We invest in small and medium-sized businesses whose headquarters are in the UK. We often start smaller than other private equity firms, and build our businesses through acquisition and organic growth.
We like to start a relationship with a conversation. We’re active in the sectors we invest in so we talk as equals with the people and businesses we think have potential, finding out more, exploring opportunities, proposing solutions.
Our deals are open and straightforward. If we say to a vendor that we’ll do something, we do it. We don’t change the terms of a deal part way through.
And once the deal is done, we work directly with our businesses to help them grow. We recognise early warning signs of issues and fix them quickly; but if a portfolio company experiences more serious performance problems, we commit considerable resources to help resolve them.
We really are a different kind of private equity firm.