Transactions

ACQUISITION OF CROMWELL TOOLS BY GRAINGER INC.

USA, December 2015
SDR identified Cromwell as their best vehicle for expanding Grainger’s footprint in Europe in a wide-ranging study, and assisted in landing this major transaction valued at $482 million.

ACQUISITION OF MONTROSE FASTENERS LTD BY BUFAB AB

United Kingdom, December 2016
SDR advised Bufab on a follow-up acquisition of an OEM fastener distributor in the UK, following the earlier successful Apex Fasteners transaction. The transaction settled for an undisclosed sum.

ACQUISITION OF INFINITY FASTENERS BY KELLER & KALMBACH

Germany, November 2015
SDR advised Keller & Kalmbach on their first investment in the USA, acquiring a five – site stainless steel supplier with a focus on the water industry. The transaction closed for an undisclosed sum.

ACQUISITION OF APEX FASTENERS BY BUFAB AB

Sweden, November 2015
SDR indentified Apex Fasteners, the largest independent stainless steel fastener distributor in the UK, as a target for acquisition for Bufab AB, and advised on the transaction which closed in November 2015.

ACQUISITION OF ARVID NEILSON AB BY WUERTH

Denmark, March 2008
SDR identified and advised on the purchase of one of Scandinavia’s largest independent fastener companies from the Arvid Neilson Trust. The company was founded in Denmark, but had its largest hub in Sweden and a manufacturing plant in Norway. The turnover of the company upon sale was around EUR 100 million.

ACQUISITION OF MARINE FASTENERS BY WUERTH

USA, January 2008
SDR identified and advised on the purchase of one of the largest US stainless steel fastener suppliers. The turnover of the company at sale was around US$ 36 million.

ACQUISITION OF NORDISKA BULT BY WUERTH

Sweden, August 2006
SDR identified and managed the acquisition process of one of Sweden’s significant suppliers of industrials fasteners, Nordiska Bult, to Wuerth. The target company based in Goteburg was acquired in December 2006 for an undisclosed sum, following 6 months of negotiation.

ACQUISITION OF JAMES GLEN LTD BY WUERTH

Australia, February 2006
SDR managed the rapid acquisition of James Glen Ltd – Australia’s foremost stainless steel fastener business – in January to February 2006. The company had a turnover of AU$ 25 million at the time of sale.

ACQUISITION OF SOW DIESEL BY WUERTH

Brazil, December 2005
SDR identified and managed the acquisition of this new branch of Wuerth’s industrial supplier network. SOW Diesel was acquired out of private ownership and the erstwhile management has remained in place.

ACQUISITION OF THOMAS WARBURTON PTY LTD BY WUERTH

Australia, June 2003
SDR supported Wuerth during the acquisition process of TWL in June 2003 as it did with the EDL transaction in 2001. The annual turnover of TWL on purchase was AU$ 25 million.

ACQUISITION OF EDL FASTENERS GROUP BY WUERTH

Australia and New Zealand, January 2001
Wuerth acquired EDL, a local NZ and Australian distributor, on 5 January 2001. Company turnover for the group amounted to NZ$ 30 million at the time of purchase.

ACQUISITION OF DUNN SON AND STONE PTY LTD BY AGRIQUALITY LTD

New Zealand, October 2003
SDR identified DSS as an appropriate target for the New Zealand State-Owned Enterprise in its expansion into Australia, and managed the lengthy acquisition process. AgriQuality is New Zealand’s largest food laboratory, and auditing company and the DSS acquistion gave it an import bridgehead into Australia. The transaction was completed in October 2003 for an undisclosed sum.

ACQUISITION OF ENVIRO HEALTH LABORATORY LTD

Australia, May 2003
In May 2003 Gribbles Group bought out Enviro Health Laboratory Ltd for an undisclosed sum. SDR facilitated the transaction.

ACQUISITION OF E-LAB

Australia, April 2003
SDR initiated the purchase of E-Lab. E-Lab is specialised in testing of water, fertilizers, and plant and animal products. SDR sourced the laboratory, which had an annual turnover of serveral million dollars, as a potential target for Gribbles Group.

ACQUISITION OF E-LAB

Australia, April 2003
SDR initiated the purchase of E-Lab. E-Lab is specialised in testing of water, fertilizers, and plant and animal products. SDR sourced the laboratory with an annual turnover of several million dollars as a potential target for Gribbles Group.

ACQUISITION OF ALPHA SCIENTIFIC

Australia, March 2003
With assistance of SDR Gribbles took over Alpha Scientific in March 2003. The laboratory has worked mainly in veterinary pathology and had a turnover of an estimated AU$ 10 million at the time of purchase.

GRIBBLES ACQUISITION OF AGRIQUALITY’S VETERINARY HEALTH LABORATORIES

Australia, April 2002
SDR brokered the transaction between the New Zealand State-Owned Enterprise, AgriQuality Ltd, and Gribbles, the Australian listed pathology company, which saw the for former state laboratories in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Christchurch, pass to the Gribbles Group.

SILLIKER ACQUISITION OF AMDEL SYDNEY MICROBIOLOGICAL LABS

USA, May 2001
SDR assisted Silliker in the acquisition of Amdel Australia’s Sydney food labs. Negotiations commenced in September 2000 and the transaction concluded on 15 May 2001. SDR also assisted Silliker in the take-out of Silliker’s minority shareholders, Safe Food NSW, in its Sydney laboratory company, Silliker Microtech. This transaction was completed on 1 May 2001 for an undisclosed sum.

ACQUISITION OF ALL DOOR SERVICES LTD BY ASSA ABLOY ENTERANCE SYSTEMS NZ LTD

Sweden, April 2011

SDR identified and advised AAES NZ Ltd on the purchase of All Door Systems Ltd, New Zealand’s largest independent automatic door service company from private shareholders. The purchase was completed for an undisclosed sum.

ACQUISITION OF PEISER GMBH BY ASSA ABLOY ENTRANCE SYSTEMS

Germany, March 2010
SDR assisted in the completion of the negotiations of the purchase of one of northern Germany’s premier automatic door and gate operator businesses. The business was gradually integrated into the Ditec Group of companies. The transaction was completed in March 2010 for an undisclosed sum.

ACQUISITION OF DOORTECH LTD BY BESAM

New Zealand, March 2009
SDR identified and advised on the purchase of NZ’s largest automatic door service company, based in Wellington but with operations also in Auckland and Christchurch. This privately owned company was integrated into the Besam service group in New Zealand. The transaction was completed in March 2009 for an undisclosed sum.

ACQUISITION OF THE DOORMAN BY ASSA ABLOY AB

Sweden, June 2005
SDR advised Assa Abloy in the purchase of a New Zealand door service operator in June 2005.

ACQUISITION OF SECURITY MERCHANTS BY ASSA ABLOY AB

Sweden, March 2004
SDR Ltd managed the acquisition of Security Merchants Group Ltd, one of Australasia’s largest security product distributors with sales of AU$ 35 million, for an undisclosed sum.

ACQUISITION OF THE INTERLOCK GROUP BY ASSA ABLOY AB

Sweden, December 2001
SDR assisted the international corporate, Assa Abloy, in their acquisition of Interlock, the leading New Zealand manufacturer of window and door hardware at the end of 2001 for NZ$ 100 million. The company had NZ$ 60 million sales at the time of purchase.

ACQUISITION OF TRIMEC TECHNOLOGY BY EFF-EFF

Germany, April 2000
SDR assisted Eff-Eff in protracted negotiations on the purchase of Trimec Technology – Australia’s largest electromechanical lock manufacturer – for an undisclosed sum.

ACQUISITION OF NEW ZEALAND LOW-RISE LIFT SPECIALISTS PANDECT BY VESTNER GMBH

Germany, 2015
Vestner, the German multi-national elevator company, acquired the New Zealand low-rise lift specialist business based in Christchurch in August 2015 and added NZ Engineering Services (lift maintenance) in 2016.

ACQUISITION OF VTNZ BY DEKRA SE

Germany, September 2013
SDR advised on the acquisition of NZ’s largest vehicle testing company with a turnover over NZ$ 80 million from the Motor Trade Association. The value of the transaction was of the order of $NZ 60 million.

ACQUISITION OF MILFOS BY GEA FARM TECHNOLOGIES

Germany, November 2012
SDR assisted in the negotiations that enabled GEA FT to complete the purchase of New Zealand’s premier milking equipment supply company. The double-digit million transaction was completed in November 2012.

ACQUISITION OF FIL BY GEA FARM TECHNOLOGIES

Germany, September 2010
SDR assisted in the negotiations that enabled GEA FT to complete the purchase of New Zealand’s premier farm chemicals supplier, FIL Ltd, from private shareholders. The double-digit million transaction was completed in September 2010.

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