Bowden & Knights
Founded in 2003, based in Thetford.
One of the UK’s leading independent suppliers to the poultry industry.
Supply an extensive product range dedicated to poultry health, hygiene and welfare.
Offer extensive opportunities for growth within the poultry industry and externally into other synergetic animal welfare industries.
100% share sale to Elta Group, an international operator with c.£100 million turnover.
Investment in resources, systems and back office facilities to unlock growth potential.
One founding shareholder fully exiting.
Remaining three shareholders staying involved in the business, as planned.
Initially engaged with the shareholders four years before commencing sale process helping them to identify the right time to sell.
Ran and managed a competitive process with strategically selected parties across the UK.
Created competitive tension to achieve a strategic valuation premium above shareholders expectations.
Negotiated future profit participation in addition to full initial consideration.
Specialist Animal Welfare