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1996 Management buyout of a group of 17 European building products companies from Williams Holdings; the business included Valor, Rawlplug, Amdega, Swish. The new company was called Newmond; Williams retained an interest in the business[1][2]

1997 Sold the 3 direct-sale businesses, Amdega, Smallbone, Compton Buildings, as had been planned at the time of acquisition. Acquired building and electrical fixings company CCL of Leeds which was combined with Ancon Clark as Ancon CCL. The heating division consisted of Heatrae Sadia, Aqualisa, Valor. Home Products division included Swish Track & Pole, Swish Building Products, Vi-Spring, Dreamland including small appliances under the Breville brand, Larch-Lap.

c1998 Acquired by Candover Investments and Electra Partners

2000 Combined with Baxi when that company was acquired by Candover and Electra[3]

2013 Newmond Building Products was in liquidation[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Dec. 5, 1996
  2. 1997 Annual report
  3. The Times Oct. 24, 2003
  4. London Gazette 9 September 2013