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Orbis were engaged by Spicerhaart and HSBC to undertake financial due diligence on BJB and to provide acquisition support services to Spicerhaart.

Orbis Team:

  • Malcolm Cook
  • Oliver Devine
  • Nick Wall

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CPM Group is a market leader in the supply, manufacture and design of concrete drainage products for the construction industry. Orbis advised on the sale of CPM Group to Marshalls Plc, a complete concrete external hard landscaping, paving and flooring product business for an enterprise value of £48m.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Simon Lloydbottom
  • Steph Mersh

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Orbis was engaged by Plascoat’s parent company, International Process Technologies, to sell the Plascoat business to US-based Axalta. Plascoat is a world-leading thermoplastic powder coating manufacturer.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory
  • Peter Bull

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Stuart Turner is a leading UK supplier of shower pumps, pressure boosting pumps and pump solutions for both the domestic and commercial markets. Over a six-year period, Orbis has worked closely with Stuart Turner to offer buy-side deal advice on four separate strategic acquisitions, culminating in the sale of the business.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory
  • Simon Lloydbottom
Orbis were engaged by Velcro Holdings BV to undertake financial due diligence on the company in support of the acquisition of Petface by Velcro.

Orbis Team:

  • Malcolm Cook
  • Gary Ecob
  • Nick Wall

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Commercial Collection Services Limited work with a variety of clients including a number of government departments, utilities and debt purchasers. Orbis acted as lead advisor on the sale of CCS to its management team.

Orbis Team:

  • Gary Ecob
  • Harriet Denning
Wavenet is a specialist provider of unified communications solutions to the SME and corporate markets, including products and services across data connectivity, fixed and mobile voice, hosted voice. Orbis were initially mandated by the shareholders of Wavenet to identify trade buyers for the business.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • Peter Bull
  • Steve Nock

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LG Harris & Co Ltd is a leading manufacturer of decorating sundries with a brand that is recognised around the globe. Orbis worked closely with the management team to undertake a business improvement strategy followed by a successful cross-border sale.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Gary Ecob
  • Harriet Denning

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Lean Education and Development Limited is a national provider of accredited vocational learning and development programmes. Over a 24-month period, Orbis worked closely with the shareholders to explore a number of options including a potential trade sale.

Orbis Team:

  • Gary Ecob
  • Steve Nock
Orbis were engaged by Clydesdale Bank to undertake financial due diligence on Evac+Chair in support of the funding to be provided by the Bank.

Orbis Team:

  • Malcolm Cook
  • Steve Nock
  • Nick Wall

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Orbis were engaged by BHSF to provide a full acquisition support service and to undertake financial due diligence on Nexus Healthcare.

Orbis Team:

  • Malcolm Cook

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Established in 1989, FineFrance UK Limited is an importer and distributor of premium food products sourced from across Europe. Orbis worked closely with the shareholders from the beginning of the process to understand the key value drivers of the business and to identify strategic buyers within the sector.

Orbis Team:

  • Gary Ecob
  • Steve Nock

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Point to Point (PTPL) is an End User Computing solutions provider, focusing on private and end user solutions to the Enterprise market. Orbis worked closely with the shareholders to prepare the business for an exit and identify strategic buyers who would benefit from PTPL’s growing market position, strong virtualisation skillset and managed service client base.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • Simon Lloydbottom

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Accutronics is a battery manufacturer based in Newcastle-under-Lyme specialising in developing and assembling custom designed batteries for high-end global OEM businesses. Orbis as principal led a deal to acquire the trade and assets of the business from the administrative receiver.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Chris Gregory
  • Steve Nock

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CORE Gaming is a content studio that specialises in the development of HTML5 real money games to casino operators and platform holders. Over a number of years Orbis worked with the CORE Gaming team to evaluate a number of exit opportunities.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Simon Lloydbottom

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Raccortubi is an Italian based company operating globally within the Oil and Gas market, manufacturing and distributing piping materials, fittings and special steels. Working with our Italian partners in Clairfield International we researched the UK market for acquisition targets.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory
  • Peter Bull

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Flow Communications is a rapidly growing provider of network infrastructure and IT security solutions. Orbis worked with the shareholders to explore a number of options to unlock the next stage of growth.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • Simon Lloydbottom

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Macro Art is one of the UK’s leading wide-format digital printers with a primary focus on the retail and event and exhibition markets. Orbis was instructed to run an MBO process with the current management team to acquire the business.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory
  • Steve Nock
Homelux and Nenplas are leading suppliers of extruded and injection moulded plastic products for the Tiling, DIY, Furniture, Caravan and Shopfitting markets. Orbis worked with Homelux Nenplas through an MBO, a number of acquisitions and the sale of Homelux to QEP.

Orbis Team:

  • Gary Ecob
  • James Grenfell

Bromford Industries manufactures precision engineered components for use in Aero Engines, Industrial Gas Turbines and Landing Gears with sales in excess of £25m. Bromford Industries was a buyout from Hampson Aerospace in 2009 funded by Darwin Private Equity and Lloyds TSB.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory
Adaero is a specialist manufacturer of high precision components, supplying equipment and instrument manufacturers in the medical, optical, defence, laser and hydraulic industries. Orbis worked closely with Cosworth the owner of Adaero to initiate a sale prcoess.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory
  • Steve Nock

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Intercept was a leading UK cloud service provider with a focus on the Financial Services and Insurance sectors. Over a period of nearly two years Orbis worked closely with the shareholders to prepare the business for an exit and identify strategic buyers.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • Simon Lloydbottom

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Orbis acted as lead advisor on the sale of CCSG to Sigma Financial Group, a rapidly growing contingency collections and portfolio purchase business. CCSG work with a variety of clients including a number of large blue-chip telecom, utility, national government and retail businesses.

Orbis Team:

  • Gary Ecob
  • Simon Lloydbottom

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TM Acoustic Technologies is a leading European manufacturer specialising in the development and production of acoustic and thermal insulation products, including aesthetic interior and exterior trim components, engine bay systems and barrier floor mats.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory
  • Harriet Denning
  • James Grenfell

TDP is a London-based European digital media company which is Europe’s largest B2B and affluent targeting network. Orbis advised on a sale of TDP to Martini Media, a San Francisco-based digital marketing business with an estimated worldwide audience of 120 million.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • Gary Ecob
  • Peter Bull

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DVS is a market leader in the manufacture of automatic washroom solutions in the commercial markets, such as healthcare, custodial, public sector and retail markets. Orbis worked closely with the shareholders to understand the key drivers of DVS and identify strategic buyers who would benefit from DVS’ market position.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • Peter Bull
  • Simon Lloydbottom

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Established in 1989, Clifford House is the largest provider in the West Midlands of residential care services for children with special needs. Orbis Partners were appointed to sell Clifford House.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki

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First Line is an internationally renowned distributor of matching OE components, engine, chassis and braking products, and has almost 30 years’ experience in the automotive aftermarket. Orbis worked closely with the management team to lead a deal to secure the business.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Gary Ecob
Opella is the leading UK manufacturer of plastic injection moulded toilet filling and flushing products, selling to major DIY retailers and building/plumbing merchants both directly and through distributors. Opella appointed Orbis as advisers for the disposal.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • Chris Gregory
  • Peter Bull

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Progress Care is a leading specialist education and care provider, supporting children and young adults with high acuity learning disabilities, challenging behaviour and autism. Orbis identified strategic buyers who could further develop the core service proposition further.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • Peter Bull

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Sangamo is a leading supplier of energy-saving, control and monitoring products for domestic and commercial applications. Orbis worked closely with the new investor group and the management team to orchestrate the acquisition of the acquisition from Actaris Plc.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory
Virtual Internet specialises in providing high availability hosting for websites and other managed services to large corporates and the public sector often in time critical applications. Orbis advised and invested in the BIMBO of Virtual Internet in October 2006. Orbis also assisted the management team in driving value into the business prior to the sale of the business.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • Toby Arrowsmith
Chemtek is a manufacturer of liquid cleaners for household and commercial use. Orbis advised on a sale of Chemtek. The Shareholders wanted to sell to an organisation which would provide Chemtek a platform to realise its potential.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Gary Ecob

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Biscom Resource Management Limited is a highly regarded firm providing a range of training programmes and job procurement solutions for the unemployed or otherwise disadvantaged people to secure employment. Orbis acted as lead adviser to the two shareholders of Biscom.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • Peter Bull

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Correl Rail is a UK based independent certification company to the rail industry. Correl appointed Orbis as advisers for the disposal. As part of the Clairfield International network, Orbis were able to generate a number interested parties and a total of six offers.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • Chris Gregory
  • Gary Ecob
  • Peter Bull

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Lawrence Recycling & Waste Management Limited is a regional skip hire business operating a modern fleet of vehicles in the Kidderminster and Stourbridge area. Orbis acted as lead advisor to the management team in the raising of £10 million of development capital.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Gary Ecob
Sontay is one of the largest UK based independent suppliers of sensors, controls and peripherals into the Building Management Services (BMS) market. Orbis worked closely with the chairman, investors and the management team to orchestrate the acquisition of the acquisition from the General Electric Group.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory
SACCS is a specialist care services business, providing residential therapeutic treatments for young children who have suffered early life traumas including neglect, sexual, physical and mental abuse. When Orbis was introduced to the shareholder, the company had low occupancy as a result of a reduction in local authority placements due to the economic downturn.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • James Grenfell
  • Peter Bull

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Established in 1993, Midland Precision is a market leading precision engineering business based in the midlands. Orbis were appointed to sell Midland Precision. We needed to find a buyer which would be both acceptable to the Midland key customers and which could also benefit from these relationships to further enhance its own business.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory

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BakFin Limited is the parent company of Baker & Finnemore Limited, a specialist manufacturer of “Starlock” push‐on fasteners. Orbis was appointed to advise the shareholders on the disposal, having worked with them on the original MBO.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • James Grenfell
  • Peter Bull

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Ash & Lacy Building Systems (ALBS) is a leading manufacturer of metal building envelope systems and ancillary products. Orbis advised on a sale of ALBS to an Investor Group, who have significant experience in this sector.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory

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Orbis acted as lead advisors on the sale of Arc-Gen, one of the leading UK suppliers of welders, generators, and lighting towers into the plant rental, construction and oil and gas markets.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory
  • Shah Zaki

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Antler is the UK’s leading luggage brand, established over 140 years ago, and also has offices in USA and China. Orbis led the transaction to acquire the trade and assets of the business from the administrator in a pre-pack process.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Toby Arrowsmith
Amtech is a global leading supplier of design and test & inspection software solutions to the electrical engineering market. Orbis acted as lead advisor to the management team in conducting an MBO of the business from the private vendor and helping to secure equity funding.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory
  • Gary Ecob
  • Shah Zaki
HCA is a group of care homes based in Somerset specialising in residential care for young adults with complex needs arising from autism. Intrinsic Equity, the investment vehicle of Orbis Partners invested for a significant minority stake to help the development of the business.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Shah Zaki
  • Toby Arrowsmith
The Works is a discount retailer of books, arts & crafts, toys, games and audio-visual products. Orbis orchestrated a deal to put in place investors and a new management team to save the business.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Toby Arrowsmith
The Complete Case Management Group was established in the 1990’s to provide care services to enable individuals to return to their own homes from hospital. The management team needed help defining their strategy and Orbis identified that they were capable of driving a much bigger game plan.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Gary Ecob
  • Toby Arrowsmith
Enpure is the £19.1m management buy-out of Purac, a leading process engineering, technology and project management company serving the water and environmental sectors, from AWG Plc. Orbis advised Enpure on its financial forecasting and structuring an appropriate funding package.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Toby Arrowsmith
Spaform had been manufacturing hot tubs from a site in Portsmouth since the early 1980s, although the company was the largest spa maker in Europe the business materially underperformed. Orbis orchestrated a rescue deal to save the business and eventually a company sale.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell

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ERG is one of the UK’s largest medico-legal businesses. Orbis’s original remit was to assist in re-banking the business away from the existing asset-based lender. It soon became apparent that the chance of achieving this was very remote primarily because of the considerable termination fees that the existing lender would charge.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Toby Arrowsmith

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Sanguin is world leading supplier of blood processing software with a worldwide customer base. Orbis acted as lead advisors to the shareholders on the disposal of the business to German firm Stratec Biomedical Systems AG.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • Toby Arrowsmith

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Craig & Derricott is a leading manufacturer of high-quality switchgear products for low voltage control and safety applications. Orbis acted as lead adviser to the shareholders of Craig & Derricott.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Shah Zaki
  • Peter Bull

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Global is a family owned food manufacturing business specialising in innovative and quality ‘hand-made’ restaurant standard food. The business was being squeezed by its creditors and factoring facility provider and was starting to be unable to fulfil its orders.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Toby Arrowsmith
Microlise designs and provides customised transport management solutions. Orbis worked closely with the management team to lead a deal to secure the business, agreeing an appropriate deal and funding structure and then identifying and securing equity and debt funding for the projects.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory
  • Peter Bull
Forward Approach was the largest residential childcare provider in South Wales caring for children with complex emotional and behavioural difficulties. Orbis Partners were appointed to sell Forward Approach and realise a strategic value for the Shareholders.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki

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Ollerton Limited was well-known as a leading supplier of premium, quality street furniture. Orbis acted as lead advisor to the all the shareholders in the business and advised the executive directors on the best way to present their business for sale.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • Chris Gregory
  • Toby Arrowsmith

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Esteem designs, installs, supports and manages IT infrastructure for businesses between 250 and 20,000 users. Orbis worked with Joe Connolly an experienced MBI candidate in the TMT sector and identified Esteem as a target vehicle for a buy and build strategy.

Orbis Team:

  • James Grenfell
  • Shah Zaki
  • Toby Arrowsmith
Vignal is the leading commercial vehicle lighting equipment and systems manufacturer in Europe. Orbis worked with the management team to acquire Vignal from its parent company, French automotive giant Valeo in deal worth just under £15m.

Orbis Team:

  • Chris Gregory
Elite Creations is one of Europe’s leading suppliers and distributors of fast fashion accessories with offices and showrooms in Hong Kong and London together with a UK based design team. Orbis supported the management team securing funding and advising on deal structure.

Orbis Team:

  • Gary Ecob
TSEU is a specialist provider of traffic control solutions and services in the urban roads market. Orbis orchestrated the strategic sale of the business to Telent. TSEU was an attractive strategic acquisition having developed an impressive range of products and services into the growing traffic management sector.

Orbis Team:

  • Shah Zaki
  • Chris Gregory

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