458 advises the shareholders on the sale of international exhibition and production group to US acquirer

Key Highlights

  • Sector: Amazon FBA
  • Category: Exhibitions
  • Deal Type: Share sale
  • Deal Size: £X,000,000


458 acted for the shareholders of an international exhibition design and production company, DCE Group, on the sale of their shares to US acquiror, Underground Vaults & Storage (UV&S). Located in Newbury, England, DCE group provide a comprehensive service for exhibitions, retail installations, airport experiences, conferences and various other build projects. The DCE team are led by chairman and selling shareholder, David Cox.

Nathan Lapsley, who led the 458 team said: “I first supported DCE with a restructuring project in the years before the bid from UV&S, which was useful as it ensured that the business was exit ready. When it was time for the sale, 458 steered the sellers from term sheet through to closing. It’s very satisfying to see the guys rewarded with this exit and we look forward to watching DCE’s next phase of growth under the sellers’ continued leadership.”

David Cox’s comments

“Working with 458 was a game changer for us during the sale of DCE. Their expertise in M&A, complemented by invaluable support from their specialist lawyers across employment law, real estate and tax meant that we had all bases covered. The service provided by 458 far exceeded my expectations and I would strongly recommend the firm to anybody looking to exit.”