Equistone Partners Europe

Equistone Partners Europe is one of the most recognized and active private equity players in Europe in the mid-market segment. They are present in France, England, Germany and Switzerland. Since 1990, Equistone France has been supporting SMEs with growth projects, through mainly majority shareholdings alongside the management teams. Equistone's French team has invested in nearly 100 transactions in all business sectors.

Marc Arens


Andrew Backen


Edward Baker



Omar Bayoumi

Investment Professional

Michael Bork



Richard Briault


Richard Briault-Hutter

Investment Director

Chris Candfield



Grégoire Châtillon



Owen Clarke


Will Copeland



Katja Frühwein


Stanislas Gaillard



Phil Griesbach



Maximilian Göppert



Michael Hachar



Peter Hammermann



Paul Harper


Roman Hegglin



Leander Heyken


Guillaume Jacqueau



Stephan Köhler


Thierry Lardinois


Sebastien Leusch


Julie Lorin



Julia Lucà



Tristan Manuel



Christiian Marriott



Stefan Maser



Alexis Milkovic



Rob Myers

Senior Partner and Country Head

Steve O'Hare



Florent Rostaing



Dirk Schekerka



Oskar Schilcher



Grégoire Schlumberger



Philippe Stüdi



Tim Swales



Arnaud Thomas



Andi Tomkinson


Steven Whitaker



Hubert van Wolfswinkel


David O. Zahnd


97 past transactions

GSCM Group

Acquisition in 2021
GSCM Group is a modular construction specialist.GSCM Group services include designing, manufacturing, selling, transporting, and installing modular buildings of all sizes. Leveraging an extensive national footprint, GSCM prefabricates modules in five production sites across France

D3T Distribution

Acquisition in 2016
D3T Distribution is an ecommerce and the distribution of motorbike and biker equipment worldwide. But above all, we are a real team of seventy, all specialists in our respective fields with the aim of meeting the needs of our clients who rely upon us. To do this, we go the extra mile to ensure the best possible service.


Acquisition in 2010
Meilleurtaux.com is a provider of advisory and brokerage services to individuals searching for real estate loans. The company focused on mortgage loans, credit repurchase, borrower insurance and consumer credit and operates through online and through a network of franchises and has established relationships with many of France's retail banks and insurers. It aims to put online on its site tools such as calculators, rate barometers and various simulation tools as well as advise individuals looking for financial services, starting with mortgage loans.

Cu Chemie Uetikon

Acquisition in 2011
CU CHEMIE UETIKON GMBH manufactures fine chemical intermediates, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and amino acid buildings blocks to pharmaceutical companies. It also provides research and development, custom synthesis, technology and equipment, special technology, regulatory affair, and good manufacturing practice services. The company was founded in 1970 and is based in Lahr, Germany. As of June 15, 2015, CU CHEMIE UETIKON GMBH operates as a subsidiary of Novacap International SAS.

Européenne des Desserts

Acquisition in 2013
Européenne des Desserts is a French leader in the frozen baking industry employing more than 770 people across five production sites, four located in France and one in the UK. The Group supplies some of the largest organisations in the retail and catering sectors.

The Mill

Acquisition in 2011
The Mill was founded in 1990 by Robin Shenfield and Pat Joseph, both of whom still lead the Group today. Their 24 years of innovation has established us as a global brand recognised for creating seamless visual effects. They collaborate on award-winning moving image, design and digital projects for the advertising, games and music industries out of their studios in London, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Their creative and talented artists are made up from multi-national and home grown backgrounds and their work is driven by their craft and the relationships they build at all levels with their clients. They encourage and nurture innovation, flexibility and diverse ideas as part of their creative culture. This allows us to continue to offer world leading visual effects and creative solutions across their business around the world.

Franke Water Systems

Acquisition in 2021
Franke Water Systems is a producer and supplier of kitchen and bathroom fittings for the residential, public and commercial sectors. Franke particularly concentrates on the development of complete sanitary systems, which are designed for durability, excellent quality, functionality, and appearance.

SER Hegn A/S

Acquisition in 2020
SER Hegn A/S manufactures and sells industrial fences and gates. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Fredericia, Denmark. As of December 16, 2020, Ser-Hegn A/S operates as a subsidiary of Heras
COURIR France SAS owns and operates sports and leisure footwear retail stores. The company provides sneakers, boots, shoes, clothing, and fashion accessories for men, women, and children. It serves customers through integrated stores and affiliated stores in France; and point of sale locations internationally, as well as online. The company was incorporated in 2001 and is based in Paris, France.

Gala Kerzen GmbH

Acquisition in 2016
Gala Kerzen GmbH operates as a candle manufacturers. For more than 40 years candles are manufactured on the latest production with the highest quality and marketed worldwide under the brand name GALA candles.

Audley Travel

Private Equity Round in 2012
Audley Travel Group Limited provides tailor-made tours, luxury holidays, and safaris to various destinations worldwide. The company also provides wildlife and safari holidays, cruises, cultural holidays, honeymoon ideas, luxury holidays, self-drive holidays, outdoor activity holidays, family holidays, and group tours. Audley Travel Group Limited was formerly known as Asian Journeys Ltd. and changed its name to Audley Travel Group Limited in June 2001. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Witney, United Kingdom.


Acquisition in 2013
Bretèche consists of six leading companies within their respective markets, designing, engineering manufacturing, and installing equipment for food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical production lines. The Group employs nearly 1,000 people and generated a turnover of approximately 220 million euros in 2016.

Fives Group

Acquisition in 2004
Founded in 1812, Fives is an industrial engineering Group, which designs and supplies complex machines, process equipment, production lines, complete plants and after-sales services for manufacturers worldwide. From aluminium, steel, glass, automotive, to aerospace, logistics, cement and energy industries, Fives helps its clients maximize their performance. Providing customers with capital goods including technological breakthroughs as well as quality, safety, environmental performance, automation and process intelligence, is at the core of the Group’s mission.


Acquisition in 2012
Founded in 1938, E. WINKEMANN has transformed itself into one of the most important and highly regarded manufacturers of precision stamped metal parts. Currently about 380 staff are employed at the site in Plettenberg, North-Rhine Westphalia. Whilst their customers come from practically all industrial sectors, the automobile and automotive supply industries are their primary focus - worldwide. When it comes to precision stamped metal parts, they are your partner for implementing customer-specific requirements. To do so, they can use knowledge gained from 80 years of experience and the superior technical capabilities of their staff. Extremely precise stamped, embossed, bent, and drawn parts are produced with their modern machinery with high level of in-house production depth. All company sectors are subject to a continuous improvement process based on effective zero defect strategies. E. WINKEMANN GmbH provides a wide range of services from product development to serial production.


Acquisition in 2019
Amadys is a provider of passive network equipment solutions to utility segments.

TriStyle Mode GmbH

Acquisition in 2015
TriStyle Mode GmbH is a holding which unites the independently managed mail order and ecommerce companies Peter Hahn and Madeleine. The enterprise belongs to Equity Investor Equistone Partners Europe. With its two brands specializing in high-quality women’s fashion for the 45-plus target group, TriStyle is among the European mail-order market leaders in the Best Ager segment. Within this group, it has a stable and expansive portfolio that, on a strategic and financial level, is steered and monitored by the holding.

WEALTH at work

Acquisition in 2015
Wealth at Work Limited provides financial education and employee wealth management services in the workplace for customers ranging from large FTSE companies to SMEs. The company’s services include pension changes and financial wellbeing services; advisory services that cover retirement income, and pension and investment planning services; and retirement income options, including financial education, Internet support tools, helpdesk support, regulated advice, and access to cashdrawn service solutions. Wealth at Work Limited was formerly known as JPMorgan Invest (UK) Limited and changed its name to Wealth at Work Limited in July 2009. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Performance Interactive Alliance is provides data driven marketing solutions. The company offers display advertising and marketing (Performance Media), website analytics solutions (econda), SEO and SEA campaigns (Blue Summit Media), and social media marketing and brand management (DELASOCIAL).


Acquisition in 2012
Fircroft, the global workforce solutions provider to the technical engineering sectors, has strengthened its position within the mining, minerals and natural resources industries.

Ets Dugas SAS

Acquisition in 2017
Dugas is a distributor of spirits and brands creation with more than 4,200 clients among wine shops and professional distribution.

Vivonio Furniture

Acquisition in 2012
Vivonio Furniture provides home decor products and services. The Company designs and manufactures home furniture, such as chairs, tables, beds, couches, and entertainment centers. Vivonio Furniture Group primarily operates in Germany.

ATPI Limited

Acquisition in 2008
ATPI, one of the most exciting and dynamic brands in the travel industry. An independent global company, with over 100 offices worldwide. Our range of complementary in-house services is rare. And our thorough understanding of travel management is matched by our expertise in planning and producing major events. Today's travellers have complex demands – both for speed and efficiency and for cost-effective solutions. That's why we work in partnership with our clients to fully understand their existing programme and future objectives. Our 1,500+ talented, motivated and highly-trained employees worldwide provide a proactive service that brings security, compliance and cost savings to every business we deal with. Our clients' experience is our first priority. So we bring innovative solutions to even the trickiest of challenges with our own industry-leading technology. Above all, we expect to adapt to our clients' ways of working. Not the other way around. Why not find out how we can help your business?"


Acquisition in 2021
vertbaudet has always paid particular attention to parents' requirements and children's needs, applying its expertise to create stylish collections that represent great value for money.

BFT Mastclimbing

Acquisition in 2017
BFT Mastclimbing the an independent specialist for Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs). They operate a large, established team of dedicated and highly experienced professionals, backed by more than 600 high quality machines, capable of providing dependable nationwide coverage from our central UK depot. Their MCWPs vary in size and capacity, capable of handling extremely large and heavy duty projects across multiple sites to small short term projects that require lightweight, flexible solutions to meet almost all access needs. They undertake design, delivery and installation tasks, in addition to the supply of MCWPs, for many of the UKs largest and most demanding major contractors and take great pride in their exceptional levels of service and reliability.

Timetoact Group

Acquisition in 2021
Provides consulting services and IT solutions based on IBM software, Microsoft, Google software.

Access Industry

Acquisition in 2020
Accès Industrie is a company specializing in the rental and sale of elevation equipment: aerial work platforms (aerial work platforms ts, articulated boom lifts, self-propelled platforms, telescopic boom lifts, truck-mounted platforms) and fork-lift trucks (telescopic forklifts, industrial trucks, off-road trucks).

UK Power Reserve

Private Equity Round in 2015
UK Power Reserve Limited, an independent developer and operator, owns, maintains, and operates gas fired or natural gas power plants. The company offers control and monitoring services that include monitoring real time site performance, diagnosing real time faults, conducting remote fault repairs, dispatching UKPR field service engineers for immediate response, and providing site security; operations and maintenance services; short term operating reserve, constraint management, and demand management services; bespoke services for frequency, voltage, and reactive management; triad management services; site acquisition and development services; and trading and optimization services. It supplies energy for consumers and businesses in the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Solihull, United Kingdom. As of June 1, 2018, UK Power Reserve Limited operates as a subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries Ltd.

Roth Group

Acquisition in 2016
A Swiss provider of domestic and industrial fire protection productions, insulation and coatings.


Acquisition in 2019
RENA is a supplier of production equipment for wet chemical surface treatment. The company serves most of the largest global photovoltaic module manufacturers, predominantly in Asia.


Secondary Market in 2022
Talon is a significant player in the Out of Home agency sector with a focus on delivering.


Acquisition in 2006
Sogetrel is a major player in the telecoms market. Integrator of networks and communication systems for digital irrigation of territories, the Group has established itself as the preferred partner of major operators, public and private contractors, and local authorities, particularly in the deployment of Very High Speed ​​networks.
POLO Motorrad manufactures and distributes a range of motorcycle accessories and apparel to its clients. The company’s product portfolio consists of clothing, helmets, eyewear, technology, and accessories. Clothing consists of crosswear, leisure wear, trousers, jackets, combi, gloves, boots, and shoes. Helmets consist of eyeglasses, cross helmets, integral helmets, jet helmets, folding helmets, and visors. Furthermore, it sells wear parts, lighting systems, exhaust systems, brakes, handlebars, motorcycle luggage, books, and camping equipment. POLO Motorrad was founded in 1980 and is based in Juchen.

Ftfm La Toulousaine SA

Acquisition in 2010
FTFM La Toulousaine S.A. manufactures and sells gates and fences, garage doors, and shutters for households and curtains and grids, and sectional doors for industries. The company also manufactures security railings, metal curtains, and mechanical shutters for shops in France. FTFM La Toulousaine S.A. was founded in 1975 and is based in Escalquens, France.

Unlimited Footwear Group

Acquisition in 2014
Unlimited Footwear Group is a wholesale company.
FirstPort is the UK'S residential property management service provider.

Bien-Zenker AG

Acquisition in 2017
Bien-Zenker AG design, manufacture, sell and build prefabricated homes. Bien-Zenker AG offers construction, home automation, and other services for single-family housing, double and multi-family housing, bungalows, row houses, and design houses.

Finaxy Group

Acquisition in 2014
Finaxy Group provides commercial and personal insurance services.
Birmingham based Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) provides services that help marketing departments operate more efficiently by improving their campaign planning, content control and print management. ITG's central London-based eCRM and data division manages the strategic development of online sales and services for over three billion customer engagements. Helping companies to understand and react to customer behavior, making sense of big data to turn it into revenue opportunities.


Acquisition in 2015
Averys SA manufactures industrial storage systems, racking, and metal furniture in Europe. It offers racking systems for the storage of palletized or small goods and longer items, as well as mezzanine structures; and shuttle products, mobile bases, and silos. The company markets its products through its distributor network in the Nordics, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Australia, and North and South-Africa. Averys SA was formerly known as GPRI Group and changed its name to Averys SA in September 2004. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Paris, France with operations in France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Portugal.

ChartCo Limited

Acquisition in 2016
ChartCo is a distributor of navigational data, nautical charts, marine technical publications and digital products. Innovative solutions combined with global locations mean that ChartCo can provide a market leading solution to the most demanding of fleets.


Acquisition in 2016
Hosted Services provider, Adista s' become in a few years as the French specialist IT services offered to businesses and local authorities on very high speed networks. The relevance of the company is its ability to combine the know-hosting, telecommunications operators and enterprise IT specialist to propose a new vision of the information system: consumed as a service, permanently available, with the most innovative uses, without investment.

Gaucho Grill

Acquisition in 2005
Gaucho offers fine dining with an emphasis on authentic, high quality Argentinian steak and operates 14 restaurants in the UK and 3 international sites in Buenos Aires, Dubai and Hong Kong.

United Initiators

Acquisition in 2016
United Initiators is a world leading manufacturer of organic peroxides and persulfates. Our products are essential for a multitude of indispensable things in modern daily life. Whether it is renewable energy, coatings, adhesives, energy efficiency, construction or environmentally friendly disinfection – to name a few – we drive it.


Acquisition in 2012
The EuroAvionics Group a leading manufacturer of Situational Awareness and Mission Management Systems, designs, produces and markets certified avionic systems that interface with a wide range of third-party avionics and sensors. The high-end products are in use world-wide, characterized by their flexibility and their modular concept. With the new subsidiary EuroAvionics Schweiz AG the existing product range now extends on industrial multicopters and autopilots/flight computers for UAVs and OPVs. Most EMS, SAR, Offshore, military and paramilitary operators trust on the EuroAvionics systems for years. The products are highly integrated in the avionics suite and offer functions for each application. EuroAvionics customer base includes aircraft OEMs, system integrators and operators from all over the world. With over 20 years of Know-How and certified products EuroAvionics is a proven and reliable partner for your missions.

Travel Counsellors

Acquisition in 2014
Travel Counsellors Limited operates as a travel company that provides personal and business travel services. Travel Counsellors Limited was formerly known as Travel Counsellors Plc and changed its name to Travel Counsellors Limited in March 2009. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Small World Financial Services Group

Private Equity Round in 2018
Small World Financial Services Group Limited provides customer service and market-specific payment solutions to consumers and businesses worldwide. The company offers various payment options, such as money transfer, cash pick-up, transfer to bank account, bureau de change, mobile top-up, mobile wallet, home delivery, mobile payments, and cheque cashing for consumers; and international transfers, foreign exchange, and global cash management services for businesses. It offers its products and services to consumers and businesses in store, over the phone, on the Internet, and on mobile, as well as through a network of independent agents, offices, and payment points worldwide. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Sicame SA

Acquisition in 2015
Sicame is an Electronic Manufacturing company that specializes in design & manufacturing of specialist equipment for LV & MV Overhead.

Camusat Group

Acquisition in 2016
CAMUSAT is one of the market leaders in the implementation of telecom infrastructures and one of the most experienced network developers with a history which starts back in the late ’40s. In today’s extremely dynamic technological environment, the company's mission is to help the telecom actors to efficiently build and optimize networks development by integrating the traditional telecom technologies with innovative know-how from adjoining fields. CAMUSAT vision is to become the market leader and a ruler model in regard to the high-quality standards and professionalism in the telecom field.


Acquisition in 2019
Bulgin is a Global Connectivity Consultancy that is widely recognised as a leading manufacturer of environmentally sealed connectors and components.

Gaucho Grill

Acquisition in 2016
Gaucho offers fine dining with an emphasis on authentic, high quality Argentinian steak and operates 14 restaurants in the UK and 3 international sites in Buenos Aires, Dubai and Hong Kong.


Acquisition in 2007
Worldmark – ‘Innovate more, change less’ We are more than a global manufacturer. We are experts in materials and applied chemistry. We believe that some of the biggest innovations in technology come from some of the smallest, but smartest interventions.

Kermel S.A.

Acquisition in 2007
Kermel manufactures and markets flame and heat resistant protective clothing. The company offers aromatic fibers for protective clothing markets; aromatic polyimide-amide fiber that is used for technical applications, such as hot gas filtration; meta-aramid fiber, a solution-dyed during the manufacturing process for lifelong colorfastness; fibers that are used for protective clothing dedicated to industrial workers; fiber for jeans wear; and denim for oil, refineries, and utility workers.

WHP Group

Acquisition in 2018
WHP provides professional and network support services to the wireless telecoms sector and infrastructure providers in the United Kingdom. It offers deployment services, such as site acquisition, town and country planning, design, construction, IC&I, power facilitation, and rigging services. The company also provides network services, such as field, logistics, electrical, microwave links, special events and temps, and site decommissioning.

APEM Group

Acquisition in 2007
APEM Group manufacturers of Human machine interfaces.

Compin Group SA

Private Equity Round in 2015
COMPIN is an Interior Architect for train passenger carriages and city buses.

Sihl AG

Acquisition in 2016
Sihl Group is THE Coating Company They are one of the leading manufacturers of coated and processed papers, films, and fabrics. The name Sihl is known worldwide for the development and production of coating concepts custom-made for individual customers. We rely on experience, profound technological Know-How, and innovations. High developed products for ambitious technologies and the forward-looking market are their passion. They are open to ideas from our customers and deliver individual solutions tailored to meet every demand, need, and requirement of the customer.

Kusters Beheer

Acquisition in 2021
Kusters Beheer is a producer of high-tech precision mechanical components and modules for its international customer base, primarily in the semiconductor as well as aerospace, automotive, packaging, food, and medical industries.

Global Blue

Acquisition in 2007
Global Blue is a tourism shopping tax refund company. It is widely known for its tax-free shopping networks that help customers save up to 19% on all purchases made abroad at any of Global Blue’s 270,000 shopping partners. Global Blue also helps travelers find the their favorite local and international brands. It also operates in dynamic currency conversion, marketing services, point-of-sale technology, retail staff education, and customer intelligence. Alf Näslund founded Sweden Tax Free Shopping that pioneered the concept of tax-free shopping in 1980 and gave rise to Global Blue, with its headquarters in Nyon in Switzerland. Gloabl Blue now operates in 51 countries worldwide.

Charles & Alice

Acquisition in 2013
CHARLES & ALICE SAS produces fruit desserts in different flavors. It offers fruit desserts without added sugar, organic fruit desserts, vegetable desserts, and juice. The company was formerly known as Hero France SAS and changed its name to CHARLES & ALICE SAS in 2011. The company was incorporated in 1916 and is based in Allex, France. CHARLES & ALICE SAS is a former subsidiary of Hero AG.

SportGroup Holding

Acquisition in 2015
SportGroup is a global market leader of outdoor sport and recreational surface systems. SportGroup installs artificial turf fields and tracks and manufactures all system critical components in-house. SportGroup has three main product groups (artificial turf, tracks and playground) used in a variety of applications.

Whitworths Group Limited

Acquisition in 2013
Whitworths Group Limited produces and sells dry fruits, nuts, seeds, and other snacking products. It offers raisins, cranberries, walnuts, mixed fruit products, flaked almonds, chopped dates, chopped toasted nuts, desiccated coconuts, chopped almonds, chopped dates and walnuts, chopped apricots, blocked dates, chopped brazils, and banana chips. The company was founded in 1886 and is based in Irthlingborough, United Kingdom. As of May 16, 2017, Whitworths Group Limited operates as a subsidiary of Anatolia A.S.

Concept Life Sciences Limited

Acquisition in 2014
Concept Life Sciences is an international scientific laboratory and consultancy business working in the life, food, and environmental sciences. We have the resources, knowledge and experience to provide a comprehensive platform of services to clients requiring innovative science based solutions. As a contract research organisation we are committed to delivering outstanding quality and excellent customer service. Our scientists have a proven track record in chemical research and the reputations to match.


Acquisition in 2011
Coventya is a maker of specialty chemicals used for surface treatment.

Fläkt Woods Group

Acquisition in 2007
Fläkt was established in 1918 in Jönköping, Sweden and became an undisputable leader for air technologies on air treatment, air diffusion, and air movement, with unrivalled products and systems. Woods started in 1909 in Colchester, UK and became a worldwide leader for Air movement with axial fans technology. Fläkt Woods Group formed in 2002. The new group has the capability to provide its customers with application specific solutions and unrivalled level of service.


Acquisition in 2019
Heras is Europe’s premium perimeter protection brand. They are active in 12 countries and employ more than 1100 people. Across businesses and industry sectors, they design, manufacture, install and service perimeter protection solutions. they work with their customers and strive to understand their perimeter protection needs. they put protection at the core of their business, so they can protect the perimeter of theirs.
Small World Financial Services Group Limited provides customer service and market-specific payment solutions to consumers and businesses worldwide. The company offers various payment options, such as money transfer, cash pick-up, transfer to bank account, bureau de change, mobile top-up, mobile wallet, home delivery, mobile payments, and cheque cashing for consumers; and international transfers, foreign exchange, and global cash management services for businesses. It offers its products and services to consumers and businesses in store, over the phone, on the Internet, and on mobile, as well as through a network of independent agents, offices, and payment points worldwide. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Spie Batignolles SA

Acquisition in 2003
SPIE batignolles is a French construction business with interests in construction, civil engineering, energy, public works, property development and concessions.

Karl Eugen Fischer

Acquisition in 2013
Karl Eugen Fischer GmbH manufactures, sells, and service machines for the tire industries and machines for sheet metal working applications. It offers cord cutting machines for steel cord and textile cord cutting applications; and press brakes with hydraulic drives, angle shears, automatic cutting systems, plate shears with hydraulic/mechanical drives, C-frame special presses with mechanical drives, expanded metal dancing products, and power shears. Karl Eugen Fischer GmbH was founded in 1940 and is based in Burgkunstadt, Germany with a sales and services location in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Boal Holding B.V.

Acquisition in 2018
Boal Holding B.V. engages in designing and manufacturing aluminum roofing and sidewall systems for greenhouses. It also supplies the construction, engineering, and transport sectors with aluminum extrusions. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands.

IN tIME Express Logistik GmbH

Acquisition in 2011
IN tIME Express Logistik GmbH, a business-to-business direct and express shipments company, handles and dispatches special deliveries in Europe. It ships documents, spare parts for types, bulky goods, medical samples, and hazardous goods; and offers direct and express, temperature-controlled shipment, document dispatch, and industry solutions/advice services. The company was formerly known as IN tIME Direkt-Kuriere Transport GmbH and changed its name to IN tIME Express Logistik GmbH in November 2008. IN tIME Express Logistik GmbH was founded in 1987 and is based in Isernhagen, Germany with branches in Hamburg, Bremen, Hanover, Braunschweig, Hagen, Kassel, Leipzig, Cologne, Frankfurt, Schweinfurt, Karlsruhe, Nuremberg, Augsburg, Landshut, and Buggingen, Germany; Sweden; Hungary; Czech Republic; Romania; and Poland. As of November 2, 2015, IN tIME Express Logistik GmbH operates as a subsidiary of Bluefin Investments Limited.


Acquisition in 2008
Hornschuch is a provider of premium films and artificial leather surface solutions used for a wide range of applications including home interiors and decoration, vehicle interiors, seats and flooring.


Acquisition in 2017
Bruneau, supplies and office furniture for businesses, offers over 25,000 office products available in 24h: furniture, sofas, chairs, stationery


Acquisition in 2017
Willerby Ltd manufactures caravan holiday homes and lodges in the United Kingdom. It offers its products through distributors in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Belarus, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Malta, Tenerife, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and internationally. The company was founded in 1946 and is based in Hull, United Kingdom.

Mademoiselle Desserts

Acquisition in 2013
Mademoiselle Desserts, formally known as Speciality Desserts was established in 1995. Mademoiselle Desserts has been manufacturing and supplying high quality, deliciously decadent desserts, cakes, slices, tortes, and tarts across the UK food service market.

AFI-Uplift Limited

Acquisition in 2006
AFI-Uplift supplies and rents powered access solutions in the United Kingdom and internationally. It provides a UK wide hire network of over 7,000 modern Powered Access machines through 30 depots in the UK and six in the Middle East. It operates three brands which include AFI-Uplift, AJ Rentals, and Wilson Access Hire, each giving their own unique solution to working at height. AFI-Uplift was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.


Acquisition in 2019
Vulcain Ingénierie is an engineering consulting company specializing in the Energy, Environment and Infrastructure sector.

Ratioform Verpackungen GmbH

Acquisition in 2006
Ratioform Verpackungen GmbH provides online packaging distribution services. Ratioform retails more than 2,300 products including dispatch boxes, book packaging, organising and archiving systems, long boxes and tubes, protective filling materials, tapes and labelling. Customers are small to medium-sized companies, which have a frequent volume of various goods shipped to end consumers

Rhodius GmbH

Acquisition in 2015
Rhodius is a Bavarian mechanical components manufacturer. RHODIUS Safety and Environmental Solutions In recent years the RHODIUS-Group has developed into a market leader in the production of mechanical components and modules for the airbag industry in Europe and the rest of the world. airbagbaugruppe Within the fields of Environmental and Process Engineering as well as Indus- trial and Safety Engineering RHODIUS is a leading provider of filter products and modules. In a new expanding sales area RHODIUS produces complete assembled units and system solutions within the fields of Automotive and Industrial Engineering. What originally began with knitted wire mesh products at one location has turned into a multi-location enterprise with activities worldwide.

Sunrise Medical

Acquisition in 2012
Through state-of-the-art design, superior performance and a customized build, Quickie empowers you to live without limits.

Laho Equipement S.A.

Acquisition in 2005
Laho Equipement S.A. rents, sells, and services construction and public works equipment. Its products include air compressors, concrete mixers, power generators, and material handling equipment.

Hanse Haus GmbH

Acquisition in 2017
Hanse Haus GmbH is a premium supplier of bespoke turnkey, pre-manufactured, super high energy-efficiency homes. Founded as a carpentry business in 1929, the company has evolved to become a one-stop provider of high-quality, turnkey prefabricated homes. Hanse Haus serves the mid-range and premium price segments of the market, offering bespoke solutions planned individually by experienced architects for a range of households.
Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services is the provider of offshore research and analytics services to global financial and corporate sectors. Its investment Analysis Training Program is aimed at enhancing the knowledge of young capital markets practitioners in Sri Lanka. The company supports over 250 financial institutions and consulting companies through a team of over 2,500 subject matter experts who work as an extension of the clients’ teams based out of various global delivery centers.

Apogee Corporation Limited

Acquisition in 2016
Apogee Corporation Limited provides print, document, and process technology and outsource services in Europe. Its managed services include remote monitoring of technology and infrastructure, fault avoidance, automated toner supply, fixing faults remotely, on-site servicing and support, pre-configuration to network level of devices prior to installation, and fleet management; and user, desktop, and network technology support. The company also provides digital document, strategic accounts, project management, client support, and professional services; and voice and data, and mail and print room systems. In addition, it offers office printers and multifunctional devices, wide format printers, production print systems, 3D printers, finishing equipment, and supplies and consumables; and software solutions, including document management, print management, document processes and workflows, mobile print, document scanning and archiving, and cloud solutions. The company serves retail and distribution, manufacturing and construction, government, education, finance and insurance, healthcare, energy and utilities, production print, legal, hospitality, real estate, leisure and entertainment industries. Apogee Corporation Limited was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Maidstone, United Kingdom. It has office locations in Bangor, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Chertsey, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Jersey, Limerick, Lincoln, Livingston, London, Manchester, Portsmouth, and Wakefield, United Kingdom; Hannover and Oberhausen, Germany; and Paris, France. Apogee Corporation Limited operates as a subsidiary of Apogee Group Limited


Private Equity Round in 2021
Ligentia focus on delivering data-driven supply chains, a future where moving goods across the world will be as simple as a couple of taps on your smartphone.

Group of Butchers

Acquisition in 2016
They are a group of butchers. They work with meat, but we don’t make ordinary meat products. Together they create concepts with meat and put a little something of ourselves into what they make. They think what they do is special. They want to supply the tastiest and very best quality products made fresh every day. Because they believe in freshness! They share a great passion for fine meat and that’s what makes our products special. They also put a little something of ourselves into our products. They are “Group of Butchers”.

MPS Meat Processing Systems

Acquisition in 2010
MPS Meat Processing Systems B.V. manufactures and supplies automated slaughter lines for the food industry and industrial wastewater treatment systems worldwide. It offers pig, cattle, and sheep slaughter lines, as well as slaughter robotisation, stunning, blood processing, and support solutions; and cutting rooms, including cutting, blade bone remover, deboning systems, and logistics solutions.


Acquisition in 2017
DefShop GmbH operates retail stores for streetwear, clothing, shoes, and accessories for men and women. It also wholesales caps, tee-shirts, sweaters, hoodies, sweatpants, jogging-suits, denims, accessories, and underwear. The company also sells its products online. DefShop GmbH was founded in 2006 and is based in Berlin, Germany.

Together Financial Services Limited

Private Equity Round in 2006
Together is a specialist lender, offering short-term finance, auction finance, personal, commercial and buy-to-let mortgages and secured loans. We provide finance to a wide variety of customers, such as homebuyers, investors, property professionals, landlords, and small businesses, and we work with a vast network of intermediaries, including brokers, accountants, solicitors, banks and financial advisers to provide their clients with the finance they need.

T.O.M. Vehicle Rental

Private Equity Round in 2016
T.O.M. Vehicle Rental has grown to become one of the UK's most progressive businesses and fastest growing private employers. The core vehicle rental business is supported by an extensive range of added value commercial vehicle services and progressive, innovative thinking from our people which has helped establish us as the UK’s fastest growing commercial vehicle hire provider.


Acquisition in 2008
COMPUTERLINKS is a leading distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, providing North American channel partners with reliable, supported solutions from world-leading hardware and software manufacturers. COMPUTERLINKS operates through a network of reseller partners, including VARs, OEMs, systems integrators, ASPs and ISPs, offering them a single point of expertise and assistance as they deliver solutions to improve the efficiency of modern business. Utilizing a full 20 years experience in IP-based business solutions, COMPUTERLINKS delivers true value-add by providing a full-service package of technical, sales and marketing support, practical training and efficient logistics. The COMPUTERLINKS Group operates across Europe, Australia, The Middle East, Asia, and Northern America. In Europe, COMPUTERLINKS has offices in Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. With coverage across the key European markets, Australia and North America COMPUTERLINKS is able to bring global benefits of scale to manufacturers and customers alike.


Acquisition in 2014
Caseking distributes computer hardware and accessories. Caseking offers products in the categories, including personal computers (PC), PC components, cases and moddings, aircooling products, monitors, peripherals, notebooks and tablets, cables and adapters.
Allied Glass Containers Limited designs and manufactures glass packaging products in the United Kingdom. It offers glass containers, flint gicel glass, bottles, and mouth ware for food, soft drinks, beers, spirits, and liquor markets. Allied Glass Containers Limited was formerly known as Bickland Limited and changed its name to Allied Glass Containers Limited in October 1999. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Leeds, United Kingdom.

Salter Housewares

Acquisition in 2002
Salter Housewares Ltd. manufactures and markets domestic weighing scales and accessories for customers in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Omnicare Pharma

Acquisition in 2019
Omnicare Pharma is a pharmaceutical wholesaler operating that primarily distributes finished medicinal products to compounding pharmacies for the patient-specific production of cancer drugs.

PD&MS Group

Private Equity Round in 2010
Founded in 2002 by its current management team, PD&MS Energy operates in an attractive, growing, niche market with few direct competitors. Its core capability is ‘brownfield’ design engineering services, utilising sophisticated project planning and design software tools to service drilling and production operators throughout the oil and gas market. With established operations in the North Sea and more recently Azerbaijan, PD&MS Energy has embedded customer relationships with major blue chip operators such as BP and CNR.

A-Plan Holdings Ltd.

Acquisition in 2008
A-Plan Insurance provides a collection of life, family income benefit, unemployment, accident, and sickness insurance services. The company also covers houses, vans, businesses, life and health, marines, pets, and travel needs. Over the years, it has served over 500,000 clients through over 70 High Street branches. A-Plan Insurance was founded in 1963 and is based in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

The Original Factory Shop

Acquisition in 2004
The Original Factory Shop is a value retailer with an offering equivalent to a mini department store. Its outlets are predominantly located in small towns and its trading strategy is to offer a highly cost-effective and convenient alternative to consumers who prefer to shop locally. The growth strategy is to continue rolling out stores across the UK and grow the multi-channel offer.