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London Transport Award

Trueform Engineering Ltd, the GIL portfolio business which designs, manufactures, installs and maintains a range of passenger transport related infrastructure solutions for a number of transport agencies globally, including Transport for London, was announced as Transport Supplier of the Year at the London Transport Awards at a ceremony on 2nd March in Central London. Commenting […]

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GI Solutions Group are delighted to announce that they have acquired Eclipse Colour Print, Eclipse 4DM and Direct Link for an undisclosed sum. This is in line with the company’s desire to be the UK’s leading integrated marketing communications business. “This is a fantastic result for all concerned “said CEO Patrick Headley “we have admired […]

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  The Widnes-based business acquired by GIL in August 2016 from Shepherd Group has announced that it will be changing its name to ICoNiChem Ltd with immediate effect. ICoNiChem manufactures a range of inorganic Cobalt and Nickel chemicals at its UK manufacturing facility and supplies its products to customers around the world. The business continues to make […]

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  Directors of GIL Investments have acquired the Widnes operations of The Shepherd Chemical Company (also known as “Shepherd Widnes”) in their latest significant transaction in the chemicals sector. Shepherd Widnes is a specialist manufacturer of cobalt-based salts and compounds. The business supplies into a wide variety of applications including catalysts, pigments and animal nutrition. The […]

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GIL Investments (“GIL”) has sold its interest in Akcros Chemicals (“Akcros”), a GIL Investments portfolio business, to Valtris Specialty Chemicals (“Valtris”), an H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G”) portfolio company. HIG is a leading global private equity investment firm with $19 billion of equity capital under management. Valtris is a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals primarily used as […]

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Trueform installs new Discovery Diffusion Shelters for Paisley As part of the regeneration scheme for Paisley Town Centre, Trueform have designed, manufactured and installed their Discovery Diffusion Shelters in a joint project with SPT and Renfrewshire Council. The aim of this scheme is to enhanced bus facilities by strengthening the bus service and enhance the […]

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Leicester – 12 02 16 – GI Solutions Group have further increased their digital print capability by investing around £1.5m in their third HP T230 High Speed Digital Inkjet Press with variable finishing facilities and HD colour. The presses provide high speed, high quality digital print with 1200 dpi running at 1 million A4 sheets per day. GI […]

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RTM

GIL has disposed of its investment in Road Transport Media, is a leading provider of specialist information and media services for the road freight industry and commercial vehicle sector in the UK.  Its portfolio includes long-established print titles Commercial Motor, Motor Transport, and Truck & Driver, as well as a number of industry leading events and […]

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  GIL portfolio business Akcros Chemicals has recently signed an agreement to acquire the Lamberti PVC Additives business effective 1st December 2015.   This will bring together two leading additives producers, both with a strong reputation for quality, technical innovation, flexibility and customer focus, extending their combined leadership position in flexible PVC additives and broadening […]

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about Ashworth

Second transaction in nine months for private investment group Seven portfolio businesses now acquired from large corporates GIL Investments (“GIL”), the Midlands-based private investment business has completed the acquisition of £30m turnover industrial distributor Ashworth from Saint Gobain Building Distribution. The Ashworth transaction represents the second addition to the GIL portfolio within the past nine […]

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Promotions at GI Solutions

Robin Welch, CEO Senior Management changes at Leicester-based portfolio business Leicester-based transactional and direct mail business, GI Solutions, has made changes to its senior management structure. The changes are further improvements to the operational running of GI Solutions. We are very pleased to announce Patrick Headley is now Managing Director of GI Solutions. Patrick has been […]

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GIL Investments, alongside Thomas Engelen of Akcros Chemicals, have completed an investment into Stanchem International, a UK-based but global supplier of natural and plant-based formulations and ingredients to a wide variety of industrial, agricultural and consumer-focussed sectors. Stan Chem, which has annual sales of £22m and profits of c.£2m, employs more than 100 people at […]

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Davicon Mezzanine Floors, the Brierley Hill-based designer, manufacturer and installer of mezzanine flooring, has completed the acquisition of Trison Holdings (also known as DeMet Colourcoat), a small local fabricator with laser-cutting and powder-coating capabilities. Jonathon Grove, Investment Director at GIL said: “This small but important acquisition represents another step forward in the continued development of […]

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