Industrial
Selling a business


Springboard Corporate Finance is delighted to announce that it has advised on the management buy-out of  Telford-based McPhillips Holdings Limited.

About the deal

McPhillips provides award winning civil engineering and building solutions throughout the Midlands, North West and Wales.  The business has an impressive client base of blue chip customers such as Taylor Wimpey, Morris Homes, Bellway Homes, Telford and Wrekin Council and The Highways Agency. Established in 1964, McPhillips has a highly skilled and loyal workforce of over 250 employees and generates revenues in excess of £40 million per annum.

The business has undergone a management buy out which will allow joint Managing Directors Peter and Nicholas McPhillips to retire from the business.  The Management team will now be led by Paul Inions, who joined McPhillips as a trainee quantity surveyor 27 years ago.  He commented “The values upon which the business was founded by the McPhillips family will be continue to be promoted.  With a buoyant order book and new opportunities ahead, we are looking forward with confidence to a bright future.”

The transaction was led by David Neate and Robert Johnson. Commenting on the transaction, David said “We are delighted to have been involved in this deal and in facilitating the transfer of ownership to the management team. Under the leadership of the McPhillips brothers, the business has built a formidable and enviable reputation. This has seen the business go from strength to strength in a highly competitive market place. I am confident under Paul’s leadership the company will continue to thrive.”

How we made a difference

  • Evaluated the potential for a management buy-out with the transaction outline ultimately being delivered;
  • Performed a valuation of the company to create alignment between the stakeholders; and
  • Successfully led the fundraising process on behalf of the incumbent management team.
What our clients say

Paul Inions, Managing Director - McPhillips

Throughout what was a huge step into the unknown for us all, vendors included, Springboard provided us with professional guidance and direction. I’m sure the opportunity to represent both parties presented Springboard with a little difficulty at times but the combined will for the business to succeed is obvious to all.