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Stuart Turner: Boosting growth at Midlands manufacturer

Management buyout enabling expansion through buy and build and international expansion plans.

Sector
  • Industrials

Stuart Turner is the UK market leading water pump and pressure solutions business.

Deal type
  • Management buyout
The Team
LDC Region

Stuart Turner is an international market leader in water-boosting solutions and has over a century of engineering experience.

Founded in 1906, with strong heritage in engineering and product innovation, Stuart Turner has an established reputation for high-quality products for the commercial and domestic markets, including a patented solution for mains water pressure issues.

Investing in growth

In September 2017, we backed the management buyout of Stuart Turner.

The investment is enabling Stuart Turner to accelerate its buy and build strategy, targeting further growth in the commercial pumps sector, in addition to supporting international expansion.

Strong flow of support

Since LDC’s original investment, Stuart Turner has acquired three complementary businesses. The acquisition of Mikrofill Systems follows its purchases of Fluid Water Solutions in 2019 and GAH Heating in 2018. All three acquisitions play a significant part in supporting Stuart Turner to become a complete solutions provider in the pressurisation and hot water generation market across domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.

Listen to the CEO of Stuart Turner, Richard Harden in ‘The Manufacturer Podcast: Stuart Turner – a growth success story‘ as he discusses the company’s remarkable growth in recent years.

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So LDC were chosen before I had the offer to join the company. However, since joining, I can fully understand why they were chosen. In fact, along with the great potential that I could see at Stuart Turner, the backing by LDC was a key attraction for me to join. The relationship with LDC is a true partnership. They’ve allowed the leadership team to set the strategy and essentially get on and run the business, backing our ambition.”
Richard Harden, CEO
Stuart Turner