Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Doughty Hanson and Co

From Graces Guide

Venture capital

1996 Investment company adopted the name Doughty Hanson and Co. Acted as general partner for Doughty Hanson investment funds.

1997 Acquired Ilford

1998 Acquired the aerospace businesses of BTR Industries, including Dunlop Aviation, which made and serviced wheels and brakes, Dunlop Precision Seals and Standard Aero, which repaired engines, together with a business which made parts for turbofans. The businesses were named Dunlop Standard Aerospace Group[1]

2000 Acquired Ranks Hovis McDougall[2]

By 2001 Doughty Hanson held shares in a number of companies on behalf of its investment funds. These companies included Ranks Hovis McDougall Ltd, the largest miller and baker in the UK.[3]

2005 Listed RHM Ltd

2006 Acquired Hellermann Tyton Group

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, August 01, 1998
  2. The Times Saturday, July 22, 2000
  3. 2001 Annual report