Harwood Private Equity

Harwood Private Equity is a private equity firm specializing in investing in management buyouts, expansion capital, growth capital, consolidation (buy-and-build) opportunities, and public-to-private transactions. It invests across a range of sectors including manufacturing, leisure, media, healthcare, retail, financial services, and construction. The firm seeks to invest in small and medium sized businesses in the United Kingdom. It invests upto £20 million ($32.43 million) in each portfolio company. The firm typically invests in companies with enterprise values between £10 million ($16.21 million) and £100 million ($162.15 million). It seeks to identify an exit strategy before making an investment. Harwood Private Equity is based in London, United Kingdom. Harwood Private Equity operates as a subsidiary of Harwood Capital LLP.

James Agnew


Jeremy Brade


Geoffrey Gorman


Helen Karlsson

Office Manager / Investor Relations

Matlub Memon

Head of Private Equity Fund Accounting and Operations

Christopher Mills


Harry Mills


Timothy Sturm


22 past transactions

Tenpin News

Acquisition in 2015
Tenpin bowling news and results offers the most up to date results updated daily. Games, bowling ball reviews and lots of free accessible bowling content


Private Equity Round in 2021
Amito own and operate the largest, most efficient, and secure data centre in Reading.

DM Technical Services

Acquisition in 2006
DM Technical Services, formerly Dowding & Mills, had a market-leading position in engineering calibration and refurbishment of industrial electrical equipment, including motors and generators. It also repaired electronic control systems and associated mechanical drive units such as pumps and gearboxes, with particular expertise in ships. DM was the largest UK-based company offering these services and had subsidiaries in Australia and the USA that served the coal-mining industry.

National Slimming and Cosmetic Clinics

Merger/Acquisition in 2018
National Slimming and Cosmetic Clinics provides slimming and cosmetic treatments in England, Scotland, and Wales. It offers face and body treatments. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

Ten Entertainment Group PLC

Merger/Acquisition in 2015
Ten Entertainment Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in tenpin bowling operations in the United Kingdom. The company operates 45 bowling sites with approximately 1,000 bowling lanes under the Tenpin brand. It also provides amusement machine, table-tennis, soft play, laser game, pool table, restaurant, and bar services. The company was formerly known as Birchams Newco plc and changed its name to Ten Entertainment Group plc in March 2017. Ten Entertainment Group plc was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Bedford, the United Kingdom.

OpenBet Technologies Limited

Acquisition in 2011
Established in 1996, OpenBet is the world's leading provider of integrated gaming and betting solutions. OpenBet develops pioneering front-end and back-office solutions, from unique and compelling game concepts to sophisticated management and reporting tools, enabling operators to maintain a competitive edge in the evolving betting and gaming industry.
Nationwide Accident Repair Services (NARS) provides automotive crash repair and accident administration services to the UK automotive insurance industry. The company, which floated on AIM in July 2006, is the largest dedicated provider of accident repair services in the UK and has relationships with a large number of motor insurers, including R&SA, Aviva, Equity Red Star and Zurich. It also provides its services to fleet operators. NARS’s group of accident repair centres are located throughout the United Kingdom. The repair centres are modern, well equipped and operate to extremely high service standards. NARS’s stated goal is to become the accident repair services supplier of choice to the UK insurance industry. The company will be pursuing this goal both through continued organic growth and through acquisitions.

Air Fayre

Acquisition in 2016
Air Fayre is changing the shape of the in-flight catering market with its unique, patented business model. Air Fayre serves some of the world’s leading airlines with a unique in-flight logistics approach that focuses on customer service excellence and delivery perfections. We have a clear determination to further develop and grow our business in key international gateways, thus providing an alternative solution, in response to the clamour for real competition from airline customers. We offer a variety of solutions and value added services


Venture Round in 2019
audioBoom is a podcasting platform. We have a team to help you make the most of your content. We build tools to host, monetise and distribute your show.

Inspecs Ltd

Private Equity Round in 2017
Inspecs makes eyewear in partnership with global brands and major optical retailers, offering a complete eyewear design-manufacture-distribution solution.

Curtis Gilmour

Acquisition in 2013
Curtis Gilmour manufactures and markets insect and rodent control equipment and disposables. The company offers poly sprayers and foggers, and other products for pest control, retail, and industrial sectors; and spraying and fogging products for mosquito and flying insect control, crawling insect control, bird repellent fogging, smoke/odor abatement, heavy commercial fogging, stored crops, military and police force training, and other applications. It also provides pest management and insect control products, such as UV fly trap glue boards and fly traps.

Celsis International Ltd.

Acquisition in 2009
Celsis International help companies free up working capital by releasing products to market faster. A rapid product release screening test from Celsis delivers definitive results 80% faster than traditional microbial methods, so Pharmaceutical, Home, Beauty, Dairy, Beverage and Food companies can reduce hold times, reduce inventory requirements and reduce costs—without compromising quality.


Acquisition in 2008
Bionostics is a world-leading developer and manufacturer of high quality, turnkey calibrators and quality control products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for critical care / point-of-care and diabetes diagnostics test systems. Located in Devens, Massachusetts, Bionostics offers a variety of services to provide high quality, cost effective, turn-key solutions to our customers, large and small. We maintain professional associations with customers and suppliers, striving to work together in relationships that are beneficial for all parties. As a key partner to world-class OEMs, we are acutely aware of our responsibility to maintain and foster the brand identities of our clients. Our quality systems are certified to ISO 9001:2008 and 13485:2003. Our products are listed as Class I and Class II with the US FDA, bear Class II and Class III Medical Device Licenses in Canada and fully comply with requirements of 98/79/EC, the In-Vitro Diagnostics Directive.

GTL Resources

Acquisition in 2011
GTL Resources Plc, a bio-refining company, engages in the production and sale of ethanol products in the United States. It also provides dried distillers grains with solubles, a by-product from the production process of ethanol. The company is based in London, the United Kingdom. As of January 17, 2012, GTL Resources plc was taken private.

Forefront Utilities

Private Equity Round in 2006
Forefront Utilities Ltd, a utility contractor, provides gas infrastructure services to the gas utility market in London and south east of England. The company offers gas mains installation and replacement, emergency gas leak repair and maintenance, gas fitting, specialist drilling, low to medium pressure gas outlets repair and alteration, vacuum or suction excavation, and waste recycling services. It also provides new supply and connection, meter installation, and governor installation services. Forefront Utilities Ltd was formerly known as Forefront Contracting Limited. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Maidstone, United Kingdom. As of February 5, 2018, Forefront Utilities Ltd operates as a subsidiary of Ferns Group Limited.


Acquisition in 2013
Cyprotex specialises in preclinical ADME Tox, both in vitro (laboratory experiments) and in silico (computer modelling). Cyprotex was founded in 1999, and in 2002 it was listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Market (symbol CRX, information for investors). Our headquarters are in Macclesfield, UK, near Manchester.

Lindley Catering

Acquisition in 2001
Lindley provided both public and executive catering to stadia and organisations across the UK. Lindley's 15,500 full and part-time staff catered for over 300,000 people per week, serving over 60 sporting-event contracts, including football, horseracing, cricket and rugby. The company was sold to a financial buyer.

Inspired Gaming Group

Private Equity Round in 2010
Inspired is a global games technology company, supplying Virtual Sports, Mobile Gaming and Server Based Gaming systems with associated terminals and digital content to regulated lottery, betting and gaming operators around the world. Inspired currently operates approximately 30,000 digital gaming terminals and supplies its Virtual Sports products through more than 40,000 retail channels and over 100 websites, in approximately 35 gaming jurisdictions worldwide. Inspired employs approximately 800 employees in the UK and elsewhere, developing and operating digital games and networks.

APC Technology Group PLC

Private Placement in 2019
APC Technology Group PLC provides the design, specification and distribution of specialist electronic components and systems, lighting technologies and connectivity products that help our customers produce better equipment, improve efficiency and achieve superior performance.

Motherwell Bridge

Acquisition in 2006
Motherwell Bridge is the one of the foremost engineering contractors. world leader in the design and maintenance of storage tanks, heat exchangers and gasholders, it is vital that our people, our key objectives and our plans for the future continuously reflect our quality service and our ambitions to move forward with advances in industry technology. This section allows us the opportunity to showcase just some of the expertise we have at Motherwell Bridge and provides you with a taste of our vision for the future

HML Holdings plc

Merger/Acquisition in 2020
A leading property management company with over 50 years’ experience, and are committed to ensuring your home is handled with care and respect. With a varied portfolio of developments and with over 20 offices in the HML Group positioned conveniently around the UK, you are never far away from a local HML property manager.

Tradewise Insurance Services

Private Equity Round in 2017
Tradewise Insurance Services Ltd. provides motor trade and commercial vehicle insurance products. The company’s portfolio includes public and private hire insurance, liability insurance, and professional indemnity insurance. It offers its products through a network of independent insurance brokers. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Enfield, United Kingdom. Tradewise Insurance Services Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Tradewise Insurance Company Ltd.