Dunedin and LDC’s £280 million acquisition of safety solutions provider from Kee Safety


Gateley Plc has advised safety solutions provider, Kee Safety on its sale to leading provider and manager of alternative global investment products, Investcorp for £280 million to Dunedin and LDC.

Kee Safety is a leading global supplier of fall protection systems, guardrails and working at height safety equipment designed to separate people from hazards and has clients across more than 60 countries ranging from multi-national corporations to distributors and installers. It has established operations in ten countries, including China and the US.

Gateley Plc’s advice included preparation of a vendor legal due diligence report in relation to the group and coordination of similar reports from firms in the USA, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands.

Use of vendor reporting enabled the bidder to move quickly to exchange and completion.

Kee Safety has been a client of Gateley Plc since 2013 when the firm acted on its management buyout in a transaction funded by Dunedin and LDC.

The Gateley Plc transaction team, led by Corporate partner and head of Gateley’s London office, Paul Hayward (picture), included senior associate, Andrew Cowan and associate Natalie Georgiou.

Involved fees earner: Paul Hayward – Gateley LLP; Andrew Cowan – Gateley LLP; Natalie Georgiou – Gateley LLP;

Law Firms: Gateley LLP;

Clients: Kee Safety ;