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Funding an MBI for modular manufacturing specialists

Modular Group Investments

SME Capital provided bespoke funding for Modular Group Investments (MGI), a fast-growing group of businesses specialising in UK offsite and modular manufacturing, to complete its acquisition strategy of fabricating experts Rapid PVCu.

£2.25m
funding from SME Capital over 5 years

Rapid is a Doncaster based manufacturer, supplier and installer of PVCu windows, doors, conservatories, and equinox roofs to leading blue chip construction companies operating within the new-build, trade and retail sectors. The acquisition will significantly increase the productivity of MGI and extend their customer base, including a focus on the modular construction market so effective in affordable and social housing. It will also allow the experienced fabrication and installation teams at Rapid to expand and develop their business and to maintain high quality service to their customers.

Rapid PVCu windows

 

The challenge:

Many lenders steer clear of MBIs given the higher risks involved as the new shareholders have not been involved in the business to any great extent pre-completion. 

What we did:

We understood the historic business model and performance through our in-house financial due diligence. Through detailed discussions with the incoming shareholders on their background, skill sets and plans for the business and how they planned to work with the existing operational team, we were able to comfortably support them.

SME Capital’s funding has helped to: 

check-bullet  Fund the acquisition by Michael Garratt and his team

check-bullet  Develop the business to exploit further opportunities nationally

check-bullet  Allow the vendors to ensure the business remains a key local employer

loan-type  MBI
loan-industry  Modular Manufacturing Specialists
loan-region  North West

"SME Capital provided a bespoke
cashflow led deal structure and have
been very helpful throughout the
deal process."

– Michael Garratt, CEO, MGI

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