The sale of Walker Catering

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Hilton Smythe advised Walker Catering on their successful sale to NCE Group

This is NCE’s 4th acquisition with the latest acquisition of Walker Catering, aided by our specialists.

Hilton Smythe is delighted to announce the sale of Walker Catering to trade buyers the NCE Group.

Northern Catering Equipment Group is a fast-growing catering group headquartered in Leeds, with further plans for expansion. The group has evolved from a sole trader start-up to a £5m revenue business.

Nottingham-based Walker Catering was established in 1990, offering catering supply services to customers in Nottingham, the East Midlands and across the UK. 

Prior to acquisition, it had 250 active clients, a 90% repeat business record, and approximately £240k cash in the business. 

Walker Catering instructed Hilton Smythe in May 2022, with the first offer made within months, and the sale successfully concluding in April 2023. 

In addition to Walker Catering, NCE Group operates three other businesses in Leeds and Swansea and has been shortlisted for several industry awards. 

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Mo Romanowicz, managing director of NCE Group, said: “We’re delighted to have invested in Walker Catering. It has not only brought additional revenue, but also experienced and capable staff who will help us go from strength to strength.

“The team at Hilton Smythe has been invaluable in terms of providing a clear action plan and supporting us every step of the way with clear communication. We’re already discussing further opportunities for growth through acquisition for our next stage of development.”

Jacob Lord, Senior Deal Executive at Hilton Smythe, said: “NCE Group has a clear growth strategy through acquisition, and the addition of Walker Catering to its portfolio supports its long-term aims and objectives. 

“From our first meeting to completion, Hilton Smythe has been working hand in glove with NCE Group to ensure that Mo and the team were kept up to date with any developments and that the deal ran smoothly.”

The sale of Walker Catering
The sale of Walker Catering

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