Our Businesses

Year of Acquisition: 2022

July 2022

Trustseal Ltd Announce New Owners with Long Term Plans.

Trustseal, a highway maintenance contractor and manufacturer in High Friction Surfacing (HFS) and Road Marking Services, have announced their acquisition by FC Group Invest Ltd.

With one of the owners and directors of the Worksop-based company retiring, ownership has been passed to the Swedish-UK investors who aim to continue the contractor’s sustained growth.

Both Jon Wragg and Matt Booth will remain in their current positions, with responsibility for the day-to-day management of the business. As General Manager, Matt will play an instrumental role in the running of the company’s overall operations which will be key to its future success. Chris Booth will retire but will stay on as a Director for a nominal period to facilitate a smooth handover.

“We are immensely proud of our business and what we have achieved over the last 26 years. We now feel it is the right time to begin a new, exciting chapter of growth and success under FC Group’s leadership”, says Jon Wragg, owner and current Managing Director of Trustseal Ltd.

Based in Sweden and the UK, new owners FC Group Invest have extensive experience in the mergers and acquisitions of profitable businesses and aim to ensure the company continues its sustained growth.

“My colleagues and I are delighted to have acquired this strong, reputable company with such a knowledgeable and committed team. Our business plan is about strengthening what is already working, whilst looking at where we can add value and further investment, for future, sustained prosperity”, says Fredrik Johansson, co-founder of FC Group Invest.

Further announcements on future plans and Trustseals continued investment in its capabilities are anticipated during 2022-2023.

More details can be found at www.trustseal.co.uk

Year of Acquisition: 2021

December 2021


FC Group Invest acquires KEP Services (UK) Ltd


A leading supplier of quality replacement parts to the Heavy Plant industry, KEP Services (UK) Ltd, have announced their acquisition by FC Group Invest Ltd.

With the owners and directors of the Durham-based company planning their succession, ownership has been passed to the Swedish-UK investors who aim to continue the Company’s sustained growth.

“I’m confident that we have found the right new owners for KEP. It was important to us when selecting a buyer for the company that we were assured the business will go from strength to strength under new leadership”. said Robert Jobson, owner and current Managing Director of KEP Services (UK) Ltd.

Robert and Cath Jobson acquired KEP through a MBI in 2010 and have since then built a leading supplier of quality replacement parts to the Heavy Plant industry, serving more than 800 customers across an impressive range of businesses.

Robert added “We’re confident KEP will prosper with the support of FC Group Invest, who have exciting plans for the future of the business”.

Based in Sweden and the UK, new owners FC Group Invest have extensive experience in the mergers and acquisitions of profitable businesses and aim to ensure the company continues its sustained growth.

Fredrik Johansson (co-founder FC Group Invest) says: “KEP is an excellent business and Cath, Rob and the KEP team have done a great job over the last 11 years to take the company to where it is today. We believe the expertise that FC Group Invest brings to the table will help further develop the business for the future. The FC Group Invest team cares deeply about the heritage of KEP, its employees and maintaining strong relationships with customers, partners and suppliers. You can be assured that our business plan is about continuity and stability, followed by development and growth”.

Robert Jobson will remain with the business, both as a Director and as an Engineer, leading our Service division. Cath Jobson will remain with the business for a transition period to ensure a smooth handover. The entire KEP Team will also remain with the business to continue to provide the excellent level of service, to which all of our customers have become accustomed.

Further announcements on future plans and KEP Services’ continued investment in its capabilities are anticipated during 2022.

More information about the company can be found at www.kepservices.co.uk

September 2021


Prism Electronics Announce New Owners and Ambitious Plans

Contract electronics manufacturers Prism Electronics have announced their acquisition by FC Group Invest Ltd.

With the co-founders and directors of the Cambridgeshire-based company retiring, ownership has been passed to the Swedish-UK investors who aim to continue the manufacturer’s sustained growth.

“As part of our succession planning, we wanted to ensure Prism’s future would be in good hands. We’ve taken our time to identify FC Group Invest as the right people to take the business forward” said David Aspinall, co-founder and current Managing Director of Prism Electronics.

Prism Electronics was established in 1991 when David and fellow electronics expert, Richard Walton, formed the company through a management buy-out of the manufacturing division of their then employer. Then in its infancy, Prism Electronics has since developed to be one of the leading names in UK contract electronics manufacturing, delivering printed circuit board assemblies for many specialist and high-tech products. David added “We’re confident Prism will prosper with the support of FC Group Invest, who have exciting plans for the future. The fact that Prism has continued to grow during a global pandemic is testament to the quality of our services and dedication of our team.”


Based in Sweden and the UK, new owners FC Group Invest have extensive experience in the mergers and acquisitions of profitable businesses and aim to ensure the company continues its sustained growth. Fredrik Johansson, co-founder of FC Group Invest, said
“My colleagues and I are delighted to have acquired a company with such a highly skilled workforce and first-class reputation. Our business plan is about continuity and stability, followed by development and growth.” Directors David Aspinall, Richard Walton and Richard Vyse will all remain with the business for a transition period to ensure a smooth handover.

In 2017, the Prism Electronics team was joined by Dave Dawson whose 30-year experience in semiconductor manufacturing led to him becoming General Manager in 2020. Dave will continue to lead the business day-to-day and work with the new owners to ensure it thrives.
“It’s clear FC Group Invest share our pride in the manufacturing and engineering excellence we deliver to our partners. I strongly believe our team can look forward to very exciting and positive times ahead” states Dave.

From their base in St Ives, Cambridgeshire, Prism Electronics produce printed circuit board assemblies and other electronics used within products in areas including instrumentation, medicine, transportation, communications, security, telemetry and industrial applications.

In addition to manufacturing, they work closely with clients to develop and test solutions and ensure their electronics deliver outstanding performance and durability.

Further announcements on future plans and Prism Electronics’ continued investment in its capabilities are anticipated in 2022.

More details can be found at
www.prism-electronics.com