Maven backs management buyout at CMS Window Systems

3rd April 2019

Cumbernauld-based CMS Window Systems has since opened an 8,500 sq ft composite door plant in Kirkcaldy, increased its production capacity in Cumbernauld and now employs almost 300 people.

Under CEO David Ritchie, it is on track to record revenues of £40 million for the last year, up 25 per cent since 2016.

Maven partner Andrew Craig said: “The transaction demonstrates our aim to support management buyouts in some of the most impressive and entrepreneurial businesses in the lower-mid market. CMS has experienced year on year growth and is managed by an impressive management team with significant experience of the sector."

CMS designs, manufactures and installs energy-efficient and environmentally friendly PVCu and aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling systems. It supplies the commercial construction and social housing sectors, including some of the UK’s largest building projects.

It also now offers windows and doors to sole traders and SME contractors through a network of CMS Approved Trade Partners. It is one of Fife Council, North Lanarkshire Council and East Dunbartonshire Council’s window and door suppliers and has recently provided aluminium glazing packages for Cala Homes’ redevelopment of Edinburgh’s Donaldson Estate and Balfour Beatty’s Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park.

Ritchie said: “Our partnership with LDC gave us the strategic guidance and financial firepower we needed to deliver our ambitious growth strategy.

With LDC’s support, we’ve been able to capitalise on our business’s green credentials - dramatically increasing our production capacity and expanding the scope of our offering to take advantage of increased demand for our specialist products and services.”

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