LDC

LDC is a private equity company that offers financial investment services to its clients. Established in 1981 LDC is a leading player in the private equity mid-market and is able to provide up to £100m of funds for buyouts and development capital transactions in UK unquoted companies. LDC’s client portfolio consists of firms in the TMT, support services, retail, travel, leisure, healthcare, construction, and financial services industries. It range of investments include management buyouts, development capital, secondary buyouts, and institutional buyouts.

Dale Alderson

Head of Region North West

David Andrews

Director

Steve Aston

Senior Director

GB

Guy Bagshaw

Investment Director

DB

David Bains

Investment Director

Chris Baker

Investment Director

MB

Mike Barker

Investment Director

MB

Michael Beckham

Investment Director

Jonathan Bell

Head of the North North

AB

Abhi Bhattacharya

Investment Manager

Christian Bruning

Director

VC

Violette Castagné

Investment Director

Jonathan Caswell

Investment Director

JC

John Clarke

Investment Director

CC

Chris Coulton

Portfolio Director

Anthony Dalwood

Director

LD

Leigh Daveran

Investment Director

Lawrence G Dean

Head of Region South

LD

Lee Donaldson

Investment Director

Martin Draper

Deputy Chairman

JF

Joseph Fison

Investment Director

John Garner

Head of New Business

JG

John Gassner

Investment Director

Dan Gluckman

Investment Manager

John Green

Investment Director

SG

Sam Grey

Director of Marketing and Communications

Andy Grove

CIO

SG

Stefan Gunn

Investment Director

CH

Chris Handy

Director

PH

Phil Hinson

Investment Director

MH

Mark Howden

Investment Director

Dewi Hughes

Head of Region South West and Wales

RI

Richard Ibbett

Investment Director

AK

Ann Kenny

Finance Director

Mark Robert Kerr

Director and Head of LDC Scotland

RK

Richard Kirby

Director of Value Enhancement Group in National

Peter Latham

Investment Director

Andy Lyndon

Investment Director

KM

Karen Mann

Investment Director

GM

Gareth Marshall

Head of North East Yorkshire and North East

JM

James Morris

Investment Director

CM

Chris Morris

Investment Director

Matt Newbold

Investment Director

Aylesh Patel

Investment Director

Alistair Pendleton

Head of LDC in South West and South Wales

RP

Robin Powell

Director

RP

Rob Powell

Director

HR

Harshavardhan Ramanan

Investment Director

Martin Rowland

Investment Director

WS

Will Scales

Investment Director

Rob Schofield

Director

Oliver Schofield

Investment Director

Patrick Sellers

Senior Director

Dan Smith

Head of Yorkshire Yorkshire and North East

Yann Souillard

Head of Region London

Joe Tager

Investment Director

GT

Geoff Tomlinson

Investment Director

AU

Aziz Ul-Haq

Director

MV

Martyn Vitty

Director

Alastair Weinel

Investment Director

Richard Whitwell

Head of Region Midlands

253 past transactions

Porterbrook Leasing Company Limited leases railway rolling stock and associated equipment to freight and train operating companies in the United Kingdom. Its fleet portfolio includes passenger vehicles, and freight wagons and locomotives. The company also sells vehicles for various uses other than main line operation; and leases station equipment, such as ticket gates, ticket vending machines, and passenger information display systems. In addition, it provides maintenance services, and vehicle and fleet refurbishment services. The company was incorporated in 1994 and is based in London, United Kingdom with an additional location in Derby, United Kingdom.

Antler Ltd

Acquisition in 2010
Antler is a British company that has been making well designed and high quality luggage for over 100 years. We have remained at the forefront of the industry thanks to our passion for craftsmanship and dedication to be innovative. Ultimately we aim to ensure everything we do is underpinned by the key pillars of the brand.

Guardian Global Technologies Limited

Private Equity Round in 2017
Guardian Global Technologies provides a complete turnkey solution for clients - from design and manufacture through to comprehensive field-based training and commissioning.

REAL Digital International

Private Equity Round in 2021
REAL Digital International plays a key role in helping organizations to solve complex fulfillment challenges. The business optimizes client supply chains through its use of automation technology, software, personalization, and managing bespoke uniquely coded products to create more efficient production processes and reduce costs. The business supports a broad range of sectors including large healthcare organizations to operate pioneering home testing kit programs to support home testing and screening programs such as bowel cancer and general wellness. RDIL also serves some of the UK’s largest mobile network operators, providing a personalized mobile SIM packaging and delivery service across their broad supply chains.

Ramco Oil Services

Private Equity Round in 2013
Ramco Oil Services Limited (ROSL) is an independent Scottish company. Formed in 1977 ROSL has two divisions, Tubular Services and BSR, which operate throughout the UK, Norway and Japan. In addition it has previous experience in areas such as Canada, Far East, Middle East and the USA. ROSL specialises in the internal and external blast cleaning and protective coating of steel pipes used in the exploration and production sector for the recovery and transmission of oil and gas.

Babble Cloud

Acquisition in 2017
IP Solutions Limited provides unified communications services in the United Kingdom. The company provides hosted VoIP solutions, including call conferencing, VoIP handsets and soft phones, connectivity and security, implementation and training, and IP SIP trunking; and cloud services, including Microsoft Lync 2013 and Microsoft Office 365 implementation, advanced business continuity, cloud backup and disaster recovery, application delivery, server hosting and virtual servers, and cloud implementation and workshops.

Ascend Worldwide

Acquisition in 2005
Ascend Worldwide providers of data, analytics and advisory services to investors in aerospace. Its global team advises on aviation investment strategies to maximise returns and generate proven investment results.

Giacom World Networks

Acquisition in 2016
Giacom World Networks is a cloud IT and communications solutions provider. Founded by Nick Marshall in 1999, Giacom has created a strong, niche position to target the micro SME market, which has traditionally been an uneconomic market to serve. The business currently supports a network of more than 3,500 IT consultants, service providers and re-sellers via its proprietary MessageStream platform.

Sohonet

Secondary Market in 2021
Sohonet provides technical services for the film and media industry, including secure high-speed networking, Internet connectivity, storage, hosting, data management and digital negative management for file-based productions. We employ a core team of experts who have worked within production and post-production at all levels – from technicians to consultancy and senior management. Sohonet has a thorough understanding of the workflows, requirements and challenges of the industry which is unmatched by standard telecommunications providers. We specialise in solutions that are flexible, dynamic and tailored specifically to the requirements of the client.

Sala International

Private Equity Round in 2011
Sala International has been established since 1994 to provide physical record and digital information storage. They have carefully developed a suite of services tailored to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving market. These services encompass the complete lifecycle events of those records entrusted to us by our clients.

PEI

Acquisition in 2015
PEI is the specialist information group that focuses only on alternative asset classes. These have become essential components of many investors’ allocation strategies globally and we major in private equity, real estate, private debt and infrastructure whilst also engaging with emerging new asset classes too. As investors have sought both superior yield and prudent diversification, so alternative assets have grown in importance for all types of investor everywhere.

Eveden Group

Private Equity Round in 2006
Eveden Group is headquartered in England. The company's line of business includes the manufacturing of women's and children's underwear.

Coppice Alupack

Acquisition in 2003
Coppice Alupack manufactures and sells aluminum foil containers and ovenable broad trays. It offers products in various categories, such as patty pans, fluted cases, saucers, basins, custards, non fluted and fluted flans, rounds, plates, ovals, oblongs, rectangular, compartmental, square, board, smooth walls, specialty, and lids. Coppice Alupack serves food manufacturing, processing, and bakery industries, as well as wholesaler, institutional catering, and non food markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It began operation in 1972, with its headquarters in Bridgend in the United Kingdom.

Marmalade Technologies

Secondary Market in 2021
Marmalade has a simple purpose - to enable developers to create great content on any device. The founding team believed that technology should not be a barrier to content, and must free developers to innovate, create and craft the right experiences for their audiences without boundaries. Marmalade continues to innovate at the forefront of the mobile technology industry, providing services and technology to deliver native performance on any device. At the core of the company, the award winning Marmalade Platform enables developers to build high performance 2D and 3D games and apps using its flexible development environment. Marmalade provides developers with access to an exceptional ecosystem of partner services, tools and technologies that work seamlessly with Marmalade, enabling developers and game makers to execute their vision without compromise. By harnessing the Marmalade Platform and other leading technologies for front-line game development, Marmalade Game Studio develops best-in-class titles for an impressive client list of brand and IP owners across the globe, as well as exciting original projects. A talented team of designers, artists, developers and testers work meticulously to bring the client’s vision to life, repeatedly creating smash hit AAA titles that result in millions of downloads across multiple platforms. Marmalade Technologies Ltd. is based in London and is privately owned. Marmalade has enjoyed unprecedented growth, reaching new markets with its high performance C++ technology. SimCity BuildIt, Angry Birds Pop! and Plants vs Zombies are just a few of the great games that have been made with Marmalade.

Joules Group

Funding Round in 2013
Joules is a premium lifestyle brand with an authentic heritage. A true multi-channel lifestyle brand, Joules carefully designs clothing, footwear and accessories for women, men and children, as well as an expanding range of homewares, toiletries and eyewear collections, with personality to match those of its customers’ colourful and uplifting outlooks, available through its own retail stores, online, rural shows & events and wholesale channels.

Angel Springs

Acquisition in 2011
Angel Springs is one of UK’s leading water cooler service companies based in Wolverhampton and rents out bottled water coolers and point-of-use water coolers, sells consumables, and provides related services. The group serves an installed base of more than 159,000 water coolers in the UK. The company employs more than 450 people and has 14 delivery service centers in the UK. We’re also working in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.

Express Engineering

Private Equity Round in 2013
Express Engineering is one of the UK’s Largest and best performing contract manufacturing solution suppliers to the Oil & Gas market. Express Engineering provides full turnkey supply of critical small to large assemblies, including the management of raw materials from the UK and further afield, precision machining specialised metals & alloys, weld cladding, pipe butt welding, inspection, NDE, assembly and pressure testing, all supported by experienced engineers, controlled processes, quality standards & approvals. The Express team takes pride in providing a professional, quality service that exceeds Customer expectations and meets the requirements of National and International industry standards. Express Engineering is privately owned, and the shareholders have continually re-invested profits into the growth and development of the company, increasing capacity, capability and adopting latest technology to ensure that Express Engineering meets the needs of its customers.

GHD

Acquisition in 2006
Commonly known as GHD, Good Hair Day manufactures hair care products. GHD produces hair straightening irons sold in over 50,000 salons worldwide. GHD offers products such as flat irons, hair dryers, hair brushes, protective heat sprays, hair serums and volume foams. Martin Penny, Gary Douglas, and Robert Powls founded GHD in 2001, with its headquarters in Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Instinctif Partners Limited

Acquisition in 2019
Instinctif Partners combine strategic and creative thinking to help Their clients engage with and influence their key stakeholders. They understand the power of reputation in a world where reputations are vulnerable. Connecting financial communications to corporate affairs to public policy and employee engagement with the very best in creativity, story telling and digital capability They help Their clients to develop a joined up story. Truly international in outlook and reach, They are as connected to Their clients and their audiences as Their are to each other.

Apollo Group

Acquisition in 2006
Apollo Group is a privately held company that provides interior and exterior refurbishment services to properties in the social housing, education and healthcare sectors.

BOFA International

Acquisition in 2015
BOFA International is a multi-award winning world leader in fume extraction and filtration, acknowledged as number one in the industry. Ours is an unrivalled heritage of nearly 30 years’ experience in providing fume extraction solutions which are reliable, high quality and with a low lifetime cost of ownership. Our expertise is well established and trusted by all sizes of businesses, from global market leaders to niche production in a wide cross section of industries including Laser, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, Printing, 3D Printing, Dental, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Beauty.

Specialist People Services Group

Private Equity Round in 2022
Specialist People Services Group Ltd. provides recruitment and training services. It offers recruitment and training services to transportation and logistics organizations and other organizations, such as haulers, supermarkets, parcel delivery firms, manufacturing and construction firms, and public sectors; and driver hire training, online people management, and rail support services. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Bradford, United Kingdom with additional offices in the United Kingdom. It also has operations in Australia.

Phoenix Datacom

Acquisition in 2021
Phoenix Datacom is the UK’s most technically competent provider of solutions and professional services to improve the performance & security of data centres, networks and applications.

ModelZone

Acquisition in 2009
ModelZone Limited retails gifts and collectibles. It offers action man and pre-school toys; modeling paints and spray paints, model making glue, brushes, and fillers; plastic model kits, including aircraft, automobiles, gift sets, helicopters, maritime, military, motorbikes, and spaces; radio control models; and model rockets and kites, including launch complexes, rocket motors, and recovery parachutes.

Kidsunlimited

Acquisition in 2008
Kidsunlimited operates day nurseries and preschools in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company’s curriculum includes Growing Mathematicians, which supports children to understand the purpose and importance of mathematics in their life and promotes their confidence to succeed at school; Growing Readers that is primarily created to nurture child to become an independent reader and inspire a love for books and stories; and Growing Writers, a program that supports child’s magical journey to becoming a confident writer.

Ross Trustees Services

Private Equity Round in 2020
Ross Trustees Services Limited provides educated and professional trustee and pensions support services. It offers independent trusteeship, project management, secretarial services, secure online portals, and other services. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Reading, United Kingdom.

Angel Springs

Private Equity Round in 2011
Angel Springs is one of UK’s leading water cooler service companies based in Wolverhampton and rents out bottled water coolers and point-of-use water coolers, sells consumables, and provides related services. The group serves an installed base of more than 159,000 water coolers in the UK. The company employs more than 450 people and has 14 delivery service centers in the UK. We’re also working in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.

Keoghs LLP

Private Equity Round in 2012
Keoghs is one of the leading providers of claims-related services to insurers, businesses and other suppliers to the insurance sector. They combine proven processes, technology and a low cost infrastructure with deep legal and insurance market knowledge. This enables us to create individual solutions for each of their clients that match their requirements in terms of quality, performance and value for money.

SRL Traffic Systems Limited

Acquisition in 2019
SRL Traffic Systems Limited manufactures portable and temporary traffic equipment for the traffic management industry. The company provides support services, including inspection and maintenance, repairs and servicing, traffic light products training, and battery exchange services. In addition, the company offers short course training including 2, 3, 4-way, pedlight, multiphase and multiphase double head operational usage. The company’s product includes radiolight , cablelight, quartzlight, eurolight, pedlight, and urban64. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Middlewich, Cheshire, United Kingdom.

LeMieux

Private Equity Round in 2021
LeMieux’s products are globally recognised for their quality, durability, technical performance, and design.

Matrix Control Solutions

Private Equity Round in 2010
Matrix Control Solutions Ltd. distributes, installs, maintains, and supports building automation and energy management systems in the United Kingdom. The company supplies and installs HVAC controls, control panels, and building management systems on new building projects, as well as on existing sites. It also offers maintenance and support services, including HVAC building management, and controls servicing and maintenance; energy surveys, audits, and monitoring; and remote alarm handling and operation.

OneCom Limited

Private Equity Round in 2019
Onecom is the UK’s largest independent business telecommunications provider delivering fixed line, mobile, Unified Communications and connectivity solutions. It is a company that has achieved meteoric growth through substantial investment in its people and processes – its priority being to deliver unparalleled customer service at every level. Based in Hampshire, Onecom operates twelve regional offices and employs over four hundred staff.

Blis Media Limited

Private Equity Round in 2022
Blis is the global leader in real-world intelligence. We specialise in understanding real, human behaviour by analysing vast quantities of mobile location data. This gives businesses a uniquely powerful tool: the truth about what people actually do, to improve consumer engagement and deliver measurable sales uplift. Our Smart Platform provides unmatched transparency, accuracy and scale through three proprietary technologies: SmartPin, Smart Scale and Smart Places. This enables more effective planning, activation and measurement for marketers and business decision makers alike, fuelling the next generation of insight-driven marketing. With 33 offices across five continents, Blis works with the world’s largest and most customer-driven companies across all verticals including Unilever, Samsung, McDonald's, HSBC, Mercedes Benz and Peugeot, as well as every major media agency to reach over a billion mobile devices a year.

Stuart Turner Ltd

Acquisition in 2017
Stuart Turner is an internationally recognised pump and water boosting solutions provider with an unprecedented reputation for product innovation, quality and reliability. The company provide a complete water boosting capability from shower pumps, to bespoke packaged pump systems meeting the water supply demands of the largest commercial buildings.

Rush Hair

Venture Round in 2017
RUSH was founded by Andrew Phouli and Stelios Andrew over 20 years ago. Their unfaltering belief in providing the highest standard of hairdressing, alongside exceptional customer service, has led to a flourishing Hair and Beauty Group at the forefront of hairdressing. RUSH are proud to have over 80 bustling salons across the UK, and a multitude of awards across all areas of their business including 14 British Hairdressing Awards.

Aspin Group

Private Equity Round in 2015
Aspin Group Ltd., along with its subsidiaries, provides design and installation of foundations for trackside structures on the rail network. It also provides construction consulting services. It designs, supplies, and installs temporary and permanent sheet piling and provides supply and installation of steel bearing, king post, and tubular piles. The company was incorporated in 2001 and is based in Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom.

D&DLondon

Acquisition in 2013
D&D London is a chain of restaurants in London, Leeds, Paris, New York, and Tokyo. It also operates a hotel in London. The company’s hotel amenities include luxury bedrooms, a bar, a gym, a spa, and dining and meeting rooms. In addition, it offers services for private dining and events.

United Living Group Limited

Private Equity Round in 2014
As of June 7, 2019, United Living Group Limited was acquired by Fastflow Group Ltd. United Living Group Limited provides planned maintenance and new build services to homes in the United Kingdom. It also offers refurbishment services, such as kitchen and bathroom replacement, new heating systems, wall insulation, rewiring, replacement roofs, cladding, doors and windows, and general repairs. United Living Group Limited was formerly known as Bullock Construction Ltd. and changed its name to United Living Group Limited in September 2014. The company was founded in 1914 and is based in Swanley, United Kingdom.

Addo Food Group

Acquisition in 2017
Addo Food Group Limited produces and markets pastry products under the brand names, such as Pork Farms, Wall’s, Millers, Scrummy Eggs, Bowyers, Too Good, and Farmhouse. The company offers sausage rolls, pork pies, hot pies, savory eggs, pastries and slices, quiche, flans, and tarts. Addo Food Group Limited was formerly known as Pork Farms Group Limited and changed its name to Pork Farms Group Limited in August 2015. Addo Food Group Limited was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Nottingham, United Kingdom.

DUNCAN & Todd

Private Equity Round in 2018
Duncan & Todd has outlets in Aberdeenshire, Moray, Inverness-shire, and Tayside, as well as on Skye and in Wick and St Andrews.

British Salt

Acquisition in 2007
In Middlewich, Cheshire, British Salt operates a state-of-the-art, highly efficient and technically advanced salt plant. From here it supplies over half the UK’s pure white salts offering the broadest product range. Its range of salts and derivatives salt products are produced using ecologically sound processes in a self sufficient, environmentally friendly, high efficiency operation. British Salt has the capability to produce in excess of 800,000 tonnes annually but and because of the efficiency of its extraction and processing operations, can optimize production across its range of products to meet cyclical volume demands of individual products. The result? The result of this flexibility is that customers experience first class service and have year around continuity of supply with guaranteed volumes of consistently high quality products.

Clifford Thames

Acquisition in 2014
Clifford Thames started as a printing company in 1948 before adding a technical writing capability and producing technical documentation and other specialist publications for the automotive industry in the early 1960s'. Clifford Thames has been creating, aggregating and publishing aftermarket data for labour operations and menu packages, part catalogues and vehicle specifications since the mid 1980's.

Node4

Acquisition in 2013
Node4 is a Cloud and Data Centre specialist that in 2014 celebrated its tenth anniversary. Node4 is dedicated to serving fast-growing businesses with the most effective and flexible application of technology, leaving them free to focus on what they do best. Since 2004 Node4 has achieved a decade of success and rapid growth based on its unrivalled customer service, market-leading customer retention and comprehensive service offering.

Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services

Private Equity Round in 2020
Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services Limited provides medicines management services to individual hospitals and healthcare groups in the United Kingdom. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in East Sussex, United Kingdom.

ZipWorld

Private Equity Round in 2019
ZipWorld is an unique range of very special adventures and experience Europes longest ziplines or our massive underground trampolines & high-rope cavern adventures.

TTR PT Limited

Funding Round in 2013
The Training Room is the UK’s largest personal trainer academy. At The Training Room we are totally committed to helping our students become qualified personal trainers, in fact we offer everything we possibly can to help them succeed. Not only do we provide the most thorough professional training available in the UK but we also offer help advice and guidance at every step of the way.

A-Gas

Acquisition in 2011
A‑Gas is the world leader in the supply and lifecycle management of refrigerants, blowing agents, industrial gases, halon and fire suppressants used in the HVAC, refrigeration, insulation, solvent, manufacturing and medical sectors.

Pelsis Ltd

Acquisition in 2017
Pelsis delivers innovative brands to the facilities management industry, offering our global customer base a wide range of products to support their FM needs. Based in the UK, Pelsis develops leading brands for specialist commercial markets, including flying insect control, bird control, general pest control and washroom hygiene solutions. Leading brands - Our reputation is built on leading brand heritage, developed with extensive knowledge of our markets and supported by experts in each field. Each of our brands is over 20 years old, built on a reputation of high quality products and support services. We continually work to develop our brands to support our distributors across our territories. Leading products - Customer insight is at the heart of our product innovation programme, allowing us to develop world class products designed with serviceability, design and quality in mind. Our close working relationships with customers is key to our product development ethos, giving us insight into the needs of our customers as well as specifiers and end users.

St Tropez

Acquisition in 2006
St.Tropez’s wardrobe of award-winning skin finishing products provide the perfect choice for every skin tone, from a light sunkissed glow to our deepest, darkest bronze. So, whether you’re looking for the ultimate tanning treatment or a professional at-home product for the perfect sunless tan, St.Tropez are the experts you trust to get it right.

Entertainment Magpie Ltd.

Private Equity Round in 2011
musicMagpie is the largest re-commerce business in the world – it is the world’s largest seller on eBay and Amazon, and was the first company in the world to achieve five million positive feedbacks on eBay. The business employs 750 people, exports to 140 countries around the world and boasts an annual turnover of over £100m. We give consumers a quick, free and easy way to sell their unwanted consumer electronics (phones, tablets and more) and physical media items (such as CDs, DVDs, games and books). We then fully refurbish these items to good as new quality before selling them through our musicMagpie Store; offering consumers a way to purchase good-as-new branded products for a fraction of the price of new.

Silverstone Circuit

Acquisition in 2013
Silverstone Circuit is a motor racing events operator.

GVA

Private Equity Round in 2007
GVA is a real estate advisory business assisting clients with the strategy, planning, and management of property.

Bybox

Acquisition in 2016
ByBox delivers mission-critical parcels pre-8am to field-based engineers across the UK and Europe. ByBox’ distribution network operates 24/7/365 and delivers to locker locations around the UK and Europe. They have the highest first time delivery success rate (pre 8am) in the industry at 99.77%. They have recently acquired echo (www.echoltd.com) who provides an extensive and bespoke range of courier, technical and logistical support services with an outsourced partnership model. Therefore providing you with a complete supply chain solution. ByBox’ entire business is managed through one IT system called Thinventory™. Call centre, track-and-trace, box network, billing, labelling and complete supply chain management are all integrated on a single platform with a web-based front-end, enabling both easy tracking at all stages of the supply chain.

Penn Pharma

Private Equity Round in 2007
As one of the longest established pharmaceutical services companies, Penn Pharma has 30 years of experience in providing integrated drug development, clinical trial supply and manufacturing services to the international healthcare industry. Penn Pharma is privately owned and operates from a single site facility in South Wales, UK where we employ circa 300 highly skilled staff.
The Pallet Network Group Limited provides distribution and delivery services for palletized freight in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe, and Scandinavia. The company offers next day, premium, economy, and tail-lift services through a network of independent transport companies. It also offers a booked service for unusual freight; and TPN XL, a capacity-managed service for unusual or bulky freight. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom. As of June 29, 2018, The Pallet Network Group Limited operates as a subsidiary of Eddie Stobart Logistics plc.

Ring Automotive Limited

Acquisition in 2005
Ring supplies the trade and retail markets nationally and internationally with car bulbs, tyre maintenance, battery care and workshop inspection lamps.

Fever-Tree

Private Equity Round in 2013
Fever-Tree is the world's supplier of premium carbonated mixers for alcoholic spirits by retail sales value, with distribution to over 50 countries internationally.

SMH Fleet Solutions

Private Equity Round in 2018
SMH Fleet Solutions is a Outstanding levels of vehicle management, logistics, service and support company.

Microlease PLC

Acquisition in 2011
Microlease, experts in Test and Measurement equipment and the leading source for equipment supply and management.

eConveyancer

Venture Round in 2011
eConveyancer provides software that allows mortgage applicants, mortgage lenders, financial advisors and estate agents to search for and instruct a conveyancer online, comparing prices and tracking a case through to completion.

Orion Media

Acquisition in 2009
Orion Media is a Midlands-based commercial radio group, owning five FM and three AM stations across the East and West Midlands. With a head office in Birmingham, it operates out of broadcast centres in that City, also Nottingham, the Black Country and Worcester. Orion produces and broadcasts live radio programming 24 hours a day. It also operates a production arm, Orion Productions, which provides audio, video and online solutions for client brands.

Commsworld

Private Equity Round in 2019
Commsworld Ltd. operates as a telecommunications network provider and an Internet service provider in the United Kingdom. It offers fiber Ethernet, VPLS, EFM, EoFTTC, and broadband network solutions; chat, presence, voice, video, and document collaboration unified communications solutions; and cloud based solutions. The company also engages in maintaining a range of support services. Commsworld Ltd. has a strategic partnership with CityFibre. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Commsworld Ltd. has additional offices in Glasgow and Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

Ellis Whittam

Private Equity Round in 2016
Ellis Whittam Limited provides business consultancy to retail, education, pharmacy, charities, manufacturing, and local council industries. It offers Law and Hr consultancy support which includes job description, salary review, pay and benefit, organizational design and staffing review, consultant meeting, employee opinion questionnaire, and meditation and facility; Health and safety consultancy which includes health and safety policy review, asbestos survey, fire risk assessment, health and safety audit; Legal expense insurance; commercial law; and health and safety software. Ellis Whittam Limited was formerly known as AGHOCO 1414 Limited and changed its name to Ellis Whittam Limited on October, 2016. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Chester, United Kingdom. As of December 1, 2020, Ellis Whittam Limited operates as a subsidiary of Marlowe plc.

Evander Group

Acquisition in 2011
Evander Group is a privately held company that offers emergency response and repair services for glazing and locks.

Mini-Cam

Acquisition in 2015
Mini-Cam Ltd. is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of push camera and crawler systems for pipeline inspection solutions worldwide. Its pipeline inspection systems are used in water utilities, sewerage pipes, nuclear power, and other important environments, as well as gas pipelines and other explosion-risk situations. The company provides sales, servicing, and support to customers worldwide through its international dealer network. Mini-Cam Ltd. was founded in 1991 and is based in Warrington, United Kingdom.

Eley Group

Acquisition in 2014
Eley is the manufacturer of .22LR rounds for the target shooting market. With an industry leading reputation for unrivalled accuracy, Eley’s products are used in target shooting by Olympic standard athletes at all major global tournaments.

Rhino Products

Private Equity Round in 2020
Rhino Products Ltd manufactures light commercial vehicle accessories. The company offers load carrying and restraint systems for light commercial vehicles, such as roof racks, bars, ladder transportation systems, steps, and door ladders. Rhino Products Ltd was founded in 1997 and is based in Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom with additional locations in Grubbenvorst, the Netherlands; Kraków, Poland; and Mölnlycke, Sweden.

Kee Safety

Acquisition in 2011
Kee Safety is a leading global supplier of safety systems and solutions focused primarily on hand rail, guard rail, and barrier systems. The foundations of the business go back to 1934 in the UK, when KEE KLAMP fittings were first designed for use in the agricultural sector. Nowadays, KEE SAFETY is a global company with a significantly expanded product portfolio of safety equipment, all designed to separate people from hazards.

Rimor

Acquisition in 2013
Rimor Limited, is a engineering company, engages in the precision engineering of components, modular assemblies, converting solutions, hydraulic manifolds, electro mechanical assembly, and hydrostatic pressure testing primarily for oil and gas, energy, marine, aerospace, and defense industries. The company offers precision fabrication and sheet metalwork, clean room assembly, laser cutting and laser profiling, and API thread cutting services, as well as hydrostatic pressure testing services for assemblies and individual components.

National Accident Helpline

Acquisition in 2006
National Accident Helpline is a privately held provider of personal injury advice, services and support.

CMS Window Systems

Private Equity Round in 2016
CMS Window Systems is the provider of 360-degree building envelope solutions to the commercial construction and social housing sectors. The company specializes in designing, manufacturing, and installing energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly products. It supports customers across the commercial construction and social housing sectors, providing services from design and manufacture, through to installation and aftercare, on some of the UK’s largest building projects. CMS Window Systems was founded in 2006 and is based in Cumbernauld, UK.

Innovative Consumer Beverages

Private Equity Round in 2007
Innovative Consumer Beverages supplies alcoholic drinks to most of the UK’s leading supermarkets, convenience chains and wholesalers.

The Creative Engagement Group Limited

Private Equity Round in 2016
The Creative Engagement Group is creates and delivers live experiences, communications, interactive and immersive content. We create a deeper engagement with our audiences by delivering experiences and content that drive brand memory. With our unique set of talents and skills, we assemble the right team to provide an integrated approach in order to help our clients address their communication and engagement challenges.

Nexinto

Acquisition in 2013
Nexinto GmbH provides e-commerce hosting sourcing solutions for clients. The company is based in Hamburg, Germany. As of October 18, 2017, Nexinto GmbH operates as a subsidiary of PlusServer GmbH.

Stroma Ltd

Acquisition in 2014
Stroma Ltd provides compliance services and software applications.

Seabrook Crisps

Acquisition in 2015
Seabrook Crisps provides Crinkle Cut, Lattice or Straight Cut crisps.

Team17 Group PLC

Private Equity Round in 2016
Team17 Group PLC, together with its subsidiaries, develops video games label for independent developers worldwide. The company develops and publishes video games for the digital and physical market. Its portfolio comprises approximately 100 games, including the Worms franchise, Overcooked, and The Escapists. Team17 Group PLC was founded in 1990 and is based in Wakefield, the United Kingdom.

Foundation SP

Private Equity Round in 2020
Foundation SP Limited provides digital solutions and services that engages people and unlocks the value of data. It includes digital and data strategy, digital and cultural transformation, organizational design, and innovation and horizon scanning solutions. The company offers digital solutions, which includes business productivity services, cloud applications, and data and AI solutions. It provides support services, which includes managed services, retained services, and migration services. Foundation SP Limited was formerly known as JCCO 280 Limited and changed its name to Foundation SP Limited in December 2011. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Reading, United Kingdom.

BigHand

Acquisition in 2006
BigHand is a technology company. It develops voice productivity software solutions for legal, healthcare, property, and financial companies worldwide. It offers BigHand Dictate, a software that dictates faster and enables users to record onto various devices and share, prioritize, and track their voice files; BigHand Go, a digital application for various mobile platforms, including iPhone, Windows devices, and the iPad; and BigHand Speech Recognition, a technology that automatically converts voice into text. The company also provides BigHand Now, which digitizes analogue processes with a combination of task capture methods, smart forms, and workflows. In addition, it offers BigHand Create that allows users’ document authors and support staff to create organization standard polished documents; BigHand Hyperstyles to format documents; BigHand Scrub to remove unwanted metadata from documents; BigHand DocID to stamp documents with helpful identifiers; and BigHand Correspond, a solution designed for healthcare customers helping them to automate and streamline various their clinical correspondence. BigHand was founded by Steve Thompson 1995 and is based in London, England.

Kirona Solutions Limited

Private Equity Round in 2011
Founded in 2003, Kirona has grown to be recognized as the leader in delivering field workforce management software. The company with the vision to design, build, and deliver market-leading field service automation.

MKM Building Supplies

Private Equity Round in 2006
MKM Building Supplies is the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant, with 48 branches across England and Scotland in addition to MKM Leisure, a specialist distributor for the caravan and holiday homes industry. We aim to be a ‘one stop shop’ for building, timber and plumbing supplies, and stock a wide range of products from the industry’s leading manufacturers - all at competitive prices. We hold high levels of stock on-site to ensure both our customers in the building trade and the general public can get what they need, when they need it. We also offer a free, reliable local delivery service to help your projects run smoothly. Our people At MKM, we believe it’s our people who make the difference. MKM is built on the concept that skilled, local people who understand the needs of local customers should serve the local trade. We pride ourselves on our customer service and believe that it’s our employees who really set us apart from the competition. Our professional, knowledgeable staff have a wealth of experience and are on hand to offer any advice and support our customers’ needs. In short – we aim to employ and retain the best! History MKM is a Hull - based company and was established in 1995 by David Kilburn and Peter Murray. The vision for the organisation was to offer unprecedented levels of service by building excellent relationships with customers and suppliers. We moved into our first purpose-built site in 1997 and soon realised that we were not content with operating from just one branch. So, we set about expanding the company and developing a strategy that would enable us to move into new geographical locations. Our innovative initiative to give branch managers a stake in the business and an opportunity to share in profits has helped us to attract a great team of entrepreneurial Branch Directors. This has proved to be a key driver of our growth and we now have 48 branches across the UK – with plans for more!

Neilson Holidays

Acquisition in 2018
Neilson Active Holidays Limited, trading as Neilson, operates a travel agency that provides activity holidays worldwide. It engages in delivering ski holidays to ski resorts, sailing holidays in the Mediterranean, and beach holidays in Greece and Turkey. Neilson Active Holidays Limited was formerly known as Sunworld Sailing Limited and changed its name to Neilson Active Holidays Limited in October, 1999. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Brighton, United Kingdom.

Digital Chaos

Acquisition in 2017
Digital Chaos is a privately held e-sports franchise have several eSports teams.

Aesica Pharmaceuticals

Acquisition in 2004
Aesica Pharmaceuticals Ltd. develops, manufactures, and supplies active pharmaceutical ingredients, formulations, and custom synthesis solutions to biotechnology organizations, pharmaceuticals, and generic manufacturers. It offers contract manufacturing services for various formulated products, including anti-Infective, cardiovascular, anti-viral, anesthetics, anti-inflammatory, haemostatic, hormones, and potent drugs. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom with additional offices in Tyne and Wear, Cramlington, Ponders End, Queenborough, New Jersey, and Shanghai. Aesica Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is a prior subsidiary of BASF SE.

Airline Services Interiors

Acquisition in 2012
Airline Services Limited provides aircraft presentation and cabin interior support services to the airline industry in the United Kingdom. The company offers ground handling services; and aircraft presentation services that include interior cleaning, exterior washing and polishing, cabin laundry, dry cleaning, flammability testing, seat cover changing, carpet fitting, leather seat cover cleaning and maintenance, flight deck technical specialist cleaning, pest control, and warehousing and airside storage facilities. It also provides deicing services; and ramp services, including laundry and dry-cleaning, and carpet fitting. The company was incorporated in 1982 and is based in Manchester, United Kingdom. As of April 4, 2018, Airline Services Limited operates as a subsidiary of Menzies Aviation plc.

Equiom

Acquisition in 2013
Equiom is a global trust and corporate service provider helping organizations build software from the ground up. It helps organizations build software from the ground up - from a good idea to full production, and all the steps in between. It supports corporations and high-net-worth individuals around the world with their fiduciary and related support-service needs. Equiom’s experienced and highly qualified teams offer services in specialist sectors including trust, corporate, corporate sponsorship services (Middle East), property, family office, eBusiness, yachting, aviation, crewing, shipping, tax and VAT, management accounting, payroll and treasury.

Forest Holidays

Private Equity Round in 2017
Forest Holidays offers luxurious woodland cabins, many with private hot tubs, set exclusively on Forestry Commission land.

Motorclean Limited

Acquisition in 2005
Motorclean Limited provides professional car valeting and cleaning services. The company offers services in the areas of spruce and shine, management system, vehicle media, video and imagery, repair, vehicle inspection, delivery and collection, premises cleaning, and driving staff solutions. It serves trade and retail valeting sectors in the United Kingdom. The company also offers Motor Clean Management System (MMS), an online system that helps users to order onsite valeting. Motorclean Limited formerly known as Car Valeting Centre (Basildon) Limited and changed its name to Motorclean Limited in April 1987. The company was founded in 1975 and is based in Laindon, United Kingdom.

Card Factory Plc

Private Equity Round in 2006
Card Factory is the UK’s specialist retailer of greetings cards, gift dressings and associated gift and party products. We sell a wide selection of cards, as well as gifts, gift bags, gift wrap, bows, ribbons, balloons, and more. When it comes to special occasions, whatever you need, we’ve got it wrapped up.

Pertemps Network Group

Acquisition in 2012
Pertemps Network Group Limited provides permanent, contract, and temporary staffing solutions for private and public sectors in the United Kingdom and internationally. In 2012 Pertemps merged with Network Group and formed Pertemps Network Group.

Driver Hire

Private Equity Round in 2011
Driver Hire is the UK's largest specialist transport and logistics recruitment company. They offer temporary and permanent driving jobs, non-driving work and training. They supply drivers and logistics staff to companies throughout the UK. Franchise opportunities are also available.

BWML

Private Equity Round in 2018
BWML offer an online chandlery service as well as a highly competitive brokerage service.

Ramesys (e-Business) Services

Venture Round in 2009
Ramesys (e-Business) Services Limited provides IT infrastructure services in the United Kingdom. The company offers services in the areas of analysis and planning, design, implementation and migration, and management and support. It also provides managed services, such as service desk and proactive monitoring; and onsite hardware maintenance, assistance, training, consultancy, and account management. In addition, the company offers mobility and distance computing services in the areas of messaging anywhere, information anywhere, field mobility solutions, and workforce mobility solutions; and security services in the areas of local area network security, remote access control, content security and filtering, host-based or endpoint security, authentication, business continuity, and disaster recovery. Further, it provides email and file archiving services. The company was incorporated in 1984 and is based in Nottingham, the United Kingdom. Ramesys (e-Business) Services Limited operates as a subsidiary of RedSky IT Holdings Limited.

Original Additions

Acquisition in 2011
Founded in London on the fashionable Kings Road, Chelsea, Original Additions serves the Retail and Professional markets with its three leading beauty brands. Original Additions is a company with many years’ experience within the beauty industry and is dedicated to the development of market-leading products through research and trend analysis to maximise sales potential and consumer demand. With distribution established in 40 countries, we have developed a dynamic business model that enables us to both drive new consumers to our product categories and create brand loyalty.

AIM Altitude

Acquisition in 2010
AIM Altitude specializes in the design and manufacturing of the complete range of cabin interiors to provide added value and vital differentiation for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, and leasing companies. From premium social spaces and unique monuments, through to galleys and stowages, all inspirationally designed, meticulously engineered and beautifully crafted. The company's mission is to deliver superior value and service to customers and sustained profitability to shareholders by investing in facilities and people. AIM Altitude is headquartered in Bournemouth, England.