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January 2014
UK & Ireland, < £100m

Liberty Corporate Finance is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of HedgeStart by Cordium Group.

Formed in 2000, HedgeStart offers a unique blend of UK tax, accounting and regulatory compliance consulting services to the investment management and securities industries.

The deal marks another chapter in a period of planned expansion for Cordium, following quickly on from the acquisition of The Sigma Partnership in December 2013. The HedgeStart acquisition allows Cordium to add a highly regarded corporate and private client tax capability to its wide range of client services. It also expands Cordium’s core compliance specialism and provides a further boost to its regulatory accounting division.

All of HedgeStart’s staff and the majority of its partners will be joining Cordium.

HedgeStart’s Founder and Managing Partner, Matthew Wilson, will become an advisory consultant to Cordium.

HedgeStart’s regulatory compliance consultants will join Cordium’s UK compliance consulting team, working under the leadership of Director Philip Naughton, while its accounting and tax teams will merge with Cordium’s regulatory accounting division under the leadership of HedgeStart partner Rob Edwards.

Liberty were appointed to provide acquisition support to Cordium and this is the third acquisition that Liberty have worked on with the Cordium team since the original buy-out in 2010.