Headquartered in Nottingham, UK, Phenna Group’s aim is to invest in and partner with selected niche, independent Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance (TICC) companies that serve a variety of sectors, ensuring customers’ peace of mind by delivering first class assurance services. This acquisition augments our Australian metals & minerals platform and adds geographical extension and additional capacity to our growing market position.
Established in 2007 Aurum is a Perth based laboratory serving explorers and producers in the geochemical and mining industry, specialising in gold and base metal analysis. The lab has capacity to process well over 20,000 samples per week via its state of the art equipment, strict control of quality and personalised service.
Richard Bowen, MD of Aurum said, “I am delighted to partner with Phenna Group. From an early engagement with Paul and Brett, I was impressed by their straight talking and easy to deal with approach that convinced me the company would be in good hands going forward. I’m excited about the future and look forward to seeing the company go from strength to strength.”
Brett Coleman, Regional MD, Australia said “It is very exciting to have Richard and his team from Aurum Laboratories join the Phenna Group. Richard has built a successful business over many years with an enviable reputation for quality and service. We look forward to continuing to support Richard in his growth aspirations for his business.”
Paul Barry, Group CEO of Phenna Group said, “I am very pleased Richard has agreed to partner with Phenna Group. The specialised nature of his services and focus on quality and quick turnaround times, will be highly complementary to our growing metals and minerals platform in Australia. I very much look forward to Richard and his team joining Phenna Group.”
Phenna Group were advised by Macpherson Kelley and Pitcher Partners.
Aurum were advised by Zafra Legal and Baines Pendal & Co.