Stevens & Bolton LLP has advised Belgium based HF Holding SA (a portfolio company of Argos Soditic) on its acquisition of Gantrail International Limited, specialists in providing design and support solutions for the provision of the crane rail interface for projects of all types worldwide. Argos Soditic is an independent European private equity group supporting management buyouts of medium sized companies and has offices in Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Milan and Paris.
Established in the 1960’s and based in the UK, Gantrail is a provider of high quality systems design and installation of crane rails in all industrial and commercial applications.
HF Holding SA have 13 wholly owned subsidiaries worldwide, including Gantrex, which is active in the production, distribution, installation and maintenance of high quality crane rail solutions.
Maarten Impens, CEO of Gantrex, said: “It was a real pleasure working closely with the team at Stevens & Bolton. Ours definitely was not a run-of-the-mill kind of project, yet Joe and his team never ceased to go the extra mile as they were able to support us on a wide variety of subjects. I have always appreciated any firm that has a one-stop-shop service approach, which was definitely the case with Stevens & Bolton.”
The Stevens & Bolton team was led by corporate partner Joe Bedford, supported by Bethany Sheen and Raveen Sagar (corporate), Fiona Ragettli (real estate), Shaun Hogan (employment), Gabrielle Holgate and Kate Fellows-Tully (pensions), Ayesha O’Connor (commercial), Stephen Rockhill (construction), James Hardaker (private client) and Gustaf Duhs and Maliha Carey (regulatory).
Corporate Partner Joe Bedford commented: “We were delighted to work with HF Holding SA to help them, through this acquisition, with the next phase of their strategic growth plans. We wish them every success in developing the Gantrex and Gantrail businesses in the coming years.”