Headquartered in Kent, Sureserve Group is a UK-based energy support services group.
We advised on the acquisition of Swale Heating which provides installation, repair and maintenance services to 140,000+ households located across South East of England, London and East Anglia. Swale specialises in standard boiler installations, technical commercial projects and a range of renewable heating solutions, with comprehensive customer service delivered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
CCL is a leading UK-based designer, manufacturer and supplier of waste compactors and recycling balers, operating from a state-of-art, purpose-built manufacturing and office facility in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, supported by its head office and support centre located in Bognor Regis, West Sussex. CCL was founded in 2000 by Alistair and Jo Lindsay, both of whom have led the business since its inception.
Headquartered in Kirkby with sites in Berwick, Hull, Rugby, Honiton and Plymouth, Future Industrial Services (FIS) works with clients across government, major utilities and national & multi-national companies to provide a range of specialised and cost-effective hazardous waste and industrial services.
FIS is one of the leading independent providers of hazardous waste services in the UK, dealing with a variety of complex waste streams across its five permitted processing, treatment and recovery sites which includes the UK’s only Mercury recovery facility. Alongside this hazardous waste offering, FIS has established a specialist industrial services business with a market-leading position in Energy from Waste (‘EfW’) plant maintenance and cleaning.
Based in Chichester, the Wixroyd Group has three leading UK brands of differentiated mechanical components. With a 70 year history, it has a reputation for high quality “c-class” components delivered with an excellent level of service to its 9,000 customers. The Wixroyd Group manufactures and supplies one of the broadest ranges of innovative mechanical components, with a strong product portfolio of over 100,000 products available across the online range providing solutions for product design and engineering challenges.
BPR Group Europe Limited trading as Paper Round (“BPR”) is one of the leading independent waste management businesses in the South East. Reef Environmental Limited (“Reef”) is an independent provider of waste and recycling services across East Sussex and Kent. Reef’s customer base and geographical footprint are highly complementary to that of BPR, providing a great opportunity for the combined business in the marketplace. The enlarged business will also offer greater opportunities for the management and staff in both businesses in Sussex and beyond.
Hunter Healthcare is a London-headquartered, specialist healthcare recruitment business that places interim and permanent candidates into roles in the NHS, private healthcare and life science sectors. Hunter is known for its niche sector focus, high calibre candidates, depth of market knowledge, and the strength of its relationships with clients.
Hunter has developed an exceptional position in healthcare recruitment for non-clinical roles, with revenues growing to £44m in the current financial year. Agathos’s investment will facilitate the management buy-out of Hunter Healthcare and support the senior leadership team in delivering ambitious growth plans.
Headquartered in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, with manufacturing and packing operations in Manchester, Dri-Pak is a leading supplier of branded and retailer own brand cleaning and laundry products and the UK’s largest independent salt packer. Dri-Pak’s product portfolio includes table salt, dishwasher salt, soda crystals, white vinegar cleaner and liquid soap, which it sells into the UK and European retail sector.
With a 50-year heritage, Dri-Pak is a third-generation family business and Quercus has been working closely with the family since 2019 to formulate an exit strategy and prepare the business for sale. Following receipt of unsolicited approaches, through our extensive relationships we identified Finfinero as a logical buyer for the business and managed the sale process from start to finish.
Rydon is one of the UK’s leading regeneration experts. It works closely with local authorities to deliver some of the most prestigious community-focused regeneration projects across London and the South East.
Under the leadership of Paul Nicholls, who led the regeneration and residential businesses at United House and Wates respectively, Real will use this solid foundation to develop over the coming years.
Headquartered in central London, Marclay is recognised as a leader in the provision of cyber-security services.
The business protects the digital assets of some of the world’s most high-profile individuals and organisations. Its cyber-incident and investigations team specialises in supporting businesses who have suffered a cyber-breach or similar security incident with industry leading methodology and forensic capability. It has built a reputation over the last six years amongst many London law firms, where they are widely regarded as the go-to firm for expert advice in challenging cyber security related situations.
Headquartered in High Wycombe, Simply Waste is the leading provider of recycling and waste management services in London and the South East of England. Founded in 2006 by James and Natalie Capel the business has a major operational footprint with its main site located close to Heathrow Airport providing unparalleled access to the buoyant London market, as well as the Home Counties and has regional depots spanning the South of England.
Quercus has been working closely with James and Natalie since 2019 to help formulate an exit strategy including preparing the business for sale. We marketed Simply Waste to a select audience and advised on all aspects of the transaction from deal strategy and preparation through to marketing and finally negotiation of pricing and deal structure. A key part of our role was dealing with the challenges presented by Covid-19 and ensuring that the transaction remained on track during Lockdown.