BSW Timber acquired by Binderholz

11 October 2021

BSW Timber Ltd, the UK’s major integrated forestry and sawmilling group, has been acquired by Binderholz. The deal is subject to normal closing conditions and approval from the Austrian Competition Commission and UK Financial Conduct Authority.

Binderholz is a significant global sawmiller and producer of value-added products, including cross-laminated timber, glulam beams, solid wood panels, pressed pallet blocks, wood pellets and briquettes. The business has demonstrated a solid, consistent growth, now operating in Austria, Germany, Finland, and the US. 

Under the leadership of CEO Tony Hackney, BSW will integrate with Binderholz. 

“Our management teams across the business units remain and the whole team will be supported by the Binder family and senior management,” said Mr Hackney. 

Following the acquisition, Binderholz and BSW plan to undertake a significant capital investment programme in the sites to increase capacity and broaden the capabilities of the business. 

“The long-established name of BSW will remain, and business will be as normal, with much greater opportunity to supply a wider basket of products,” added Mr Hackney. “We will be enhancing our capabilities to further expand our capacity and grow further in supply to all sectors. 

“We are very pleased to be strengthening our position in the value-added timber market by becoming part of the Binderholz family,” said Mr Hackney.

“The opportunity to enhance our supply chain and additionally widen our product offering is exciting. This represents another major milestone in the growth of BSW and we are looking forward to drawing on the expertise and knowledge of the Binderholz team. I would also like to thank the Endless LLP team for their huge support over the last few years.” 

“The acquisition of BSW will strengthen Binderholz’s capabilities and further broaden BSW’s product offering and service to customers,” said Reinhard Binder, chairman of the Binderholz group of companies. 

“We are proud of what we have achieved at BSW in such a short period of time and have enjoyed working with the BSW team,” said Aidan Robson, founding partner of Endless LLP.

“We are delighted to be selling the business to such a good home in Binderholz, who have such a strong track record of growth and a market leading reputation. We feel this acquisition is hugely positive for BSW employees, its customers and the whole supply chain.” 

Front – Alan Milne, Hans Binder, Tony Hackney, Reinhard Binder; back – Aidan Robson, Gebhard Duenser, Matteo Binder, Ludwig Foildl, Ian Henderson, Gavin Adkins