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Cairngorm Capital acquires £100m turnover merchant
18 November, 2019
Investment company Cairngorm Capital Partners has continued on the merchant acquisition trail by announcing it has acquired independent builders’ merchant group Grant & Stone Ltd.
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Travis Perkins delivers solid Q3, will demerge Wickes by Q2, 2020
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Travis Perkins has delivered a “solid” Q3 performance, despite trading conditions becoming incrementally more challenging through the course of the summer as a result of the on-going market uncertainty.
Cairngorm Capital acquires Chandlers and forms Independent Builders’ Merchant Group
Friday, October 11, 2019 Cairngorm Capital has continued its acquisition strategy in the builders merchant sector by acquiring southeast-based Chandlers Building Supplies Ltd.
Latest builders merchant sales stats show increased sales
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Total builders merchants sales in July were up 2.9% in value compared with the same month last year, according to the latest update from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI).
Last chance to enter TTJ Awards 2019 judged categories!
Friday, July 19, 2019 Judged entries for the TTJ Awards 2019 need to be submitted by close of play on Monday July 22.
Parkers buys Stamco to create larger Kent and Sussex merchanting group
Monday, June 17, 2019 Long-established Sussex merchant group Stamco has been acquired by Parker Building supplies for an undisclosed sum.
Premier Forest Group posts another record year
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Premier Forest Group Ltd has posted another record financial year, with annual turnover growth of 12% to £141m in the year ending April 2019.
TTJ Awards voting under way!
Monday, April 29, 2019 Voting has got under way in the TTJ Awards 2019 voted categories.
Travis Perkins and Grafton results “solid” despite mixed market backdrop
Thursday, March 07, 2019 Merchanting giants Travis Perkins (TP) and Grafton Group have reported solid annual results despite acknowledging a weaker market backdrop.
Cairngorm acquires Sentry Doors
Monday, February 25, 2019 Cairngorm Capital has made further moves in the timber products sector with the acquisition of fire and security door manufacturer Sentry Doors.
James Latham acquires Abbey Woods of Ireland
Monday, February 18, 2019 James Latham has acquired the entire issued share capital of Abbey Wood Agencies Ltd, a leading Irish timber merchant and the official distributor of Accoya wood in Ireland.
Beers Timber Holdings acquires Tonge Bridge Timber
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Liverpool based Beers Timber Holdings has announced the completion of the purchase of Tonge Bridge Timber of Bolton.
Lords acquires merchant
Friday, September 07, 2018 West London-based Lords Builders Merchants has announced the acquisition of Kings Langley Building Supplies Limited (KLBS Ltd).
Bradfords acquires Solo
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 Bradfords Building Supplies has announced the acquisition of Archmartin Ltd, trading as Solo Building Supplies.
Travis Perkins reports solid merchant sales but challenging consumer business at Wickes
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Travis Perkins (TP) has reported good sales growth in its merchant trade business but challenging conditions in its Wickes consumer business.
Investors’ UK timber sector expansion continues with Rembrand Timber acquisition
Monday, July 02, 2018 Private investment group Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP’s timber industry portfolio has taken another leap forward with addition of Rembrand Timber, which is merging with its Thornbridge Sawmills business.
Over 500 delegates attend NMBS All-Industry Conference
Monday, June 25, 2018 NMBS, the UK’s largest buying society for independent builders’, plumbing and heating, timber, and hardware merchants, attracted more than 500 delegates to its All-Industry Conference in Italy on June 14-17.
Builders’ merchant sales grow
Monday, June 25, 2018 Latest builders’ merchant sales stats show sales were up 8.8% in April compared with the same month a year ago.
Timber drives merchants’ sales growth
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 Timber helped drive growth in the value of builders merchants’ Q1 sales, according to the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).
Alsford in Brexit softwood prices warning to Lib Dem leader
Monday, May 21, 2018 Alsford Timber has warned Lib Dem leader Vince Cable that the company may have to pay millions more upfront to buy European softwood if the UK Government does not secure mutually-beneficial customs’ arrangements before the United Kingdom leaves the EU in ten months’ time.

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