Acquisition of LaddersFree Ltd by
React Group plc

IndustryBusiness Services
Sub-industryFacilities Management

BDO has provided M&A deal identification services on the acquisition of LaddersFree Ltd, an established nationwide commercial window, gutter and cladding cleaning business, by React Group plc (“REACT”). BDO also provided a supporting role on deal matters through the transaction.

REACT, a leading specialist cleaning, hygiene and decontamination company acquired LaddersFree for a total consideration of up to £8.5 million on a debt-free and cash-free basis (subject to working capital adjustments). This is REACT's second acquisition and represents a further step in the Company's ambition to achieve its stated growth strategy. The acquisition of LaddersFree diversifies the service offering through expansion into complementary markets, provides nationwide partners and cross selling opportunities, and a highly scalable business model with the opportunity to increase brand awareness through the application of additional sales and marketing resource available within the Group.

"This has been a great deal for all concerned, including our customers and service partners. We are hugely thankful to Satvir and the team for finding us this brilliant opportunity. We have been so impressed with the hard work behind the scenes and the professionalism of the whole BDO team.”

Mark Braund, Chairman, and Shaun Doak, CEO, React Group plc