Auburn Ainsley Limited
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Auburn Ainsley are a quantity surveying practise based in Sheffield. The company was founded in 1935 and prides itself on its union of traditional values and adaptive modern approach. Over the years Auburn Ainsley has developed strong relationships with several impressive clients that has led to many of them returning to the firm. The surveyors operate in a range of sectors with a primary focus in healthcare. This is perhaps due to Auburn Ainsley’s numerous contracts with multiple NHS Trusts, primary care, GP and private healthcare providers. However Auburn Ainsley has also worked with local authorities, housing associations, prison services and commercial clients.
KBS Corporate was instructed with the sale of Auburn Ainsley in order to allow the business to see continued growth through the impetus of a new owner.
Following the implementation of a comprehensive research strategy KBS Corporate received a number of interested parties, comprising of trade buyers, some private buyers and small investment companies. This resulted in a series of offers, with the successful offer being made by Pennington Choices.
Pennington Choices operates nationally providing property surveying and consultancy services. They have worked with a plethora of blue-chip clients during their 19 years of operation. They continue to see a rise in success which is demonstrated by Pennington Choices being awarded Employer of the Year 2018 in both Bromley and Warrington, Best Companies 2* organisation in 2019 and being ranked 9th in the 75 Best Companies to Work for in the North West in 2019.
Pennington Choices acquisition of Auburn Ainsley was motivated by their desire for growth. Moving forward the sellers will continue to have an active role within the business.
The deal was overseen by Fabio Rambelli, Associate Director at KBS Corporate.