Management buy-out of Dudley-based industrial fastener specialist

Shawbrook Bank has provided the funding to back a management buy-out of a Dudley-based industrial fastener specialist.

Shawbrook Bank has provided the funding to enable Gary Macauley and his daughter Carly Pearson to lead a management buy-out of “bolts and nuts” distributor Martyn Price Fasteners in Dudley
Shawbrook Bank has provided the funding to enable Gary Macauley and his daughter Carly Pearson to lead a management buy-out of “bolts and nuts” distributor Martyn Price Fasteners in Dudley

Martyn Price Fasteners' managing director Gary Macauley led the buy-out alongside his daughter Carly Pearson.

Shawbrook is a so-called 'challenger bank' launched in 2011 and has provided financing to support the buyout at Martyn Price Fasteners (MPF), based at the Washington Centre. MPF was set-up in 1972 and distributes industrial fasteners nationally, aiming to offer high quality service and a market-leading range of products.

The finance has allowed Gary Macauley and sales director Carly Pearson to buy the Dudley-based distributor from its existing owner Jaguar Capital The MBO team was advised by Nic Hanlon at Hanlon Corporate Advisory.

Mr Macauley was first brought on board as general manager in 2000 to enhance the 46-year-old firm’s customer and supplier relationships, and has since helped the business evolve to focus on delivering exceptional service, an un-rivalled breadth of product and operational efficiency through the introduction of digital stock control systems.

Mr Macauley said the speed, specialist knowledge and flexibility he found with Shawbrook just wasn’t available from the high street lenders he had initially approached. The deal is the latest of a number of MBOs Shawbrook has supported during 2018 through its network of regional business centres.

Gary Macauley said: “At such an important time for the company, it was crucial we had a bank onside that was able to understand what we were trying to achieve. Shawbrook’s experience in this space, combined with their local knowledge and presence, was key to getting the transaction completed in the professional manner we wanted.”

Kelly Henney, Midlands relationship director at Shawbrook Bank, added: “The deal signifies what is expected to be a sustained period of growth for Martyn Price, and it was great to be able to support Gary, Carly and the team through the transaction. It’s another example of the entrepreneurial spirit that’s alive and kicking in the West Midlands right now.”

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