Precision Micro MBO

LDC backs £22.5m MBO of Precision Micro

Mid-market private equity investor LDC has backed the £22.5m management buyout (MBO) of Precision Micro Limited, Europe’s market-leading photo-chemical etching company, from global aerospace, defence and energy group Meggitt PLC. As part of the deal, LDC has invested £13m of equity for a significant stake in the company, supporting a management team led by current…

BLE Lighting & Power sold by Lowe & Fletcher to the Red Arrow Trading group

Sale of BLE Lighting & Power by Lowe & Fletcher

Cattaneo, the Birmingham-based corporate finance advisory business, has advised historical Midlands lock manufacturer, Lowe & Fletcher, on the sale of BLE Lighting & Power to the Red Arrow Trading group. Bridgnorth-headquartered Lowe & Fletcher, a fifth generation family business established in 1889, has sold BLE Lighting & Power to the Red Arrow Trading group, for…

Matt Jones joins Cattaneo Corporate Finance Solutions

Cattaneo strengthens team with new appointment

Corporate finance advisory firm Cattaneo Corporate Finance Solutions has recruited Matthew Jones from KPMG. Matthew Jones has joined Birmingham-based Cattaneo as a Corporate Finance Executive. He recently qualified as a Chartered Accountant with big four firm KPMG where he gained experience working with clients in the manufacturing, automotive and financial sectors. Matt is a member of…

Sale of Dartex to Trelleborg

Sale of Dartex Holdings to Trelleborg AB

Birmingham based advisers, Cattaneo, have advised on the cross border sale of Dartex, which has operations in the UK and the US, to Swedish headquartered Trelleborg. Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Coated Systems, acquired Dartex Holdings Limited. Dartex has its head office and a production facility in Long Eaton, England. It has another…


Recap on an eventful 2017 and prospects for 2018

Last year was certainly an eventful one.  What were the key political and economic factors behind dealmaking in 2017 and what are the prospects for 2018?     Politics were more interesting than expected Politically there was plenty to consider, with the triggering of Article 50, the Chancellor back tracking sharply on his budget plan to…

Cattaneo advises on Accordial acquisition

Cattaneo advises Ash & Lacy on acquisition of Accordial

West Bromwich-based Ash & Lacy has acquired Accordial group, based in Loughborough, for an undisclosed consideration. Ash & Lacy is a leading manufacturer and distributor of metal building envelope systems from six locations around the country while Accordial manufactures and installs acoustic moveable wall systems for the flexible partitioning of rooms as well as manufacturing…

SWP Group

£18m Takeover Offer for SWP Group

Cattaneo has acted as financial adviser to the management team in their acquisition via an MBO of AIM-listed SWP Group Plc. SWP designs, manufactures and installs a range of industrial engineered products and systems, serving international markets in the oil, gas & petrochemical, construction and water utilities sectors. The group operates through subsidiaries ULVA and…

Palletforce buys QTR Transport

Palletforce Buys QTR Transport

Reinforcing its commitment to the network membership, Palletforce has continued its run of investments with the strategic acquisition of QTR Transport. The move is in line with Palletforce’s desire to have the best possible network member for every UK postcode and the move will help support and complement the company’s existing membership in the region. Earlier…