Companies use our patient capital to make bold moves. Think strategic acquisitions, site roll-outs, increased investment in product development, sales and marketing infrastructure or the purchase of significant new capital assets. Whatever your plans, we’re in it for the long term and have a deep pool of capital to support your company’s future development.
Long-term and patient capital, no forced exit
We have a balance sheet of £2.5bn, which allows us to make long-term, flexible investments. We’re patient investors and can provide support for a company’s development over many years.
We build meaningful partnerships with companies based on shared goals from the outset.
Initial investment of £2m-£10m for a minority stake
We only ever take a minority equity stake (10%-40%) in companies that can demonstrate a growth trajectory. And, as a company grows, we’re able to provide additional funding - beyond £10m.
With a seat on the Board, we offer guidance and expertise yet business owners stay firmly in control.
Funding for growth and equity release
Our financial firepower allows us to offer flexible investment structures tailored to individual businesses.
We can structure our investments in ordinary shares, loan notes, preference shares or a combination.
We’re happy to consider an element of cash-out from our investment for existing shareholders.
Access to a huge network and local support
We have an unparalleled international network of business leaders, sector experts, board-level non-executives.
Our Talent Network team provides in-house support with Chairman and senior executive selection and appointments.
Some of our investments
From a niche manufacturer to a global ATM and bank transformation company, Cennox has seized on acquisitive growth opportunities.
From a single site in Leeds to gym-chain of close to 50 sites, Xercise4Less has experienced explosive growth in recent years.
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