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Adler & Allan: Creating an environment for growth

Multiple acquisitions support expansion of leading oil and environmental services business.

Adler and Allan specialise in environmental risk reduction.

Deal type
  • Secondary buyout
Exit type
  • Private equity sale
Exit date

November 2020

The Adler and Allan Group (A&A) is a leading provider of oil and environmental services. It is the UK’s leading supplier of spill response, fuel and environmental risk reduction services.

The business is unique as it offers both operational capability and consultancy expertise in range and depth.

Backing a secondary buyout

In September 2014 LDC invested in the secondary buyout of A&A.

Since then, we have worked with the management team to help broaden its services, as well as the geographical area it covers.

This has been achieved through a series of small, bolt-on acquisitions, including an investment which brought Worcester Electrical Services into its portfolio.

The firm’s expansion continued and, in 2019, the business became the UK’s largest fuel management and quality provider when it acquired LCM Environmental’s fuel-management business.

This deal enlarged A&A’s forecourt business, allowing the team to enhance its proposition to deliver a full end-to end solution from initial fuel design, through asset resilience and preventative maintenance to emergency response and waste removal and processing.

In November 2020, LDC exited its investment in Adler & Allan to private equity investor Sun Capital, with the current management team staying with the business.


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