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Australian Online Spare Parts Reseller sold to an Undisclosed Overseas Buyer

Johnsons’ client operates a proprietary online eCommerce platform, paired with automated distribution systems, for the national retailing of spare parts & consumables for a wide range of domestic appliances and consumer electronics.

Custom Research: +800 prospective domestic & international buyers

Hotlist: 20 direct C-Level calls to primary targets

Expressions of Interest: +44

Based in Europe, the buyer is a leading spare parts supplier to markets across the EU and globally. For this wholesale distribution group, the acquisition presented an opportunity to expand into a new geographic market as well as to diversify its revenue streams.

BusinessWorks purchased by Hal Group

BusinessWorks is an IT services provider focused on the SME segment in a niche geographic market. Based to the east of Melbourne’s CBD, the Business offers a mix of high value-add services, centred around its core managed services offering and also comprising solutions design & deployment as well as on-demand or ad-hoc support, including break/fix services.

Custom Research: +1,400 prospective buyers

Hotlist: 20 direct C-Level calls

Expressions of Interest: +100

The acquirer, Hal Group, is a complete IT services company that offers a wide range of solutions to the SME, corporate and government sectors. Based in NSW, this acquisition presented Hal Group an opportunity to extend its geographic reach to include Victoria as well as to expand its managed services offering.

Metco Industrial acquired by Thoroughclean Australia

Metco Industrial specialises in the design, assembly and manufacture of industrial water blasting equipment built to meet Australian conditions. It services markets across Australia and the South Pacific, supplying industrial services firms with customised solutions for high pressure cleaning & surface preparation as well as cold cutting & hydro-demolition.

Custom Research: +540 prospective trade buyers

Hotlist: 20 direct C-Level calls

Expressions of Interest: 39

The purchaser, ThoroughClean, is a Queensland manufacturer of mid-range high pressure water cleaners that supplies several market sectors, including both light and heavy industrial. For the company, this acquisition is an important step in achieving its goal to become the leading supplier in Australia and New Zealand of a diversified range of high pressure water solutions.

Mayneline Kitchens & Joinery acquired by an Undisclosed National Construction Group

Based on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Mayneline is a leading cabinetry and joinery manufacturer specialising in multi-storey residential developments in the greater Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane metropolitan areas. Operating through two divisions, the Business provides turnkey joinery solutions to leading tier-one and tier-two builders / developers of premium projects ranging in size from 50 to 800+ units.

Custom Research: 1,100+ prospective buyers

Hotlist: 34 direct C-Level calls

Expressions of Interest: 42

The Business was purchased by interests associated with a national construction group. This acquisition presented an opportunity for strategic diversification as well as control over the supply of key inputs. It has simultaneously broadened the group’s service offering and extended its customer-base.

Superior Activewear purchased by Gildan Inc.

Superior Activewear was a market leading importer & national distributor of premium printable apparel, which it supplied to a wide range of Australian wholesalers as well as to online resellers. Founded in 2004, the Business quickly attained a dominant position in the domestic supply of printable t-shirts.

Custom Research: 1,470+ prospective buyers

Hotlist: 37 direct C-Level calls

Expressions of Interest: 49

The purchaser was the major supplier to the Business. Gildan Inc. is a world leader in clothing manufacturing, headquartered in Canada and managing a diversified portfolio of company-owned brands. This acquisition presented an opportunity to establish a directly-controlled distribution foothold in the Australian marketplace.

DRM Audio Visual sold to Generation-e

DRM Audio Visual is a market leading provider of integrated audio visual solutions to the commercial, education, government, non-profit and arts & entertainment sectors. The Business specialises in delivering large-scale, complex systems that combine the latest pro-AV and IT technologies to address the needs of collaborative working and interactive learning environments.

Custom Research: 1,700+ prospective buyers

Hotlist: 25 direct C-Level calls

Expressions of Interest: 37

The purchaser, Generation-e, is one of Australia’s leading unified communications and digital collaboration providers and a Micro-soft gold partner. The acquisition served to strengthen its position as a leader in Microsoft Cloud and unified communications and to further extend its managed service offerings.

Elsie+Betty Design acquired by WG Architects

Elsie+Betty is a Melbourne-based boutique interior design consultancy, specialising in premium commercial fit-outs for a diverse customer-base spanning industry sectors such as hotel, hospitality, retail, banks, offices, aged care and education.

Custom Research: 600+ prospective buyers

Hotlist: 60 direct C-Level calls

Expressions of Interest: 10

The purchaser, WG Architects, is a Brisbane-based integrated design practice providing architectural, interior design and master-planning services. This acquisition fit with its growth strategy by broadening the firm’s integrated commercial offering.

Paramount Safety Products acquires Pratt Safety Systems

The name behind Prochoice Safety Gear, Paramount is a leading national manufacturer and distributor of industrial personal protection equipment. Through strategic acquisitions the Business aims to position itself as a leading Australian, one-stop supplier of quality industrial products – distributed throughout ANZ and exported across the Pacific Rim and beyond.

Custom Industry Research: +500 potential targets

Expressions of Interest: +41 respondents

Off-Market Opportunities: 19 qualified targets

The acquired business, Pratt Safety Systems, supplies Australian industry with quality site safety and environmental protection products that stand up to the challenges of Australian conditions. This deal brings together two long-established industrial safety equipment suppliers to create a market leading, national distributor with a strongly diversified product range.

Market Sports Online sold to GPI Group

A Melbourne-based family business, Market Sports Online (MSO) is Australia’s leading, authorised reseller of AFL merchandise. It distributes genuine AFL-endorsed products to consumers via its website. The Business stocks the largest range of AFL products in Australia, with more than 180 product lines. It holds strong relationships with AFL merchandise suppliers, who form part of a supply chain tightly controlled by the AFL. MSO’s strong market positioning together with its effective marketing activities and stock management systems enabled its fast growth since the Business’s establishment in 2012.

Custom Research: 325+ prospective buyers

Hotlist: 25 direct C-Level calls

Expressions of Interest: 13

The purchaser, GPI Corporate, is a leading Australian supplier of Fully Integrated Promotional Marketing Solutions to Australian businesses. This acquisition facilitates GPI Corporate’s move into online business-to-consumer channels – boosted by the strong AFL brand.

Practical Outcomes acquired by Careers Training Group

Practical Outcomes is an established and award-winning Registered Training Organisation located in Victoria. It offers a range of market-leading training courses – provided via a unique face-to-face workplace-based delivery method – to the children’s services, hospitality, and aged care and disability sectors. Its successful business model had seen it deliver high levels of year on year revenue growth along with strong EBIT margins.

Custom Research: 300+ prospective buyers

Hotlist: 53 direct C-Level calls

Expressions of Interest: 39

The purchaser, Careers Training Group (CTG), sought significant expansion through acquisitions in the vocational training sector. It is a leading supplier of vocational education in Australia that specialises in Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma training, both on-campus and in the workplace.