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17th December 2020

Hewitsons supports CMS management buyout

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Hewitsons acted on the buyout of Cambridge Maintenance Services Limited (CMS) a leading provider of mechanical and electrical engineering services in the UK, by its management team backed by private equity firm Rockpool Investments.

The management buyout of CMS followed a period of sustained growth for the company and was led by Managing Director Ian Wheeler and Operations Director Chris Kindon. CMS is a nationwide supplier of technical engineering services, offering mechanical and electrical planned preventative maintenance, as well as round-the-clock reactive services for a diverse set of clients. The company uses disruptive smart technology to deliver regulated building maintenance, testing and compliance services across nine engineering hubs in the UK, helping to reduce its clients’ costs and drive sustainability in the process.

Ian Wheeler said: “This transaction marks an exciting next step for CMS to continue our development in the sector and to strive to be the maintenance service provider of choice.”

James Lawrence (Corporate Partner) led the Hewitsons legal team which included Valerie Lambert (Employment Partner), Susanne Hinde (Real Estate Partner) and Charlotte Bull (Corporate Solicitor). James praised his team for their collaborative and practical approach to securing an extremely successful outcome for their client amidst the difficulties presented by COVID-19. 

Hewitsons were pleased to work again with Grant Thornton’s Corporate Finance team led by Usman B Malik (UK Head of Business Services) on the deal.

If you have any questions in relation to this article our Corporate team at Hewitsons LLP will be happy to assist.