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Valves, actuators, strainers & pipeline ancillaries

£2m to £5m
Distribution, freight & logistics, Miscellaneous, Retail & wholesale
UK Wide, Outside UK
13 January 2020

Business description

Maintains exclusive distribution agreements with numerous manufacturers based throughout the UK and Europe. 

Provides a selection of products used in a variety of new-build and repair marine projects and other non-marine sectors, including IACS Type Approved butterfly, ball, check, globe, angle, quick closing valves and vent heads, alongside pneumatic, electric, hydraulic and electro-hydraulic actuators. 

The shareholders are now offering the company for sale as part of their retirement plans.


  • Maintains membership of numerous industry bodies, including the British Valve and Actuator Association (BVAA) and the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA). 
  • Sources products from over 250 suppliers, with no reliance on any particular provider. 
  • Long-standing relationships with clients spanning over 12 years. 
  • Operates out of a purpose-built freehold premises valued at circa £250k, to be included in the sale on a leasehold or freehold basis. 
  • Premises contain a hydrostatic test rig, which allows for individual pressure testing of valves if requested by the client. 
  • Highly experienced in-house team with a collective 40 years of industry experience, able to undertake director duties post-sale.


Turnover (£'000) Adjusted EBITDA (£'000)
2016 (Actual) 3,013 718
2017 (Actual) 2,970 529
2018 (Actual) 3,242 560
2019 (Actual) 2,964 471
2020 (Forecast) 3,239 449
  • FY 19 T/O of £3m, with an adjusted EBITDA of £471k.
  • FY 20 projected T/O of over £3.2m, with an estimated adjusted EBITDA of £449k. 
  • Maintains a comprehensive list of company assets valued at a collective £470k, including products and branded vehicles.

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