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Wholesale electrical merchandise & lighting design

£25m to £50m
Business services, Retail & wholesale
North East England
18 January 2021

Business description

The company is a highly regarded wholesale distributor of electrical products and components for the benefit of a substantial customer base.

In addition, the business has established an in-house projects division which delivers comprehensive lighting design and building automation solutions, generating significant further revenue.

Our clients are now offering the company for sale as they wish to pursue unrelated opportunities and facilitate their wider retirement plans.

Offers invited


  • A highly successful business operating for over 30 years.
  • Operated on a day-to-day basis entirely by the second-tier management team. 
  • Retains over 950 active customers, many of whom provide reliable, repeat custom. 
  • Operates from multiple leasehold branches situated across North East England. 
  • Significant scope to establish additional branches and enhance the business’s projects division to accelerate growth. 
  • Ideal bolt-on acquisition for complementary service providers looking to enhance their market presence.


Turnover (£'000) Adjusted EBITDA (£'000)
2017 (Actual) 21,779 1,072
2018 (Actual) 23,838 1,049
2019 (Actual) 28,286 1,247
2020 (Actual) 26,313 429
2021 (Actual) 30,600 1,372
  • Steadily increasing turnover which reached £28m in FY19.
  • Projected FY21 turnover of £30m and FY25 turnover of £40m. 
  • Adjusted EBITDA projected to rise by 117% from FY18 to FY25.

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