Nova Capital has sold Carbolite Holdings Limited to Verder Holdings
Lincoln International (“Lincoln”), a leading independent mid-market investment bank, has completed the sale of Carbolite Holdings Limited (“Carbolite”), a Derbyshire-based designer and manufacturer of high temperature ovens and furnaces for industrial processes and laboratory testing across a wide range of industrial and research sectors, to Verder Holdings B.V. (“Verder”). Carbolite, which has 160 employees, is the global market leading manufacturer of high temperature ovens and furnaces for industrial process and laboratory testing across a wide range of industrial and research sectors. The company manufactures its products in Derbyshire, UK and sells its products directly in the UK, Germany, France and the US and through a global network of around 100 distributors. Carbolite was part of a portfolio of six businesses acquired by Nova Capital Management Limited (“Nova”) from Barloworld of South Africa in November 2007. Nova investors will make a gross equity return of 3.5 times the equity invested in Carbolite.
Verder is a Dutch family-owned technology company with operations in liquids handling technology, laboratory equipment and process handling. Through the acquisition of Carbolite, Verder is adding a new product group to its laboratory equipment division. Carbolite will benefit from Verder’s extensive distribution network. About Nova Capital Management Limited Nova is a specialist acquirer of corporate and private equity portfolios. In a single transaction, Nova enables corporate owners and financial sellers, to successfully unlock their holdings in a portfolio of companies. Founded in 2002, it has a 25 strong team with offices in UK, US and Canada. Nova has acquired or taken over the management of portfolios representing a total transactional value of over EUR 1.0 billion. Nova currently manages investments in over 25 businesses primarily operating in Western Europe and North America, across a broad range of sectors.
More information about Nova can be obtained at www.nova-cap.com.
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