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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. As…

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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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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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