KBS Corporate Oversees Acquisition of Kigtek
Kigtek provides a comprehensive range of specialist software, control, safety, and electrical solutions, and are renowned as premium suppliers of control, safety and monitoring systems in the food, beverage, and power markets.
Gordon Fleming, Kenny Williamson and Iain Murray, the shareholders of Kigtek instructed KBS Corporate with the sale of their business to enable them to implement the beginning of their retirement plans.
The opportunity proved highly popular with 67 interested parties, including several large companies and multinationals. KBS Corporate was able to use these impressive levels of interest to generate a competitive bidding process which resulted in French trade buyer VINCI Energies producing the final offer. The acquisition will allow VINCI Energies to expand its specialism within the automation and process control sector as well as its geographic footprint. Legals were provided by Shoosmiths.
Corporate Director at KBS Corporate, Guy Haynes, advised Kigtek and commented: “Gordon, Iain and Kenny have built an outstanding business, and the fact that they managed to attract the interest of VINCI and several other blue-chip companies is testament to this. During the transaction a very strong relationship developed between the parties, and I have no doubt that under VINCI’s stewardship, Kigtek will grow and move to the next level.”
Scott Van Der Vord, Chief Financial Officer, VINCI Energies UK & ROI, said: “We are delighted to welcome Kigtek into the VINCI Energies group. This is a great addition to our team of automation and process control specialists and will, in turn, strengthen our ability to serve our many customers by improving their efficiency, optimising their industrial monitoring and safety processes, and integrating the latest smart industry technologies. Kigtek will join our existing Automation Perimeter of six Business Units, 220 staff and 11 locations and will establish a strong automation and control systems footprint for Actemium in Scotland.”
Gordon Fleming, Business Unit Manager at Kigtek commented: “The Kigtek team are really excited to begin the next chapter of our journey and thrilled to join VINCI Energies UK & RoI as part of its Actemium UK’s Automation Perimeter. The Group’s business model really attracted us as it gives us the ability to continue to grow our business and use the strength of the VINCI Energies network of Business Units in the UK and around the world to better serve our customers.”