Springboard show the way with Gee Tee Signs Deal


Springboard are delighted to announce that they have advised on the acquisition of Nottingham firm Gee Tee Signs by the Investment vehicle of Nottingham businessman Chris Skelton in a deal funded with support from Allied Irish Bank.

About the deal

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Gee Tee Signs is a leading manufacturer and installer of commercial signage working on behalf of clients such as Next, Five Guys and Pizza Hut. The business employs 50 staff and was itself established in 1983 and now operates from a factory in Bulwell.

Chris Skelton was previously CEO and owner of Derbyshire based OTR Tyres a business he subsequently sold to Kal Tire of Canada.  The deal sees Skelton assume the role of Managing Director of Gee Tee while the previous owners Kamal and Tarsem Sharma remain with the business.

How we made a difference

  • Negotiated a deal structure that met the objectives of buyer, seller and funder;
  • Ran a competitive process to secure optimal debt package to support the transaction and long-term success of the business; and
  • Project managed the deal through the due diligence and legal processes to a successful conclusion.

The Client on Springboard

“The acquisition of Gee Tee was an extremely important deal for my investment vehicle.  Springboard worked with me over a number of months to ensure we achieved the right deal with the best funding package.  I look forward to working with Springboard as we continue to seek further opportunities”

Chris Skelton – Tarkwa Investment


"The sale of Portman was a complex transaction, Springboard provided excellent support to the institutional and management shareholders throughout the process. Their practical, partner led advice was invaluable in delivering a successful outcome."
Daryl CohenVision Capital
"We are indebted to Springboard for their professional and dedicated work in successfully bringing the two companies together. Their experience proved invaluable in addressing the complex negotiations whilst allowing the management team to focus on continuing to grow the business. I am in no doubt that Springboard saved us time and energy, reduced our stress, and worked tirelessly to achieve this outcome."
Brian McCluskieTollblend
“It’s a great feeling knowing that we had a highly professional and experienced team of advisors supporting us throughout. It was invaluable having Springboard managing the whole process for us which enabled us to keep our focus on running our business. They are particularly diligent and remained 100% focused on keeping the deal fully on track and getting us to the end point.”
Hilary ScanlonAshley Kate HR