Hanmere Polythene has been the subject of a MBO backed by Chiltern Capital

  • Dec 2017
  • Industrial
  • M&A: Sell-Side
  • UK

Livingstone’s Industrial sector team has advised the shareholders of Hanmere Polythene, on a management buy-out backed by Chiltern Capital.

Located in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom Hanmere is a leading provider polythene packaging solutions, manufacturing and supplying polythene bags, sacks and liners across a range of B2B markets including food manufacturing.

Hanmere was founded in 1966 and was one of the first polythene manufacturers in the UK. Since then, Hanmere has been a market leader in the industry, pioneering new standards in quality and innovation and continually introducing innovative new products. Hanmere offers a comprehensive range of applications and through its in-house polymer blending process, each of Hanmere’s applications can be tailored to meet customer specific requirements in terms of strength, density, size, and finishing.

Chiltern Capital is a leading UK private equity fund. As part of Chiltern’s investment, experienced packaging sector executive, David Lennon has joined the business as Chairman.

Glen Morris, Managing Director at Hanmere commented: “From the outset, Livingstone helped us to understand and assess the right partner for Hanmere and provided us with pragmatic and insightful advice throughout the process.”


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