Sale of LAUK Lighting to H&K International


BDO’s Mergers & Acquisitions team advised the private equity shareholders of LAUK Lighting Ltd (‘LAUK’) on its sale to H&K Distribution Ltd (‘H&K International’).        

LAUK provides end-to-end lighting services to retail customers across the UK, including specialist energy-efficient lighting design, supply and retail fit-out logistics services from its premises in Staffordshire. LAUK’s new parent company, H&K International, supplies kitchen equipment to restaurants. Founded in Canada and headquartered in Dublin, H&K International has major customers based in North America, Latin America and Europe. H&K is well-known for completing significant commercial projects, including the world's largest McDonalds at the London Olympics.                

Following a management buyout in 2002, Next Wave Partners acquired LAUK. Next Wave Partners exited LAUK in full as part of the deal.

"Next Wave Partners are delighted with BDO’s contribution to the sale of LAUK. The streamlined process was project managed efficiently by BDO and we look forward to working with the team again in the future". 

Stephen Walls, Partner, Next Wave Partners