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Optical filters & gas sensing technologies

Reference
S11778
Turnover
£1m to £2m
Sector(s)
Engineering, Manufacturing, Miscellaneous, Technology
Region(s)
UK Wide
Added
01 July 2024

Business description

Offered for sale is a specialist designer and manufacturer of niche, high technology products using optical filters and gas sensing technologies, including gas alarms, monitoring, and detection products.

Utilising a highly experienced team and advanced software and control systems, the company undertakes extensive research and development to design, develop and, manufacture effective bespoke products.
The business has extensively developed electronics, software, firmware and
control systems, with substantial investment in capital equipment, research and development enabling the company to produce a sophisticated range of gas sensing products and effective optical filters.
Our clients are now offering the company for sale to facilitate their retirement
plans.
Offers invited.

Highlights

  • Enviable national client base of prestigious organisations within a wide range
    of sectors, with strong, long-standing relationships in place that span over 24 years. 
  • Serves 280 clients operating in sectors such as defence, biotechnology, government research, and oil and gas. 
  • Primarily works with clients across the UK, with approximately 7.5% of annual turnover being generated from exports. 
  • Operates from 6,400 sq ft leasehold premises. 
  • Long-standing management team in place capable of managing the day-to-day running of the business on an ongoing basis. 
  • Has established a strong pipeline of upcoming projects with international clients.

Financials

Turnover (£'000) Adjusted EBITDA (£'000)
2020 (Actual) 1,618 289
2021 (Actual) 1,253 223
2022 (Actual) 1,500 267
2023 (Actual) 1,421 146
2024 (Actual) 1,369 89
  • YE23 turnover in excess of 1.4m.
  • Adjusted EBITDA of circa £146k achieved within the same year. 
  • YE24 draft accounts indicate a turnover of £1.4m. 
  • Consistent profit margins, averaging 61% between YE20 and YE24. 
  • Has forward orders in place valued at £382,000.

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