Articles and news on Management Buyouts (MBOs) and their role as an effective strategy for unlocking value and driving long-term success for businesses and their management teams.


Rollalong deal for Barclays

Barclays Ventures has backed an £11 million MBO of portable accommodation specialist Rollalong Hire, which has been acquired from its previous owners the Newman family.


Just Trays attracts Gresham

Leeds-based shower tray manufacturer Just Trays has undergone a management buyout, backed by Gresham Private Equity for an undisclosed sum. The group, which now has an estimated 20 per cent share of the UK shower tray market, boasts a range of high-end products with several more designs in the pipeline.


Campden completes buyout

Fast growing magazine producer Campden Publishing has concluded a £6 million management buyout backed by Matrix Private Equity Partners and Beringea, both of which run VCTs.


Baird locks up Paddock

Private equity firm Granville Baird has invested £8.9 million in the management buyout of Paddock Holdings, a West Midlands-based designer and manufacturer of multi-point door locks.


Barclays backs Uninterruptible MBO

Barclays Ventures has backed a management buyout of Uninterruptible Power Supplies to the tune of £15 million. The MBO by the incumbent management team was led by managing director David Bond.


Close backs IDIS MBO

IDIS, a Surrey-based importer and distributor of unlicensed pharmaceuticals to named patients, has completed a £22 million management buyout with the backing of Close Brothers Private Equity.


Penta gobbles up EAT

Sandwich and coffee bar operator EAT has completed a £39 million management buyout from 3i, with the aid of Glasgow-based private equity group Penta Capital.