Quarry and concrete sites offloaded after competition concerns

Mountsorrel Quarry

PJ Thory, based in Peterborough, has acquired three quarry sites and Gemmix has acquired five ready-mix concrete sites, with the help of Grant Thornton’s corporate finance team.

The acquisitions expand the group’s operations, with the sites acquired from Heidelberg Materials, situated in Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, and Leicestershire, while the quarries are located in Norfolk and Northamptonshire.

The Competition and Markets Authority mandated the sale following Heidelberg’s acquisition of Mick George Group.

Toby Hare, corporate finance director at Grant Thornton UK LLP, said: “We are delighted to get this deal over the line, it’s been a complex, rigorous, fast-paced and at times challenging, process. PJ Thory has successfully executed multiple opportunistic acquisitions by providing a synergistic fit for the Heidelberg sites, making it the leading independently owned provider in the UK.