14 February 2022
RSM has advised leading cleanroom provider, Connect 2 Cleanrooms (‘C2C’), on its sale to Angstrom Technology (‘Angstrom’), a US company backed by New York-based private equity house ASGARD Partners & Co (‘ASGARD’).
C2C was established in 2002 and operates internationally from its head office in Lancaster, with additional offices situated in London and Geldermalsen in the Netherlands. Founded by Joe and Lizzie Govier, the company provides integrated cleanroom services including design and build, consumables, training and validation. Based in Michigan, Angstrom offers services in cleanroom design, manufacturing, installation and repair. ASGARD acquired Angstrom in November 2020 and the acquisition of C2C is Angstrom’s first UK based acquisition.
RSM were engaged as lead advisors to assist the shareholders in achieving their sale aspirations and to identify a strategic investment partner that would accelerate the Company’s future growth plans. Following a global marketing process attracting attention from both international corporates and private equity investors, Angstrom were selected due to the synergies and growth opportunities they could offer C2C as part of a larger international group.
Transaction team: Helen Brocklebank, John Daly, Rhys Jennings and Alexander Harris
‘We are delighted we chose RSM and Napthens as our advisors to help us with finding the right partner for C2C. Both Lizzie and I would like to extend our thanks to the teams for working tirelessly and providing invaluable advice whilst steering us through the process. This transaction and combination of businesses has enabled Angstrom and C2C to fulfil a joint vision to create a global controlled environment solutions platform, and we are excited for the future of the group and teams within.’
Joe Govier, Co-founder and CEO
Connect 2 Cleanroom