Drystone Strategy | Metamark Limited
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Metamark Limited

Metamark Limited

Drystone Strategy Partners provided commercial due diligence in support of Primary Capital Partners £62 million management buyout of Metamark (UK) Limited.

Business:                      Metamark Limited

Sector:                          Printing

Investor:                       Primary Capital Partners

Investment size:          £62 million

Metamark is the leading manufacturer and distributor of self-adhesive sign vinyl and digital print media in the UK, its core market, and continues to build its brand in Europe and the rest of the world. Metamark employ 88 people between their manufacturing facility in Lancaster and distribution operations in Woking.


In providing full supporting CDD to the deal, Drystone completed over 340 interviews in total. These sampled c.125 UK customers, international distributors across 5 continents, suppliers, c.40 industry experts and competitors and c.150 non-customers via an anonymous phone based market research survey.


This project built upon Drystone’s strong experience in the commercial printing and related sectors. Previous projects have included; a c.£100m revenue corporate client supplying into the magazine and print industries, a photo-initiator manufacturer, the restructuring of a large UK printer and various UK automotive refinish and coatings businesses. Additionally, in 2017 Drystone completed CDD projects for Foresight Group’s investment in Regency Design & Print Ltd (a manufacturer of high quality vending and beverage graphics in 2D and 3D design) and an as yet undisclosed project for a large UK print services business.


The Drystone team was led by Directors Robin Illingworth and Chris Winslet. For further information, or if you are working in a similar sector, please contact us:

Robin Illingworth; +44 (0) 7725 036 155, robin@Drystonestrategy.co.uk

Chris Winslet, +44 (0) 7595 998 331, chris@Drystonestrategy.co.uk