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Lonsdale Capital Partners

Lonsdale Capital Partners operates exclusively at the smaller end of the private equity market. They generally look to buy and build companies with an enterprise value of £10m to £50m. Their focus is the UK and Northern Europe. They make investments in a wide variety of sectors, in companies that are cash generative and where the business model is clear. Their passion is to help good quality businesses and management teams grow their franchises, providing the finance and expertise to reach their full potential. They look to take majority stakes in the companies in which they invest.

Andrew Chetwood


Alan Dargan

Founder and Advisor


Simon Doherty



Ben Evans


Ross Finegan


David Gasparro



James Knott

Investment Director

16 past transactions

Ocean Media Group

Acquisition in 2015
Ocean Media Group is a provider of UK based events, specialist publications and online solutions addressing three sectors: Social Housing, Weddings and Bridal.

Cross Rental Services

Private Equity Round in 2021
Cross Rental Services is a provider of Refrigeration & Catering and Climate Control rental equipment to blue-chip customers across a diverse range of end markets, including retail, manufacturing, and facilities management. The Refrigeration & Catering Equipment division is the partner of choice to a wide variety of clients including leading retailers, food producers, events/exhibitions, and the hospitality sector. Cross has a focus on providing quality equipment on long-term contracts to give customers certainty of costs and an alternative to the Capex model. The Heating, Cooling & Dehumidification division is focused on delivering temperature control solutions through equipment such as boilers, chillers, heaters, air conditioning, and dehumidifiers units to a wide array of clients in industries including facilities management, pharmaceuticals, and construction.

Elite Electronic Systems Ltd

Private Equity Round in 2018
Elite Electronic Systems Ltd provides electronic manufacturing services. Elite Electronic Systems is a provider of Contract Electronic Manufacturing Services to a diverse customer portfolio of innovative and successful companies in Ireland, UK and internationally.

Horseware Ireland

Private Equity Round in 2021
Horseware Ireland is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of a range of equine products.


Acquisition in 2013
Oteac provide specialist, integrated safety engineering services to a range of industries across the globe. With a wealth of experience spanning over the last 30 years, we support our customers by delivering a range of services: Fire and gas detection Fire alarms and detection Fire engineering – deluge, foam systems and suppression Fire protection – foam and water equipment, extinguishers, trolleys, fire hoses and monitors H2S services Lifesaving equipment- lifejackets and immersion suits Lifting services and equipment – inspection, testing and recertification Mechanical testing and stainless steel fabrication Pressure and load testing Safety – respiratory protection, portable gas detection and height safety Security – CCTV and access control

CJ Fallon Ltd.

Private Equity Round in 2013
CJ Fallon Ltd. publishes educational textbooks. It offers post primary books, such as business and accounting, CSPE, English, French, Gaeilge, German, history, home economics, LCVP, mathematics, and technology; and primary books, including atlas/map workbooks, music, religious education, and SESE books. The company also produces assessment tools for primary schools. CJ Fallon Ltd. was founded in 1927 and is based in Dublin, Ireland. CJ Fallon Ltd. is a former subsidiary of Adare Group Limited.


Series A in 2015
Boxful is more than just storage. They are about creating a lifestyle where space isn’t a luxury – it’s flexible and right at your fingertips. Boxful was founded on the belief that storage should be simple, affordable, and secure. They created a service that allows you to store and seamlessly manage your belongings from your computer or mobile device, and know that they’re just a speedy delivery away. Your home is for living and they give you the freedom to de-clutter while keeping the things that matter.
GYG plc operates as a superyacht painting, supply, and maintenance company worldwide. It operates through two segments, Coatings and Supply. The company offers painting and other finishing services to yachts and superyachts. It is also involved in fairing and painting of superyachts; repainting and finishing of superyachts as part of a refitting program; and selling and delivering maintenance materials, consumables, spare parts, and equipment for the care and operation of superyachts. In addition, the company offers its products and services primarily under the Pinmar, Pinmar Yacht Supply, Rolling Stock, ACA Marine, and Technocraft. The company was formerly known as Global Yachting Group Limited and changed its name to GYG plc in May 2017. GYG plc was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Palma, Spain.

Simmons Bars

Acquisition in 2018
Simmons operates 12 bars across London. At Simmons they are known for our delicious cocktails, many of which are served in teapots so that you can share the love with friends. Pouring your drinks into teacups, somehow just makes us all feel slightly more refined, and everyone will be sure to want to ‘be mother’ once they’ve tasted these delights. Our kitsch and quirky interiors which include dinosaurs, glittering skull mirror balls and retro comics on the walls will mean that you are never short of talking points. So if you’ve swiped right and want to make sure that first date is a hit come and let us put you at ease.

Amerplast Ltd.

Acquisition in 2014
Amerplast Ltd. provides plastic film packaging solutions. The company was formerly known as Suominen Joustopakkaukset Oy. Amerplast Ltd. was incorporated in 1952 and is based in Tampere, Finland.


Private Equity Round in 2011
EMCAS was founded in 2003, it started life as a claims management company helping consumers gain compensation and refunds for mis-sold financial products and unfair charges. Since then the company has grown to be one of the UK's leading professional financial claims management companies and has secured more than £200 million in compensation and refunds for thousands of customers. EMCAS have witnessed a growing demand for advice and support for consumers who are in debt, this being the case EMCAS introduced a Debt Solutions service as a way of helping consumers regain financial stability. Through their claims management service EMCAS have helped improve their client's financial position, however as a result of the economic downturn the need for debt management services has increased. The introduction of EMCAS Debt Solutions will enable EMCAS to offer consumers a holistic approach to financial management, which will enable them to regain control of their finances.

P2 Consulting

Acquisition in 2017
P2 Consulting is the world’s leading Project and Programme Management Company. We work with you and your team to turn your business vision, objective, goal or strategy into reality. They bring a mix of leading-edge thinking combined with a hands-on approach to actively transform your business, leaving your business stronger, fitter and more profitable for having worked with us. The company was formed by a revolutionary team of entrepreneurial leaders and award winning consultants looking to transform the way the world thinks about ‘consulting’. Since our creation, our passion for delivering business success for our clients has driven our vision, our company and every member of our P2 Consulting team.

Avalon Funeral Plans

Acquisition in 2012
Avalon Funeral Plans is one of the UK’s leading majorindependent pre-paid funeral plans providers with operations in the UK and Spain. For over 25 years we've provided more than 60,000 customers with funeral plans designed to leave loved ones with wonderful memories, rather than financial worries. Planning ahead of time can help makes things so much easier and your loved ones aren’t faced with difficult choices at a challenging time. Our funeral planning services ensure you'll be remembered the way you want to be, at no expense to those around you. We have a range of financially protected plans available to suit you, from our low cost, great value Balmoral Plan to our most comprehensive premium plan, Windsor Way.


Private Equity Round in 2015
Nutrisure was founded in 2006 in Bath, England, by Martin Kemp, who remains a substantial shareholder. The company has grown rapidly to become the leading supplier of superfoods across Europe. Superfoods are products, such as acai and cacao, which are highly sought for providing antioxidants, nutrients, minerals, or vitamins. Nutrisure wholesales these superfoods, including a line of ayurvedic herbs, in powdered and liquid form along with prepared products under the Naturya brand.

Nucore Group Ltd.

Private Equity Round in 2013
Nucore Group Ltd. provides engineering products and services. The company offers fire and safety products, including fire detection and security, fire protection, lifesaving, safety, and lifting equipment; and fire and security, offshore, safety equipment, product supply, asset management, lifting and testing, marine, and safety and environmental management services. It also designs and manufactures heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC) equipment; and offers services in the areas of HVAC compliance, health and safety, installation, maintenance and repair, commissioning, and equipment and spares. The company serves offshore oil and gas, onshore petrochemical, and marine industries; and large private and public sector clients worldwide. Nucore Group Ltd. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Bridge of Don, United Kingdom.

OEG Offshore Ltd

Private Equity Round in 2008
OEG Offshore designs, manufactures, and supplies offshore cargo carrying units and A60 cabins for the oil and gas industry.