Chesham Amalgamations

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Chesham Amalgamations & Investments
Private
Industry Merger Broking
Founded London, 1962
Founder Dr Francis Singer
Nicholas Stacey
Headquarters London
Key people
Philip Craig
Jonathan Reddaway
Website www.cheshamamalgamations.com

Chesham Amalgamations is the trading name of Chesham Amalgamations & Investments Limited, a pioneering mergers and acquisitions broking company based in the UK. It was formed in 1962 by Dr Francis Singer and Nicholas Stacey, both Austro-Hungarian, at 36 Chesham Place, Belgravia,[1] with the intention of assisting

in "peaceful" mergers and, in this respect, played a small but significant role in the reorganization of UK industry during the Sixties and Seventies. The company was unusual in dealing only with uncontested mergers, and so avoided the protracted battles that were often harmful to the companies involved.

— John Warner, Obituary: Nicholas Stacey, The Independent (London), 5 February 1997

Stacey introduced Sir Miles Thomas, later Lord Thomas of Remenham, who had previously been Chairman of the British Overseas Airways Corporation, now British Airways,[2] and President and Chairman of the National Savings Committee.[3] Thomas later became Chairman of Chesham.[1]

The company benefitted from the formation of the Industrial Reorganisation Corporation by the 1966 British Labour government, which had the intention of promoting and helping finance regroupings in industry, and which thus encouraged a trend toward bigger business. In 1966–1967 it successfully concluded US$50 million worth of corporate mergers.[4]

By 1969, the company had recruited Sir Neil Shields as its third director.[1]

External links

  • Chesham Amalgamations website
  • The history of Chesham Amalgamations

References

  1. ^ a b c "The Story of Chesham Amalgamations" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-06-20. 
  2. ^ "The History Of The British Airways Museum - 1987". Retrieved 2007-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Janus: The Papers of Enoch Powell". Retrieved 2007-06-20. 
  4. ^ "Britain's Cult of Bigness". Time. 1967-10-27. Retrieved 2007-06-20. 
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