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Alpha deal for Beta’s founders

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser to the vendors of Beta Engineering Services Ltd. Ray and Val Billington established Beta in the late 1970’s and since then it has established itself as quality manufacturer of CNC components to the automotive and sub-sea sectors amongst others. Based in Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire, Beta boasts an impressive customer base including Ineos Chlor,…

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Manor plants the seeds of success

Kevan Shaw has advised on the Management Buy-Out of Manor Plant Hire Limited. The deal was the second disposal in three years for the major shareholder, Adrian Harkin, who sold AMH Construction to its management team in 2005. Manor Plant Hire is the leading independent plant and tool hire company in Derby. The company supplies construction and contracting companies with…

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Eye for a deal

Kevan Shaw has advised on the successful sale of The Learning Eye Limited to Strontium plc. The Learning Eye is a provider of training and consulting services mainly to the automotive sector, while Strontium plc is an AIM-listed professional services provider. Kevan Shaw’s team ran an auction process, which led to the selection of Strontium as the preferred bidder for…

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Pyronix management secure full control

The Management team of one of the UK’s leading providers of quality security equipment has gained total ownership of their company via the buy- out of a 36% stake, held by Investment Company 3i PLC in its parent company Secure Holdings Limited. The management team, led by Julie Kenny, CBE and Sebastian Herrara, were advised on the deal by Kevan…

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Appetite grows at farmers table

Kevan Shaw has delivered a ‘prime cut’ of a deal for the takeover of Derby-based firm Farmers Table Limited. The deal saw Kevan acting for consultant, Graham Williams who led a management Buy-In. Graham has an extensive background in the food sector and related services. Under the new management, the company is expected to deliver a turnover in excess of…

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New owner puts sugar coating on takeover deal

The Management Buy-In of Regency Mowbray Co Limited New Owner, puts sugar coating on takeover deal. The sweet taste of success has been brought to a Management Buy-In, by businessman Jeremy Mallin, at the Regency Mowbray Company Ltd of Staffordshire, whose quality products including chocolate and fruit sauces go all over the world. Jeremy, who was advised at all stages…

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New focus on future for top security camera company

A high tech nationwide security business controlled from a bank of television screens in a Sheffield underground bunker, has been taken over in a Management Buy-Out by former managing director Phil Bunting and new incoming chairman Geoffrey White. Kevan Shaw helped ease the deal through at Camwatch, by attracting significant private equity investment from Aberdeen Asset Management, together with a…

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Print company creates the right impression

Kevan Shaw has ensured a red letter day for a leading print company by easing it through a Management Buy-Out. Kevan acted as lead advisor for the team which has taken over the reins at Venture Business Forms Ltd. Established more than 25 years ago and now supplying a diverse customer base across the UK with a complete print solution…

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Growing telecoms dealer makes new business connection

Link Telecom, a successful West Yorkshire based telecoms dealer has acquired E.T.C. Communications Limited. ETC specialises in the sale of mobile phones and airtime packages largely to business users and also to the general public. Like Link Telecom, it is an Orange business specialist and one of a select number of dealers to have a direct relationship with cellular networks.…

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Phill says “I do” to wife Alison’s business proposal

A successful South Yorkshire business has been sold by its owner – to her husband! Industrial Personnel, of Doncaster Gate, Rotherham, a market leader in the supply of labour to the industrial, distribution, social care and commercial sectors, has been acquired by Phill Buckley from his wife, sole shareholder Alison Cutts. Kevan Shaw acted as Lead advisor for the sale.…

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Freight company travels the road to success

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser in respect of the acquisition of SHS Freight Services Limited by a local entrepreneur. The company is based in Yorkshire and core trading activities include shipping and forwarding goods for customers in the steel industry. The transaction also included a substantial property acquisition. The transaction took only three months to complete from negotiation…

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Blueprint for future success

Kevan Shaw advised a Management Buy-Out team, led by Judith Fox, on their successfully completed acquisition of Rotherham-based Horner Brothers Print Group Limited. The company manufactures operational printed matter including business cards and compliment slips which are supplied to customers such as HBOS, Prudential and BT. Kevan Shaw said “Horner is a first class business and the Buy-Out provides Judith…

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IFA team invest in the future

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser in respect of the Management Buy-Out of IFPC Limited (IFPC) by Richard Bradly, Umesh Raj Daswani and Paul Farrant. IFPC is a St. Albans based firm of Independent Financial Advisors, specialising in Discretionary Fund Management. Their services include advising on pensions, investments, life assurance and specialist IFA products. Following completion of the transaction, Kevan Shaw…

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Buy-Out team engineer has successful Management Buy-Out

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser in respect of the Management Buy-Out of AMH (Construction) Limited,(“AMH”) by Bill Hammond and Will Tatler, the company’s Operations Director and Financial Controller. AMH is one of the leading providers of civil engineering project management services in the East Midlands. AMH has carried out work for British Telecommunications Plc, its major blue chip…

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BFM motorcycles race ahead

Kevan Shaw has raised development funding for a rapidly growing motor cycle spares distributor, BFM Distribution Limited (“BFM”), based in Bradford. BFM has grown rapidly since its commencement three years ago and has already achieved a marked increase in turnover. Kevan Shaw said “substantial further working capital funding was required to enable BFM to embark on the next phase of…

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Sunquest tanning systems shines in deal

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser to a management team led by buy-in candidate Tony Webster on the Management Buy-In/Buy-Out of Manchester based Sunquest Tanning Systems Limited. Sunquest is the largest manufacturer of UV vertical tanning units, lie-down sunbeds and non-UV manual and automated spray tanning booths in the UK. The company employs over 70 people. The deal also…

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Adviser conveys engineering sale

Kevan Shaw acted as lead deal adviser in respect of the disposal of a Crossfield Engineering, a Sheffield based manufacturer of bespoke mechanical handling equipment. The business was established shortly after the Second World War and has built up a reputation in designing and manufacturing, for example, conveyor systems, materials measurement and handling and equipment used for moving and loading…

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