Acquisition of Waracle by Exception


Exception is an Edinburgh based, privately-owned company in the IT managed services sector.  Barclay Gilmour were engaged to identify potential acquisition targets.  

Waracle emerged as a potential target and Barclay Gilmour Partners worked with the Exception team on Diligence, transaction structure and pricing to deliver a successful transaction. 

Sale of TFC Cable Assemblies to Dhoot Transmission

West of Scotland based, family owned company with a Slovakian Manufacturing facility looking for an exit. 

Barclay Gilmour Partners worked with the family over an extended period to prepare the company for sale. 

A number of potential suiters were identified and a successful exit concluded at a value acceptable to all family members. 

Acquisition of Change Recruitment by Head Resourcing

BGP won a competitive tender against significant mid tier accountants to provide Head Resourcing, an Edinburgh based recruitment consultant, with strategic corporate advice.

The option to acquire Change recruitment was identified early on in the process and BGP successfully pursued and negotiated   the opportunity to a conclusion enabling Head Resourcing to acquire Change on favourable, value enhancing terms. 


Management and Corporate Advise

Barclay Gilmour Partners initially worked with a young, ambitious management team over a period of years, looking for either an MBO or an appropriate acquisition vehicle. 

At the same time, Barclay Gilmour Partners worked with the owners of Hugh Stirling Ltd, a Glasgow based shop fitting and manufacturing business, to assess their options for retirement/exit over a managed period. 

BGP introduced the management team to Hugh Stirling which not only delivered a potential buy out team, it also introduced complimentary turnover growth. 

This initiative ultimately led to the successful MBO of Hugh Stirling to the new Management Team. 

WJL Group of Companies - UK wide - £1M MBO Loan

WJL is a joinery contractor and manufacturer of bespoke furniture, paneling and doorstep within the commercial and public sector markets.  

The outcome was a win-win situation for both the remaining and departing shareholders, and allowed WJL to restructure the business in line with their strategic plan. 

Jamie Lovatt, Managing Director, said “Barclay Gilmour Partners worked alongside Alderburn Finance, providing a seamless solution to our funding needs to facilitate the MBO. All parties to the MBO were extremely pleased with the professional services provided by our corporate Finance advisers, Barclay Gilmour Partners.


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