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Purple Thistle Group is a UK based mergers & acquisitions investment firm focused on building our acquisition portfolio of middle market companies in which we believe we can increase profits and bring lasting sustainability.

We target a wide range of industries, from wholesale, transportation, engineering, manufacturing, healthcare, real estate, construction and many other business services.

Purple Thistle Group prides itself in its ever growing team of investment partners, executive partners, private lenders, and advisory industry experts, whose combined efforts help to generate a substantial creation of opportunities and wealth.

Purple Thistle Group acquire profitable companies and add long term value through internal growth initiatives, improved marketing and systemised management procedures.

We make this possible by employing a hands on multi-faceted team of professionals to carry out a full audit of the company detailing key areas we can improve and integrate our systems. 

This enables us to deliver organic growth in an efficient and timely manner whilst achieving our target goals. 

 

SERVICES

PURPLE THISTLE GROUP is committed to providing creative and scalable solutions for every client. We know that each client is different, which is why all of our services can be easily customized. Learn more about what we offer below and give us a call if you have any questions, or if you’d like to arrange a meeting.

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BUSINESS CONSULTANCY

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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Financial Report

BUSINESS VALUATION

Quality Assured

Buying & Selling

Financial Modelling

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DEBT & EQUITY PARTNERS

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BUSINESS INVESTMENT

Reaching a Deal

FINANCIAL ENGINEERING

Business Partnership

Targeted Criteria

Deal Structuring

 
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At Purple Thistle Group, we’re passionate about what we do, with exceptional service and positive team spirit. We understand how valuable your time is, which is why we will leave no stone unturned in order to find the right solution for you. 

If you wish to partner with us we are happy to explore the options for collaboration and would love to hear from you. Drop us an email or give us a call, let's have a chat. 

 
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MEET OUR TEAM

The People Behind the Company

 
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MARK GOODWIN

Founder / Director / Marine Engineer

Mark is a seasoned investor and entrepreneur having worked in the Oil & Gas Industry for over fifteen years prior to setting up Purple Thistle Group. Mark is now facilitating consultancy & business investment activities in the UK and internationally.

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BARKAN BAYBOGAN

Corporate Banking & Business Development

Barkan is an accredited angel investor and private equity professional in Turkey with international capital markets experience. He has been together with a listed private equity group since 2009 as well as the country manager and solution partner of a European M&A network Corporate Finance in Europe since 2008.

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ANNA MCLAUGHLIN

IT & Business Analyst

Anna has over twenty years in business at the highest seniority level, also positioned as Head of IT at JD Wetherspoons UK. Anna is an expert in both Business Analysis and managing IT delivery and support teams which allows her to approach new topics in a structured, organised and detailed manner.

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GREG GIRARD

Sales & Marketing

An industry expert, Greg specialises in business sales and marketing space, he is Director of CX Services who's expertise in corporate & B2B sales, branding, marketing and direct mail is second to none. A fantastic addition to our team.

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MELANIE TODD

Legal & Compliance

At Purple Thistle Group, we always look for the best in the field - Melanie has over ten years experience with expertise in operational & regulatory risk, and legal compliance.

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ANDREW MCKELLAR

Finance Management

Andrew is a Chartered Management Accountant with over thirty years experience as financial analyst, business consultant and former university Faculty CFO.

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WHO ARE PURPLE THISTLE GROUP?

Purple Thistle Group are a private merger and acquisition firm based in the UK. The company was founded by Mark Goodwin and is headquartered in Glasgow. Purple Thistle Group relies on a team partnership with its private lenders, investors, investment companies, and fellow colleagues to achieve its collective objectives.

HOW DO WE CREATE VALUE?

We look to initiate systemised management in order to optimize company growth through efficient marketing and work strategies.
Through hard work, in-depth industry knowledge, and vast experience, we create and execute our plan and deliver optimum results.

WHAT INDUSTRY DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN?

We specialize in a broad selection of industry including business services, niche manufacturing, technology services, transportation and logistics, consumer products & services, healthcare, and value-added distribution.

CONTACT US

Purple Thistle Group is committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate in reaching out today.

+44 (0)333 305 2007

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