The Business

Emtez is a UK headquartered designer, manufacturer and distributor of industrial safety products and solutions, focussed on environmental protection, spill prevention and EV battery storage. Since being established over three decades ago by founder, Bruce Wishart, Emtez has grown into a leading pan-European operator serving a range of blue-chip customers from sites across the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Belgium.

The Deal

The management buy-out has been led by David Byrne (CEO) and Jon Hazlewood (CFO), with founder, Bruce Wishart, continuing as a non-executive director and investor. The team will be further bolstered by the introduction of Warwick Ley as Chair. Chiltern will support the team in delivering its exciting plans to broaden Emtez’s product and service offering and make further funding available for targeted M&A.

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The Plan

Emtez presents an opportunity to build upon an asset of scale in an attractive market with value that can be unlocked through:

- strategic, commercial and operational harmonisation;

- the realisation of Group-wide production efficiencies;

- product development in new and existing markets; and

- targeted investment to increase capacity and capabilities.