Rutland Partners is pleased to announce that on 23 June 2015 it completed the acquisition of Gardman Group (“Gardman”) in an all equity transaction.
Based in Peterborough, Gardman is the leading supplier of wild bird care products, tooling, lighting and gardening sundries to the garden sector. The business was found in 1992 and supplies product, sourced mainly from overseas, to both independent garden centres and national chains.
The wild bird care market believed, to be worth £320 million across all retail channels, has become a key sales category for garden centres over the last 10 years.
With a reported growth of 10% in 2015, Gardman believes there is still massive potential for growth. Gardman has aggressive plans to grow the entire wild bird care category this season and is promising to put the strongest ever trade support behind these plans.