Jonathan Carey Design - KBS Corporate

Jonathan Carey Design specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke furniture and specialist joinery solutions for new and refurbished commercial buildings. The company operates on a national basis with a diverse range of clients in the public and private sector. Jonathan Carey Design has developed a reputation for excellence and FSC, Constructionline Gold, Safe Contractor and Builders Profile certified.

Having built the business over the years, the shareholders approached KBS Corporate with the sale of their business in order to enable them to pursue unrelated business interests. During their initial discussions with KBS Corporate it was identified that an MBO was the preferred option, as the management team already had knowledge of the company and could ensure its ongoing success.

This led KBS Corporate to focus the research strategy on finding funding for the current management team in order to enable an MBO. The opportunity attracted four offers. The successful offer came from Caple who supported the current management team of Jonathan Carey Design with a long term, fully unsecured £5 million loan.

Sean Brophy, Capable Country Manager, commented “Jonathan Carey Design is a hugely impressive business, operating in a sector which is underserved by lenders. Working alongside KBS Corporate and the management team allowed us to really understand the key revenue drivers and growth opportunities for the business, and ultimately to support based on a genuine forward-looking, cashflow basis.”

Guy Haynes, Corporate Director at KBS Corporate Finance, commented: “Jon Carey and Steve Draper have developed and grown a fantastic business over the past 18 years, and in recent years have developed a dynamic and diligent management team in their image. KBS Corporate Finance is delighted to have been able to collaborate with Caple and the team at Jonathan Carey Design in order to facilitate a good deal for the current shareholders, and a platform upon which the company can continue its highly impressive growth.”


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