Inflexion is pleased to announce it has agreed to sell Cawood Scientific, the UK’s largest independent provider of accredited agriculture and environmental testing services, to Waterland Private Equity.
Cawood offers a multi-disciplinary analytical sampling and testing service into the agronomy, livestock, agrochemical and environmental renewables sectors and currently serves over 3,000 customers. Headquartered in Berkshire, the Company operates across five accredited laboratories and an accredited sampling business, supported by a team of c.350 people in the UK and Ireland.
Since the investment by Inflexion, the Company has continued to develop its offering and established new services. This has been supported by the successful acquisition of three businesses which have broadened Cawood’s breadth of service into adjacent market sectors and geographically as well as meaningfully enhancing scale. The business has also benefitted from investment in technology and data optimisation leading to an improved customer offering and resourcing efficiency.
Together with Inflexion we are pleased to have accelerated growth at Cawood and entered new market sectors. Cawood is now able to offer a broad range of agriculture and environmental testing services. Looking forward, we are extremely well placed to continue to grow within the markets in which we operate.
We are pleased to have worked together with the Cawood team to transform the business by increasing scale and expanding its capabilities into adjacent markets. We wish management the best in shaping Cawood’s next chapter of growth and development.