Juratek Limited announces management buyout

Shorts recently teamed up with Wake Smith and HSBC to act as lead advisors, legal representatives and funders on the management buy-out of automotive aftermarket braking products specialists, Juratek Ltd.

Founded in 1995 Juratek Ltd supply high-quality automotive aftermarket braking products for both Light & Commercial Vehicles, from its head office in Doncaster (UK). The £16m turnover company employs 50+ people and distributes around the world. Existing shareholder Matt Robinson (Managing Director), Toby Whewell (Sales & Marketing Director) and Mark Clegg (Operations Director) have now taken full control after acquiring the remaining shareholding from outgoing Chairman Allan Hooks.

Andy Ryder, Corporate Finance Partner with Shorts comments: “It was a pleasure to assist Matt, Toby and Mark to complete the buy-out of a business which they have been key to driving over recent times.”

Chris Alsop, Relationship Director at HSBC added ‘’Juratek have gone from strength to strength and I’m confident that Matt and his team will take the business to the next level. I am pleased to have supported them in this buy-out’’

Director and Head of Company Commercial at Wake Smith Solicitors, Duncan Shepherd said “We advised Matt Robinson, the existing Juratek MD, on the MBO from Allan Hooks, together with putting in place a structure involving two new minority shareholders Mark Clegg and Toby Whewell which will enable Juratek to take the next step in its ongoing development.”

Matt Robinson added “We are delighted to have completed the acquisition of Juratek Ltd and have exciting plans to continue the growth of the company both in the UK and overseas markets. The company has seen a sustained period of growth and transition in the past 5 years and we are well placed to take advantage of the opportunities open to us. I was keen for Mark and Toby to join me in the management buyout, between us we have over 70 years’ experience in the Automotive Aftermarket, yet we also retain the energy and passion needed to drive the company to even greater success.”

Allan Hooks said “I have seen Juratek grow and develop into a well-respected aftermarket company both in the UK and Europe. Its’ commitment to quality in all areas of its business remain paramount to its trading ethos. After 20 years with the company I believe it is time for me to hand over the reins to the management team led by Matt Robinson, in whom I have full confidence.”

HSBC was advised by BHP (financial due diligence) and Irwin Mitchell (legal advice)

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