Gradus

A market leader in contract interiors

CBPE backed the MBO of Gradus from Headlam Group in December 2001. Gradus is a market leader in contract interiors. The backbone of the Group is its flooring accessories division, comprising stair edgings, matting and wall protection systems that have been designed to meet the safety, performance and aesthetic requirements of architects, specifiers and contractors.

During the period of CBPE’s ownership, profits grew consistently and the business moved into state-of-the-art production facilities.

CBPE exited Gradus to management in a £41m secondary buyout; financed by HBOS in February 2007.

Investment date
12/2001
Realisation date
02/2007
Money multiple
3.2x
  • Business

    Contract interiors

  • Location

    Macclesfield

  • Sector

    Industrials