Dec Group acquires continuous processing expert Alconbury Weston Ltd (AWL)

capiton portfolio company Dec Group is proud to announce the acquisition of UK-Stoke-on-Trent based AWL, a specialist for the design, manufacturing and supply of continuous processing technologies and systems. Over the past decade, AWL has been at the forefront of continuous processing in the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries by offering solutions from laboratory evaluation systems to production-scale turnkey systems.

Alastair Barton, MD of AWL, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to join forces with the Dec Group. This opens a great opportunity to deliver enhanced capabilities to our customers whilst offering Dec’s customers access to our core competence in advanced reaction and crystallization as well as continuous filtration and drying techniques.”

The acquisition supports Dec’s strategic approach to expand its product portfolio, adding innovative continuous manufacturing solutions. The joint group combines the unique skills and expertise to offer process flow solutions from raw materials handling to synthesis as well as secondary manufacturing to primary and secondary packaging.

“By welcoming AWL into the Dec Group, we will be offering unique and true value to the global chemical, pharmaceutical, food and other process industries allowing us a transition into an even broader role,” said Frederic Dietrich, Group Managing Director of Dec.

Alexander Zamora, Partner at capiton, added: “We are very excited to support Dec’s successful growth path and see significant additional organic and inorganic growth opportunities in the future.”

Transaction summary

Sellers and buyers have agreed not to disclose the financial terms of the transaction. Dec was advised by Shoosmiths (Legal), KPMG (Financial), and EY (Tax).

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