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The TEW Group

TEW Engineering

Business activity Engineering solutions Client comment “Selling up was part of a five-year plan”
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S P Shutler

Business activity Environmental Health Consultancy Acquired by ALcontrol Laboratories, UK Client comment "Your company needs to be ready...bust so does the market"
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Sportsafe UK

Business activity Sports manufacturer Acquired by ABEO Client comment “I love growth. I didn't want to hold back the business"
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Nyquist Solutions

Business activity Product design company, specialising in automotive diagnostics Acquired by Bartec Client comment “As a business owner, you just get a feeling… It was time to sell.”
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TCL Transport

Business activity Milk tanker hire Acquired by Turner & Co (UK) Client comment “Getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to us.”
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Pitlivie Holdings/ MacIntyre Chocolate Systems

Business activity Manufacturer of equipment primarily to the chocolate and confectionery industry Acquired by Probat Client comment “I’m a good salesman. I reckon I could sell most things to anybody, but selling a company is a different matter…”
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Softel

Business activity Provider of technology solutions to the global media industry Acquired by Miranda Technologies (Belden Inc) Client comment “Our buyer was a multi-billion-dollar company, and had a team of 16 full-time lawyers…”
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Wesco

Business activity Designer and manufacturer of character gadgets and gifts Acquired by Zeon Client comment “We were shocked how many potential buyers BCMS found…”
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Personal Homefinders

Business activity Full-service lettings agent Acquired by Countrywide PLC Client comment “Selling a business isn’t pain free, but BCMS made it as pain free as possible!”
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The Preactor Group

Business activity Planning and scheduling software solutions for manufacturing and service industries Acquired by Siemens AG Client comment “The BCMS process was very structured, and we felt in good hands."
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Recommended Hotels

Business activity Outsourced sales and marketing solutions for hotels, apartments and venues Acquired by Cultuzz Digital Media GmbH Client comment “We became a 24/7 operation and it was intense.”
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Action Pumps

Business activity Leading supplier of water pump systems Acquired by Tricel Client comment “BCMS shielded us from making silly mistakes…”
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Rockett Interactive

Business activity Digital marketing agency Acquired by iProspect, a Dentsu Aegis company Client comment “We were just exhausted maintaining the pace…”
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Precise Component Manufacture Ltd

Business activity Producer of precision engineering components and assemblies Acquired by Blauvelt Capital Partners Client comment “The competition BCMS creates gets you the deal.”
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Rainbow Dust Colours

Business activity Decoration glitters and colour edibles for cake-decorating Acquired by Real Good Food plc Client comment “Running such a strong business was beyond our comfort zone."
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Kent Social Care Professionals

Business activity Healthcare recruitment Acquired by City & County Healthcare Group Client comment “We were winning more contracts than ever before…”
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Intrinsys

Business activity Specialist provider of PLM software and support services Acquired by Addnode Group Client comment “You can’t possibly know who is best suited to buy your business!”
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PCM Healthcare

Business activity Medical communications Acquired by Cogora (UK) Client comment “Doctors told me I might not walk again… that was the tipping point”
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South Lincs Foodservice

Business activity Food and catering equipment wholesaler Acquired by Bidvest Foodservice Client comment “It’s nerve-wracking and exciting. There’s always the worry of: ‘Is it the right thing to be doing?’”
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Show Data Systems

Business activity Event registration software Acquired by Jonas Software Client comment “I knew I wanted to sell, I just didn’t know how to go about it.”
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The WATCH Lab

Business activity High-quality watch repairs, specialising in premium brands Acquired by Aurum Holdings, owners of Goldsmiths, Watches of Switzerland and Mappin & Webb Client comment “My goal was to build a national chain and then sell it."
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Specialised Orthotic Services

Business activity Medical support products Acquired by Drive Medical Client comment “When I finally leave work it’s going to be a big moment for me.”
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Fasteq

Business activity Aerospace & Defence components Acquired by Haas Group Client comment “Be clear that your business will change after it has been acquired. You cannot hold onto it.”
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Inverclyde Biologicals

Business activity Blood diagnostics manufacturer and distributor Acquired by Source Bioscience Client comment “We set the industry standard, but I was tiring of the industry demands”
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GBUK Healthcare

Business activity Medical devices manufacturer & supplier Acquired by H2 Capital Partners (NL) Client comment “I had taken a risk with my finances for too long…”
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Xceed Group

Business activity Technology consultancy Acquired by Wavestone SA Client comment “The plan was to grow a business and sell a business."
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Compass Computer Consultants

Business activity Computer related services and consulting Acquired by Advanced Computer Software Client comment “We were very impressed with BCMS – they had seen it and done it all before, which was invaluable.”
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Droitwich Pharmacy

Business activity Pharmacy Acquired by MSA Global Holdings Client comment “It was time for a change, and I was getting fed up.”
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Tickford Powertrain Test

Business activity Vehicle engine testing company Acquired by Intertek Testing & Certification Client comment “We had reached a point where we needed a fresh impetus in the business...”
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Autowindshields

Business activity Automotive repairs Acquired by Automobile Association Client comment "The business was in control of my personal life rather than the other way around!"
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Retail Active

Business activity Consumer experience consultancy Acquired by Blueprint Group Australia Client comment "Life feels a little bit liberated now."
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Impress Sensors

Business activity Specialist manufacturer and distributor in pressure sensors Acquired by Cynergy3 Components Client comment "Selling for us was a stick-or-twist moment."
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Wireless Innovation

Business activity Electric utility manufacturer Acquired by Lyceum Capital Partners Client comment "It was the first time in 13 years we took a breath, took a step back and said, 'What are we really worth?'"
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Marco Gearing

Business activity Manufacturer of cable management systems Acquired by Atkore International Client comment "Use BCMS. I am not aware of anyone else who goes to so much effort to find potential purchasers for you."
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Fluid Gravity Engineering

Business activity Scientific consultancy Acquired by Management Buyout Client comment "We worked away at it for all those years, but as we approached our late 50s, we thought we wanted to slow down..."
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Cox Agri

Business activity Stockbreeder products Acquired by Allflex Client comment “I really tried to make a point of seeing the deal through the eyes of the buyer.”
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The Consultancy Company

Business activity Management consultancy Acquired by Private Investor Client comment “I set up with the intention to sell one day.”
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Prior Diesel

Business activity Global leaders in diesel driven power solutions Acquired by Suretank Group Client comment “The fact that BCMS didn’t put a price on the business was important to us; it had great appeal.”
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En Route International

Business activity Food service manufacturer Acquired by Emirates Group Client comment “I knew that I would want to sell one day."
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Sublime Science

Business activity Science party provider Acquired by Hyphen Capital Client comment “I hugely underestimated what is involved in selling a business."
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Advanced Diagnostics

Business activity Manufacturer in car key programming Acquired by Kaba Holding AG Client comment “The most difficult conversation? Telling the staff Monday morning!’”
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EcuTek Technologies Ltd

Business activity Automotive - vehicle tuning technology Acquired by AMEI Holdings, Inc (Autometer Products, Inc and COBB Tuning Products, LLC), backed by Promus Equity Partners (Chicago) Client comment “We didn’t really know how far the business would go, but the software started selling like hot cakes."
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Aerospace Engineering Business

Business activity Mechanical handling and lifting devices Acquired by Not specified Client comment “Think about the end at the beginning.”