Alantra advised Inflexion Private Equity Partnerson the acquisition of Huws Gray Limited
Alantra has advised Inflexion Private Equity on its minority investment in Huws Gray Limited (Huws Gray), one of the largest independent builders’ merchants in the UK. The value of the transaction was undisclosed. Huws Gray will continue to be majority owned and led by the existing management team.
As a result of the investment, Huws Gray will be strongly placed to expand its reach across the UK and lead the next phase of consolidation in the builders’ merchant market. .
Huws Gray was founded in 1990 in Anglesey, Wales and now operates from 56 trading locations, employing circa 800 staff. Over recent years, the company has achieved strong organic and acquisitive growth. The investment by Inflexion coincides with Huws Gray’s recent acquisition of Penrith Building Supplies, a well-respected, established builders’ merchants, and Huws Gray’s first acquisition in the Cumbria area.