We are delighted to announce the successful sale of security business, Octavian Security, to CE Facilities Services. Octavian was founded 13 years ago by award-winning entrepreneur, Sukhi Ghuman, in Nottingham, making headlines immediately by employing former Ghurkas to provide security services in the UK and overseas. Today, the business employs more than 700 people nationally and is part of a global group with operations in the Middle East, Africa and the USA.
Commenting, Sukhi Ghuman said: “CE Facilities Services is a fantastic company with an excellent reputation. Job security will be maintained and I’m confident that this move will take the business to the next level and continue its legacy. I wish CE Facilities Services the very best with this arrangement and expect to be working closely with them over the coming weeks to make the transition as smooth as possible.”
Tomas Gronager, group chief executive of CE Facilities Services, added: “This exciting development will make CE Facilities Services unique in that we will be able to offer our clients, both new and existing, an exclusive service offering that brings together two of the very best service delivery organisations in their respective fields, and to provide the services that demonstrate innovation, passion and energy.”
Rockworth acted as sole lead advisor to Mr Ghuman throughout the process culminating in the successful completion. Working alongside Rockworth were legal advisors, Nabarro.
“Octavian worked with Lawrence and the team from Rockworth over a couple of years to prepare for and undertake the sale of Octavian Group in the UK. I felt they handled the process with great care and professionalism, exhibiting both the creativity and tenacity required to achieve a great result. Whilst I am continuing to build my other businesses overseas, I feel that Octavian Continental will continue to thrive in the UK and would also have no hesitation in recommending Rockworth to any business owner or management team considering a transaction.”
Sukhi Ghuman, founder and previously CEO, Octavian Continental.