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Octopus completes investment in Anglo European Group

The money continues to flow well within the glazing industry as Octopus announced they have invested a large sum of money in the Anglo European Group. The statement: Octopus Investments (‘Octopus’), a fast-growing UK fund management company with leading positions in several specialist sectors has today announced the completion of a significant investment in Anglo [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:44+01:00November 7th, 2015|Categories: Businesses bought, double glazing industry, investment|

Roto Frank AG To Acquire The Deventer Group

The world of business has seen a rush of very high value mergers and acquisitions over the past couple of weeks. Recently Dell went out and purchased data storage company EMC for a wallet-weighing $67bn. Then, in the world of alcohol and brewing, AB InBev made a move for SABMiller for a staggering $130bn - [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:44+01:00October 18th, 2015|Categories: Businesses bought, buyouts, double glazing industry, merger|

Analysis: Quanex Buys HL Plastics, Wegoma Machinery Sales And Vintage Windows

The big industry news on Tuesday was definitely the announcement that North American super-group Quanex, who also owns spacer bar manufacturer Edgetech, had bought Flamstead Holdings Ltd, which owns HL Plastics who created the Liniar brand, Wegoma Machinery Sales and Vintage Windows. It was a hefty deal, in more than one sense. This post is [...]

By |2015-06-18T08:35:29+01:00June 16th, 2015|Categories: Businesses bought, double glazing industry|

Quanex Acquires Flamstead Holdings Including HL Plastics, Wegoma and Vintage Windows

The acquisition road continues to be a busy one as it was announced today that North American based Quanex, owners of spacer bar manufacturers Edgetech, have acquired the HL Plastics Ltd, along with the whole of the Flamstead Holdings Ltd group, which includes other companies such as Wegoma Machinery Sales Ltd and Vintage Windows Ltd. [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:50+01:00June 16th, 2015|Categories: Businesses bought|

Analysis: Masco To Acquire Evolution

After one timber alternative giant was bought, namely the DW3 acquisition of Eclectic Systems, this month has seen the announcement that the very first timber alternative company to set up in the UK fenestration sector, Evolution, is to be snapped up by the super-group Masco. Why now? Well, the industry is continuing it's run of [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:50+01:00May 25th, 2015|Categories: Businesses bought, double glazing industry|

DW3 Products Group’s Double Acquisition

Newly formed investment vehicle, DW3 Products Group, is delighted to announce that it has now acquired highly regarded industry innovators Window Widgets and Eclectic Systems from Dan Gill. Window Widgets was founded in 2004 and has become the first port of call for key components for the window, door and conservatory sectors; while Eclectic Systems [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:51+01:00April 10th, 2015|Categories: Businesses bought, double glazing industry|

Synseal Buy LB Plastics And Manse Masterdor

Another week another industry buyout, this time involving Synseal. One the of UK's largest system companies has acquired LB Plastics and Manse Masterdor, part of a company called the Litchfield Group. This was the statement they put out on their website: Synseal has acquired the trade and operating assets of the Litchfield Group’s UK [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:23:57+01:00November 18th, 2014|Categories: Businesses bought, businesses for sale, double glazing industry|

Analysis: Door-Stop Acquired By Masonite

As the industry starts to come to terms with the big news that Door-Stop International is now an American company, I want to take a look at some of the more detailed aspects of the buyout and what might happen in the future. Money The size of the numbers involved for a company that makes [...]

By |2014-02-24T23:16:27+00:00February 24th, 2014|Categories: Businesses bought|

Door-Stop Sold To Masonite

Big news today in the UK fenestration industry with the announcement that Door-Stop International has been acquired by the American doors company Masonite. This is the full statement via Business Wire: TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 24, 2014-- Masonite International Corporation (the "Company") (NYSE:DOOR) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Door-Stop International Limited (“Door-Stop”). Door-Stop is the [...]

By |2014-02-24T11:45:39+00:00February 24th, 2014|Categories: Businesses bought|

Eurocell Purchase: Eurocell Press Release

To go with the purchase of their company, Eurocell has issued a statement: Eurocell has today ended months of speculation by announcing its new owner as the £2.5billion investment company, H2 Equity Partners. The deal follows a lengthy process with several interested parties involved before H2 Equity Partners emerged as the preferred suitor over the [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:14+01:00September 14th, 2013|Categories: Businesses bought|

Analysis: Eurocell Purchase

It was announced yesterday that H2 Equity Partners, a European based equity firm, acquired Eurocell for an undisclosed sum. The mystery surrounding Eurocell and who was going to buy the company had fluctuated up and down for a long time previous to this. But now the move has been completed, I want to analyse the [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:14+01:00September 13th, 2013|Categories: Businesses bought|

H2 Equity Partners Buys Eurocell

It has been announced today that H2 Equity Partners has purchased Eurocell. So, it wasn't Synseal then. Eurocell has been bought though, all 1000 staff and 124 branches of the business throughout the UK. It has taken a while, but a question mark that has lingered over the company has now been eradicated. But now [...]

By |2013-09-12T14:59:46+01:00September 12th, 2013|Categories: Businesses bought|

Group Home Safe Acquire Fab & Fix

I noticed this Tweet today:@Frametrade1 Group Home Safe acquire Fab & Fix#handles Surely big news in the hardware section of our industry? I would like to know how much Fab & Fix was bought for. Why Fab & Fix were bought in the first place because to be honest this wasn't news I was expecting [...]

By |2012-08-07T17:56:42+01:00August 7th, 2012|Categories: Businesses bought, businesses for sale, buyouts|

Good News For Launa Windows!

I can report good news! Last week I reported about the Devon company Launa Windows going into administration. Well this week I can report that they have now been bought, and been bought as a going concern! The company who has made the purchase is Bristol based Britannia Windows. They have bought the business as [...]

By |2016-10-24T20:24:33+01:00May 4th, 2012|Categories: Businesses bought|
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