Ardenton Capital Continues UK Growth

The Manchester-headquartered Ardenton Capital Corporation has invested in Shaftec Automotive with funding support from the PNC Business Credit UK.

This will be Ardenton’s third investment in the WestMidlands. Shaftec has been supplying remanufactured and new parts to the motor trade for more than 20 years, establishing itself as the leading transmission, steering and braking supplier to the UK aftermarket.

The business has a head count of 130, who operate in a42,000 sq ft facility in Birmingham where it manufacturers and distributes products across the UK and Europe.

Ardenton has been active in the in the West Midlands since the Canadian-headquartered investor established its first overseas office in the UK back in 2017, which was lead by experienced dealmakers Iain Marlow and Michael Bradbury.

Iain Marlow, Director of Ardenton UK, who led the deal supported by James Worrall and Jonny Nixon said:

 “We seek to partner with exceptional management teams who demonstrate a clear passion for their businesses and are committed to long-term and sustainable growth. Shaftec Automotive is a true market leader and its success to date is a testament to the operational excellence and dedication of its management team.”

Shaftec Managing Director, Rob Jones said:

“At Shaftec we have always strived to improve the quality of service and product delivery we provide to our customers. The business has grown revenue by more than 50% over the last three years because of the strength of the team we’ve been able to build and we look forward to working alongside Ardenton to continue that growth.”

Tom Curtis, the Sales Director added:

“The deal will allow us to accelerate our growth across the UK and Europe. We pride ourselves on being able to provide the largest range of stock and combine this with unrivalled customer service and technical support. We look forward to working alongside Ardenton to grow the business further.”

The Operations Director, Scott Marshall said:

“We recently received ISO9001 accreditation which is further testament to the quality of what we do and together with Ardenton’s investment will open up new markets for Shaftec.”

December 14, 2018

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