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Benchmark International successfully facilitated the transaction of Writech Industrial Services Ltd & Writech Manufacturing Ltd to Waterland Private Equity

Posted on August 27, 2021 By

Benchmark International is delighted to announce the majority sale of Irish fire-protection systems company, Writech, to Waterland.

Established in 1981 by Thomas and Mary Wright, Writech provides fire protection system design, installation, manufacture, commissioning, and services across a range of sectors including logistics, data centres, life sciences, office, retail, and food & beverage.

Sons Ted and Alan Wright took over the business in 2008, now generating more than €20m in revenue. Writech will use Waterland’s investment to expedite expansion plans in Europe and the UK, as well as increase output at its Mullingar centre, creating over 30 jobs.

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Waterland is a Dutch-based private equity house, headed by Laura Dillon in Ireland. The investment group has €8bn in assets under management across Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Poland, and Switzerland.


Writech CEO, Ted Wright, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Waterland team who are experienced in working with family businesses and share our vision for creating a European leader in the fire safety market. Having such a strong and experienced partner enables us to accelerate our ambitious plans and unlocks exciting new opportunities for organic and acquisition led growth in Ireland, the UK and Europe.”

Benchmark International is delighted to have had the opportunity to work with Ted, Alan, Waterland and all the advisors involved in the successful majority sale of Writech.

On behalf of everyone at Benchmark International, we wish Ted, Alan and Waterland all the best.

Writech Blog PhotoWaterland investment chief Donal Mac Nioclais (left) with Writech CEO Ted Wright (centre) and MD Alan Wright
Waterland investment chief Donal Mac Nioclais (left) with Writech CEO Ted Wright (centre) and MD Alan Wright (photo credit: Naoise Culhane).

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