Wakefield Acoustics

Innovative noise control solutions for use in industry

Wakefield Acoustics


Advanced manufacturing



Deal type

Growth Capital & Management Buyout

Investment size


Investment date(s)

2014 - 2023



"“YFM has been an extremely supportive partner, helping us to create a stronger, and more diverse management team, and to be more strategic. As the Wakefield team enters the next stage in our development, we are in a great place from which to continue on our current strong trajectory.”"

Kevin Still, MD, Wakefield Acoustics

The business

  • Designs, manufactures and installs a range of bespoke industrial and environmental noise control solutions
  • An established business and niche market leader
  • An impressive client list of blue chip engineering companies around the world, including in the power, oil and general manufacturing sectors

The strategy

  • Capitalise on the growing need for acoustic controls driven by tightening regulations around noise pollution
  • Consolidate manufacturing operations and invest in modern facilities
  • Grow in existing markets and expand into new sectors including renewable energy and construction

The developments

  • Successfully expanded into the data centre and power generation markets delivering over 200% revenue growth
  • Supported the business through a difficult turnaround during covid and a slowing oil and gas sector
  • Moved to new facilities and invested in equipment to improve productivity
  • Sale of Wakefield Acoustics to CECO Environmental, a Nasdaq listed industrial business for their next stage of growth
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