Tournus Equipement, a France-base manufacturer of stainless steel equipment for professional kitchens, acquired CED Fabrications, a UK-based commercial-catering equipment manufacturer. This acquisition will provide expansion opportunities to both the companies in the UK and other countries. The management teams of both companies will focus on working together to enhance the range of products available to their customers. The transaction was advised by Clairfield International France and UK.
Agrometer, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality slurry-handling equipment, was sold to Erhvervsinvest, an independent private equity firm based in Denmark. Agrometer was founded in 1977 and serves the agricultural, municipal, manufacturing, and marine industries. The sale was advised by Clairfield Denmark.
Tentamus acquired BLS Analytik GmbH & Co. KG, a German company specialized in testing services, analysis, and quality certification in the food, pharma and consumer sectors. Tentamus is a growing international testing and analytic group, and one of the leading quality and safety services groups of medium-sized laboratories in the life-sciences sector. The transaction is a part of buy-and-build strategy to expand the operations of the Tentamus group in the very attractive industrial service sector. The acquisition was advised by Clairfield Germany.
Wavenet, a specialist provider of unified communications solutions to the SME and corporate market, was sold, through an MBO, to Beech Tree Private Equity. Wavenet, founded in 2000, provides communications products and services to over 2,000 customers in the UK. Beech Tree invested GBP 35 million to meet shareholder’s requirements and fund the future growth plans. The transaction was advised by Clairfield UK.
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BRIAN O’HARE, CHAIRMAN CLAIRFIELD INTERNATIONAL
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