Originally a family run engineering business which BPC had sold five years previously to the current vendor, the company had grown significantly during the intervening period and was generating exceptional profits.
The company specialised in the manufacture and servicing of swage and stellite tipped bandsaw blades. The manufacturing workshops were equipped with £1 million worth of CNC machinery which had been specially commissioned and manufactured exactly to suit the needs of the business.
This equipment gave the owners the capability to sharpen and maintain a wide range of cutting tools for the timber trade including planer blades, router cutters, Tenon saws, bandsaw blades and various other woodworking tooling. The business was also involved in the sale of woodworking machinery.
This was a specialist opportunity with substantial critical mass and value. However, as it was beyond the reach of most private purchasers and there were only three other similar businesses in the UK, a trade sale would be problematic.
The eventual buyer came from the automotive industry and the deal was secured with the support of some mergers and acquisitions partners acting for purchasers looking to buy a business. The process from instruction to sale lasted only five months.