Lift West

Selling A Business

Watersheds, the Swindon based firm of corporate finance advisors, has led the sale of Somerset-based business Lift West Limited, the South West’s leading independent materials handling equipment supplier, to Staffordshire based Dunstall Holdings Limited.

Lift West was established in 1993 by Andrew Whitehouse.  The company supplies, services and maintains forklift trucks and industrial doors to a blue-chip industrial client base, which includes some of the South West’s leading businesses. Lift West, which employs 80 staff, is a TCM main dealer in the South West and South Wales, and is headquartered at Lopen Head in Somerset. The company prides itself on providing personalised solutions for customers’ materials handling needs.

The purchase of Lift West represents the second major business acquisition completed by Dunstall Holdings, following the deal to acquire its agricultural business, Rea Valley Tractors, in 2010.

Watersheds Partner, Jessica Painter added, “Finding a buyer and negotiating a deal is only half of the story. For shareholders that have not experienced selling a business before, or that have a small team of management to help them, the process can be demanding and daunting. I was pleased to be able to help Andrew complete the sale of his business and allow him to realise his investment in the business, built up over the last 25 years.”

If you have questions about selling your business, make sure you speak to the experts.  At Watersheds, we have over 22 years' experience completing business sales and can offer quality help and advice.  Contact us today.

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For more information call us on Northampton 01604 660511 or Swindon 01793 719788 or Crawley 01293 804514