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Batt Cables

The Business

Batt is a UK headquartered, global specialist in the management and distribution of electrical cables, with facilities in the UK, mainland Europe, USA and Asia. It holds a wide range of over 8,000 different products in stock, serving industries including infrastructure, construction, renewables, offshore, telecommunication and transport.

The Deal

Batt was founded in 1952 by previous majority shareholder, Peter Holm’s father, Jens Holm, and his business partner, Robert ‘Bobby’ Batt. As part of the transaction, Peter Holm remained as an adviser to Batt, with the existing management team remaining in place. As part of the transaction Chiltern introduced industry veteran, Jeremy Ling, as Executive Chair to support the management team in driving the company through its next phase of growth.

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The Plan

Batt operates in a market with strong tailwinds, resulting from ESG-driven electrification. As one of the oldest distributors in the UK, Batt is already well established to take advantage of this trend. Chiltern’s investment will enable it to accelerate its growth, through closer customer and supplier partnerships, and expansion into new geographies and product categories.