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Coffee and Tea Merchant and Coffee Roasting Company

Coffee and Tea merchant specialising in roasting and blending coffee at its own dedicated facility. The Company has an excellent reputation and well known brand serving a diverse customer base principally comprising hotels, coffee shops and retailers. No single customer represents more than 5% of turnover. The business has been consistently profitable and has benefited from significant investment over the last 3 years to position the business for growth. There is potential for growth in sales to over £2m with the current infrastructure and cost base. The shareholders have decided to realise their investment in the Company to enable them to retire and pursue other unrelated interests, following a handover.

Online Retailer of Fires, Stoves and Fireplaces

Specialist fire and fireplace retailer, offering a wide range of fires, stoves, wood burning stoves, fireplaces and fireplace accessories, including all major brands. The business is primarily online operating through two websites, in addition to which there is a showroom open to the public. The business targets the B2C market, with most customers being home owners, although some sales are to builders/installers. It has been consistently profitable and has significant potential for growth in sales from its current level of approximately £3m.

Multi-award-winning boutique day spa based in the North West of England, providing a range of non-surgical beauty treatments and selling complimentary skincare products from market-leading brands.
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Intelligent transport solutions for the Public Transport market

The Real Time Passenger Information solutions are targeted at public passenger transport operators and public sector (local authorities) in order to manage and report in real time the movements and performance of their public passenger transport fleets.This information is also then disseminated to the general public through a range of portals such as on-street displays, websites and mobile Apps.

Acquisitions sought

Food sector

MBI candidate with 25 years in food processing looking for MBI acquisition targets in the food processing sector, £30m+ turnover, anywhere in the UK. Would consider joining an MBO team as CEO or non-exec Chairman. Has in-principle funding support.

Chemicals and specialist materials

Experienced CEO looking for businesses in the chemicals or specialist materials industries. Particular interest in companies supplying the aerospace and/or automotive industries. Turnover £5m+. Location within 2 hours drive of Chester. Turnarounds will be considered.

Engineering Services

Independent privately owned group seeks acquisition opportunities in engineering services, particularly plumbing, electrical, ventilation and heating. Turnover £2-15m. Location North West or Midlands. Opportunities may be distressed, retirement sale or businesses seeking a partner to support growth.

Document management

Large, well funded document management business seeking acquisitions in the UK to expand its existing business (records management) and broaden is activities into related office or business support services including IT but not cleaning or facilities management. Turnover £0.5m-500m.


Experienced team seeking opportunities in the telecoms market and related areas. Particular interest in telecoms and IT focused resellers. Turnover £1m+. Turnarounds considered.

Acoustic insulation and flooring

Corporate client looking for manufacturing businesses in the foam insulation and flooring sectors. Turnover £2-10million. Ideally allocated within 2 hours drive of North West.

Contract cleaning and janitorial supplies

Corporate client wishes to acquire companies involved in contract cleaning, janitorial supplies and facilities management. Turnover of targets should be £0.5 - 5 million. Ideally North West but will consider anywhere in UK.

Engineering Companies

Experienced team seeking precision engineering businesses turnover £1-10m, will consider turnaround situations. Companies serving the aerospace industry are of particular interest. North West or Midlands preferred but will consider anywhere in the UK.

Wealth management

Corporate client seeks investment management businesses, specialising in discretionary fund management. Companies sought with assets under management of £50 Š 250 million. Preferably located in the South East.

Storage, transport and logistics

Experienced director looking to acquire businesses in the storage, transport and logistics industries. Location anywhere in the UK. Turnarounds will be considered.


Experienced investor with impressive track record in business management, primarily in IT related companies, is looking to acquire a business in software sales and development or IT services. Turnover £1m+ Location; anywhere in the UK.

Printing and Packaging

Corporate clients seeking acquisition opportunities in printing or packaging. Turnover £1-20m. Location anywhere in the UK. Turnaround opportunities considered.

IT and telecoms

Well established IT support services and solutions company is seeking to acquire similar businesses, preferred locations North West, Midlands and Yorkshire. Also interested in telecoms providers. Turnover up to £5m.

Radio infrastructure and technology sectors

Experienced FD and CEO, with PLC experience, looking for MBI acquisitions in the radio infrastructure (not radio stations) or technology sector. Other sectors considered. Targets to be located in the South East. £2-25million turnover.

Golf courses and clubs

Niche Private equity fund with management team looking for golf courses/clubs to acquire. Either single clubs or groups of clubs. Leasehold or freehold. Anywhere in UK but preferably in the south east.

Packaging and Labelling

Corporate seeking acquisition opportunities in label or flexible packaging manufacture. Turnover £1-10m. Location within 2 hours drive of Staffordshire. Turnaround opportunities welcome.

Investment sought

Bridging loan company

The company is a provider of short term bridging finance secured on residential and commercial properties. The directors have extensive experience in the sector and are supported by a strong independent Credit Committee that review all loan applications. The company is seeking additional funding to support continued growth in the loan book. Investment can be structured depending on the investorÕs circumstances and is likely to be in the form of a debt instrument, providing an ongoing income.

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