Clearwater International advises on MBO of Stockport-based Micro Librarian Systems

Micro Librarian Systems logo

Clearwater Advisor

Micro Librarian Systems (MLS), the UK’s leading designer, supplier and retailer of high-specification library automation and management systems for schools and colleges looks set to capitalise on its market leading position through a Management Buy-Out (MBO), which sees Andrew O’Brien and Stephen Phillips taking over the reigns.Based in Stockport, Cheshire, Micro Librarian Systems provides a simple but innovative automation package for libraries and has gone from strength to strength since it was established in 1981. Advising the MBO team were the Manchester office of Clearwater International.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to take the business forward. Significant growth will come from our low risk, organic strategy of increasing penetration into existing markets and increasing the revenue stream from our existing customers. Further growth opportunities also exist to sell products under licence in English-speaking countries worldwide.”

Andrew O'Brien, Micro Librarian Systems

“MLS dominates its market by combining leading-edge technology such as fingerprint recognition with simple design that can quite literally be used by a five-year old.”

Carl Houghton, Partner, Clearwater International