Chemicals is the UK’s largest single manufacturing sector, representing 1.3% of GDP. The sector directly employs c.180,000 people in the UK and provides vital input to several other manufacturing sectors. The Chemicals sector also supports other areas of the UK economy as it invests significantly in continuous Research & Development and spends heavily on process plant and other capital equipment. The Chemicals sector is currently benefitting from attractive R&D and other tax incentives and the UK is often regarded as an excellent business environment by international companies in the sector.
Livingstone has a long track record advising specialist manufacturers across the pharmaceuticals, fuels, household and personal care, paint & polymers and flavours and fragrancies sub-sectors on all aspects of M&A, capital raising and financing.