Industrial and Manufacturing

Acquisition of Amerplast

2021-04-15T08:07:56+00:00

HMT LLP has advised Hanmere Polythene Ltd, a portfolio company of UK private equity group Chiltern Capital, on their acquisition of Finnish plastic packaging solutions provider, Amerplast. Chiltern has acquired 100% of the share capital of the business and will combine it with Hanmere Polythene and Plasmech Packaging to form an enlarged, pan-European group. Hanmere is a manufacturer of recyclable polythene packaging products which are supplied into a number of markets including food processing, agricultural and pet food [...]

Investment in Steer Automotive Group

2021-04-01T08:34:29+00:00

HMT LLP advised Chiltern Capital backed by Keyhaven Capital, on their investment into leading vehicle body repair provider, Steer Automotive Group. Established in 2003, Aylesbury based Steer Automotive Group is one of the largest accident repair groups in the UK, with nine centres covering the whole of the Midlands and into Buckinghamshire.  Steer Automotive are focused on delivering outstanding repairs by combining the latest techniques and the most effective technology to a strong customer base, and their highly [...]

Buy-out of Inciner8 Limited

2020-11-12T11:22:21+00:00

HMT, led by Partner Paul Read, and Managers Will Wimmer and Andrew Reid, undertook financial due diligence for Chiltern Capital on their buy-out of leading designer and manufacturer of incinerators, Inciner8 Limited (“Inciner8”). Founded in 2003 by Vince Ferguson OBE, Inciner8 is based in Southport and is a leading designer and manufacturer of incinerators for a range of applications across the waste management industry including medical, municipal and animal. Inciner8 supplies incinerators to a range of customers including [...]

Hanmere acquires Plasmech

2020-10-08T07:32:17+00:00

HMT LLP advised Chiltern Capital’s portfolio company Hanmere Polythene on their acquisition of Plasmech Packaging Ltd, an expert in polythene film extrusion and polythene bag manufacturing. Based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, less than 5 miles from Hanmere, Plasmech offers a strong product, customer and supplier fit with the enlarged group, and its acquisition supports Chiltern’s strategy to create a pan-European flexible packaging group focussed primarily on end markets in food, food processing, hygiene and personal care.. Plasmech was acquired [...]

HT Materials Science raises €2 million in seed funding round

2020-08-21T10:51:35+00:00

HMT LLP advised innovative nanotech heat transfer additives developer HT Materials Science (“HTMS”) on their €2m seed series funding led by early-stage tech investor, Progress Tech Transfer® (“PTT”). HTMS produces heat transfer additives which, when added to existing water and glycol heating and cooling systems, yield dramatic improvements in energy use or system capacity. As the world warms up and energy demand for air-conditioning and industrial cooling grows exponentially, HTMS’ additives can be retrofitted quickly and simply without [...]

Chiltern Capital carves out Doby Verrolec Ltd

2020-06-19T10:23:20+00:00

HMT LLP advised Chiltern Capital on the carve out of UK’s largest manufacturer of HVAC ductwork jointing systems and ductwork components, Doby Verrolec Ltd. Headquartered in County Durham, Doby Verrolec designs, manufactures and distributes ductwork components, suspension systems and other roll-formed products. The extensive range of HVAC accessories includes flanges, corners, clamps, gaskets and their patented DobyGrip suspension system. As the largest manufacturer of ductwork jointing systems in the UK, Doby Verrolec has been acquired by Chiltern Capital [...]

Arbuthnot Commercial ABL completes £5m refinance deal

2019-11-27T10:41:52+00:00

HMT LLP advised Arbuthnot Commercial Asset Based Lending (“Arbuthnot Commercial ABL”) on the refinancing of window and door supplier GJB Group, including Listers Central Ltd (“Listers”). Based in Rayleigh, Essex, with Listers located in Stoke on Trent, GJB Group have been manufacturing and supplying market-leading window and door systems for over 25 years, making them one of the industry’s most experienced and forward-thinking trade suppliers. Arbuthnot Commercial ABL supported the window and door suppliers with a package totalling [...]

Disposal of Elmelin

2019-08-12T10:11:11+00:00

HMT advised the shareholders of London-based manufacturer of industrial electrical and heat insulation products Elmelin Ltd on the disposal of the business to the management team supported by Panoramic Growth Equity. Founded in London in 1912, Elmelin is a manufacturing business focused on delivering innovative electrical and high temperature insulation solutions. Elmelin is the market leader in the manufacture of mica laminates, used as part of the lining system of coreless induction furnaces used in the foundry and [...]

Refinancing of Precision Technologies

2019-07-11T08:44:57+00:00

HMT LLP advised Arbuthnot on the refinancing of specialist precision component manufacturer Precision Technologies Ltd. Arbuthnot provided a cash flow loan and receivables financing facility to Precision Technologies. Based in Tamworth, Precision Technologies is a high precision engineering company specialising in the manufacture of gears, gauges and splines which are used in the most demanding and high profile industries such as aerospace, healthcare, oil and gas, motorsport and automotive. Precision Technologies’ Engineers use the latest technologies in CAD/CAM, [...]

Octopus invests in Rotolight

2019-03-05T12:24:36+00:00

HMT LLP advised Octopus Investments on their £5 million investment in manufacturer of LED lighting products for photographers and film makers Rotolight Ltd.    Based in Pinewood Studios, Rotolight is a pioneering British technology company, specializing in creating award winning LED lighting products for photographers and filmmakers. Rotolight develops products that provide unique tools to image makers, allowing them to realise their creative vision and aspirations. Rotolight’s lighting products have been used in countless media companies including Disney [...]

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