Investec Provides Debt for Gresham’s IESA MBO

Investec has provided a 27.5 million pounds ($43.1 million) debt structure for Gresham-backed MBO of IESA. The UK-based company is manages maintenance, repair and operating goods expenditure, through integrated supply solutions.


Investec provides £27.5m debt structure for Gresham-backed MBO of IESA

Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance today announces that it has provided a blended 27.5 million pounds ($43.1 million) asset-based and cashflow debt structure as part of the recent MBO of Integrated Engineering Stores Associates (“IESA”). The MBO was backed by Gresham LLP.

IESA is the UK market leader in the management of maintenance, repair and operating (“MRO”) goods expenditure, through integrated supply solutions.

The business was established in 2001 and has developed a unique IT platform that manages clients’ supply chains to reduce inventory costs, streamline procurement and order processes, introduce advanced stock control and invoice management techniques and establish online solutions. IESA’s client list includes multinational organisations such as 2 Sisters Group, AstraZeneca, Jaguar Land Rover and Premier Foods. The Business currently manages MRO for clients at 276 production sites in the UK and Ireland.

James Cullen from Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance, commented: “We’re delighted to be backing this team in a business which continues to grow and lead the development of its market. We think IESA’s opportunity to grow together with the backing from Gresham, with their long track record of step-changing businesses to a higher level, provides a really compelling combination.”

He added: “Our ability to provide debt structures that include both revolving facilities and term/cashflow loans has proved to be attractive to management teams and private equity partners and, by design, has many advantages compared to traditional senior debt or monoline ABL providers, especially so when supporting growth businesses. We have a consistent track record of delivery and portfolio support and have ambitious plans to significantly grow our portfolio working with quality management teams and sponsor partners.”

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For further information please contact:

Investec Specialist Bank 020 7597 4787
James Cullen

Citigate Dewe Rogerson 020 7638 9571
Patrick Evans
Jamie Brownlee


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