UC Ibérica signs deal targeting green energy sector

The Carling Group subsidiary, United Capital Ibérica, has announced a new investment partnership with ICP Capital Partners, targeting the booming carbon reduction and green energy markets in Spain.

In the news – iNewspaper

The Carling Group founders, Graeme and Leanne Carling, spoke to iNews about their mission to decarbonise the UK built environment.

In the news – Business Insider

Top Scottish business magazine Business Insider interviewed Graeme and Leanne about the progress made towards acquiring £500million of revenue in the UK sustainable building services sector.

In the news – Daily Record

National daily newspaper, Daily Record, spoke to founders Graeme and Leanne about their commitment to donate £1million to Caudwell Children, a charity set up by Phones4U billionaire, John Caudwell.

In the news – The Times

Looking back at the progress they have made, Graeme and Leanne spoke to The Times newspaper for an article in their “How we made it” feature

The Carling Group announces new investment partnership with Trident Dental Group

The Carling Group, an international family investments office operating out of UAE and with offices across Europe, have announced their latest investment partnership, with ambitious dentistry business, Trident Dental Group. The partnership will see The Carling Group Board of Directors join existing Trident Directors, Dr. Nedahl Swessi and Danijel Forstneric to lead the business as it executes a fast-paced acquisition strategy for growth.

Dr. Nedahl Swessi, who formed the business in 2020 with ambitious plans for rapid growth, reached out to The Carling Group CEO Graeme Carling, after seeing the success of Mr Carling’s construction sector investment business, United Capital Investments. Graeme Carling will assume the position of Group Chairman of Trident Dental Group, with other Carling Group Directors taking up positions on the Board.

Speaking of the new partnership Graeme Carling commented; “I am delighted to announce our new partnership and have The Carling Group’s experienced and successful Board of Directors supporting Nedahl and Danijel to realise their ambitions for Trident. The healthcare, and in particular the dentistry market, is an exciting one, perfect for our style of buy-and-build growth which we have a lot of experience in.”

Mr Carling continues; “The Carling Group are experts in consolidating fragmented markets and our fastquisition model, where we call on our knowledge and experience to expedite the business buying process, is proven to be effective. With Nedahl and Danijel’s in-depth industry knowledge, and our acquisition expertise, Trident Dental Group will grow quickly.”

Dr. Nedahl Swessi, who bought his first dental practice in 2014 added; “I am excited to have Graeme and The Carling Group team join our Board at Trident. I have followed their successes at United Capital and having them join our team is a great result for us. We have ambitious plans and rather than try to do everything ourselves, we have brought in partners who are vastly experienced in the Mergers & Acquisitions market. The Carling Group Board brings a wide range of expertise, essential to our success, and we expect to have some exciting news very soon.”

International Women’s Day 2020

Here’s a throwback to when Leanne met her mentor Kim Kiyosaki back in 2009, and a more recent encounter in 2020 discussing women in business. Over the past 11 years, with many more un-filmed meetings, Kim has grown from being Leanne’s mentor to friend, and their bond is a classic example of the strong relationships Leanne creates throughout the business. As one of our Directors, these skills in building relationships and managing and negotiating deal activity to its completion are essential at The Carling Group. A lot of her work is carried out behind the scenes, so what better day to celebrate her than International Women’s Day!

Over the past 13 years, Leanne has grown her residential property company, Carling Property Group, into the largest privately-owned residential landlords in Scotland. She’s been involved in over 1,000 property transactions with a value of over £200million, and Leanne’s work behind the scenes is just as interesting as the high figures. Whether Graeme’s come home to find the microwave’s gone missing or their duvet’s done a disappearing act, it’s testament to Leanne’s caring nature that she’d give her own belongings to tenants who have nothing.

Leanne absolutely loves giving back, so if you’re looking for a successful businesswoman to speak and inspire women at your next event, just get in touch! #IWD2020 #EachforEqual

Coventry University students get investment masterclass from Graeme Carling

United Capital Managing Director, Graeme Carling accepted an invitation from Coventry University’s Investment Society to deliver an investment masterclass on Monday evening.

Speaking to students via video conference, experienced investor Graeme Carling told his story and offered his top tips for successful investing. The talk, a latest in a series of such delivered by Graeme as part of United Capital’s community engagement campaign, allowed University students who are interested in investing to quiz the expert. Graeme commented: “I enjoy the opportunity to talk directly to students and try to offer them some ‘real’ talk on the reality of investing in property and companies. I recently spoke to a group of property investors at an event organised by Shaf Rasul and at another organised by St. Andrews Business Club as part of their annual Business Week programme.”

Top Scottish Entrepreneur, Shaf Rasul invites Graeme Carling to Edinburgh Property Event

United Capital Managing Director, Graeme Carling was invited to tell his story at a prestigious Property Know-How event organised by one of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs, Shaf Rasul. Graeme, joined by Allied Surveyors Scotland’s Director of Commercial, Iain Mercer, discussed his journey and “laser-focused mindset” with the packed conference held at Edinburgh’s Sheraton Grand Hotel.

The event, which included Q&A session and a networking meal, donated all proceed to the Edinburgh Cats & Dogs Shelter.