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SOLD: Precision Sheet Metal Business (Based North England)

A leading producer of precision sheet metal work, designing and manufacturing a wide range of highly accurate components, fittings, special brackets, enclosures, equipment cases, computer chassis and precision fabricated products.  Located in a modern factory unit built to high standards, the quality of the plant & machinery is exceptional, reflecting the policy of investing in the very best machinery available.  The company has a management team capable of handling all aspects of the business on a day to day basis.

The owner was first introduced to us in 2010, by his accountant, when he had received interest in the business from the US.  Our first task was to see whether a satisfactory deal could be negotiated with the US buyer and it soon became clear that the deal being suggested was a long way from being satisfactory and our client followed our advice and withdrew from the negotiations and we placed the business on the market.

As can happen, especially in a challenging economic environment, the business did not sell to the first 2 parties who signed Heads of Terms which explains why in total 31 months elapsed.  However, our client was prepared to be patient and appreciated our unflagging determination to achieve a satisfactory deal.

By taking a more creative approach to the deal structure and in particular, vendor financing, we achieved a deal at the original Guide Price without placing our client at significant financial risk.


Anderson Shaw has offices on the outskirts of Coventry and provides business broker and corporate finance services for clients throughout the Midlands and the UK.

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