Hazlewoods Corporate Finance advises Central Cladding Systems Ltd on MBO

Published: Friday 15 December 2023

Ownership of a Gloucestershire construction firm has changed hands for the first time in 40 years, thanks to a deal which has secured the future of the business.

Hazlewoods Corporate Finance team has advised Central Cladding Systems Ltd on the successful sale of the company to its management team.

Founded by brothers Ross and Nick Gowell in 1982, Central Cladding specialises in the design, supply, and installation of all types of commercial roofing and cladding systems.

The company works with numerous blue chip construction companies has been responsible for multiple high profile local projects including:

  • Regeneration of Gloucester town centre (Kings Quarter);
  • University of Gloucester media centre;
  • A collection of secondary and primary schools in Gloucestershire: Oxstalls, Pates, Brockworth, Cleeve, Betteridge, Longford, Coopers Edge, and Watermoor to name but a few;
  • Several high-tech offices at Gloucester Business Park.
  • Numerous car dealerships including Porsche Tewkesbury and Porsche Swindon.
  • New sports stadia, for Worcester Warriors and Gloucester RFC.
  • Regeneration of Gloucester, Cheltenham and Forest of Dean hospitals.

Central Cladding is now owned by Ryan Dunn and Mark Phillips who have been directors of the company for a decade.

They are determined to uphold the standards laid down by the Gowell family and ensure that the loyal and skilled tradesmen employed by the Company continue to be valued.

Hazlewoods Corporate Finance Director Rich Grover, who led the transaction, said: ‘This is a fantastic outcome for such a highly regarded Gloucestershire company.

‘It was a privilege to help Ross and Nick exit the business and put it into such capable hands. I would like to wish Mark and Ryan every success and Ross and Nick a happy retirement.’

Ross Gowell said, ‘This is the start of an exciting new era for Central Cladding, and we couldn’t be happier that Mark and Ryan are going to drive the business forward.

‘The assistance of Rich Grover and the Hazlewoods team was invaluable.’

Hazlewoods is the 6th most active Corporate Finance team in the UK, completing 160 transactions valued at £1.5 billion last year.

If you are considering buying a business, selling your company or are looking for ways to finance your growth plans and would like to find out more about the process, please contact Rich Grover on 01242 680000 or email him at rich.grover@hazlewoods.co.uk.

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