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BIL’s first acquisition was Brightwater, a market-leading recruitment consultancy founded in 1998 with offices in Dublin, Cork and Belfast. The company provides permanent, contract and executive search services to its diversified client base of SMEs, large blue-chip corporates and public sector entities. Duke financed the MBO of Brightwater in September 2018, led by industry veteran and incumbent Managing Director Barbara McGrath.
BIL completed its second acquisition in January 2020. Founded in 2006, PE Global is one of the leading Healthcare and Life Sciences Recruiters in Ireland. The business is based in Cork, with a growing presence and reputation in the UK. PE Global’s clients include blue-chip Life Science multi-nationals, whilst the Healthcare division boasts long-term contracts with both the NHS (UK) and HSE (Ireland).
In February 2018, Duke Royalty funded Xtremepush’s strategic acquisition of UK-based Emailcentre, which was founded in 2001. In addition to more than doubling the Group’s client base, the transaction provided accelerated expansion into the UK market, as well as enhanced platform capabilities.
Xtremepush employs a SaaS (Software as a Service) revenue model, with long-term contracted revenue streams and extremely high customer retention rates.
BHPC has a broad range of customers in the NFP space encompassing several thousand charities, social housing groups and community and volunteer organisations.
Ahead of its acquisition by Duke Royalty, Capital Step successfully funded the MBO/MBI of BHPC as part of a shareholder transition plan, whereby the combined buy-in and buy-out management team will leverage their experience in order to drive the business forward through various growth initiatives.
Pearl & Dean (acquired in 2015) and Wide Eye Media (acquired in 2009) today form part of the same investment group, sharing many operational synergies and growth opportunities.
Ireland enjoys the highest per capita cinema admissions in the EU whilst the cinema industry in general has experienced strong and consistent growth in recent years, with robust admission numbers as well as stable marketing spend.
Headquartered in Foston, Derbyshire, the Company has developed a strong reputation for its large range of quality products, industry knowledge and customer-focus. It has exclusive supplier contracts and long-standing relationships with key brands in the industry, and is seen as a reliable and valued partner which has supported the growth of its customers.
With the UK being one of the fastest growing European RV markets for caravans and motor-vehicles, Miriad is well-positioned to take advantage of this. It currently supplies over 15,000 individual products and accessories in the motorhome, caravan, and converter market to approximately 1,700 end business customers and operates out of a 35,000 sq ft facility. Miriad operates a business-to-business model which services customers through two distinct sales divisions – OEM and retail.
Welltel operates in a rapidly evolving market with significant potential for growth, both organically and through acquisition. The Company is focused on gaining increased market share through the delivery of end-to-end communication and connectivity solutions for itsltelgroup enterprise customers. In 2018 Welltel was awarded the prestigious Deloitte Fast 50 award for the fifth consecutive year.
Welltel has been provided with three rounds of investment to date. These were used to fund the acquisitions of ATS, Eyrco and Invistech respectively as part of the Group’s ongoing “buy and build” strategy.
Established in 1994, InterHealth Canada has employed over 5,000 professionals worldwide and has provided healthcare to a combined population of over 20 million people. InterHealth Canada is committed to delivering internationally accredited healthcare management services with an emphasis on investment returns. The head office is located in Toronto, Canada, with regional offices in Riyadh, London, Providenciales, Grand Turks, Warsaw and Dubai.
The Group has supplied glass to prominent projects such as the Shard skyscraper, London’s Olympic Park, the British Museum, the Bowes Museum, Sage Gateshead, as well as Fenwicks and Selfridges department stores.
BGC, established in 1979, is based in the Midlands and serves trade customers, architects, interior designers, construction professionals and private home owners throughout the West Midlands and beyond. Its products and services range from the supply of plain glass from stock to sophisticated processing, and it holds extensive stocks of plain glass, safety glass, fire glass and horticultural glass, available for next day delivery using its own fleet of vehicles.
Tufwell, established in the 1980s, is based in West Sussex and, with its own dedicated glass tempering facility, is a specialist glass supplier of glazed partitioning, primarily servicing the London office market. By using state-of-the-art machinery, coupled with a highly skilled workforce, Tufwell is able to compete in the demanding market of London’s commercial building sector. Many of its products and services are used to supply the architectural glazing and interiors markets, with order to delivery completed in a short period of time.
PLG, established in 1977, is based in North East England and has a state of the art processing facility which caters to the most demanding commercial glass installations including oversized and/or curved glass. Its commercial glass services include internal and external glass doors, screens, shop fronts, glass balustrades, glass staircases, glass entrances and other bespoke architectural glass installations.
The company is a key supplier of industrial coatings to several global brands and organisations in sectors including defence and aerospace, agricultural and construction equipment, and automotive. Trimite has a history of profitable operations in highly technical applications, has low debt and enjoys robust gross margins relative to the overall paint industry.
Trimite is majority-owned by Chairman David Roberts and led by a highly experienced team of executives who have spent their careers in the UK manufacturing sector and in senior management positions in global coatings suppliers like Akzo Nobel. With this in mind, Trimite is well-positioned to expand its market presence and take advantage of its strong and growing sales pipeline.
River cruises are a very distinct segment from ocean cruises, and are growing at about double the ocean cruise growth rate due to the unique and intimate cultural experience offered. The growth of the international river cruise industry, specifically, is expected to be supported by a growing retirement age population, better health of older individuals, growing demand for land-based exploration, and increasing popularity of riverboats with younger generations.