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RDCP Infrastructure dives into its third acquisition with Deep End Pools

SME Capital is delighted to provide another bespoke funding structure for RDCP Infrastructure to support their latest acquisition of Deep End Pools - the third acquisition in the last month for the construction arm of London investment firm RDCP Group. 

The acquisition of Deep End Pools, one of the UK's most prestigious swimming pool developers and service companies, comes as part of RDCP Infrastructure’s buy-and-build strategy to become a dominant player in the construction sector.

Within the last month, RDCP Infrastructure has also acquired Avon Combined Electrical Services and Alma Rail. Funding to assist this latest transaction has been structured by SME Capital, led by regional director Stuart Watson.

Based in Buckinghamshire, Deep End Pools was established in 1999 and since then has grown to become an award-winning operator known for their leading design capabilities and high service levels.

Clients receive the complete leisure package from initial translation of ideas to design, through to specification, construction, finish, commissioning, handover, and beyond with a portfolio on ongoing service, maintenance, and refurbishment services.

The business is run by Paul Woodhead and Robert Coombs who will remain as Joint Managing Directors, working with RDCP Infrastructure board members and shareholders Sameer Rizvi and Iryna Dubylovska. 

RDCP Infrastructure is the construction arm of investment firm RDCP Group founded by Sameer Rizvi and Iryna Dubylovska. RDCP Group controls $600 million of investments in the UK and employs 2,800 full-time staff members.

With a balance sheet worth over £90 million, RDCP Infrastructure is one of UK’s leading construction engineering specialist contractors, offering fully integrated delivery of complex construction projects featuring engineering solutions across key building and infrastructure sectors.

SME Capital have provided a bespoke five year loan including a capital repayment holiday and bullet repayment structure to help with the initial integration and maximise cash headroom given continued macro-economic uncertainty.

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Sameer Rizvi, Founder & CEO of RDCP Group said:

“It’s been an exciting month at RDCP Infrastructure because we’ve acquired some fantastic businesses and welcomed them into the wider RDCP Group. Deep End Pools is an excellent addition to our portfolio and impressed us with its solid footprint in the South East and strong leadership team who are hugely experienced in this sector. 

I would also like to thank the team at SME Capital who continue to be supportive of our acquisition strategy. We closed the year off with this fantastic deal and now look forward to accelerating strong growth for Deep End Pools.” 
Iryna Dubylovska, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of RDCP Group added:

“We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Deep End Pools, a well-reputed firm in the South East which has a strong cultural fit with RDCP Infrastructure. The acquisition allows us to significantly expand our presence in the South East and enter this prestigious market. RDCP Infrastructure offers the fully integrated delivery of complex and innovative construction projects across key building and infrastructure sectors, and this is another excellent addition to our Group. I  look forward to working with Robert Coombs and Paul Woodhead who will stay on as Joint Managing Directors and oversee its integration into RDCP Infrastructure.”

Paul Woodhead and Robert Coombs, Joint Managing Directors at Deep End Pools said:

“We are very pleased to have completed on this deal and delighted to be collaborating with RDCP. Over the past few years, the outdoor leisure industry has seen significant interest and since 2001 Deep End Pools have consistently been at the forefront of swimming pool design, construction, and service. During this growth period we have been seeking the right partner who shared equivalent ambitions as ourselves to capitalise on the opportunities available and assist taking the business to the next stage in its journey. In RDCP and its group of companies we feel we have found a team who will help support Deep End Pools ambitions which will deliver and build on our quality range of products and services to our customers both locally and in neighbouring counties.”

Stuart Watson, Regional Director, Business Development SME Capital said:

“RDCP has identified Deep End Pools as another excellent acquisition. Deep End Pools has a first class reputation in the sector with a proven management team.  The acquisition will take Deep End Pools to the next level of their growth strategy as RDCP will be able to introduce additional clients given their contacts & geographic spread.

We have been pleased to support RDCP in this further acquisition with a five year loan including a capital repayment holiday and bullet repayment structure to help with the initial integration and maximise cash headroom given continued macro-economic uncertainty. This is another introduction from Neil Sharp of TML Finance & Advisory. Thanks to all involved including all at Squire Patton Boggs.”

Neil Sharp, Director at TML Finance and Advisory, who structured the lending package to assist with the purchase, added:

“We're delighted to be extending our support to RDCP Infrastructure and remain committed to supporting their growth ambitions with this latest acquisition. We have also enjoyed working with the team at SME Capital again who ensured the smooth completion of the deal.”

Advisors on the deal:

  • Lender – SME Capital
  • Debt Advisors – TML Finance & Advisory
  • Legal Advisors – HCR Law

If you would like to discuss acquisition financing in more detail please do get in touch.

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