October 7, 2016
Enact invest in WHP
Enact, the dedicated SME fund managed by private equity house Endless, has completed the acquisition of Newcastle-upon-Tyne based WHP Facilities Limited.
WHP specialises in the integrated design, construction, validation and maintenance of hygienic, cleanrooms, laboratories, containment facilities, sterile processing environments and process plant manufacturing facilities worldwide.
Enact has invested alongside the existing Management team to provide the financial platform to support the continued growth and development of the business. Enact Investment Director, Chris Cormack joins the WHP Board and will support the existing management team. He comments “WHP has an excellent reputation within its chosen markets and an excellent track record of repeat work with blue chip customers including BASF, GSK, Siemens and Akzo Nobel. We are delighted to bring WHP into the Enact investment portfolio and look forward to building on the success of the company.”
Nigel Hall, a founder and Managing Director of WHP commented; “WHP has experienced significant growth since it was founded in 2006 by myself and David Weir. In a relatively short period of time we have developed an excellent understanding with Enact. I am delighted to have found an investment partner who shares our strategy, vision and desire to develop the market opportunities available and grow the business to the next level.”
The Enact deal team comprised Chris Cormack, Paul Denvers and Stefan Nowakowski with legal advice provided by Emma Collins of Addleshaw Goddard and tax advice by Russ Cahill of the Tax Advisory Partnership. WHP was advised by PwC and Watson Burton.