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Leading Sheffield company sells off successful division

A Sheffield company whose superb craftsmanship has adorned stately homes and prestige buildings such as the Royal Armouries in Leeds and Cardiff Opera House, has sold one of its divisions. Decathlon, the water drainage system arm of Hodkin and Jones, specialists in glass reinforced polyester exterior features and quality architectural mouldings, has been acquired by brand leaders Marshalls of Elland,…

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Fire protection company exits safely

The Castle Square Corporate Finance team led negotiations in the sale of Pyramid Fire Protection Limited, a long established Sheffield based fire protection company, to an AIM listed plc. Kevan Shaw, Director, led negotiations giving the Shareholders a satisfying exit on the sale of their fire protection business Pyramid Fire Protection to Green Compliance plc, an Aim listed business support…

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Successful exit strategy secures growth for engineering company

The Castle Square Corporate Finance team led negotiations in the sale of Abel Demountable Systems to Wheelbase Holdings Limited, which is also the holding company of Wheelbase Engineering Limited. Castle Square’s team, led by Director Kevan Shaw, advised the shareholders of Abel Demountable Systems Limited on their successful exit, via a trade sale to competitor, Wheelbase Engineering. The team identified…

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Bespoke finance solution delivers new opportunities

The Castle Square Corporate Finance team advised shareholders and management team of FISC in a cash out transaction, which also resulted in senior management being allocated equity rights in the business. FISC was founded by entrepreneur Dave Smith and under his leadership the company has grown to become one of the UK’s leading designers of software packages for the Motor…

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Entrepreneur smooths the way in engineering deal

Kevan Shaw led the Castle Square team in advising local entrepreneur Lee Speight on the successful Management Buy-In of specialist surface engineers, Unisurf Engineering Limited. Lee is well known in the engineering sector with a sound track record of delivering profitable growth, having developed a number of manufacturing businesses from substantial losses to profit. Bradford based Unisurf Engineering has built…

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Healthcare specialist sold in Private Equity deal

London based private equity firm Sovereign Capital emerged from nine bidders as the preferred potential acquirers in the sale of specialist healthcare business Christchurch Court. The team at Castle Square led by highly experienced dealmaker Kevan Shaw, put together and completed a complicated private equity and debt led Buy-Out.

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Food group makes tasty addition

Kevan Shaw of Castle Square Corporate Finance acted as lead advisor on the successful acquisition of Lea Green Foods Limited by Rydal International Food Group. Rydal manufactures food ingredients for the Ice Cream, Dessert, bakery and yoghurt markets from sites in Stoke on Trent and Hixon, Staffordshire. Lea Green Foods, based in St Helens is a leading provider of pastes…

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Management Buy-In drives dealer into top gear

Derek G. Pike & Co. Limited (Pikes), which has held the Peugeot franchise in Rotherham for the past twenty years is under new ownership following a Management Buy-In. The new proprietor is Chris Matthewman, who has worked in the retail motor trade for nearly 20 years, the last 7 of which as dealership manager in Peugeot franchises in Sheffield, Bradford…

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Sale reinforces local business

Kevan Shaw has acted as lead deal advisers to the vendor of Speedwell Reinforcement Limited. Speedwell, based in Chapeltown, Sheffield, is a specialist steel reinforcement company that manufactures reinforcing bars and welded bespoke meshes for the precast concrete industries including the telecommunications, water, rail and construction industries and has a blue chip customer base. Kevan Shaw and his team ran…

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Railway wagon manufacturer engineers Private Equity sale

Kevan Shaw advised on the successful exit, by the shareholders, on one of the region’s most successful engineering companies in a Private Equity deal. A leading manufacturer of railway wagons in the UK, was sold to London and Bath based Private Equity Fund Management Group, Chelverton Asset management who purchased the company on behalf of one of their managed funds.…

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Stone specialist builds new future

Sheffield based dealmakers Castle Square Corporate Finance acted as lead deal advisers to the management team who bought a controlling stake in Realstone. Limited Chesterfield based Realstone is one of the largest suppliers of natural stone in the UK and has three production sites which process stone extracted from eight quarries operated by the Group’s Blockstone subsidiary. The Group have…

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Sportswear specialist raises the game

Kevan Shaw of Castle Square Corporate Finance has negotiated the successful Management Buy-Out of Samurai International Sportswear. Kevan advised founder and Managing Director Terry Sands, Sales Director Richard Brand and Finance Director Chris Lawrence, and assisted the company in raising the necessary funds. Samurai manufactures and supplies multisports teamwear to bespoke designs from its own production facilities in China and…

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Opportunity knocks for spring specialist

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser to Andrew Eyre and Andrew England, shareholders in Opportunity Group Holdings, in the successful acquisition of The Tempered Spring Company Limited. Tempered Spring, a Sheffield business which can trace its roots back to 1895, is a traditional business manufacturing bespoke springs and other products for distribution throughout the world. The acquisition will compliment…

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Mail order company makes ultimate sale

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser in the disposal of Kingstown Associates Limited, a retail mail order company based in East Yorkshire. Kevan’s team were tasked with finding a buyer for the owners of the eight year old company as the current major shareholder and company founder sought to realise his investment. Kingstown is a retail mail order company…

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Dealmakers steer international travel group Buy-Out

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser to the Buy-Out team of Sean Taggart and Steve Hornby, on the Management Buy-Out of the award-winning Albatross Travel Group. The Albatross Group is a market-leading wholesale travel organisation, promoting its tours exclusively to the travel industry. The Group was established in the UK in 1985 and currently handles the travel arrangements for…

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Fit-out experts ring the changes

Kevan Shaw and Lisa Ritson have advised on the successful sale of Ringland Construction to Management Buy-In candidate Linda Green of Ringland Constructrion, a Sheffield based firm specialising in the refurbishment of hotels and bars for Blue Chip customers including Marriott and Hilton. Ringland was established in 1991 by Harry Bell and Geoff Oakland and since then has earned a…

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Time to grow for West Yorkshire company

Kevan Shaw has helped a fast growing financial services company achieve the funding to grow through acquisition. Time Financial, based in West Yorkshire has grown to £5 million turnover, through organic growth since its inception five years ago. The company provides Corporate Financial Planning, Investment and Asset Management and Pension Planning amongst its services. Kevan Shaw led the fundraising process…

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