Longacre Group Announces the Acquisition of Baldwin and Francis Limited

 LONDON – 11 November, 2019 – Longacre Group announces the acquisition of Baldwin and Francis Limited (“Baldwin and Francis”), a designer and manufacturer of explosion proof and rugged electrical power supply equipment.

Baldwin and Francis will become part of the Pyroban Group to further their product and customer range in the ATEX certified safety market.

Baldwin and Francis began life in 1919, producing the ‘switchgear of choice’ for the mining community where safety and reliability were of paramount importance. Today the company supports the mining, rail, oil & gas and industrial markets with a range of switchgear, transformers, power centres and other explosion protected or intrinsically safe electrical items.

Brian Quarendon CEO of the Pyroban Group said “Baldwin and Francis has a long established history in the markets we already operate. Investments at the Sheffield manufacturing operation will help bring new opportunities to the business.” “New ownership provides an exciting opportunity for the Company to fully exploit its potential in its core markets and with the support of the Pyroban Group to expand into new markets,” said Chris Storer, newly appointed General Manager for Baldwin and Francis. For more information please visit www.baldwinandfrancis.com or www.pyroban.com. Longacre Group was advised by TLT and Drystone Strategy.

For further information please contact:

Elliott Nicholson +44 (0)203 675 7732 elliott.nicholson@longacre.com

Stani Schmidt-Chiari +44 (0)203 675 7731 stani.schmidt@longacre.com