How we helped Amberley on its sale to Coveris

Smith & Williamson advises Amberley Adhesive Labels Limited (“Amberley”) on its sale to Coveris S.A. (“Coveris”)

Written By: Amanda Phillips

Published: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 09:29 GMT

Amberley is a UK manufacturer of high quality and innovative self-adhesive labelling solutions. Its purpose built manufacturing site in Dorset enables it to serve the needs of every customer, ranging from high profile brands in the personal care and home sectors to smaller family owned businesses. Founded over 40 years ago, Amberley has been awarded a number of industry accolades, including ‘Label Printer of the Year', recognising the family owned business as one of the UK’s premium label producers.

Smith & Williamson worked with the shareholders of Amberley to deliver a successful sale of the business to Coveris, a leading Europe packaging manufacturer that provides high performance and sustainable packaging solutions for some of the world's most respected brands. Coveris, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, operates 24 sites in the EMEA region with 4,500 employees.
Amanda Phillips, who heads up the Corporate Finance offering in the Southampton office of Smith & Williamson, led the transaction assisted by Stuart Goodman and with support from Rebecca Combes and her tax team at Smith & Williamson.

Trevor Smith, Managing Director of Amberley, said “A sale process can be intimidating to the uninitiated; however the guidance and advice provided by Amanda and the team at Smith & Williamson ensured it was as pain-free as possible. They were on hand to support us throughout, working tirelessly to deliver a transaction with a party who understands the market and recognises the potential for Amberley and its digital printing technology capabilities.”

Amanda Phillips said “Smith & Williamson has a track record of supporting private businesses to enable them to achieve their ambitions and we are thrilled to have helped support Trevor and his team realise the value they have created. This is a successful local business which should continue to grow and prosper under the new ownership creating even more opportunities for the stakeholders within the business.”

For further information please contact:

Amanda Phillips
T: 07455 838335

Stuart Goodman
T: 020 7131 4999

By necessity, this briefing can only provide a short overview and it is essential to seek professional advice before applying the contents of this article. This briefing does not constitute advice nor a recommendation relating to the acquisition or disposal of investments. No responsibility can be taken for any loss arising from action taken or refrained from on the basis of this publication.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors
Smith & Williamson is a leading financial and professional services firm providing a comprehensive range of investment management, tax, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients and their business interests. The firm’s c1,800 people operate from a network of 11 offices: London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin (City and Sandyford), Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Salisbury and Southampton. Smith & Williamson is part of The Tilney Smith & Williamson Group.