The following summarise a range of assignments undertaken by ACS Partners':
Frisco (UK) Sales Limited is a long established and successful family-owned distributor of architectural ironmongery to the UK wholesale market. ACS has provided advice on refinancing and arranged a package of bank facilities to support the group's continued growth and development. Additionally ACS has advised on and managed a rearrangement of the family shareholdings. ACS continues to provide board level financial advice and support.
ACS Partners' Tim Gifford acted as interim CEO for Alexandra Workwear PLC. This was a turnaround role where Tim dealt with a range of operational, financial and pension issues.
Tobell Insurance Services Ltd specialises in the delivery of innovative and financially secure insurance products for the motor industry. ACS has provided support on a range of business development issues and identified and initiated a number of business development opportunities in the Middle East.
ACS Partners provided interim management services through a difficult and protracted change of ownership. While leading renegotiation of the group's debt finance facilities, ACS installed new management information and accounting systems and restructured the business between property owning and facilities management operations.
Thyssen Schactbau is an international mining services and construction group headquartered in Mulheim, Germany. ACS Partners were engaged to assist in a review of the group's UK operations. From a thorough understanding of the company's business and markets, ACS were able to identify potential acquirers and negotiate a discrete and finacially attractive disposal for the client. ACS's experience in cross border transactions was invaluable in overcoming many of the cultural issues that often arise between German and UK principals.
ACS Partners were retained by the founder and sole shareholder of Carlisle Brass, the UK's leading independent designer and distributor of architectural ironmongery, to advise on the development and sale of the company. ACS reviewed the options open to the owner for an exit, developed a detailed business plan and managed a tightly controlled auction process which resulted in a successful sale of the business at a multiple of over 8 times Operating Profit.
ACS Partners were engaged by Mezzanine Management to support and assist one of their U.S portfolio companies take their first steps in developing a European business. ACS were able to work with the company in developing an entry strategy for the European market, identifying and executing the initial acquisitions that formed the platform for future expansion plans.
ACS Partners undertook a programme of research for Bank of America to identify and make available suitable proprietary investment opportunities for the Bank's private equity arm. Through our research and solicitation activities ACS were able to generate a number of attractive investment opportunities that met the Bank's target criteria.
ACS Partners' Malcolm Douglass undertook and restructuring and orderly run-down of this Czech provider of automotive insurance services.
ACS Partners advised the Board of Manganese Bronze on the restructuring and sale of certain assets and loss-making business operations resulting in a material improvement in subsequent reported profitablity for the group.
ACS Partners initiated and facilitated the management buyout of the busiess formally known as Butterley Geotechnical Division.
Hadleigh Partners is a private group specialising in the acquisition, restructuring and turnaround of poorly performing industrial businesses. ACS Partners provided long term support to the group in the analysis and identification of acquisition targets meeting the group's criteria. Over a period of several years ACS initiated a number of successful transactions for the group.
ACS, with Meade Corp, identified Thermal Engineering International Limited, a UK buiness providing products and services to the power generating industry, as a potential restructuring and break-up target. Following the acquisition of the business from Babcock Borsig of Germany, ACS provided interim management services. The constituent parts of the business were divested and surplus property and land was released for redevelopment.
Intertek Grop plc is a global testing, inspection and certification company. ACS undertook an acquisition search for the group focussing on opportunities in North America. ACS's work resulted in the identification and successful acquisition of a business inthe US automotive components testing sector in a transaction valued at US$27 million.
JISC provides digital solutions for UK education and research - in particular - the world-leading Janet network,sector deals for accessing services and digital resources, and expert advice and assistance for further education providers in England. ACS has undertaken a number of specific support projects.
Bohemian Ventures is the largest supplier of English Language books and educational material in Central Europe. ACS has assited the group in considering various development opprtunities and reviewed with the owner(s) options for the transfer and management of the business.