Who We Are

 
 

Over 130 Years Experience

We have over 130 years combined experience in growing & selling businesses


 

Specialists

In Service

We have expertise in all areas of business & service design

 
 

Shared

Heritage

We grew up in the same industries, as the business owners we work with

 

Multi Industry Experience

We focus on the industries & sectors we have direct experience in

We're a group of private investors that buy, grow and sell businesses across multiple sectors.  If you're a business owner wishing to sell your business, we have a number of options to help you achieve your goal.  Our value is created, by understanding what a business and its owners need, then bringing the pieces together to achieve the long term vision.  

Working with business owners to maximize business & shareholder value.


Our Team

 

Wayne Fox

Wayne is responsible for driving group strategy.  He has over 20 years experience leading fast growth SMEs, across many sectors.


Read more about Wayne here...

 

Charles Bartholomew

Charles is responsible for increasing shareholder value. He has over 40 years CFO experience with both public and private companies.


Read more about Charles here..

 

Jeremy Harbour

Jeremy is responsible for the IPO process.  He has acquired over 50 companies in the last 20 years, & IPO's around 20 SMEs every year.


Read more about Jeremy here..

Our Difference

Until recently, for a small business owner wishing to sell their business, options have been limited to using the traditional Business broker route.  The expensive fee structure & an average 1.3% rate of success, mean this route is not the best option for a small business owner to take.

Our difference comes from our core ethos of working together.  Through relationships that we've nurtured across our investor network, we understand what any prospective buyer wants.  Our value comes from working with you, putting the pieces together, to create exactly what those buyers & investors want. 


Our Mission

Our mission is to help business owners move forward & into the next chapter of their life.

With our wide range of skills, experience & contacts, we bring together the pieces you need to achieve your vision.


Our Focus

As a Private Equity firm focused on growing & selling businesses at the smaller end of the market, we work with companies typically between £500,000 to £10m turnover, whereby the owners wish to exit the business immediately, or within the next 5 years. 


Our Business Model

Our business model is simple.  We take a small business, we strengthen its foundations by improving cash flow & profitability.  We grow it using an aggressive organic & acquisition growth strategy. Following the growth phase, we sell the business by listing it on a public stock exchange.



Benefits of Working With Us

Increased Cash Flow

We employ various financial engineering techniques that normally increase cash in the bank, by 10x or more, within the first 30-60 days.


Improved Profit Levels

Very minor changes in the operations of the business can typically increase bottom line profit figures by 30% -100% or more.


Introduction to New Clients

In addition to a lifetime supply of clients through the group network, we also make introductions to our personal network of contacts and past clients, which we've built up over many decades in the business.


Support Team

Our support team will support the business as, and when it's needed.  From providing marketing & sales support, accountancy, legal, or even just someone to answer the phone.


Coaching for Growth

Every business has access to the very best people in the industry.  Regardless of your experience level or qualifications, we'll give you the training you need to drive the business forward, and into it's next phase of growth.


Strategic Guidance

With access to a team of advisers to help the business cope with the typical growth pains you'll go through.  From dealing with Bad debtors, to understanding the motivations of building a loyal & focused team around you.


Attract the Best Talent

Using our proven strategies & network to attract the best talent in the industry.


Strategic Plan

Working with your entire team to set clear objectives that drive every member of your team forward, toward achieving coordinated 12 month, 3 year, 5 year and 10 year milestones, for both the business, and those working in it.


Valuation Arbitrage

Growing the business to a level that would normally take decades to achieve organically, then achieving an 8-10 times value increase by taking the business from private ownership, into the public markets.




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