Macfarlane announces the acquisition of B&D 2010 Group Limited (“B&D”), a specialist protective packaging business based in the South of England.  This earnings enhancing acquisition is in line with Macfarlane’s stated strategy of building its protective packaging business through a combination of organic and acquisitive growth.

B&D is a well-established business employing 15 staff and supplying customers in the growing aerospace, defence and space sectors, throughout the UK and internationally, from its facility in Southampton.  There are significant opportunities to provide B&D’s existing customers with additional packaging solutions and to also develop new customers in the sectors within which B&D specialises.

For the year ended 31 December 2022, B&D generated sales of £2.6 million and an adjusted EBITDA of £0.5 million, with strong growth in 2023 year-to-date.

Macfarlane’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Macfarlane Group UK Limited, has acquired 100% of B&D for a maximum cash consideration of £3.85 million (including an earn-out of up to £0.55 million based on agreed profit growth target over one year).

The consideration is being financed entirely from the Group’s existing £35.0 million bank facility.

Peter Atkinson, Chief Executive of Macfarlane, said:

“B&D is an excellent business servicing high quality customers in attractive growth sectors and complements Macfarlane’s existing specialist protective packaging activities.  We look forward to working with the team at B&D to support its continued growth.”


For further information 

Macfarlane Group Tel: 0141 333 9666
Peter Atkinson –  Chief Executive
Ivor Gray – Finance Director
Spreng Thomson Tel: 0141 548 5191
Callum Spreng Mob: 07803 970103


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