Drystone Strategy | Our Latest Work – 2018
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Our Latest Work – 2018

Below is a selection of completed projects in 2018

In the year to date, we have undertaken work in the following sectors; Consumer Electronics and Major Domestic Appliances – Retail, Automotive Software, Automotive CRM, Building Controls, Building/ Office Equipment and Services, Infrastructure and Utility Construction and Services, Fire Prevention and Security, Marine Machinery/ Equipment, Electrical Components (manufacture and sale), Grounds Management and Winter Services, Social Housing, Leisure and Entertainment, School Management Software, Online Learning, IT Apprenticeships and Training, IT Systems and Networks, Automotive Maintenance Equipment, Metals/Materials Recycling, Specialist Printing/ Fulfilment and Ecommerce, Online Discounts, Rewards and Email Marketing, Energy Services.

Date (2018) Sector Remit Details Client
January I.T. Systems UK CDD to support the acquisition of UK-based IT and Fire Safety systems provider Boston Networks Aliter Capital
January Automotive Software N.America/ Europe / Asia CDD to support a management buy-out for an automotive entertainment software and connectivity provider Undisclosed
February Roofing / Construction Services UK Strategy: UK roofing and adjacent sector market mapping and expansion review. Undisclosed
May Business Support/ FM Europe CDD support for international FM provider Servest’s acquisition of Aktrion Group, a major provider of international FM services, business and specialist manufacturing support services. Combined group turnover is now c.£1bn. Servest
March Automotive CRM U.K. / Europe/ USA CDD support for acquisition of a leading global automotive dealership CRM system. Undisclosed
March HGV lifting Equipment U.K. CDD support for the refinance of TotalKare, a leading provider of vehicle maintenance equipment. Santander Corporate & Commercial
March Aluminium Processing U.K. Strategy: New product concept market and customer testing Undisclosed
April Grounds Maintenance & Winter Services U.K. Vendor CDD support for investment in a leading grounds management and winter maintenance company, GRITIT. Total Capital
April School management software U.K. Target acquisition diligence on a major supplier of school management software in the public sector. Undisclosed
May Construction fixings U.K. CDD support for the acquisition of VJTechnology, a large UK construction fixings supplier and manufacturer Primary Capital Partners
May Fire, security and integrated technologies U.K. CDD support for Boston Networks’ bolt-on acquisition of PEL Services Ltd, a provider of fire, security, audio visual and other integrated solutions Aliter Capital / Boston Networks
June Leisure and entertainment U.K. CDD and strategy support for an investment in Grip UK Ltd. (The Climbing Hangar), a leading UK indoor climbing company looking to rapidly expand its operations. NVM Private Equity
June Utilities Infrastructure U.K. CDD for the acquisition of a major UK provider of utilities infrastructure projects – both construction and servicing. Undisclosed
June Marine machinery Global CDD support in form of a market and competitive review, for investment in a major global supplier of machinery for large-fleet shipping Undisclosed
July Metals/ materials recycling U.K. CDD and strategy for the acquisition of a large UK materials recycling and resale operation Undisclosed
July Card printing and manufacturing U.K./ Europe CDD and strategy for the acquisition of a specialist UK-based (primarily plastic) card printing, personalisation and fulfilment company SEA Equity
August Metals/ materials recycling U.K. CDD and strategy for the acquisition of a large UK materials recycling and resale operation – Recycling Lives Three Hills Capital Partners
September Retail Europe Strategy: Market sizing and growth strategy for leading UK online electronics and white goods retailer Undisclosed
November Security Technology U.K. CDD support for Boston Networks’ bolt-on acquisition of 2020Vision, a specialist in IP-enabled security technology, video surveillance, access control and converged security solutions Aliter Capital LLP / Boston Networks
December Online Education Global Full CDD support for investment in European based online education provider with global business and consumer customer base Undisclosed

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