Strategy

Acquisition is just the first step on the journey

That’s why we don’t simply invest in businesses, but also in the talented people who run them. We identify experienced, industry-leading management teams to build and grow businesses – not just for the first year, but through ongoing support, active participation and collaborative involvement.

Working together, we improve operations, re-focus strategy, streamline revenue/cost models and plan smart, organic growth and M&A activity. That’s how we build success.

We start small but think big

Our focus is mid-cap UK, European and North American headquartered businesses, with a target enterprise value of £150 million to £1.5 billion.

We see opportunity in change

We target companies in industries that are being galvanised by major structural change or dislocation, which we believe offer significant growth potential. Our “Buy-and-Build” strategy hinges on acquiring meaningful equity stakes in these companies via publicly-listed, sector-specific acquisition vehicles.

Why use public markets? It gives us an efficient, liquid source of capital throughout an investment’s lifecycle, and helps us to deploy our exit strategy most effectively – at the best possible time, terms and price.

We are sector agnostic

The diverse array of industries we have invested in to date reflect our sector-agnostic and entrepreneurial approach to investment.