NEWBURY, UK – Garner Osborne, a UK-based specialist in PCB manufacture and assembly, has been acquired by entrepreneur Dean Curran through Novastone Capital Advisors' Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition program.

Operating for more than 33 years, Garner Osborne delivers PCBs that include rapid prototyping, small to medium-sized volumes, and large-volume offshore manufacture. The transaction provided an exit for the founder and former CEO Mike Garner and his business partner Nigel Priest, with Curran stepping into the business as CEO and co-owner. Garner will remain a minority stakeholder in the company.

“I am grateful to Mike for trusting me to continue his legacy,” said Curran. “I have been hugely impressed by the operational excellence and extremely high-quality PCB products that Garner Osborne manufactures, supplying a diverse range of customer sectors. The business has great potential for growth I’m incredibly excited to be working with the teams at Garner Osborne to help carry the business forward for a bright future.”

Curran said NCA’s Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition program played a pivotal role in finalizing the acquisition.

"This deal would have been impossible without NCA’s support, in particular Albert Farreras and Isaac Leyne from NCA’s European M&A team, and Noora Haapaniemi from NCA’s legal department," he said. "Having a team that I could turn to throughout the process really proved this program is unparalleled in comparison to anything else in the search fund world."

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