Headquartered in Kent, Sureserve Group is a UK-based energy support services group.
We advised on the sale of the group's subsidiary Precision Lifts which sells, installs and modernises all types of lifts and provides repair and maintenance services to clients across the South East of England.
Blue Bear is a world-leading provider of AI-enabled autonomous swarm systems for complex defence and security applications. Based in Bedford (UK), Blue Bear employs 65 employees with a turnover of £8 million in 2022.
The acquisition is part of Saab’s continued international growth journey across key markets, which include the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States and Germany.
The combination of Saab’s world-leading products, services and solutions, and Blue Bear’s experience as an agile integrator of AI-enabled autonomous swarm systems will be a powerful driver of Saab’s future capabilities. Blue Bear will contribute to Saab’s existing activities worldwide and Saab will benefit from Blue Bear’s expertise in autonomy and swarming, as well as command and control systems.
Within Saab, Blue Bear will be a centre for Rapid Concept Development providing expertise and scaling-up innovation.
EnviroServ is headquartered near Johannesburg, with regional facilities across South Africa. It is also active in Mozambique and Uganda. It was founded in 1979, and collects, treats, and disposes of general and hazardous waste, with treatment and disposal facilities across South Africa, Mozambique, and Uganda. It has a staff of 2,200 people and a turnover of nearly £70 million and is the only player in South Africa with full national coverage and a complete service offering.
EnviroServ has an extensive customer base across a range of sectors including petrochemicals, manufacturing, metallurgical and mining sectors, as well as serving local authorities.
Headquartered in the UK and with operations in North America, Keronite is a leading provider of Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation (PEO) surface treatment applications offering corrosion protection, wear resistance, thermal protection and electrical insulation for the defence, commercial aerospace and industrial vehicle markets, and also in semiconductor manufacturing.
Keronite’s proprietary PEO surface treatment process utilizes an environmentally friendly method of producing ceramic layers on light alloys such as aluminium, magnesium and titanium to enhance their inherent performance characteristics. Through Keronite’s process, lightweight metals are afforded the wear and performance properties of high-weight materials such as carbide or steel and are well-suited to support demanding applications in high integrity applications.
With offices in London and Dubai, CCL is an established and experienced provider of regulatory compliance services. The business was founded in 1998 by Ralph Lindeyer and has since developed a comprehensive range of compliance services which it provides to a blue-chip client base across the globe.
Headquartered in Dublin, Waystone is the worldwide leader in governance, risk and compliance, representing leading investment funds and managers globally. Partnering with institutional investors, investment funds and asset managers, the group builds, supports and protects investment structures and strategies worldwide. Waystone supports asset managers with more than $1tn in assets.
CCL is Waystone’s ninth acquisition and now forms part of a newly formed Compliance Services division. Whilst Waystone has traditionally offered compliance services to funds, this is the first time it has offered services to fund managers at a corporate level, vastly expanding its addressable market.
Monty’s Bakehouse is a leading innovator of high-quality packaged food solutions for travel markets across the world with offices in the United Arab Emirates and manufacturing sites across Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The company was founded by CEO, Matt Crane, in 2003 and is headquartered in Surrey.
By combining the culinary expertise of SATS with Monty’s Bakehouse product and packaging innovation, the group intends to enhance its food solutions for aviation customers and support growth into new customer segments. Customers across Asia will benefit from the sustainably-packaged, handheld snacks that Monty’s Bakehouse has been providing to a growing roster of premium airlines and other customer segments across the world.
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.
Intelligentgolf is the market leading provider of cloud-based software services to the UK golf industry. With over 500 customers worldwide, the platform is used to provide tournament management, handicapping, membership, tee time management website and electronic point of sale systems to golf clubs and organisations throughout the UK and beyond.
The deal represents the tenth company to join ClearCourse since its foundation in October 2018.
ClearCourse was founded to add value in UK businesses that provide software and payment processing services to a variety of membership organisations including non-profits, trade associations, trade unions, sporting bodies and charities. It acquires innovative businesses with strong management teams and complementary offerings, facilitating operational and commercial synergies and enabling cross-selling of relevant products and services.
Intelligentgolf is the first acquisition ClearCourse has made in the sports & leisure sector and is an important milestone, expanding its offering into a new market and enabling its existing companies to offer their solutions to new end users.
Cecile Park Publishing Limitd (trading as DataGuidance) is an in-depth and up-to-date privacy and security research platform.
OneTrust offers a dedicated privacy management technology platform used by more than 2,500 customers to implement their privacy, security and third-party risk programs, automatically generating the specific record keeping needed to demonstrate compliance with privacy regulations including GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Brazil LGPD.
The deal will enable DataGuidance to access additional expertise in the provision of privacy management solutions, and accelerate sales growth and geographic expansion.
Hopkins Concrete is a family-owned business specialising in the supply of concrete, aggregates and a range of complementary products and services across the South West of England. Operating from two state of the art facilities in Wincanton and Bridgwater, the Business, which has been successfully operating for the past 40 years, supplies a broad range of customers with concrete and aggregates, together with a comprehensive range of complementary products and services including concrete pumping, muck-away and sweeper hire.
Tarmac is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Irish-listed group CRH plc and is one of the UK's leading providers of heavyside building materials.