HMT LLP advised Chiltern Capital on their investment to support the management buy-out of Architectural Panel Solutions (“APS”).
APS is a manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of panel and framing products for commercial, residential and industrial buildings in the UK, continental Europe and the USA. The company sells a number of well-established, own brands with over 30 years of history, including a unique composite stone panel product and two panel framing systems. It also distributes a range of third party panels.
The MBO was led by Craig Chivers (Managing Director) and Pete Brough (Head of UK & Europe).
Chiltern Capital has taken a majority stake in the company and will play an active role in supporting Management to accelerate growth across key markets through targeted investment, product development, and more focused sales efforts.
HMT undertook financial due diligence for Chiltern Capital on this transaction.
Thomas Holroyd, Investment Director at Chiltern Capital commented:
“HMT did a tremendous job advising us on the investment in Architectural Panel Solutions. Their detailed and insightful advice, as well as their senior-led team and professionalism, was key to get the deal done efficiently.”
Paul Read commented:
“We are delighted to have advised Chiltern Capital on yet another transaction this year. The Petrarch and Omnis divisions have a strong client base and a real expertise in their sector. Chiltern’s investment will enable them to develop the business and reach their ambitious growth plans.”