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CappcoPartners advises Foresight Group £4m investment in Folkestone Fixings Ltd

Operational transformation firm CappcoPartners has successfully assisted Foresight Group by providing a sales and marketing assessment to support its commercial and operational due diligence of Folkestone Fixings Limited

CappcoPartners conducts sales and marketing operational due diligence of FFX

Folkestone Fixings Ltd began trading in 2003 as a traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ supplier. In 2009 it launched its ecommerce channel. Today it is one of the UK’s largest independent multi-channel suppliers of high quality tools, fixings and building supplies.

Foresight Group’s investment was sought to support the acquisition of Folkestone Fixings Group and its continued growth through the introduction of new product ranges, improved marketing and expansion into a new 60,000 sq. ft. distribution centre.

In the buy-in management buy out (BIMBO), experienced sector entrepreneurs Patrick Ker and Tim Horrell also invested in Folkestone Fixings Ltd. The buy-in team joined the business in executive positions and will work alongside the incumbent management team to drive growth.

Founding Partner Mark Cappell led CappcoPartners’ team. It conducted an in depth analysis of Folkestone Fixing Ltd’s sales and marketing capabilities to determine its ability to deliver to its growth plan.

Foresight Group’s James Livingstone said of CappcoPartners’ sales and marketing assessment: “CappcoPartners provided some great insight on brand and digital opportunities for the business which we look forward to executing on.”

Folkestone Fixings Ltd’s Chief Executive Officer Patrick Ker added: “The report prepared by CappcoPartners gave us a level of detail that would have taken months to uncover. We are already implementing CappcoPartners’ recommendations to good effect.”

About CappcoPartners – Founded in 2009 to provide sales and marketing services to private equity and venture capital backed companies who are struggling to meet their growth plans. We are staffed with experienced professionals who have successfully implemented change for small and mid sized firms across all major industries. Since 2009 CappcoPartners has successfully increased revenue by £75m for our clients and have added £300m in Enterprise Value to their investors.