Acquisitions News in the Wholesale And Distribution sector

Fri, 09 Mar 2007: Findel is to sell its Home Farm Hampers business, which has 7,500 agents and a £8m order book, to Park Group for £0.3m....
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Wed, 14 Feb 2007: Proel, the Italian distributor of musical instruments, has agreed to acquire Turbosound in the UK for an undisclosed sum....
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Wed, 07 Feb 2007: Murray Metals has acquired Newton Steel Stock, the Somerset-based steel company with about 100 staff, for about £25m....
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Fri, 19 Jan 2007: Bespoke Envelopes of Sidcup has merged with Barking-based Direct Envelopes to create a combined envelope manufacturing group with 50 staff....
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Thu, 18 Jan 2007: Woolworths is to acquire Bertram, the Norwich-based book distributor, for about £29m, in order to expand its Entertainment UK wholesaling subsid...
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Thu, 18 Jan 2007: Michael Ward, the Bolton-based refrigerated transport company with 100 staff, has undergone a management buy-out....
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Wed, 17 Jan 2007: Amtrak Express Parcels, the West Midlands-based parcel delivery company with almost 1,000 staff, has been bought out of administration by Netfold....
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Mon, 15 Jan 2007: Redbridge Holdings, the Peterborough-based fresh produce company with 668 staff, has been acquired by Total Produce for up to £12m....
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Thu, 11 Jan 2007: Delcam has acquired Crispin Systems, the Leicester-based supplier of CADCAM systems to the footwear industry, for an initial £0.5m....
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Wed, 10 Jan 2007: Carr's Milling has acquired Johnstone Fuels & Lubricants, the oil distribution company with three depots in Dumfries, Castle Douglas and Newt...
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Fri, 22 Dec 2006: British Salt, the Cheshire-based salt supplier with 125 staff, is considering plans for a £100m management buy-out from US Salt Holdings....
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Wed, 20 Dec 2006: Rosewood Packaging has acquired Alexander Box Company, the Cumbernauld-based supplier of printed corrugated packaging with 39 staff, for undisclosed t...
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Mon, 06 Nov 2006: Archimedes Pharma has acquired Link Pharmaceuticals of Horsham, West Sussex, for almost £25m. Link is a profitable business which is on track to...
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Tue, 31 Oct 2006: The Airdrie-based whisky and spirits company, Inver House Distillers, has recently become a subsidiary of International Beverage Holdings, the interna...
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Thu, 12 Oct 2006: Wincanton is to acquire RDL Holdings, the provider of supply chain services to the building industry with 350 staff at 38 sites, for £22m. The deal consists of a debt-free initail consideration of £22m which will be followed by a further payment of up to £5m subject to the achievement of financial targets by 31 December 2007. The company has also acquired Bristol based home delivery company Lane for up to £2m, which includes the assumption of around £6m of debt. Graham McFaull, chief executive of Wincanton, commented: “Wincanton has a strong track record of growing both organically and through acquisition. These two businesses enable us to build further on our leading presence in the UK, enter new sectors and expand our service offering. We see continuing opportunities for growth,...
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Thu, 12 Oct 2006: Wincanton is to acquire Lane Group Plc, the Bristol-based home delivery company, for up to £2m plus the assumption of £6m of debt. The acquisition will be financed from existing banking facilities. Lane employs 750 workers at 15 sites across the UK and has a fleet of 330 vehicles. Customers include Bosch, Electrolux, Homebase and Magnet. Wincanton announced the acquisition in conjunction with that of RDL Holdings, the provider of supply chain services to the building industry with 350 staff at 38 sites, for £22m. Graham McFaull, chief executive of Wincanton, commented: “Wincanton has a strong track record of growing both organically and through acquisition. These two businesses enable us to build further on our leading presence in the UK, enter new sectors and expand our service offering. We see continuing opportunities for growth, both orga...
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Tue, 03 Oct 2006: Macfarlane Group is to acquire Bloomfield Supplies, the Gloucester-based packaging distributor with 22 staff, for up to £2m. Glasgow-based Macfa...
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Wed, 20 Sep 2006: Corsie Group has acquired Kaloss International, the supplier of health and beauty products, for £0.4m, and will relocate the business from Chest...
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Tue, 12 Sep 2006: Heywood Williams is to acquire Carlisle Brass Group, the architectural hardware distributor with sites in Carlisle, Blackburn and Preston, for £48m. Established in 1986 by current Group Managing Director Robin Graham, the group employs 130 staff and its brands include Carlisle Brass, Eurospec, Eurolite, Sterling Hardware, Finger Tip Design, de’Leau and Ludlow Foundries. As part of the deal, Robin Williams will own a 7.51 per cent stake in Heywood Williams and he will remain with Carlisle Brass as full-time C...
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