CP Electronics (2014)

Deal summary

Catalyst Corporate Finance advised on the investment in CP Electronics (CP) by Inflexion Private Equity, in conjunction with their investee company Aspen Pumps and Lloyds Banking Group, to support further product development, overseas growth and additional expansion of the UK manufacturing facility.

CP is the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of lighting and energy saving control products and systems which it supplies through electrical consultants, electrical contractors, wholesalers and lighting OEMs. With sales of £17 million and over 500 active customers, the Business has a strong brand based on its extensive product range, product innovation (30% of sales are covered by patents) and high levels of customer service.

CP manufactures all of its products in the UK and supplies the UK and overseas markets with stand-alone presence detectors, lighting control systems and lighting connection systems for offices, schools, hospitals and warehouses.

What difference did we make?

Catalyst advised the CP shareholders and board for two years on how to achieve the Company’s ambition and growth plans. There was considerable interest in CP from the global players in the lighting and energy controls sector and ultimately the shareholders’ preferred option, to achieve their growth plans, was to work in partnership with Inflexion and Aspen.

Catalyst’s role was to advise the Shareholders on the benefits of the various options for strategic partners, negotiate the best deal and project manage the deal through to its successful conclusion.

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What our client said
"Catalyst proved to be an outstanding corporate finance partner over the two years of preparing the company for sale and then executing a deal." Paul Mans, Managing Director
CP Electronics