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Zeus acted as Nominated Adviser and Joint Bookrunner to Accrol Group Holdings

Zeus acted as Nominated Adviser & Joint Bookrunner to Accrol Group Holdings plc (ACRL.L) on its £41.8 million conditional acquisition of Leicester Tissue Company Limited

Zeus acted as Nominated Adviser and Joint Bookrunner to Accrol Group Holdings plc in connection with its £41.8 million conditional acquisition of Leicester Tissue Company Limited (“LTC”), a UK-based tissue converter.

Company information

Accrol Group Holdings plc (AIM:ACRL), based in Lancashire, is a leading tissue converter and supplier of toilet tissues, kitchen rolls and facial tissues, as well as other tissue products, to major discounters and grocery retailers throughout the UK.

Founded in 2014, LTC is a well-invested, fast growing, independent tissue conversion business, supplying private label and branded toilet roll and kitchen towel to UK customers, including major supermarket multiples and value retailers.

LTC has delivered revenue CAGR of c.70 per cent. between FY17 and FY19 and in the unaudited year ended 30 September 2020, LTC generated revenues of £28.0 million and adjusted EBITDA of £4.5 million.

The acquisition will increase Accrol’s share of the total UK retail tissue market to approximately 16 per cent. of the £1.7 billion UK industry and consolidate its position in the private label retail tissue market.

Zeus team

Members of the Zeus team included head of PLC advisory Dan Bate, head of corporate broking Dominic King, Jordan Warburton and Kieran Russell, director and associate director of corporate finance respectively.

Zeus is a leading adviser to small and mid-cap private and public companies. Since 2013, Zeus has acted on over 160 transactions valued in excess of £9.8 billion.

Gareth Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer Accrol Group

The Zeus team has been fantastic to work with in delivering our first acquisition and oversubscribed placing and open offer.

The acquisition of LTC is fully aligned with our “Brand Killers” growth strategy, adds significant capacity to our existing business and is a major step change that will enable the enlarged organisation to continue to grow ahead of the market.

We look forward to demonstrating the significant benefits the acquisition will have for the Accrol group.

Dan Bate

Head of PLC Advisory at Zeus

Congratulations to the Accrol management team on the acquisition of LTC. This transaction is testament to the hard work that management have put into the Group’s turnaround, in building the foundations to enable them to execute their growth strategy.

This transaction was, as expected, well supported by both existing holders and a number of new blue-chip institutional investors joining the register.

We look forward to supporting the enlarged group in its next phase.

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