Inflexion

Aspen Pumps

In 2007 Inflexion led a buyout of specialist engineering business Aspen Pumps and helped management to accelerate its growth, particularly in India and China. In February 2015 we sold the business to 3i. The long-term investment generated a 22x return on investment. Inflexion re-invested in Aspen Pumps in December 2019.

  • Sector

    Industrials

  • Headquarters

    East Sussex, UK

  • Fund

    Buyout

  • Investment date

    Mar 2007 - Feb 2015
    January 2020

  • Status

    Current

The company

Aspen is the global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of mini pumps that remove condensate water from air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The group also sells a range of ancillary products for air conditioning installers and engineers. The company has offices and warehousing in the UK, France, Germany, USA and Australia. The group currently employs over 200 people and exports its products to over 100 countries.

The Inflexion difference

Under Inflexion’s prior ownership from 2007-2015, Aspen saw significant growth. Together with the management team we completed an acquisition, implemented an aggressive internationalisation strategy, innovative digital approach to new product development. Aspen increased its international sales distribution from 50 to 100 countries and, with the support of Inflexion’s in-country international teams, the company launched in China and India where pump sales achieved in excess of a fourfold increase.

Inflexion's strong relationship with the management team together with Aspen’s proven track record of organic and acquisitive growth creates a partnership ideally placed to achieve Aspen’s growth objective. 

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