August Equity

They focus on industries which are changing and evolving rapidly, often driven by factors such as changes in demographics, regulation, the need for the state to seek efficiencies and the continuing trend towards outsourcing. Our investment horizon is long-term and predicated on evaluating market and industrial trends. Industries that we are currently interested in include healthcare, social care, education services, IT managed and outsourced services industries.

James Bakewell


Katie Beck



Mike Biddulph



Kishan Chotai


Kate Cook


Christian Dube


Aatif Hassan


David Lonsdale


Richard Muckle



Mehul Patel



Philip Rattle

Managing Partner


Phillip Michael Rattle

Managing Partner

Tim Thomas


Garret Turley



Daniel Venn


Past deals in England

SecureData Europe Ltd.

Acquisition in 2012
SecureData is one of Europe’s largest independent security service providers, with a 25 year track record of delivering managed services to some of the largest companies in the world. They look beyond point technologies to address cybersecurity as a whole, providing a range of integrated solutions that assess risks, detect threats, protect our customer’s IT assets and respond to security incidents.

Little Garden Day Nurseries

Acquisition in 2020
Little Garden Day Nurseries Limited provides childcare and child education services. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.


Acquisition in 2021
Integrity360 is an IT Security Consultancy and fastest growing services. The company offers a complete security services offering to its enterprise clients, covering their security from every angle. Its services include Managed Security, Security Testing, Incident Handling, Security Integration and Governance, Risk & Compliance services. Its 300 clients can be found in all business verticals and include some of the largest and most well-known brands in the country.

Minerva Education Group

Private Equity Round in 2013
Minerva Education is an independent sector schools group, which owns six schools: Eaton Square School, Hawley Place School, Hyde Park School, The Lyceum School, Sancton Wood School and our new London senior school Eaton Square Upper School, Mayfair .
IVC is the privately owned vet services platform in the UK with more than 290 sites and an online pet pharmacy. IVC employs approximately 2,700 FTEs, including 800+ FTE veterinarians.

The Dermatology Partnership

Private Equity Round in 2018
The Dermatology Partnership brings together three leading medical-focussed dermatology clinics and 18 Consultant Dermatologists across London and the South East with the vision to create the UK’s leading medical-led dermatology group.

Business Systems

Seed Round in 2021
Business Systems (UK) Ltd specialises in providing call recording and workforce optimisation solutions and today ranks as one of the most experienced independent providers with expertise covering systems design, project management, implementation and ongoing service delivery and support. Business Systems is the UK's largest and most established independent call recording specialist. Founded in 1988 to service the City's financial institutions the company has built an impressive reputation for implementing complex projects on time and counts amongst its clients, institutions such as The Bank of England and Standard Life.

Accura Support Services Limited

Acquisition in 2008
Accura Support Services Limited manufactures and supplies precision machined components. The company operates through two divisions: Supply Chain Services and Technical Contract Services. Its Supply Chain Services division offers pipeline flanges and fittings, pipe, valves, butt weld elbows, reducers, steels and specialist forgings, swage nipples, steel bars, and plates. The company's Technical Contract Services division offers CNC machining, offset boring, gun drilling, deep hole boring, precision round bores, round bar, blocks, casting, progression tools, transfer and electrical lamination tools, commissioning and service of press tools, jigs, fixtures, machines, and component gauges. It serves petrochemical, oil and gas, aerospace, chemical processing, motor sport, and engine manufacturing sectors

Rixonway Kitchens

Acquisition in 2006
Rixonway Kitchens, which is part of the Nobia Group, has been manufacturing quality kitchens since 1978. Over 30 years expertise and knowledge enables us to supply an extensive range of tailored carcases, ensuring each individual requirement is fulfilled. A comprehensive choice of modern and traditional door finishes is complimented with a wide selection of co-ordinating sinks, taps, worktops, handles and accessories. All of the kitchen furniture is manufactured at our 177,000sqft factory in Dewsbury West Yorkshire and as you would expect from one of the UK’s leading kitchen manufacturers, the manufacturing process has been assessed to ISO9001. Behind each and every kitchen is an unrivaled level of customer service which ensures that all client expectations are fulfilled. Our national network of contract designers use their skills and in-depth knowledge to create the kitchen layout, whilst the dedicated contract and sales managers ensures that pre agreed KPI’s are achieved. All our products are delivered by our own dedicated vehicle fleet, which enables the business to control the time that orders are delivered and allows stringent delivery schedules to be met. At Rixonway Kitchens we acknowledge our environmental obligations and take our responsibilities very seriously. To meet the current environmental challenges we have Chain of Custody (FSC®/PEFC) certification and we have developed a variety of tools, policies and strategies to reduce our environmental impact all of which have ISO14001 certification.


Acquisition in 2017
Zenergi is a customer service company specialising in energy procurement, invoice validation and contract management. Zenergi we strive to provide excellence in all areas of service to our clients, colleagues and suppliers based on being professional, efficient, conscientious and progressive at all times.
Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells MRI systems for veterinarians in the United States, Canada, Europe, and internationally. It offers MRI systems for the standing and sedated equine; and clinical, research, and industrial MRI systems. The company also provides installation and technical support services. Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging Ltd. was founded in 2001 and is based in Guildford, United Kingdom with a sales and service office in Acton, Massachusetts.

Fosters Funeral Directors

Venture Round in 2017
Fosters Funeral Directors is Scotland's fastest growing funeral services provider. This exceptional growth is being driven by providing a premium, comprehensive service at a price significantly below those offered by the market leaders. The funeral services industry has seen little innovation in recent years and many of the larger operators have wrestled with declining customer demand. Fosters’ large, modern facilities ensures that cost efficiencies are passed directly back to the customer while also enabling them a comprehensive range of services.

Enara Group

Acquisition in 2008
Enara provides high quality home care in the UK, delivering a wide range of services to people who require help and support due to illness, disability or infirmity. The business cares for people via local authority, NHS and private pay agreements.
British Assessment Bureau Limited provides international organization for standardization (ISO) certification and compliance services. The company offers services, such as accredited certificates, certification transfer, ISO training courses, general data protection regulation (GDPR) training, safety scheme procurement (SSIP) certification, and third party audits. The company was founded in 1969 and is based in Kings Hill, United Kingdom.
Safety Products Ltd in the UK, and Revere Survival Inc in USA.


Acquisition in 2007
4Projects’ core offering is the provision of on-demand collaboration software. The solution is a means of improving the project management process, providing a comprehensive toolset for online collaboration, document control, information management. 4Projects collaboration software enables individuals and teams to share information, documentation, and communication from anywhere in the world, at any time. All projects involve a range of different organisations, often geographically dispersed, who need to operate from the same set of information. Individuals need to be able to access the information at any time, and be certain that it is current and accurate. From its inception, 4Projects has been focused on delivering its solution utilising the Software as a Service business model. The only requirement to use the solution is access to an Internet Browser. Users have no need for complex software to be installed onto their machines, or to purchase expensive hardware. At the heart of 4Projects is a relational database, where all information is centrally held. Clients upload information that they wish to share to the extranet, and can automatically inform appropriate collaboration partners that the data is there. In turn, these partners can download the data, amend as appropriate, and then resubmit to the 4Projects solution. All data is fully version controlled and comprehensively auditable. All clients access the latest version of the information – be that drawings, photographs or any other electronic or scanned document – and the audit trail is recorded for future reference. Available in many languages, 4Projects support clients’ projects spanning across several continents. Users select their local time zone and language, from a range including French, German, Spanish, Russian and Simplified Chinese. As the name suggests, 4Projects has been specifically developed to support the full lifecycle of a project, from feasibility to planning and design, through the various bid, execute and build phases, and into operation and ongoing monitoring and facilities management.

Boat International Media Ltd

Acquisition in 2006
Boat International Media Ltd. publishes superyacht magazines and luxury books. It provides information on superyachts for sale and luxury yachts for charter, yacht reports, yacht news, lifestyle features, destinations guides, design trends, a superyacht directory, advice for yacht owners, and market intelligence. The company also organizes events; provides digital media services and data to owners and professionals in the superyacht industry; and provides a social and business networking tool for superyacht captains and crew. Its offers its products to buyers, sellers, and operators of superyachts to builders, brokers, and service companies that operate within the superyacht market across various media types. The company serves customers worldwide. Boat International Media Ltd was incorporated in 1991 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

The Old Deanery Care Village

Acquisition in 2013
The Old Deanery Care Village is a 93-bed home that focuses on residential care for older people with dementia and physical disabilities.


Acquisition in 2015
VetPartners provides veterinary care services to clients and patients in the United Kingdom. It began operation on August 26, 2015, with its headquarters in York in the United Kingdom.

Compass Community

Private Equity Round in 2013
Compass Community is provides fostering services and children’s residential care. All of Their children’s homes provide the highest quality care and substitute parenting for children who experience a range of behavioural and emotional difficulties. They recognise the importance of investing in and retaining good support workers; offering high quality training, frequent supervision as well as specialist independent consultation. The culture is based on family values of respect, caring, education, social and leisure pursuits and good health.

Business Systems

Acquisition in 2021
Business Systems (UK) Ltd specialises in providing call recording and workforce optimisation solutions and today ranks as one of the most experienced independent providers with expertise covering systems design, project management, implementation and ongoing service delivery and support. Business Systems is the UK's largest and most established independent call recording specialist. Founded in 1988 to service the City's financial institutions the company has built an impressive reputation for implementing complex projects on time and counts amongst its clients, institutions such as The Bank of England and Standard Life.

Aspirations Care

Acquisition in 2012
Aspirations Care is a specialist care provider for adults, children and young people with complex needs, including mental health needs, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and those transitioning from secure settings.

Healthcare Homes Group Limited

Private Equity Round in 2005
Healthcare Homes is the leading provider of elderly residential care in East Anglia. The company owns and operates 23 nursing homes and also delivers over 23,000 hours per week of care to people living in their own homes. The company has established a reputation for providing high quality residential, nursing, domiciliary and dementia care, and a friendly and supportive service tailored to the needs of its clients.

Air IT

Acquisition in 2020
Air IT help SMEs and internal IT teams transform and succeed through technology.
Charterhouse is a provider of voice communication, data, hosting and cyber security to mid and large tier customers, based in the UK and internationally.

Active Assistance Limited

Acquisition in 2010
Established in 1992, Active Assistance provides care for adults and children with complex continuing health care needs and physical disabilities. As a care specialist for Spinal Cord Injury, they support adults with a high level spinal cord injury but also support people with progressive and neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and muscular dystrophy.

Westpoint Veterinary Group

Private Equity Round in 2014
Westpoint Veterinary Group provides farm veterinary services to the farmers in South-East England. It serves dairy farms, beef and sheep units, game bird syndicates, pharmaceutical companies, nutritional consultants, agricultural merchants, and livestock advisors. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Warnham, the United Kingdom.

Pet Cremation Services

Private Equity Round in 2015
Pet Cremation Services (PCS) is the market leader in pet cremation, waste collection and disposal services to the veterinary market.

Orbis Education and Care

Acquisition in 2017
Orbis Education and Care provide specialist day schools, as well as residential services for children and adults who have a formal diagnosis of autism. Our primary aim is to provide a safe and secure environment that encourages individuality, confidence, self-esteem and lifelong learning. We aim to improve the quality of life for our children and adults by developing, nurturing and promoting independence. Our service model is “positive behaviour support” which means that we focus on setting aspirational goals for our pupils, helping them to overcome barriers and have valued roles in society.

Planit Holdings

Acquisition in 2006
Planit develops and supports Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software to drive machinery that produces items from wood, metal and stone.

Wax Digital Ltd

Acquisition in 2015
Wax Digital is the UK's No.1 eProcurement provider, delivering Source to Pay solutions to mid and large-sized organisations globally.
Lifeways is one of the UK's leading providers of support services for people with diverse and often complex needs in community settings.
Funeral Services Partnership is a funeral services company offers professional services, vehicles and staff, coffins, flowers, ash caskets and urns, and memorials.