19 06, 2017

Cairngorm Capital portfolio company, Stevenswood, acquires Sameday Holdings Limited

London, 19 June 2017 Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) is pleased to announce that its portfolio company Stevenswood Trade Centres Limited (Stevenswood) has acquired Sameday Holdings Limited (Sameday). This transaction, which is highly geographically complementary, accelerates Stevenswood’s strategy to develop a national network of trade counters. The new combined group will continue to be headquarted in Livingston and will have 37 branches across the UK, generating revenues of over £45m and employing over 180 people. Established in 2006, Sameday operates a network of seven counters in the west of England, from Bristol to Reading, distributing windows, doors and conservatory [...]

23 05, 2017

Neil McGill joins Cairngorm Capital Partners

London, 23 May 2017 Cairngorm Capital is delighted to announce the appointment of Neil McGill as Investment Director, strengthening and extending the firm’s capacity to pursue new investments. He joins a team of talented investment professionals and operating partners, whose unique mix of sectoral expertise and investment skills has built a portfolio of successful, high-quality businesses. A seasoned investment professional with over 16 years of M&A experience, Neil joins from BDO where he was Head of the M&A Advisory practice in Scotland, leading mid-market deals for corporate and private equity clients. Prior to BDO, Neil was a director and shareholder in [...]

24 04, 2017

Cairngorm Capital expands investment team following successful close of its second fund

London, 24 April 2017 Cairngorm Capital is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Amit Thaper as Investment Director, extending the firm’s capacity for new investments. Amit joins from H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm, where he was a Vice President in their Boston office. There, Amit was involved in acquiring and advising value-orientated, lower middle-market companies with high-return outlooks. Prior to H.I.G. Capital, Amit worked as a strategy consultant for Bain & Company, both in Boston and London. At Bain, he advised clients across a range of industries including healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, as well as conducting [...]

6 04, 2017

Cairngorm Capital successfully raises its second fund with commitments of GBP 107.5 million

London, 6 April 2017 Cairngorm Capital Partners is pleased to have closed successfully its second fund – Cairngorm Capital II – at its £107.5 million hard cap. The fund, which was oversubscribed, is now fully operational. Cairngorm Capital has been backed by a consortium of leading, long-term, international institutional investors, consisting of several prestigious European funds of funds and US university endowments. Cairngorm Capital is particularly gratified that each of the institutional investors in its first fund increased their commitment to Fund II. Additionally, in line with Cairngorm Capital’s investment philosophy, a significant investment was made by the firm’s principals. [...]

10 03, 2017

Cairngorm Capital supports Stevenswood’s acquisition of Truemans Holdings Limited

London, 10 March 2017 Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) is pleased to announce further investment in Stevenswood Trade Centres Limited (Stevenswood), to enable Stevenswood’s acquisition of Truemans Holdings Limited (Truemans). This transaction advances Stevenswood’s ambition to develop a national network of trade counters and completes strategic gaps in its presence in England. The new combined group will continue to be headquarted in Livingston and will have over 30 branches across the UK, generating revenues of over £40m and employing over 165 people. A wholly owned family business established in 1997, Truemans is a rapidly growing trade counter group, operating [...]

27 02, 2017

Cairngorm Capital expands investment team following sustained success

London, 27 February 2017 Cairngorm Capital is delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Whiteford as Investment Manager, extending the firm’s capacity for new investments. Stuart joins from the EuroAsia Special Assets Group at Goldman Sachs, where he was an Executive Director involved in strategy and investment for a range of European opportunities. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Stuart was a member of Citigroup’s UK Investment Banking Team, advising companies and private equity investors on mergers, acquisitions and equity capital market transactions. As an Investment Manager at Cairngorm Capital, he will source new opportunities, execute transactions and work in partnership with [...]

15 02, 2017

Cairngorm Capital extends investment to portfolio company, Polyframe, to complete the acquisition of Customade Group

London, 15 February 2017 Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) is pleased to announce its further investment in Polyframe Group Limited (Polyframe), the UK’s leading manufacturer of trade windows and doors, to facilitate Polyframe’s acquisition and merger with Customade Group Limited (Customade). The enlarged group, with revenues in excess of £100 million, will trade as Customade and now has a comprehensive product range across aluminium windows, composite entry doors and PVCu products. It operates nationwide, with almost 900 employees across 10 manufacturing facilities extending from Scotland to the South-West. Established in 1980, Customade is a specialist manufacturer of high-quality aluminium and [...]

5 12, 2016

Cairngorm Capital acquires Stevenswood

Established in 1997 and headquartered in Livingston, Stevenswood Limited (Stevenswood) is the largest distributor of windows and doors in Scotland. It operates a network of 15 trade centres across Scotland, supplying a full range of windows, doors and kitchens to the installer market. Cairngorm Capital has partnered with founder managers Ron Hepburn and Duncan Murray in acquiring the business from the Business Growth Fund. Ron and Duncan will continue to lead the business, while John Declerck, Alex Bayliss and Andrew Steel will join the Board. As part of this transaction, Polyframe Group Limited (Polyframe), another Cairngorm Capital portfolio company, has [...]

17 10, 2016

Cairngorm Capital provides further investment to portfolio company Polyframe Group to complete the acquisition of WB Group

London, 17 October 2016 Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP (Cairngorm Capital) is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Window Bureau Limited (WB Group) by Polyframe Group Limited (Polyframe). Established in 1981, WB Group is a leading manufacturer of a range of GRP composite doors, PVCu door infill panels and PVCu windows, which it supplies to the UK trade sector. The company operates from a state-of-art 70,000 square foot production facility in Birtley, Co. Durham employing just over 100 people. This is a proprietary, off-market transaction prompted by the retirement of WB Group’s founder and chairman, Kevin Craggs, and is the first [...]

8 07, 2016

Cairngorm Capital investment to accelerate growth for Polyframe

London, 8 July 2016 Cairngorm Capital is pleased to announce that it has made a significant majority investment in Polyframe Group Limited (Polyframe), in support of a management buy-out by its executive team. Established in 1992 in Halifax, Yorkshire, Polyframe is the UK’s largest independent manufacturer and distributor of trade windows and doors. It operates four manufacturing facilities producing windows and composite doors for the installer market and has 12 trade centres distributing its products to smaller builders or local tradesmen. Collectively Polyframe employs 470 staff across the UK and will generate revenues in excess of £50m in 2016. The acquisition, [...]