Daily News: September 16, 2019

Crescent Supports LDC Acquisition of SRL Traffic with Unitranch


Crescent Capital Group has provided unitranche financing and an equity co-investment to support the acquisition of SRL Traffic Systems by LDC, the UK-based private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. Terms of the financing were not disclosed.

SRL is the leading supplier of portable and temporary traffic light systems to the traffic management industry in the U.K. Headquartered in Cheshire, SRL boasts a nationwide network of 26 depots. SRL today operates a fleet of more than 7,500 units and in its latest financial year recorded a turnover of £18.4 million.

“We believe that this financing represents an incredible opportunity to support SRL Traffic Systems, which has a dominant market position in the supply of portable traffic lights that has delivered consistent, long-term organic growth in a stable, non-cyclical market where there are high barriers to entry driven by stringent traffic and road safety regulations,” said Christine Vanden Beukel, managing director and head of Crescent’s European Specialty Lending strategy.

“We are delighted to work with LDC again, having financed its acquisition of ChargePoint Technology in 2017. This financing is a good example of our ability to provide flexible capital solutions to leading private equity sponsors and market leading companies.”

Crescent Capital Group is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Boston, London, and New York.