Adler & Allan

Park Place has advised on the latest step in the growth story of Adler & Allan.  The private equity business at Goldman Sachs Alternatives has acquired a majority stake in the company with Park Place continuing to work closely with the management team, providing lead advice to them on the deal.

Adler & Allan is a leading UK-based environmental risk reduction specialist, supporting organisations in managing, improving, maintaining and upgrading their critical infrastructure across the entire asset lifecycle. The company is a national turnkey partner to the utilities sector with services from strategic infrastructure advice, monitoring, data and analytics, frontline operational capability and environmental consultancy.

Park Place first advised the management team, led by Bob Contreras, on the management buyout backed by Sun Capital Partners in 2020.

Bob Contreras, Executive Chairman, commented: “Appointing Park Place to help us navigate a complex, high-pressure process in a short timescale was invaluable. We had a range of investors offering differing structures and approaches to evaluate. Their extensive experience and commercial understanding of the art of the possible ensured the best possible terms were delivered. The management team were impressed that the terms achieved properly reflected the size of their investment and the contribution they will make to the future growth at Adler & Allan.”

Since the 2020 MBO the company has grown rapidly through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. This attracted interest from several investors with the private equity business at Goldman Sachs Alternatives ultimately backing another management buyout of the business.  Park Place are delighted to have continued to work with the management team, led by Henrik Pedersen, on this next step in the development of the business.

Henrik Pedersen, Chief Executive Officer, commented:  “Park Place’s experience of these situations was invaluable to the management team. They think deeply and strategically about all aspects of the management deal, listening to what is most important to us as a team. They set out to deliver the best package for us in our particular circumstances, not being pre-occupied by ‘market norms’.  This is the second transaction where we have used their services and I am sure they’ll be my first call when it comes to the next deal.”

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