Late last year, Anthony Thirlby and Andy Rae approached us to share their aspirations and remit for an acquisition, we were able to introduce them to another customer of ours – John Dollin Printing Services Ltd – who seemed to be the perfect fit. Following the initial introduction, we worked with both companies throughout the process, to create a deal structure that complemented their strategy.
Andy Rae, Director and owner commented, “This investment by Venn Holdings is part of a strategy to create a technology driven print group across commercial, label and packaging sectors. It will allow us to build on the hard work of the outgoing shareholders and take advantage of other M&A opportunities. The deal included a mixture of debt instruments using the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.
“Compass Business Finance, worked within a compressed timeframe and delivered on all aspects of our requirements, they even introduced us to the M&A lawyers we chose. The lawyers were the right fit for our size deal, helping us immensely in the drawing up of the SPA and completion documents. Negotiations within these deals are always complex and we had to overcome many bumps in the road but with a great team supporting us we were able to have the confidence to drive over the finishing line”.