Football turf specialist Rigby Taylor, which supplies products to football clubs including Chelsea and Manchester United, has been purchased in a £10.2m deal by Origin Enterprises.
Dublin based Origin will pay an initial £9.2m and a further £1m if Rigby reaches its profits targets. Rigby Taylor managing director Andrew Robinson believes the deal represents an exciting future for the firm.
"We are excited at the opportunities presented to us by this tie-up with Origin Group," Robinson said.
"It is an ideal base from which to build a platform to improve our market share in the UK and we are keen to prove that Origin has made the right decision in putting their confidence in us to make them the best amenity turf products supplier in Europe," he added.
Rigby Taylor, which currently has offices in Bolton, Guildford and Edinburgh, provide products such as grass seed, fertilizer and line marking.