Drystone Strategy | Our Latest Work – 2019
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Our Latest Work – 2019

Below is a selection of completed projects in 2019

Completed projects only. Excludes a similar number of discontinued, currently active or pre-bid projects.

Date Sector Remit Details Client
January Education Software UK Market strategy and competitor analysis for market leader in safeguarding and duty of care e-learning services Undisclosed
January Payments Software Europe CDD support for the $12.5m acquisition of Experian Payments division Bottomline Technologies
January Utilities Services UK Strategy: Sector Screening and Target Identification in Utilities Infrastructure Services Undisclosed
February Consumer Electronics – LED Lighting Global Full (Global) CDD support for £5m investment in Pinewood Studio based Rotolight – a UK designer and manufacturer of on-camera and studio LED lighting systems. Included testing planned new product range in new markets. Octopus Investments
February Plumbing Wholesale UK CDD support for London based plumbing supplies business with regional expansion plans Undisclosed
February Utilities and Infrastructure Services UK CDD support for acquisition of Euro Environmental Utilities Group Ltd (EEG) as part of Ipsum Group’s buy and build strategy. Drystone has supported previous group acquisitions. Ipsum Group / Aliter Capital LLP
March Student Accommodation UK CDD support for UK based contract manufacturer, Whiteleaf Furniture. Its primary focus is on student accommodation. Chiltern Capital
March ICT Infrastructure and Networks Global Full CDD support for investment in Pinacl Solutions and Pinacl GDA (combined c.£50m turnover) – specialists in ICT infrastructure, IoT, Smart Cities and major fibre optic infrastructures. Boston Networks / Aliter Capital LLP
April Power Distribution Plant Hire/Rental UK CDD support for MBO of UK based power distribution specialist, IDE Systems Santander Corporate & Commercial
April Utilities Connections UK CDD support for Ipsum Group’s fourth investment into Cambridge based electricity network services provider, Stormport Professional Services Limited Ipsum Group / Aliter Capital LLP
May Virtual Hardware Global CDD support for investment into Amulet Hotkey – a UK based designer, manufacturer and systems integrator of high-speed virtual workstations and cloud infrastructure for use in dynamic sectors e.g. finance and media. TREUN Capital
June Process Automation UK CDD support for Edwin James Group’s fifth investment - in Automation Technology Specialist, Peak 42. Edwin James Group / Aliter Capital LLP
June Construction Fixings UK CDD support for VJTechnology’s bolt-on acquisition of Mainline Products Ltd, leading specialist suppliers of coloured fasteners, profiles and accessories to the rainscreen façade industry. VJTechnology / Primary Capital Partners
June Branded FMCG Europe / US CDD support for business serving various distinct market sectors including European and N. American health and beauty Undisclosed
July Software: VR/AR UK / US CDD support for Mavens investment in DigitalBridge, developer of unique Augmented Reality (AR) based guided bathroom and kitchen design software for retailers including Kingfisher. Maven Capital Partners
July Healthcare UK CDD support for investment in Medical Screening company, MSS. Sea Equity (now Longacre Group)
August Energy Management UK CDD support for management to secure investment to develop new lines and technology. British Independent Utilities (BIU)
August Vehicle Manufacturing Global VCDD support for UK based company that designs, tests and manufactures steering components for heavy duty vehicles. Its customers operate across multiple end sectors in Europe and the US. Undisclosed
August Forensic Science Equipment Global CDD support for Primary Capital led MBO of Foster + Freeman, global leader in forensic science equipment design and manufacture. Primary Capital Partners
September Storage Europe Market analysis and growth strategy for UK’s largest manufacturer of storage products. Undisclosed
October Garden Retail UK CDD support for Kester Capital led MBO of Yougarden, fast growing online gardening retailer with a global supplier base. Kester Capital
October Building Products UK Sector strategy piece on construction and building products market Undisclosed
November Industrial UK CDD support for The Pyroban Group’s acquisition of Baldwin and Francis, a Sheffield (UK) based manufacturer of explosion proof electrical equipment used in hazardous and challenging environments The Pyroban Group

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