Knights’ Corporate team has supported the leadership team of specialist bi-fold door manufacturer, Slide and Fold, on its multi-million pound sale to privately owned Orchestra Group.

The Midlands-based business Slide and Fold Limited and sister company Weathershield Limited specialise in the manufacture and supply of bi-fold doors and high-quality double-glazed windows.

The long-established business led by Darron and Eve Cooke has achieved substantial growth, becoming a leader in its industry. Slide and Fold has a significant online sales focus thanks to its tech-enabled abilities, a key attraction to interested parties.

All negotiations and project management through to completion was conducted remotely during the pandemic, in order to seamlessly deliver the multi-million-pound deal.

Jon Start, Partner in Knights’ Corporate team: “This transaction marks the successful completion of another high quality deal for our team during a disrupted year for many. It was a pleasure to support the sellers on this project alongside Azets, their accountants and corporate finance advisers, and we wish Darron and Eve all the best for the future.”

Mark Selby, National Head of Corporate Finance at Azets added: ‘’We are delighted to have assisted Darron and Eve with the sale of their business. Conducting this transaction under lockdown restrictions presented some highly unusual logistical challenges. However, the desire of all parties to get a deal done meant that we were able to navigate these successfully and achieve a great outcome for our client.”