Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services advised private equity firm NVM on its investment to support the management buy-out of Cheshire-based Thyson Technology from a private investor group.

Thyson is a specialist analytical and instrumentation business, which designs and constructs engineering solutions used in the analysis and sampling of gases and liquids. Its solutions are used in fossil fuel extraction, processing and distribution, green energy production, water treatment, petrochemicals and nuclear.

Positioning itself as “the measurement solutions provider”, Thyson has designed, built and commissioned analyser systems for a large number of blue chip companies. Customers include the National Grid, BP, Air Liquide, ExxonMobil and Qila Energy.

Following NVM’s investment, Thyson is extremely well positioned to continue its growth and development as a total solution provider, applying its full suite of services into existing and new markets both in the UK and overseas.

Mike Braddock, Thyson MD comments: “Our new partnership with NVM signals the start of what will be a successful long term relationship and NVM’s support will be instrumental in driving our future growth as we look to further develop our services and customer base.

Andy Leach, Investment Partner of NVM comments: “Backing Thyson is another indication of NVM’s appetite to invest within the regions to support ambitious UK management teams. Thyson is a high-quality business with a market leading reputation in the provision of innovative specialist engineering solutions. For NVM, the business has identified clear opportunities to achieve future growth and its first-class management team has the ambition and commitment to deliver on this.”

Catriona Lang of Dow Schofield Watts Transaction Services provided financial due diligence to NVM.

Debt finance for the transaction was provided by Allied Irish Bank (GB)’s Manchester office (Mike Rogers and Stuart Lake).


4th January 2017