Case Studies

Assisting with sale then re-purchase of a power supplies business!

Cambridge-based client

Powertron, a power supplies business near Cambridge, is a long-term client of FD Solutions. We were first engaged to provide a part-time FD service when Richard Brooks was introduced by the company’s auditors, Jones Golding and Co.

Completed first phase then reduced our involvement

Initially, we completed an integrated forecast model and improved management information systems to produce meaningful statistics. We have reduced our time on site by training company staff to complete the majority of the monthly management information.

Selling up then buying back!

Richard assisted the owner in selling the business to Elektron (formerly Bulgin PLC) and Malcolm Durham assisted the original management team by negotiating the buy back of the business from Elektron and continuing the business as Powertron Converters Ltd (PCL).

Raising finances for property consolidation

PCL needed to consolidate two sites and raise finance for fitting out the purpose-built factory and offices. Ian Parlane of FDSolutions produced the forecasts and dealt with the three banks who were invited to tender, agreeing an appropriate financing package.

Continuing role

We continue to fulfil a part-time Finance Director role through Ian Parlane and Richard Brooks, achieved on average in two days per month.

Client recognises our help

Miles Rackowe, chairman and founder of Powertron, commented:

Ian, Richard and Malcolm have all greatly contributed to the success of Powertron over the past six years. I look forward to continuing successes in the future.