We are delighted to have advised WestBridge Capital LLP on their investment in Alpine Fire Engineers Limited.
Alpine Fire is a specialist provider of active fire suppression systems. The business supports its clients with system design, project management, installation and maintenance of suppression systems across multiple end markets, working directly with end-customers as well as sub-contracted partners.
The business holds a leading position in the warehousing and logistics market, which has grown rapidly in recent years. Soho Square Capital (previously ESO/Core Capital) invested in the business in 2018, supporting the management team’s expansion plans and ambitions to drive growth.
WestBridge supported the secondary buyout of the business, being attracted to Alpine’s niche sector, continued growth story, and strength of management team. This provided an exit for Soho Square Capital.
We project managed the buy-side process from start to finish, co-ordinating the due-diligence process, supporting in detailed value negotiations and managing key completion deliverables.
We helped to navigate complex deal issues, using our breadth of service to deliver an integrated corporate finance and debt advisory solution, which was key to achieving completion within a tight timeframe.
Our deal experience, sector knowledge and technical capability ensured a successful outcome for the WestBridge team, with Alpine presenting an exciting investment opportunity for the fund.
The Grant Thornton team provided sound, pragmatic advice throughout the process. They were highly responsive to our needs and we appreciated their commitment and support in resolving key issues and getting the deal over the line.Peter Barkley Partner, WestBridge Capital LLP