The Consultus International Group Limited

consultus_logoThe Energy Brokers Limited is a specialist energy procurement consultancy acquired by The Consultus International Group Limited (“Consultus”) in a Management Buy-Out led by its Managing Director, Andrew Staley. The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

The Energy Brokers Limited is a specialist energy procurement consultancy that focuses in the Industrial & Commercial (I&C) sector arranging and managing electricity and gas contracts on behalf of its Clients with Energy Suppliers. It operates predominately in the UK but has been steadily increasing its foothold across the European marketplace. In the UK it has been assessed by an independent party who ranks The Energy Brokers Limited joint 2nd in the Cornwall Energy I&C TPI Index.

Based in Leicester The Energy Brokers Limited was setup in 1994, following de-regulation of the UK’s electricity & gas markets. During this time it has grown and developed a dedicated and specialised energy procurement team. The Energy Brokers Limited was setup and led by the former Managing Director, Bernard Messore and its Non-Executive Directors; David Booth, David Dyer, Jane Messore and Roy Warner. Its founding principles remain and it serves in many business sectors across all the wide range of organisation sizes and it has developed a loyal client base. It is well respected in the industry for its ‘open commissions and transparency’ policy. Over this period it has developed specialist systems, risk models and general energy contracting know-how. Whilst The Energy Brokers Limited has a relatively new Management Team in place it remains under the guidance of Andrew, who has managed the business since 2009. The new Management team consists of industry professionals, who now form the Board and are driving the business forward.

As part of this deal and in keeping with the stated growth and expansion plans of the Management team, Consultus has also acquired The Waterbuyers Limited (“Waterbuyers”), which is a newly formed Company that will be used to expand the operations of the Group into other areas such as; Water, Energy Efficiency and Internationally.

Clydesdale Bank has supported the management buy-out via the provision of debt facilities.

The deal was led by Chris Harris, Director within the Bank’s Specialist and Acquisition Finance team.

He commented: “Clydesdale Bank’s innovative approach to cash flow lending enables us to deliver a flexible funding solution which supports Consultus’ growth strategy.”

“Our objective is to assist this already successful business as they further enhance their existing skilled management team and workforce and realise their ambitions for expansion into new markets.

Andrew Staley advised that “we went out to the marketplace for the debt facilities, Clydesdale came back promptly with a competitive offer that not only met our request, but exceeded it by providing additional flexibility. I’m very pleased to be working with Chris and the team at Clydesdale.”

This deal has been supported via the following parties:

Baker Tilly, Bray & Bray Solicitors, DWF LLP, Forum Capital International Ltd and Spearing Waite.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact The Consultus International Group Limited