Firm says deal following promised strategy to move into other markets

Materials firm Brickability has bought a Hampshire roofing contractor for £5.5m, making it the firm’s twelfth acquisition in the past three years.

Founded in 1997, Leadcraft is based in Hook and in the year to June 2021 had revenue of £5.6m and earnings of £1m.

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Roofing firm Leadcraft has an annual turnover in excess of  £5m

Alan Simpson, chief executive at Brickability, said the deal, which follows its acquisition in June of £250m-turnover timber and cladding company Taylor Maxwell, meant it was following its promised strategy of moving into other sectors

He added: “This acquisition will further strengthen and diversify our offering as we lean into the V-shaped recovery being seen across the construction sector.”

The deal consists of an initial payment of £3.3m, with the remaining £2.2m due over the next three years, of which £900,000 is subject to performance criteria.