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Clairfield advises on the MBO of Nationwide Hire Ltd

Clairfield advised management and led the transaction in the MBO of Nationwide Hire Ltd. Management were backed by private equity firm Livingbridge with acquisition finance and working capital provided by Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank.

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Fareham, Hampshire, Nationwide Hire manages a network of over 4000 suppliers based in over 9000 locations across the UK and Ireland with access to more than five million products. With over 70 staff and turnover exceeding GBP 16 million, Nationwide Hire provides major plant and machinery, equipment, tools and specialist services to companies operating across a wide range of sectors including construction, facilities management, retail, events, waste management and crisis support.

Clairfield were retained to evaluate different exit options on behalf of the company. Following on from the review, the preferred option for both the shareholders and management was a private equity backed MBO. Clairfield led the MBO, identifying Livingbridge as an ideal partner to help deliver management’s vision for the business. Livingbridge’s GBP 15 million investment was coupled with a multi-million-pound acquisition finance and working capital facility from Clydesdale & Yorkshire Bank.

Clairfield International in the UK were engaged to lead the MBO of Nationwide Hire.

“I am delighted that Clairfield found a strategic investor for the business that will allow Nationwide to achieve our goals and develop the company. Many thanks for your support, brainpower and financial acumen to get us to a completed deal”
Jonathan Holley, CEO of Nationwide Hire Ltd

Business services

Drapeau UK


Advisor to the buyer

Services :

Recovery & restructuring

Sectors :

Business services

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