Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team advise on the sale of Process Components

Published: Monday 8 October 2018

On 28 September, Schenck Process Group acquired Process Components Limited (PCL) and its subsidiaries, including Kemutec Group Inc. in the US from EPE Special Opportunities Limited.

PCL is a UK based designer and manufacturer of powder processing and handling equipment, components and spare parts, serving the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and environmental industries. The product portfolio of PCL comprises the following brands:

  • KEK- GARDNER: founded in 1860, recognised for milling and sieving, as well as mixing and blending technology.
  • PPS Air Classifier Mills: founded in 1980.
  • mucon: founded in 1946, the ‘hoover’ of the Iris Valve world.
  • kemutec: founded in 1980, globally recognised for powder processing equipment and systems 

Jay Brown, President Food, Chemicals & Plastics at Schenck Process, commented: “The acquisition of PCL, with its very well established product lines, a large installed base as well as a great reputation of its brands KEK-GARDNER, PPS Air Classifier Mills, mucon and kemutec, enriches the expertise and capabilities of Schenck Process. We are delighted to add key process steps in the area of mixing, milling and classification for our customers.”

Anthony Goodwin, Managing Director of PCL, who will continue to lead the business in its next phase of growth as part of the Schenck Process Group, added: “By consolidating our product portfolios with Schenck Process, we are excited to round off our supplied solutions towards offering complete systems to customers throughout the food, chemicals, pharmaceutical and environmental industries, thereby marking an important step in both companies’ growth plans.”

Hazlewoods Corporate Finance advised the sellers.  Paul Fussell, Partner at Hazlewoods, said: “We are delighted to have been able to advise on the transaction, which represents a good result for EPE Special Opportunities and management, who can now continue to grow the business as part of the Schenck Process Group.”

If you would like to discuss a potential transaction and how we can help you, please contact Paul Fussell at paul.fussell@hazlewoods.co.uk or on 01242 680000.