Cowgills advise Trade Fabrication Systems Ltd on US deal
Cowgills has successfully advised Warrington-based Trade Fabrication Systems Ltd on the sale of their business to Arclin Inc., a US-based strategic acquirer.
Arclin, a chemistry-based manufacturer of polymer technologies and engineered products for numerous industrial applications including building products, agriculture, transportation infrastructure, weather & fire protection and other industries, announced today that it has completed the purchase of Trade Fabrication Systems, Ltd. (“TFS”), a leading producer the UK’s leading processor of coated and laminated wood based panel products, with operations in Warrington, along with Cowie, Scotland. The company has approximately 50 employees.
James Kennedy, Deal Advisory Partner at Cowgills, supported TFS on the transaction. He said: “Trade Fabrication Systems is a longstanding client, and it has been great to help them get this over the line. I’m pleased that they’ve found a partner in Arclin. that can accelerate their continued growth.”
He continued: “Cowgills’ Deal Advisory team continues to go from strength to strength, and we’re proud to advise on this cross-border transaction.”
The acquisition of TFS marks Arclin’s entrance into the panel laminating and spray coating capabilities, in addition to other assets key to providing finished products. “The acquisition of TFS is a key part of our strategy to expand our presence internationally into new regions while also diversifying our product offerings into markets that are related to our core surfacing competencies,” said Matt Pogue, Arclin’s President of Engineered Building Solutions.
Pogue continued, “TFS provides new products and capabilities to Arclin, both in Europe and in North America, thereby supporting and strengthening Arclin’s objective of getting closer to the end consumer while being a key partner in executing Arclin’s Growth & Innovation (G&I) initiatives.”
“TFS celebrated their 25 year anniversary earlier this year and this acquisition marks a transformative moment for the future of the company, unlocking unprecedented resources and growth potential for existing and potential business partners whilst allowing us to sell new products into our current markets, along with cross-selling into new overseas markets,” said TFS Managing Director Howard Morris.
Following the acquisition, TFS will continue to trade under its existing brand name, and operations continue un-affected.
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