Rutland Partners and the Total Rail Solutions MBO deal
Buy-out opportunities can be complex. But working closely with the vendor can make a deal happen, says Rutland Partners’ Tristan Craddock
In November 2018 Rutland Partners completed the management buy-out (MBO) of Total Rail Solutions (TRS). They backed CEO Paul Bateman and operations director Luke Hersee to make the deal with founders Martin Mould and Julie Caldwell. TRS supplies road-rail plant, labour and sub-contracting services to rail sites, as well as on-track plant planning, delivery and site management. It has worked with Network Rail, Crossrail and London Underground.