Travers Smith LLP has advised leading mid-market private equity firm, Inflexion, on its acquisition of Marley, a UK-based roofing specialist. The business is to be sold by Etex, a building materials firm based in Belgium which has owned Marley since 1999. The transaction is expected to complete at the end of August.
Marley is the UK’s market leader in concrete roof tiles and employs over 600 people across five manufacturing sites and two distribution centres. Last year, Travers Smith advised Inflexion on its minority investment in Huws Gray Limited, one of the largest independent builders merchants in the UK.
The Travers Smith team was led by Private Equity and Financial Sponsors Partners Lucie Cawood and Will Yates and included Senior Counsel Alex Dixon, Senior Associate Katie McGarry, and Associates Raphaella Gabrasadig and Max Conway. Specialist advice was provided by Head of Finance Matt Ayre, Finance Partner Donald Lowe, Finance Associate Will Sheridan, and Commercial, IP & Technology Senior Counsel Ashley Avery, and Tax Partner Madeline Gowlett.