Sector Engineering & Manufacturing
Deal Type MBO
Initial Investment August 2018
Transaction size £20m
Location Manchester
Maven Office London
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About UAP

UAP is a leading UK supplier and distributor of high specification door and window hardware. Founded in 1996 by David Jennings, UAP has a track record of delivering growth, both organically and through acquisitions, including Fullex and CitySafe which were both integrated in 2016. UAP has an extensive and market leading portfolio of brands across key product areas such as door lock cylinders, handles, hinges, letter box plates and guards. The business now offers over 3,000 product lines and exports to 25 different countries.

Manchester-based UAP has established a reputation for innovation and safety, with a significant proportion of its product range backed by patents, and British Kite marked and Secured by Design approved meeting the latest security and fire safety regulations. Increasing regulation and the tightening of fire safety standards is driving additional demand for UAP’s certified products as the market responds to regulatory change within the new build and social housing sectors.

UAP is growing at a significant pace backed by a fantastic team and enviable product portfolio. In order to realise our huge growth ambitions it was vital to us that we aligned ourselves with a pro-active private equity house who shared our vision. From the very first meeting, I have been impressed by the sheer professionalism of Maven Capital Partners. And I know that we now have an equity partner who will help us shape our future and support our growth story going forwards. Our goal now is to repay the faith placed in us by Maven, and it is a challenge that we will relish.
David Jennings, CEO at UAP
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