JLA Overview

  • Founded
  • 1973
  • Status
  • Private
  • Employees
  • 900
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Buyout/​LBO
  • Financing Rounds
  • 5
  • Investments
  • 26

JLA General Information


Provider of commercial laundry, catering, and heating equipment supply and related services. The company offers commercial washing machines, commercial tumble dryers, S.A.F.E. dryers, stacked washers and dryers, rotary irons and finishing equipment for professional laundry rooms of all sizes. Its commercial boilers, hot water cylinders, and water heaters are energy-efficient, providing durable and robust commercial heating services to a variety of markets, from care homes and boarding schools to restaurants and spas.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
John Laithwaite Associates Limited
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Electrical Equipment
Other Industries
Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)
Other Commercial Services
Other Commercial Products
Primary Office
  • Meadowcroft Lane
  • West Yorkshire
  • Ripponden HX6 4AJ
  • England, United Kingdom
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JLA Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
Post-Val Status Debt

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JLA Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last Financing Details
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Electrical Equipment
Ripponden, United Kingdom
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JLA Competitors (2)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Fowler UK Corporate Backed or Acquired Clitheroe, United Kingdom 000000&0
000000 000000000 Corporate Backed or Acquired Redditch, United Kingdom 00 000000&0
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JLA Executive Team (14)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Ben Gujral Chief Executive Officer
Gerry McCaig Chief Operating Officer & Director, Operations
Amy Wells Chief Strategy Officer
John Laithwaite Founder
Daniel L. Head, Mergers & Acquisitions
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JLA Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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JLA Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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JLA Investments (26)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
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Newcombustion Engineering 22-Jan-2020 Buyout/LBO Other Commercial Services 00000 000000
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JLA Subsidiaries (16)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Wilson Electrics Distributors/Wholesale Leicester, United Kingdom 2015
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0000000000 0000000 Machinery (B2B) Cardiff, United Kingdom 0000
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JLA Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000000000 01-May-2017 0000000000 Completed
  • 4 buyers
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