22 07, 2019

Cairngorm Capital acquires Millbrook Healthcare as its first investment in the assisted living sector

London and Edinburgh, 22 July 2019 Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) is pleased to announce that its second fund, Cairngorm Capital LP II, has acquired Millbrook Healthcare Limited (Millbrook), together with its subsidiaries, Ultimate Healthcare Limited1 and Consolor Limited2. This transaction marks Cairngorm Capital’s entry into the assisted living sector. This transaction marks Cairngorm Capital’s entry into the assisted living sector, a long-held objective of the firm’s, which was facilitated by the appointment of Dr Amit Thaper as Investment Director in April 2017. Dr Thaper, who practiced as an orthopaedic surgeon with the NHS for several years, will [...]

18 07, 2019

Cairngorm Capital acquires Fairalls, creating the largest independent builders’ merchant in the South East

London and Edinburgh, 18 July 2019 Cairngorm Capital Partners (Cairngorm Capital) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Fairalls (Builders’ Merchants) Limited (Fairalls). It joins Cairngorm Capital’s other building merchant brands, Parkers Building Supplies and Stamco, creating the largest independent builders’ merchant group in the South East. The newly enlarged group has 24 branches serving Surrey, Sussex and Kent, over 500 employees and combined revenues of £120 million. A family firm dating its origins back to 1900, Fairalls offers a mix of heavy and lightside building materials, from its four locations in Surrey and Kent – Gatwick, Sevenoaks and [...]

17 06, 2019

Cairngorm Capital supports Parker Building Supplies’ acquisition of Stamco

London and Edinburgh, 17 June 2019 Cairngorm Capital Partners (Cairngorm Capital) is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Parker Building Supplies (Parkers), has acquired Sussex Turnery and Moulding Company Limited (Stamco). This is a key step in Parkers’ strategy to increase its business through a combination of acquisitions, new site development and organic growth. Parkers aims to become the market-leading independent builders’ merchant in the South East of England. Established in 1957, Stamco is a privately-owned, independent builders’ merchant and wholesale timber processing and distribution business. Headquartered in Hastings, it has five branches in Eastbourne, Hastings, Hove, Worthing and [...]

22 02, 2019

Cairngorm Capital acquires Sentry Doors, a leading manufacturer of timber fire and security doors

London, 22 February 2019 Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) is pleased to announce that its second fund, Cairngorm Capital II, has acquired Sentry Doors Holdings Limited (Sentry Doors). This transaction marks Cairngorm Capital’s entry into the fire protection sector. Established in 1989, Sentry Doors is a specialist manufacturer of timber fire and security door-sets for the social housing, public sector, commercial and residential markets. Operating nationally from a 32,000 square foot facility in Doncaster, Sentry Doors has established a strong reputation for manufacturing products that meet the most rigorous quality and fire certification standards. Its commitment to regulatory [...]

28 01, 2019

Cairngorm Capital supports MJ Wilson’s acquisition of Support Instrumentation Limited

London, 28 January 2019 Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) is pleased to announce that MJ Wilson Group Limited (MJ Wilson) has acquired Support Instrumentation Limited (SIL). This will accelerate MJ Wilson’s strategic ambitions for growth and strengthen its position within the process and instrumentation market. Established in 1992, SIL is a process instrumentation company, with an expertise in bespoke instrumentation implementation. Headquartered in Edenbridge, Kent, SIL provides a comprehensive single-source instrumentation solution from design, product selection and project management, to automation and process control. It operates across a number of sectors, including chemicals, food and beverage, power generation and [...]

18 12, 2018

Cairngorm Capital recognises the achievements of Neil McGill and Stuart Whiteford

London and Edinburgh, 18 December 2018 Cairngorm Capital is delighted to announce the promotions of Neil McGill and Stuart Whiteford. Neil and Stuart joined the firm in early 2017 and their promotions recognise the significant contribution made by both to Cairngorm Capital’s sustained growth and success. Neil McGill leads Cairngorm Capital’s activity in Scotland and has been pivotal in developing the firm’s presence and influence within the business community across the region. In addition, since November 2017 he has led four acquisitions which have established the National Timber Group as the UK’s largest independent processor and distributor of cut timber, [...]

13 11, 2018

Cairngorm Capital acquires Arnold Laver & Co. Limited, creating the largest independent timber distribution company in the UK

Edinburgh and London, 13 November 2018 Cairngorm Capital Partners is pleased to announce the acquisition of the leading timber merchant, Arnold Laver & Co Limited. It joins Cairngorm Capital’s other timber brands, Thornbridge, North Yorkshire Timber and Rembrand to create the largest independent timber business in the UK, with combined revenues approaching £250m, which will be known collectively as The National Timber Group. Headquartered in Sheffield, Arnold Laver is a family run company established in 1920. It imports, distributes and manufactures a wide range of timber, panels, decorative surfaces and joinery products, serving public and private sector construction, house-building and [...]

9 10, 2018

Cairngorm Capital acquires Helix Tool Company Limited, advancing its MRO strategy

London, 9 October 2018 Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) is pleased to announce that its Fund II has acquired Helix Tool Company Limited (Helix), the leading independent cutting tools specialist in the North of England. This transaction advances Cairngorm Capital’s strategy to create a new national full-service Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) distribution business providing precision engineering components, specialist ancillary services and in-depth technical expertise to industrial clients. Founded by Charles and Louise Robinson in 1994, Helix is a leading independent cutting tools specialist offering both consultancy and supply to clients across the aerospace, automotive, medical, oil & gas [...]

2 07, 2018

Rembrand joins Thornbridge and NYTimber to create the leading independent timber distribution company in Scotland and the North of England

London and Edinburgh, 2 July 2018 Cairngorm Capital is pleased to announce that it has acquired Rembrand Timber Limited and is merging it with its existing portfolio company, Thornbridge. Thornbridge and Rembrand are the two largest independent timber processing and distribution companies in Scotland so this merger marks a key milestone in the growth strategy for both businesses. Together with NYTimber (acquired by Thornbridge in February 2018), they will create the leading independent timber distribution company in Scotland and the North of England. The group has 35 branches, 28 of which are in Scotland; revenues exceeding £100 million and over [...]

14 03, 2018

Cairngorm Capital acquires Parker Building Supplies

London and Edinburgh, 14 March 2018Cairngorm Capital Partners (Cairngorm Capital) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Parker Building Supplies (Parkers), an independent builders' merchant based in the South East of England. Cairngorm Capital is acquiring the business from its founder and Managing Director, Tom Parker.This is Cairngorm Capital’s 13th proprietary transaction since July 2016. Cairngorm Capital will seek to expand Parkers through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions. The aim is to transform the scale of the business, to become a market leader in the builders’ merchant sector in southern England.Founded in 1984, Parker Building Supplies serves [...]