Acquisition of Hydraulic Authority I Limited, the owner of Pirtek Europe, by Franchise Brands plc

Deal typeTransaction Services
IndustryBusiness Services
Sub-industrySupport services
Client nameFranchise Brands plc

BDO has provided financial, tax and IT due diligence alongside SPA advisory services to Franchise Brands plc on its acquisition of Hydraulic Authority I Limited, the owner of Pirtek Europe.

Franchise Brands is an international, multi-brand franchisor focused on building market-leading businesses primarily via a franchise model. The Group currently has a combined network of 590 franchisees across six principal franchise brands in the UK, North America and Europe.

The acquisition of Pirtek Europe, an established European provider and franchisor of on-site hydraulic hose replacement and associated services, is the latest deal in Franchise Brands’ growth strategy and expands its geographical footprint, advancing the Board’s aim to create a market leading international B2B multi-brand franchisor in the UK, Europe and North America.

“We were impressed by BDO's exceptional support during our recent acquisition. Their client-centred approach, adaptability, and invaluable insights played a significant role in achieving a successful deal. The data analytics they utilised enhanced our understanding of the business's trading dynamics, proving beneficial throughout the process and in future planning. We would gladly recommend BDO for their outstanding and effective service.”

Stephen Hemsley, Executive Chairman Franchise Brands plc