Rcapital invests in McArthur

Rcapital has invested in McArthur, a UK-based wholesaler and distributor of building, agricultural, steel and security fencing products. Rcapital is a London-based turnaround investor.

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Rcapital has invested in McArthur, a leading wholesaler and distributor of building, agricultural, steel and security fencing products.
Rcapital, the London based turnaround investor, has invested in McArthur one of the UK’s leading wholesalers and distributors of building, agricultural, steel and security fencing products.

Based in Bristol with over 250 staff in eight sites across the UK, McArthur was founded over 170 years ago by the McArthur family.

Following a number of difficult years McArthur has successfully restructured its business with the support of Rcapital and led by the CEO Sam McArthur. Now in a position of financial and operational strength, McArthur is well positioned to fully capitalise on future growth opportunities.

Sam McArthur, CEO of McArthur, said: “This deal has enabled us to create a solid platform for the future of our business. We have successfully resolved the underperformance of our Irish and manufacturing businesses to help us establish a secure and sustainable future for the group.

“The new investment brought to the business by Rcapital, together with their experience in delivering business growth and transformation will enable us to drive McArthur forward in a rapidly changing market.”

Jamie Constable, CEO of Rcapital “We are pleased to have the opportunity to invest in McArthur Group. We believe that McArthur’s long established brand and nationwide distribution network will help to move the business back into profitable growth.”

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NOTES FOR EDITORS
McArthur was established in 1839 and is one of the UK’s leading wholesalers and distributors of building, agricultural, steel and security fencing products. McArthur employs over 250 people from 8 sites across the UK and distributes its products nationwide.

Rcapital is a private investment business that provides turnaround and growth funding to UK companies. Started 10 years ago by Jamie Constable and Peter Ward, Rcapital uses its own capital to rescue, invest and grow stressed and distressed businesses. Since its inception in 2004, Rcapital has revived over 40 businesses with significant financial and operational challenges. The Rcapital team has a unique skill set in reversing the fortunes of small and medium sized firms by financially restructuring the business, forming strong partnerships with management and rebuilding operations. Rcapital focuses on SME businesses with turnover of between £5m and £200m.

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