Sale of Pope Woodhead

We advised Andrew Hobbs and management team on the sale of Pope Woodhead to Huron, an international professional services firm.

What we did

PEM Corporate Finance advised the shareholders of Pope Woodhead on the sale of the company to NASDAQ quoted Huron Consulting Group Inc.  Huron specialises in serving clients in the healthcare, higher education, life sciences, and commercial sectors as these organisations face significant transformational change and regulatory or economic pressures in dynamic market environments.

Company background

St Ives, Cambridgeshire based Pope Woodhead is UK-based consulting firm. It partners with the top global pharmaceutical companies as well as biotech and medical device organisations to bring to market therapies that improve patients’ health. Its knowledge of worldwide, regional and more local markets coupled with a deep understanding of the value of their clients’ innovations has driven its success.

What was special?

This was one of a number of cross border transactions that we completed at a similar time.  Huron was a strategic acquirer, which the directors of Pope Woodhead felt was a natural fit.

Deal structure

Sale of shares to large overseas corporate purchaser.