Moore Kingston Smith advises on the sale of one of Europe’s leading financial services providers to Duff & Phelps

29.01.20 / Insight posted in Articles, MKS News

Moore Kingston Smith is delighted to announce the sale of Lucid Issuer Services, Lucid Agency and Trustee Services and Fluyd (Lucid Companies) to global advisory group Duff & Phelps. The Lucid Companies are Europe’s leading providers of securities solicitation and loan and bond agency services. We advised the principal shareholders, Sunjeeve Patel and Yves Theis. Our…

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Personnel Today: Anjali Kothari on how can schools manage changes to teachers’ pensions?

28.01.20 / Insight posted in MKS News

The Teachers’ Pensions Scheme (TPS) is about to become unaffordable for more than 100 independent schools with, according to the National Education Union, a negative impact on around 5,000 teachers. Changes to teachers’ pensions in the private sector are likely to become unmanageable for many schools. Anjali Kothari explains what will the changes mean from…

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Academies Plus – Issue 1

24.01.20 / Insight posted in Articles, Newsletters

Welcome to our first edition of Academies Plus (A+), Moore Kingston Smith’s newsletter specifically created for academies. In this issue: Introducing essential cyber defences for multi-academy trusts Recruiting and retaining staff Effective benchmarking – best use of comparison data Sponsorship and non-primary purpose trading Off-payroll working rules and multi-academy trusts Reminder: Calculating holiday pay for…

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Global influencer marketing agency secures funding from Puma Private Equity

22.01.20 / Insight posted in Articles

Moore Kingston Smith has helped Influencer, a global influencer marketing agency, secure funding from Puma Private Equity. The funding will accelerate the development of the company and facilitate its global expansion. Influencer launched in 2017 and has become one of the fastest-growing influencer platforms in the world. The media-tech business connects its clients to their…

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FT: Lynne Rowland on impact of new scope of trusts

21.01.20 / Insight posted in MKS News

Advising on how the impending money laundering rules could change the whole trust landscape, Lynne Rowland said: “If a trustee gets something wrong, they could be personally liable if they are seen to have been negligent.” Lynne continues that difficulties might arise where beneficiaries are required to supply full details or have their identity disclosed.…

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We’re going to MIPIM 2020!

21.01.20 / Insight posted in MKS News

Moore Kingston Smith are attending MIPIM (10 – 13 March 2020), the world’s premier real estate event which gathers over 26,000 people from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transaction through premium events, conferences and dedicated exhibition zones. Moore Kingston Smith have an integrated team of advisers…

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Moore Kingston Smith advises on sale of Digital Decisions B.V. to Ebiquity plc

14.01.20 / Insight posted in MKS News

Moore Kingston Smith Corporate Finance has advised on the sale of digital media monitoring and optimisation services provider Digital Decisions to Ebiquity, an AIM-listed independent marketing and media consultancy. Digital Decisions provides an innovative solution for global digital media reporting and evaluation that helps global advertisers to monitor and optimise their digital marketing and media…

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Moore Kingston Smith bolsters Los Angeles Media team

13.01.20 / Insight posted in MKS News

Moore Kingston Smith is delighted to announce the expansion of Kingston Smith Barlevi, its affiliate in Los Angeles, to now include the practice of Steven Pines CPA. Mr Pines has practised in the LA market for 40 years, specialising in the Media and Entertainment sector. Along with his eight-strong staff team, he will move into…

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Charity CSR: action away day!

10.01.20 / Insight posted in Articles

For one day every year at Moore Kingston Smith we abandon our offices to venture into the community. With diaries blocked out and computer screens shut down, we are to be found armed with garden tools, painting and decorating gear and ready smiles to support local projects and charities for the MKS Action Day. This…

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Harnessing a creative vision

10.01.20 / Insight posted in Articles

As a firm, we know how proud we feel when we win professional awards. But we are also extremely proud of the awards we give through our charitable initiatives. Here we tell the behind-the-scenes story of one of the causes benefiting from our pioneering Creative Vision Award (CVA) this year. The Moore Kingston Smith CVA…

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