Germany SC Fund I Jul 1999
Leading producer of refractory systems for the bricks and roof tile production
Company Name:Burton
Sector:Industrial ceramics / refractories
Date of investment:July 1999
Date of exit:July 2006
Deal Type:MBO
Syntegra Role:Sole investor

business description

  • Worldwide leader in producing and servicing refractory systems for producers of bricks and roof tiles
  • Burton's customers are kiln manufacturers and end-producers for whom Burton's fireproof ceramic products (oven ceilings, carts and cassettes) are an essential element in their own production processes

transaction strategy

  • The plan was to create a company of interest to industrial groups by judicious additions to Burton's segment leadership
    • Strong highly experienced management team
    • Identify opportunities to develop other profitable niches through internal and external growth
    • In February 2004, Burton Holding sold its Hungarian subsidiary Burton Apta Kft. to Imerys Group, France