Industrial and Manufacturing

EA-RS completes four bolt-on acquisitions

2022-05-09T08:08:31+00:00

HMT LLP have advised Rockpool Investments’ portfolio company, EA-RS Group (“EA-RS”) on four bolt-on acquisitions in the past 6 months. EA-RS acquired Added Security Technology (London) Limited (“AST”), UK Security Doors Limited (“UKSD”), Firesec Compliance Limited (“Firesec”) and Air Projects Limited (“AP”). Since Rockpool’s first investment into EA-RS in January 2021, the business has acquired six businesses including the four businesses noted above. EA-RS is a leading provider of fire and security systems in the UK. EA-RS installs [...]

Disposal of Ceetech to RSK Group

2022-03-22T09:06:27+00:00

HMT LLP advised the shareholders of leading M&E contractor Ceetech Limited on their disposal of the business to leading environmental, engineering and technical services business, RSK Group Ltd. Based in East Anglia UK, Ceetech was established in 2001 and has built a solid reputation for delivering engineering excellence. Employing a strong team of circa 70 people, Ceetech designs, specifies, installs, and maintains infrastructure for a wide range of public and private sector clients including hospitals, education, leisure, retail, [...]

EA-RS acquires Added Security Technology

2021-11-08T10:33:05+00:00

HMT LLP advised Rockpool Investments’ portfolio company EA-RS on their acquisition of specialist access control and door entry company Added Security Technology (AST). AST is the third organisation EA-RS Fire Group has acquired this year, following the acquisition of CCSS Fire & Security and the trade and assets of Essex Fire Sprinklers. AST is a specialist door entry system and gate automation company, providing expert safety and security solutions to clients in London and the Southeast. This acquisition [...]

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 [...]

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