Beechbrook Capital completes eighth investment from third UK SME fund
02 October 2023
Beechbrook Capital has recently completed its eighth investment from its UK SME Credit III fund in ARC Building Solutions. The fund, which totals £151m, provides debt and minority equity capital to privately-owned companies based across the UK.
ARC Building Solutions, headquartered in Leeds, is a specialist provider of award-winning fire protection and thermal insulation products to the national construction market. The Company is focused on helping to deliver safer and more sustainable homes and buildings. Beechbrook, alongside existing investor Newable Capital, are backing the business to continue to build on the strong success observed to date, as management continues to focus on the execution of a strategic automation and efficiency programme and ongoing launch of innovative products for both the low-rise and high-rise markets.
Neil Weeks, Managing Director at ARC, commented: “The Beechbrook investment in ARC will enable the next stage of growth by investing in our manufacturing process, looking at new product innovation and expanding our core markets, whilst continuing our successful partnership with Newable Capital.”
Peter Barrand, Managing Director at Newable Capital, commented: “We are delighted with the investment from Beechbrook as we continue to drive the exciting next stage of growth and innovation, alongside the ARC leadership team who we have worked closely with for the last three and a half years.”
Jake Taylor, Associate Director at Beechbrook Capital, said:“We have been thoroughly impressed with what Neil and the team have achieved at ARC in recent years, and are pleased to join Newable Capital in supporting the business on the next phase of its exciting growth journey.”