LONDON, ENGLAND, May 2, 2017 — XMS Helps Axcel Enhance Market Leadership Position of Frontmatec.
XMS Capital Partners, LLC (“XMS”), a global, independent financial services firm focused on providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services, has announced the successful closing of Frontmatec’s purchase of Accles & Shelvoke Ltd and Accles & Shelvoke Inc. Frontmatec is the leading global supplier of customized equipment, solutions and software for the red meat industry; it is one of the portfolio companies of Axcel, a Nordic private equity firm focused on mid-market companies. Accles & Shelvoke has a market leading presence in the manufacture of cartridge powered bolt stunners. XMS Capital Partners (UK) Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of XMS Capital Partners LLC) was financial adviser to Axcel.
Accles & Shelvoke was formerly part of the Eley group. Eley supplies the cartridges to Accles & Shelvoke for its captive bolt equipment. Eley is a portfolio company of LDC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds Bank and the UK’s leading regional mid-market private equity house.
Frontmatec is a leading global supplier to advanced slaughter lines and other production equipment to major producers such as Tonnies, Group Bigard WH Foods, Tyson Foods, Miratorg and Danish Crown. It has operations in Denmark, the Netherlands , Canada, United States and China. With the purchase of Accles & Shelvoke, Frontmatec will significantly expand its product line of slaughterhouse equipment.
About XMS Capital Partners
XMS Capital Partners, established in 2006, is a global, independent financial services firm providing M&A, corporate advisory and asset management services to clients. It has offices in Chicago, London and Dublin.
XMS provides Involvement BankingTM, which goes beyond transaction oriented investment banking and focuses on providing objective, value added advice and custom tailored solutions to help clients achieve their strategic goals. It consistently creates value for its clients by giving them access to comprehensive, independent M&A, strategic advisory, financial restructuring, capital structure advisory and private capital advisory expertise.
All XMS engagements are led by senior investment bankers who average over 25 years of industry experience. Importantly, the combination of their extensive experience, technical expertise and “client first” orientation has served as a solid foundation of the firm since its formation in 2006. XMS Capital Partners, LLC is a FINRA member and SIPC member. XMS Capital Partners (UK) Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. For more information, please visit www.xmscapital.com.
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