KBS Corporate Oversee Acquisition of Grahams Machinery Sales Limited
Grahams Machinery Sales Limited is a respected provider of engineering, industrial and welding supplies. The company was established in 1976 and overtime has developed a loyal client base with several clients remaining with the company over 40 years.
Having built up a strong and successful business, the shareholders instructed KBS Corporate with the sale of their business in order to realise their retirement plans.
During initial discussions it became apparent that sourcing a trade buyer that would support staff development and further business growth was highly important. This knowledge shaped KBS Corporate’s research strategy which developed a primary focus on UK trade buyers. This proved highly successfully and resulted in 21 interested parties being identified.
United Tooling Solutions, which is part of Troy (UK) Limited, produced the successful offer. United Tooling Solutions has been pursuing a growth via acquisition strategy which has included the acquisition of M.O.L Tooling & Accessories, ABT Machine Tools & Tooling Ltd, Kalem Ltd and Barnes JB Ltd.
KBS Corporate Finance Associate Corporate Director, Tom Eatough, advised Grahams Machinery Sales Limited throughout the process and commented: “Founded 45 years ago, the Graham’s brothers and their father have built a fantastic business, with a loyal client base and a great reputation in the market. I am pleased that we managed to find a buyer that is not only a great fit, but also recognises the strong family values in the business and is keen to build on the Graham’s success.”