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Elaghmore acquires Gardners

UK private equity fund Elaghmore has acquired Gardners, a designer and manufacturer of large format visual displays for world-famous brands and leading UK retailers. Elaghmore has bought Gardners from its management, who will remain with the business.

Based in Cardiff and employing over 100 people, Gardners was an early pioneer in digital print technology. Today, from its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Gardners now provides large format graphic solutions to leading brands, retailers and agencies. Gardners offers a full end to end solution, from creative design, through to complex installation. Gardners works with customers across the retail, logistics, construction and leisure sectors.
 
Elaghmore will provide financial backing to support the growth plans of Gardners, including significant investment to enhance production capacity through the use of the latest technology. Gardners will continue to operate autonomously but will work closely with another Elaghmore business Kesslers, which was acquired in September 2017. Delivering impressive growth under Elaghmore’s ownership, Kesslers is a leading European designer and manufacturer of digital and physical in-store display solutions.
 
The combination of the Gardners and Kesslers businesses will employ over 250 people with annual sales of GBP40 million. The two companies will collaborate to provide customers with a comprehensive suite of integrated internal and external display solutions. The combination is the cornerstone of Elaghmore’s plan to create a world-leading provider of integrated digital and physical display solutions, including in-store, front of store, outside spaces and transportable media.  
 
Greg Koral, Partner at Elaghmore, says: “Gardners is a very exciting business which serves an impressive blue-chip customer base. The opportunity for Gardners to collaborate closely with Kesslers, brings a new and exciting dimension to our plan to create a world-leading provider of integrated digital and physical display solutions. We look forward to working closely with Richard and James at Gardners to support them in reaching the next stage of the Company’s development.”

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