KBS Corporate Advises on Sale of Advance Security Limited
Advance Security Limited is a provider of security systems and fire alarms. From their headquarters in Cambridgeshire. The company was established in 1999 and has developed a loyal customer base throughout East Anglia. Over the years Advance Security Limited has seen considerable growth including the acquisition of a competitor in 2012, which enabled them to grow their client base to include two blue chip businesses.
Advance Security Limited’s shareholders, Paul Mantovani, Jeffery Sheppeard and Fiona Sheppeard approached KBS Corporate with the sale of their business in order to facilitate the retirement of one shareholder and prepare for the future exit of the other shareholders.
KBS Corporate implemented a diverse research strategy with a primary focus on UK trade buyers. This was supported by the use of crossmatching and online advertising. The opportunity attracted no less than 76 interested parties. KBS Corporate was able to utilise this high level of interest to generate three competing offers. The successful offer came from New Path Fire and Security Ltd, a group specialising in fire and security compliance businesses. The group is actively seeking growth through acquisition, with Advance Security being the group’s fourth acquisition.
Paul Mantovani, Advance Security Limited Managing Director, will remain with the company post-sale.
Fabio Rambelli, KBS Corporate Associate Director, advised Advance Security Limited throughout the process.