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Updated: Mar 1, 2021

Simon Pearson-Miles, Chairman of Sterling Financial Print, provides his personal review of 2020, a year when a world in lockdown learned to work in new ways.

2020 was a year like no other. The rapid spread of the Coronavirus across the world affected the lives of everyone. Meanwhile the social, medical and economic impacts caused by Covid-19 are still being felt into 2021.

And yet, despite the restrictions on movement and the general shift to ‘working from home’, 2020 proved to be another busy year for Sterling Financial Print: one in which we helped our clients complete an exceptional number and range of financial deals.

Below we list some of the high-profile projects that took place in 2020 where clients took full advantage of Sterling’s financial printing prowess as well as our virtual data room expertise.


Sterling supported Tesco during the disposal of their Malaysian and Thailand-based businesses. We also helped G4S in defence of the GardaWorld takeover while both our data room and print services were required for the De La Rue, Aveva and SIG plc rights issues.

We were involved in the Marstons joint venture with Carlsberg, assisted the takeover of William Hill by Caesars Holdings, supported the acquisition of Cineplex by Cineworld, promoted the recommended offer for McCarthy & Stone and helped launch the Inspecs IPO at the start of 2020 as well as the Moonpig IPO which successfully launched on 2nd February 2021.

2020 was not so much a case of ‘business as usual’ but rather ‘more business under unusual circumstances’.



It’s likely to be several months before lockdown restrictions are relaxed and we are therefore fully prepared to continue supporting your current and future projects through our comprehensive range of services.

Meanwhile, all of us at Sterling are looking forward to enjoying a great deal more social interaction with our clients during 2021 when remote working ends and conditions allow.


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