at odds with the prevailing consensus.

“We enjoyed working with Quayle Munro whose sector expertise and contacts were invaluable to us throughout the transaction. The team managed the process effectively and provided robust, independent advice at every stage.” 

Quayle Munro has advised on over 50 transactions over the past five years with parties including Bloomberg, Platts (McGraw Hill Financial), Thomson Reuters, Virgin Group, Dow Jones, Reed Elsevier. 

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