Well Established Engineering Contracting Company Sold by KBS Corporate
Celtic Process Control Limited is an engineering contracting company providing integrated design, manufacture and construction of instrument, electrical and modular mechanical process control systems with a focus on the water industry. The company is based in Wales. Celtic Process Control Limited was formed in 1974, originally named Instrument Services Newport and rebranded in 1981. The company benefits from excellent customer retention levels, with 90% of clients providing repeat business. Clients are primarily based in the water and anaerobic digestion industries, many of whom have stayed with the business for over 25 years. David F Morgan and Louise Morgan instructed KBS Corporate with the sale of their business in order to enable them to realise their retirement plans.
It became clear that employee retention, and the continuation of delivering high levels of customer service was highly important to the shareholders. This guided KBS Corporate’s research strategy towards a focus on sourcing a UK trade buyer, with some exploration of private investors. This process identified 26 interested parties, the vast majority of whom where private investors, and three competing offers. The successful offer came from Alex Dinham, a private investor.
Matthew Sibley, Corporate Deal Executive at KBS Corporate, commented on the deal: “I was happy that the offer and the process met David’s expectations, and that the business will continue to operate as David wished following his departure.”