Grant Thornton advises Artificial Lift Performance Ltd Artificial Lift Performance Ltd has been sold to ChampionX LLC

February 2024
Artificial Lift Performance
Adviser to Artificial Lift Performance Ltd on their sale to ChampionX LLC
Grant Thornton team
Sell side
Corporate finance
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We are delighted to have advised Artificial Lift Performance Ltd on their sale to ChampionX LLC

Artificial Lift Performance Ltd (ALP) is an Edinburgh based SaaS business focused on production optimisation for the oil & gas industry, specifically the artificial lift sector. While based in Scotland, the business served North American customers, including super-majors in the energy industry.

We were introduced to the Shareholders in early 2023, with the founder and majority shareholder interested in understanding his options with regards to an exit after decades of working in the oil & gas industry as a consultant before developing ALP’s industry leading PumpChecker software.

Our focus was to find buyers that share similar ethos and can be a strong cultural fit, while providing a deal structure that aligned with the shareholders preference.

ChampionX being a large listed oilfield services company with a competitor product in the market and a clear strategy for automation and digitisation through technology, were identified early as being a likely strategic party to provide a suitable outcome.

Crucial to delivering a strong outcome for the shareholders was our close hands-on approach throughout the process, specifically in relation to financial analysis, the due diligence process and deal negotiations, which removed much of the burden associated with selling a business and allowed the founders to continue focusing on driving growth. 


Grant Thornton were incredible throughout the acquisition process, they did all the hard work, allowing me to focus on running my business. They achieved a great outcome on the deal value, which exceeded my initial value aspirations and found an acquirer that was a good cultural fit for taking care of my team at ALP. I couldn’t ask for a better result.

Sandy Williams Founder & CEO, Artificial Lift Performance Ltd

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