Whiteley Murphy Group - Automating the future

RSM’s M&A and private equity team has advised on the sale of Whiteley Murphy, a group of specialist design led manufacturing businesses, to HAHN Group, a leading global manufacturer of industrial automation and robotic solutions.

Whiteley Murphy, which is headquartered in the North East of England with a second operation in the Midlands, delivers automation and special purpose equipment for a range of sectors including automotive, FMCG and healthcare.

The transaction combines two complementary businesses and offers Whiteley Murphy the opportunity to enhance its existing portfolio of services and strengthen its presence within the manufacturing sector. Directors Chris Whiteley and Brian Murphy will continue to work with the business.

RSM was appointed as lead advisor, managing the sale process from marketing to completion, identifying the buyer, supporting the shareholders throughout the transaction and ultimately realising significant value. 

Transaction team: Tony Edwards, Steven Brown and Charlotte Fenwick.

HAHN Group is a good fit for our business. There are many synergies in expertise and sector specialisms, and the acquisition will further strengthen our offering and allow us to better serve our customers, which all supports our next chapter of growth.

Chris Whiteley, Managing Director
Whiteley Murphy Limited