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Western Technical Services acquired by Exova

Western Technical Services Ltd

Western Technical Services logo

Acquired by:


Exova logo

Sector: Non-destructive Testing

Deal type: Acquisition

Details: Adviser to vendor

Transaction Originated, Negotiated and Structured by:


Summary of Business being acquired

WTS is a specialist provider of NDT and inspection of components and equipment in the food, dairy, brewing and pharmaceutical industries. The Company is globally recognised for its patented Accusense System™ that identifies leaks in heat exchangers used extensively in dairy and beverage production. The proprietary test method is already deployed throughout Europe and America and presents significant market extension opportunities.

Premier’s Involvement

Premier marketed the business to strategic acquirers and secured offers from companies in US, UK and Europe, before selecting Exova as the preferred bidder.

Premier provided strategic and financial guidance throughout the sale and legal negotiation process, right up to deal completion.

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