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.
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.
ImpulseLogic’s pioneering solutions suite for the retail sector, Dynamic Store Merchandising (“DSM”), automaticaly applies advanced store inventory management to optimise gross margin return on inventory performance across all products within all stores, with particular emphasis on the recovery of losses in perishable products.
ImpulseLogic is headquartered in Reading with offices in San Ramon, California.
Fabris Lane, a business with a 33-year history, is a specialist eyewear company engaged in the sale of sunglasses. It sells to a wide range of retailers and opticians groups in 20 countries worldwide. Fabris Lane holds licenses for highly recognized brands including Karen Millen®, Lipsy®, Animal®, French Connection® and Oliver Goldsmith® and owns a portfolio of established brands including Monkey Monkey®, M:UK®, Freedom Polarised® and Suuna®. Fabris Lane also provides its customers with own label solutions using its in-house design capabilities and established supply chain and testing facilities.
FGX International is a leading eyewear designer and marketer and wholly owned subsidiary of French eyewear group, Essilor International. The transaction includes Fabris Lane’s recent acquisition of fast growing on-line eyewear retailer, Red Hot Sunglasses.