Deal summary

Headquartered in Surrey and with manufacturing and operations based in the Republic of Ireland, Standard Brands (UK) Ltd is the international ignition supplier that includes the Zip brand in its portfolio.

Zip is Europe’s leading ignition products brand, a manufacturer of a broad range of best-in-class premium firelighters and fire logs.

What difference did we make?

Catalyst worked closely with the shareholders advising the business on all aspects of the transaction and ensuring a smooth sale process.

We advised the shareholders of Zip on the sale, which included a complex and detailed diligence process with a mix of Irish and UK teams. SHS Group was the most attractive acquirer, particularly due to its existing relationship with Zip.

We focused on advising our client on the optimum timing for a transaction given trading seasonality patterns and the growth drivers in the business. We also sought to capture the value of the brand as much as the business itself.

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What our client said
We are thankful to Catalyst for their hard work and commitment to our business, ensuring that we were well prepared for a sale. Terry Coates, Managing Director
Standard Brands