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Ref: 0836 Large Format Digital Display Business South East Add

Key Facts

£1.8M turnover
Large format digital printing and display finishing
Experienced ongoing management team
Supplying to the retail display industry
£500K invested in new machinery in the last 12 months

Business Overview

Based in South East
Operates from modern freehold premises
New plant and production facilities recently installed
Group restructure sale

Financial Overview £000's

  2013 2012 2011
Turnover 1,800 2,200 1,700
O.Profit 650 634 522
Adj EBITDA 31 115 34
Ref: 9876 Steel Framed Buildings Manufacturer/Constructor South Midlands Add
Key Facts

9-year reputation for excellence
High quality, long standing industry relationships
Strong order book and pipeline – 8 months visability and growing volume of enquiries
State of the art software
Specialist engineering knowledge
Expert staff with strong management succession
ISO9001 and BS EN 1090 quality accredited
SMAS and CHAS safety accreditation
UVBD Achilles
Sentinel Approved
National supply to broad Customer base
Mature, profitable business with further growth and development potential

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The business would suit a fabricator or civil engineering business with capacity to absorb the new business or similar project engineering business looking to widen its geographical or customer reach.

Ref: 1807 A Highly Successful Window Blinds Manufacturer North East Add
Key Facts
  • A very successful and long standing manufacturer of window blinds
  • Marketing a comprehensive product range
  • Support from a well motivated and trained team
  • A strong emphasis on customer service and short lead times
  • A very impressive financial performance
  • Additional marketing and product opportunities will help support continued growth
Business overview
  • Based in the North East this family owned business has over 30 years established a well-known trading name
  • A mix of sales to domestic and commercial customers
  • Marketing via:
    • Two websites
    • Social Media
    • Local advertising
    • Showroom Displays
    • Telephone sales team
  • Operating from leased premises  

Financial Overview

  2012 2013 2014 Ytd April 2015
Sales 1,214 1,363 1,487 789
Gross Profit 861 947 1053 583
% 70.9 69.5 70.8 73.8
Operating Profit 313 339 343 264
Adj. Op. Profit 322 359 373 264
Ref: 2014 Long Established Traditional Engineering Company Midlands Add
Key facts
  • £2 million turnover
  • Profitable
  • Trading throughout the UK
  • Capable management for day to day business
  • Customer base to develop
 Business Overview:
  • Based in the Midlands
  • Specialist supplier
  • Freehold property can be included
  • Property has development potential
For the years ended 30th June 

2014 2013 2012
Turnover  2008 1925 2318
Operating Profit  253 108 156
Adjusted EBITDA  204  154  214

Ref: 6369 High Quality Oak Furniture Business South UNDER OFFER
A long established and profitable High Quality Oak Furniture business
Key Facts 
  • mature profitable business with further growth and development potential
  • extensive ranges for both modern and country cottage feel living
  • niche in the middle to top end of the market
  • High quality, long standing reputation and established customer and supplier relationships
  • expert staff with strong management succession
  • £1.65m turnover
  • 3 showrooms, plus separate warehousing space 
Business overview 
  • based southern England
  • recent further investment in showroom capacity
  • retirement sale 
Financial overview
                   £000’s             2015 (F)           2014 (Draft)             2013 (A)
Revenues 1,650 1,506 1,101
Gross Profit 950 865 601
  57.5% 57.4% 54.6%
EBITDA 315 254 168

Ref: 7900 Dominant Industrial Products Distributor North East UNDER OFFER
We have recently been asked to seek a buyer for a prominent Industrial Products distributor based in Lincolnshire and I attach an outline description of the business. It was founded in the early 80's and has been consistently profitable and cash generative. The company trades from leasehold premises on a small industrial estate, selling/stocking key branded products - bearings, gearbox/motors, power transmission, seals and wheels/castors. 

The current shareholders, who are also active in the business, wish to retire and recognise the importance of a suitable transition period for both the new owners and the retention of the existing customer base. 

Would this business meet your strategic objectives? 

If so, please contact me to discuss the opportunity in further detail

Key facts 
  • Well established distributor of bearings and power transmission products
  • Selling and stocking key international branded products
  • A leading distributor in its geographic location
  • Very strong emphasis on customer service and product availability
  • An impressive financial performance history.
Business Overview 
  • Based in Lincolnshire a well known distributor business providing 24hour/365 day service primarily to the industrial maintenance sector
  • Satisfying with profiled stock the maintenance needs of local industry and in particular the food processing and packaging sectors
  • Trading from leased premises
  • A retirement sale and willingness to work in tandem with the new owners so as to achieve a seamless handover  
Financial overview (£k) 
  2012 2013 2014
Sales 713 748 706
Gross profit 326 355 349
Overheads 162 156 147
Operating profit 164 199 202

Ref: 1400 Specialist Steel & Aluminium Fabricator West Midlands Add
A long established Specialist Steel & Aluminium Fabricator

Key Facts
·         £1.15 million turnover
·         Manufacture of bespoke metal & composite fabrications
·         Large Customer base 
·         Modern CAD Systems
·         Operates from owned freehold property

Business overview
·         Based in the Midlands
·         Genuine Retirement Sale
·         Opportunity for an acquiror to expand off a well established base of 35 years
Financial Overview (£’000)

 2014 2013  2012  2011
 Turnover  £1156 £1053  £1090  £961
 Op Profit  £30 £37 £14  (£26)
 Adj EBITDA  £138 £113 £57 £48
Ref: 2805 Manufacture & Supplier of Precison Machined Parts West Midlands Add

Manufacturer & Supplier of Precision Machined Parts & own Branded range

Business overview

  • Supplying Blue Chip companies associated within food and beverage industry
  • Real opportunities to expand turnover towards past levels of £5 million
  • Valued brand name and reputation
  • Midlands Based but easily re-locatable
  • Retirement Sale

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Ref: 7955 High Quality Canal Boat Fleet - For Sale NW Add

High quality canal boat fleet for sale


  • 14 premium quality boats in excellent condition
  • Operated from a centrally situated boat yard
  • Dynamic management team
  • Historic hire base offering full facilities.
  • Six year operating contract
  • Boats run and maintained by the operator.
  • New owner involvement is as much or as little as wished.


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Ref: 8663 Profitable Franchising Business UK Add

This successful business has an outstanding multi sector service portfolio offer in the main sectors of commercial and domestic cleaning, restoration and maintenance services. The company has been developed by an entrepreneurial business man who now offers this substantial growth and profit opportunity to a company or high quality investor who can take the business strategy forward into new regions throughout the U.K.

The company has mature management systems and an excellent franchisee business model including expert support through all the key learning phases of development, from start-up through to development in its operation.  Acting as a franchisor each franchisee pays a monthly management services fee and purchases on going supplies on a regular basis. Contract term is 5 years, +5  +5,retainment is excellent and recruitment is brisk due to the quality of the brand and the winning formulae that franchising portrays.

Ref: 7701 Polypropylene | Plastics | Packaging National Add

With a turnover of £2M this long established and profitable business supplies products to the packaging, display and construction industry. With investment, this business has the potential to expand significantly above its current turnover.

Ref: 8022 Public/Private Works Civil Enginering Surfacing Contractors Midlands Add

A long established profitable Civil Engineering/Surfacing Contractor with strong presence within local Authorities and infrastructure throughout the U.K., with a turnover in the region of £2 to £3 million based in the West Midlands.

The Company is well positioned to benefit from the recovery in the construction industry.

Ref: 5778 Production of Roof Lanterns South East Add 

A sale due to retirement, this business designs and manufactures high calibre roof lanterns. Profitable, with a very good balance sheet, this market leader has an established team of managers.

Ref: 4853 Residential Caravan Park North West Add

15 acres of land, with a further 25 acres, plus seperate 1.75 acre building plot.
Planning permission for 60 residential lodges and static caravans.
Homes already installed, 13 sold and 18 rented out.
Rental income and pitch fees alone producing a six figure sum.
Independent valuation of the land alone £1.7M.
Further development potential.

Ref: 1841 Distributor of Electrical Supplies Midlands Add 

A retirement sale, this is a very profitable electrical distributor with an established management team and freehold property.

Ref: 3258 Wholesaler of Electrical Supplies North Add 

This wholesaler retains a reliable purchaser base and an active member of a UK purchasing organisation. A profitable business that would be attractive to either a nationwide group or a regional company looking for extra sites. Also ideal for someone wishing to build a business.