Cape is a major international provider of non-mechanical Industrial services, chiefly to plant operators in the energy, chemicals and natural resources sectors, as well as to major Engineering and Construction contractors. Services provided include scaffolding, insulation, painting, coating and cleaning. Cape works in 28 countries, with coverage extending across the UK, Gulf/Middle East, CIS, North Africa and into the Far East/Pacific Rim. Cape's range of multidisciplinary services are delivered throughout the lifecycle of major industrial assets. These range from the construction phase through the maintenance, inspection, turnaround and expansion phases and finally, to the decommissioning and abandonment of retired facilities.


Business flourishing
Published: Apr 01 2008

Excellent results released

Well placed to serve robust energy sector

Executing international strategy; sales synergies on enlarged footprint

Upgrade of fair value to 380p / share vs 242p currently

Set for further growth
Published: Mar 19 2007

  • Excellent 2006 results and current trading ahead of expectations
  • Contract wins in all key markets robust forward order book
  • Scheme of Arrangement derisks the business
  • Acquisition possibilities
  • Cape's fair value seen at 333p/share vs current 268p
Cape; focused on growth
Published: Oct 23 2006

  • Driven by strong growth in global energy markets
  • UK and international businesses performing well
  • Much improved financial position
  • Organic growth augmented by acquisitions
  • Asbestos issues resolved



Foreign buyers gorging on UK stocks

Document can be downloaded here: UK plc ‘going for a song’

Being a shareholder in a company that receives a juicy takeover offer is a marvellous feeling. Something that many fortunate investors have experienced over the past 3 years. Thanks to a spate of M&A bids by deep pocketed overseas buyers – partly triggered by the June 2016 Brexit result, which sent the £ tumbling and adversely affected the FTSE.

Consequently today, given this trend is unlikely to end anytime soon, we’ve highlighted 30 possible acquisition ideas in the attached research paper. Spilt equally between large and smallcap stocks – covering a broad selection of industries.

What’s more we believe most of these businesses are underpinned by strong fundamentals and substantial upside in the event of predatory interest.

According to Factset Mergerstat/BVR, the average bid premium paid for such deals between 2004-14 was 30% – with the figure trending upwards since the global financial crisis.

Happy investing. Published 27th August 2019