What we do

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Fast-changing sectors offer clear drivers for growth such as changing demographics, market changes, new regulations and legislation, social trends and technological developments. These dynamics give businesses vital opportunities to grow and to sustain that growth in the long-term.

August Equity typically works with family-owned, founder-managed businesses. It backs people with great vision, a powerful drive to build their business and a genuinely innovative idea that offers the market something new.

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Key factors in our investments

People

People are the most important element of our success. We work with experienced and proven entrepreneurs and with people who aren’t yet proven – it’s their potential we’re interested in.

Markets

We are always looking out for trends and drivers that open up opportunities in a market, such as demographic changes, new legislation, social trends and technological developments.

Scale

To build the capital value of a business, we create scale. We specialise in growing businesses quickly via organic growth and acquisitions.

Vision

The people we back without exception have great vision and a powerful drive to build their business.

Creativity

We like to explore new ideas and to challenge the stereotypes of our industry. We seek to work differently to make businesses more successful.

August applies a sector-focussed approach to the way we invest and we are thematic in the way we think. We spend years integrating ourselves in our chosen sectors.

Our vision is to build scale with service-driven businesses in secular growth markets, working with entrepreneurs we’ve built relationships with to create quality businesses with high strategic value.

Philip Rattle, Managing Partner
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