Case study

Aqualisa: Driving new product development

Secondary buyout supports innovation and continued customer focus.

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Sector
  • Industrials
  • Retail & consumer

Aqualisa designs and manufactures a range of market-leading digital, mixer and electric showers and accessories.

Employees: 249

Deal type
  • Secondary buyout

Aqualisa is the designer and manufacturer of a range of market-leading digital, mixer and electric showers and accessories.

Over 40 years, Aqualisa has pioneered technology around showering and continues to do so, with its showers evolving year-on-year.

Knowledge and financial backing

In September 2015, we backed the secondary buyout of Aqualisa from Sankaty Advisors, LLC – the credit affiliate of Bain Capital – and RBS. As part of the transaction, LDC made a significant equity investment.

The management team is working with LDC to improve its product development as part of its organic growth strategy. This is in addition to continuing its investment in Aqualisa’s loyal base of installers and customers.

Awards

Innovation (Technology)

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise