Grant Thornton advises Kind & Co Kind & Co. completed their Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) buyout

October 2020
Kind & Co
Adviser to Kind & Co on their establishment of an Employee Ownership Trust
Grant Thornton team
  • Usman Malik
    Usman Malik
    Head of Business services, Corporate Finance Advisory
Business support services
Sell side
Corporate finance
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We are delighted to have advised Kind & Co on their EOT buyout.

The company provides principal construction services to the residential, commercial, care, education and health markets serving London and South East England. 

The shareholders of Kind & Co engaged our corporate finance, tax and valuation teams on the company-funded EOT transaction. 

Our role on the transaction was lead advisor, seamlessly supporting the transaction end-to-end from the valuation and modelling up to drafting support on the legal documentation. 

We utilised our experience in EOTs and structured a buyout to preserve the legacy of Kind & Co and reward loyalty within the employee base. 

Our unique EOT offering and in-depth expertise allowed the shareholders to partially crystalise their investment to date and allow employees to share in the future prosperity and profits generated by the company during a next phase of growth. 

Navigating through an increasingly complex process and maintaining momentum during lockdown offered its own unique challenges and we are pleased to have concluded a transaction within the agreed timescales. 


From the outset I was confident in the teams EOT experience and expertise within the construction industry, culminating in a highly satisfactory conclusion. The team showed exceptional commitment throughout, despite a challenging socio-economic backdrop, and were able to deliver an employee buyout within a short timeframe, providing a truly end-to-end service. I have no hesitation in recommending Grant Thornton’s team.

Bill Bassenger Joint Managing Director, Kind & Co

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