Garner Osborne

A specialist printed circuit board manufacturing and assembly business


Garner Osborne, founded in 1999 by Mike Garner, is a high-end PCB manufacturing and assembly business based in Newbury, UK.

The company has a highly skilled and proven team of 120 people and is one of the few UK PCB suppliers offering both manufacturing and assembly. Garner Osborne is differentiated thanks to its operational excellence and long-term investment in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. The business serves a diversified and loyal customer base in a variety of sectors, including aerospace, defence, medical, IoT, security, and automotive.

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Ethos has backed Dean Curran as the incoming CEO and Searcher. Dean brings over 17 years of experience as a CEO and COO, running B2B UK engineering manufacturing businesses.

United Kingdom
Search Capital
July 2024

On behalf of all investors, I would like to extend our deepest thanks to Sandy Farmer at Ethos Partners LLP, who has been particularly helpful throughout the transaction. I have been hugely impressed by the operational excellence and extremely high-quality products that Garner Osborne manufactures. I am excited about the business’ potential for future growth and look forward to cementing our reputation as a market-leading UK PCB manufacturing and assembly company.

Dean CurranCEO

Dean’s background and experience makes him a great fit to navigate the succession challenge at Garner Osborne, drive the business forward and continue the legacy of Mike and the wider team. We are thrilled to have been able to support Dean throughout his search journey. From introducing the opportunity via our longstanding relationship with HMT Corporate Finance, offering insight and support to the debt financing alongside banking partner ThinCats and we are excited to be joining the board to provide ongoing support for the next phase of Garner's impressive journey.

Sandy FarmerPartner at Ethos