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BOFA International

BOFA International is a world leader in fume extraction and filtration. From its headquarters in Poole, Dorset, it specialises in the design, development and manufacture of fume and dust extraction systems across a range of applications and sectors including laser, electronics, mechanical engineering, printing and 3D printing, pharmaceutical and dental. Its clients include world-leading companies such as such as ASM Pacific Technology, Videojet Technologies, Roland and Markem-Imaje.

LDC backed a management buyout in August 2015 to support its international growth and product development, and during the three-year partnership BOFA almost doubled its revenues due to the continued investment in the company’s infrastructure to support the businesses’ global growth strategy. It opened its first European on-the-ground presence with an office in Hamburg, Germany and invested in its US-based operation in Illinois, which has since delivered 23% year-on-year growth.

When LDC sold its stake to the NYSE-listed Donaldson Company in September 2018, around 90% of BOFA’s revenues were to export markets in the US, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

BOFA International - MTA 2019 National Winner Winner - BVCA National Management Team Awards 2019

Private equity impact

  • INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

  • INVESTMENT IN THE COMPANY’S INFRASTRUCTURE

  • INVESTMENT IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

  • MOVED TO NEW 12,000SQFT PURPOSE-BUILT BUILDING

  • REVENUES ALMOST DOUBLED IN THREE YEARS

  • INCREASE IN EMPLOYMENT OF 50% TO 250 PEOPLE

Achievements


WINNER OF THE BVCA MANAGEMENT TEAM AWARDS 2019 | MID-MARKET MANAGEMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR – SOUTH WEST

  • QUEEN’S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE FOR INNOVATION 2017

  • THE SUNDAY TIMES HSBC INTERNATIONAL TRACK 200 2018



Location
Poole

Backers 
LDC 2015 – 2018


Achievements