Headquartered in Edenbridge, Kent with a manufacturing facility in Warminster, Wiltshire and a software development office in Leicester, MARCO specialises in the design, manufacture and commissioning of integrated, productivity improvement solutions primarily for the fresh produce and food industry. MARCO’s systems allow efficient measuring, monitoring and controlling of a client’s entire operation; improving operator efficiency and productivity through minimising overpack/giveaway and enhanced operator accountability, whilst at the same time reducing waste and providing full traceability throughout the whole production process.

Founded in 1985 by brothers Murray and Russel Hilborne, MARCO now employs around 70 staff across its three sites and has built an enviable portfolio of customers across a broad range of end-market segments.

ATS Automation uses its industry-leading knowledge and global capabilities to serve the sophisticated automation systems’ needs of multinational customers in industries such as life sciences, computer/electronics, energy, transportation and consumer products.  The Group employs approximately 4,400 people at 23 manufacturing facilities and over 50 offices across North America, Europe and Asia.

Bringing MARCO into the ATS Automation Group will further enhance ATS’s technology offering in the fresh produce, food and pharmaceuticals segments whilst also providing MARCO with access to ATS’s global network to drive additional revenue growth.

Churchill China plc manufactures innovative performance ceramic products serving hospitality markets worldwide.

The transaction involved Curchill China acquiring certain intangible and tangible assets from Dudson Holdings Limited including the Dudson brand and intellectual property in respect of two of Dudson's product ranges, 'Harvest' and 'Evo.

Headquartered in Basingstoke and with operations in the UK, Romania and Taiwan, GTK has been in business for more than 25 years. Focused on the Northern European market, GTK has over 300 active customers, supported by a highly skilled European-based sales and engineering team.

In addition to bringing UK manufacturing back into the Volex Group after a gap of over 10 years, the acquisition expands Volex’s market leading cable assemblies division. Furthermore GTK’s business introduces important new capabilities, customer relationships and innovative new products to the Volex Group.

Quercus originated the deal for discoverIE through its strong relationships with The Terra Alliance, a highly effective international M&A network where Quercus is the exclusive UK member firm.

Santon, with its headquarters in Rotterdam and sales offices in the UK and Germany, designs and manufactures highly differentiated, patented direct current switches for use in solar, industrial and transportation markets.

Variohm is an independent market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of motion, sensor and measurement solutions for businesses across Europe and the USA.  Founded by Roy and Joan Moffat in 1974, the business offers a wide range of component parts and sub-assemblies to customers requiring control and sensing products supported by engineering expertise and manufacturing capabilities.

Headquartered in the UK and employing some 150 highly skilled staff, Variohm comprises four complementary divisions operating across three UK sites and one in Germany.

AWC is a market-leading precision engineering business which provides technically challenging flat and round metal components for the European automotive industry. The group, which can trace its history back to 1919, employs over 700 staff across its modern facilities in the UK, Germany and Hungary.

AWC, backed by the Business Growth Fund, offers Sertec access to additional products, customers and international reach.