Acuity Advisors advise Hasselblad on the sale of London-based industry leader Pro Centre

Independent corporate finance boutique, Acuity Advisors, has secured the sale of Pro Centre Limited to a private investment group and the incumbent management team.

Pro Centre is the leading photographic rental and sales specialist in the London professional market with a focus on the advertising, fashion and editorial markets. Pro Centre has a long standing heritage with over 25 years in the industry offering professional photographers the widest range of specialist cameras, equipment and accessories.

Hasselblad, the iconic camera brand backed by technology-orientated European private equity house VMCap, mandated Acuity Advisors to run a competitive sales process for Pro Centre following a strategic decision to focus on their core business model. Following an international process with significant interest across the market, Pro Centre was sold to a private investment group who will support existing management in the further growth and development of its market leading position.

Acuity brought hands-on deal support, sector knowledge and international buyer reach to the process enabling a successful carve-out and sale.

Michele Channer, Managing Director of Hasselblad UK: “Acuity managed this transaction with a high level of professionalism: their diligence, approach, market knowledge and global reach enabled a global view when finding the right partner for Pro Centre. Acuity’s support and commitment throughout the process was critical, allowing us not to encumber limited resources during what can be an intense and highly time consuming process. The team’s approach and commitment led to a successful conclusion and the sale of Pro Centre to a partner focused on taking the business forward.”

Matt Stamp, Partner at Acuity Advisors who led the process, commented: “It has been a pleasure to work with the teams at Hasselblad, VMCap and the Pro Centre on this project. Pro Centre continues to be the market leader in the London market offering professional customers the widest choice of the latest equipment coupled with fantastic customer service. Our tenacious hands-on approach and buyer access enabled us to fulfil Hasselblad’s goal and in doing so secure a strong partner who will support the management team in furthering Pro Centre’s success and developing a number of new growth propositions.”

quote Acuity managed this transaction with a high level of professionalism. Their diligence, approach, market knowledge and global reach enabled a global view when finding the right partner for Pro Centre. Acuity's support and commitment throughout the process was critical, allowing us not to encumber limited resources during what can be an intense and highly time consuming process. The team’s approach and commitment led to a successful conclusion and the sale of Pro Centre to a partner focused on taking the business forward quote
Michele Channer Hasselblad UK

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