Graphite Capital

Graphite Capital Management LLP is an investment firm specializing in direct investments, fund of fund investments, and co-investments. Within direct investments, it specializes in private equity and venture capital investments in early stage and middle market companies. The firm provides growth capital to emerging growth companies. The firm typically invests in management buyouts, whether as part of a corporate spin-off or from within a privately held business; and development capital. It also invests in replacement capital, expansion finance, turnaround, rollouts and buy-and-build transactions. Within fund of fund investments, it seeks to invest in mezzanine funds and private equity funds. The firm also provides development capital to smaller companies and provides additional funding to existing portfolio companies to fund their growth plans, either organically or through acquisition. The firm invests in established companies with opportunities for growth or through add-on acquisitions. It primarily invests in utilities, telecommunication, media, materials, energy, automotive, business services, technology, infrastructure services, real estate, retail and consumer, Industrial and Engineering, services and distribution, financial services, healthcare, education, and leisure and property industries. The firm invests in companies based in Europe with focus on United Kingdom and West Midlands. The firm focuses on transactions valued between $16.4 million and $405.60 million in companies with enterprise values between £10 million ($16.40 million) and £200 million ($324.94 million). It seeks a majority stake and Board seat and appoints a chairman or independent non-executive director in the portfolio company. The firm typically holds its investments for four to five years. The firm seeks to exit its investments through flotation, trade sale, financial buyers, stock-exchange listings, and secondary buyout. Graphite Capital Management LLP was founded in 1981 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Humphrey Baker

Senior Partner

Rachael Baker

Partner

Denise Bartolo

Director Investor Relations

Sophie Davies

Investment Manager

Simon Ffitch

Senior Partner

Markus Golser

Managing Partner

Andy Gray

Managing Partner

Mark Hall

Senior Partner

Mike Innes

Senior Partner

ZJ

Zoe Jackson

Investment Manager

Omar Kayat

Senior Partner

Mudassir Khan

Partner Value Creation

Lara Markham

Investment Manager

James Markham

Senior Partner Value Creation

Liam McGivern

Investment Director

Jenny Michelman

Partner Portfolio Management (Usa)

Tony Saade

Investment Director

TS

Tim Spence

Finance Director

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May Sulaiman

Investment Manager

Mike Tilbury

Head of New Investment

John Western

Partner

49 past transactions

Retinue Solutions

Acquisition in 2014
Retinue is an innovative managed services and workforce management provider who excels at delivering high calibre talent management solutions in the healthcare sector.

London Square

Venture Round in 2010
London Square is a residential developer and house builder.

Wonderbly

Acquisition in 2021
Wonderbly is a full stack publishing startup from London. Wonderbly combines the power of stories with the possibilities of technology, to create magical, personalised experiences and make kids around the world more curious, clever and kind. Their first product www.lostmy.name sold over 600,000 copies and shipped to over 135 countries in the world.

Willowbrook Healthcare

Private Equity Round in 2010
Willowbrook Healthcare Limited owns and operates healthcare homes. It operates three separate nursing care suites, one for younger persons with an enduring mental illness characterized by episodes of challenge type behavior, a second for persons with a dementia type pathology together with a challenging behavior profile and a third facility for self–funding persons with either early onset or more advanced dementia of a non challenging nature.

Higher Ed International

Private Equity Round in 2021
Higher Ed International is a fast-growing global online programme manager (“OPM”).

London Square

Private Equity Round in 2010
London Square is a residential developer and house builder.
Proactive Technical provides recruitment consultancy services that cover temporary and permanent staffing within the technical sector.

Kurt Geiger Ltd

Acquisition in 2008
Kurt Geiger Ltd. operates as a retailer of luxury shoes and accessories for men, women, and kids. It provides totes, shoulder bags, cross body bags, backpacks, clutch bags, purses, and pouches; and shoes, boots, pumps, flats, sneakers, sandals, platforms, and wedges for women. The company also offers formals and brogues, slip ons and loafers, boots, sneakers, drivers and boat shoes, sandals, and slippers for men; and crib shoes, sneakers, boots, ballet pumps, sandals, school and party shoes, and accessories for kids. It markets and sells products through its stores and online in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company was founded in 1963 and is based in London, United Kingdom. Kurt Geiger Ltd. is a former subsidiary of Jones Apparel Group Holdings, Inc.

Ten10

Acquisition in 2020
Ten10 Solutions Limited provides software testing services. The company provides AGILE and automated testing services, functional testing, managed testing, performance and regression testing, accessibility and compatibility testing, and mobile performance testing services. The company caters to financial services, legal, professional services, public sector, retail and commerce, and technology industries. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

New World Trading Company

Acquisition in 2016
NWTC opened its first pub in 2011 and now operates 14 pubs/restaurants nationally under five sub brands: The Botanist, The Oast House, Smugglers Cove, The Trading House and The Club House. All of NWTC’s outlets offer an exceptional range of traditional cask and craft beers, innovative cocktails, an all-day menu of homemade food including the celebrated ‘hanging kebab’, with live music featuring every evening. NWTC’s talented management team and its distinctive consumer proposition have been recognised in numerous industry awards. In March this year, the company won the Publican awards for Best Pub Employer and Best Managed Pub Company. NWTC is expanding rapidly, with seven units opened in the past 15 months and four more planned to open in the next year. The company currently employs more than 900 people.

Alexander Mann Solutions Ltd.

Acquisition in 2007
Alexander Mann Solutions is a consulting company that provides talent acquisition and management services.

ICR Integrity

Acquisition in 2014
ICR Integrity provides integrity and maintenance solutions to defense, utilities, power, and oil and gas industries worldwide. The company offers engineered repair solutions, such as solutions for various pipe work/pipeline and structural integrity issues and cold repair systems, as well as installation services; and specialist corrosion services, including corrosion monitoring, microbiological survey, dissolved oxygen survey, sand monitoring, real-time chemical monitoring, rental of integrity monitoring equipment, data management, and consultancy.

Jane Norman

Acquisition in 2003
Jane Norman is a United Kingdom based women's clothing retailer.

nGAGE Specialist Recruitment

Acquisition in 2014
nGAGE is a UK based group which genuinely supports, steers and brings together specialist recruitment businesses, enabling them to become market leaders in their chosen sector. As specialists, rather than generalists, they are resolutely focused on specific sectors, enabling us to achieve better results for their clients as part of their award winning service offering. Since 2007 the business has been identifying ambitious owner-managers of high potential recruitment companies and giving them the tools and mentoring support to enable rapid and sustainable growth. It is their belief that by providing exemplary service, expertise and cost efficiencies they can help build the most dynamic and commercially successful recruitment group in the country and in just eight years, we are well on track to realising that vision. nGAGE are extremely diligent about allowing recruitment businesses to join their fold. We look for entrepreneurial partners who can complement their divisional fields of excellence and who will help us execute their strategy of becoming the UK’s specialist recruitment company of choice.

Hawksmoor

Acquisition in 2013
Hawksmoor, operates steak clubs and cocktail bars in London. It offers wines, cocktails, and beers; private dining rooms and event spaces; space for weddings; event management services; and pre-theatre and post-theatre meal services. The company also provides breakfasts, roasts, seafood, and beef products.
They provide comprehensive engineering services to all manufacturing and industrial sectors, both locally and internationally. Their core service is machinery installation and machine moving, including the turnkey management of complex industrial projects. This can range from single machines being moved within an existing site to large scale factor. They provide comprehensive engineering services to all manufacturing and industrial sectors, both locally and internationally. Their core service is machinery installation and machine moving, including the turnkey management of complex industrial projects. This can range from single machines being moved within an existing site to large scale factory and production lines being moved from one country to another. They are also able to offer a range of mechanical, electrical and piping solutions as well as support with control systems and machinery modifications. In addition to their machinery services they have a proud heritage in providing a range of engineering support services. These range from contract lifting and crane hire to specialist heavy plant hire. Finally to ensure that they can move their clients to where they want to be they provide a specialist transportation and storage service including heavy haulage and abnormal load transportation. All of their capabilities and services are offered together with complete project management that can organise, plan and execute the largest and most complex machine installation contracts on behalf of their clients.y and production lines being moved from one country to another. They are also able to offer a range of mechanical, electrical and piping solutions as well as support with control systems and machinery modifications. In addition to their machinery services they have a proud heritage in providing a range of engineering support services. These range from contract lifting and crane hire to specialist heavy plant hire. Finally to ensure that they can move their clients to where they want to be they provide a specialist transportation and storage service including heavy haulage and abnormal load transportation. All of their capabilities and services are offered together with complete project management that can organise, plan and execute the largest and most complex machine installation contracts on behalf of their clients. Established over 150 years ago in 1863 and now privately owned by their own management together with Bridgepoint Development Capital, they have offices and facilities in 13 countries and a global skilled workforce of over 500 people. They have the best engineers and project managers as well as skilled supervisors and installation teams to ensure that they are able to meet the complex demands of their clients. They specialise in being flexible to their client’s needs and can therefore adapt their business quickly from introducing new services to opening offices in new territories. Their success is a direct result of listening to the needs of their clients and working in partnership with them to provide them with a tailored solution to their needs. It is this approach to customer service that results in 80% of new projects coming from existing or previous clients. From it’s origins in the UK the business has now grown and operates across Europe and Eastern Europe as well as in Asia. They have continued to expand to ensure they provide local support to their international clients wherever they are investing in production facilities.

Explore Learning Ltd.

Acquisition in 2012
Explore Learning Ltd. operates tutorial centers in the United Kingdom. The company provides mathematics and English tutorials; and 11 plus and entrance exams preparation courses that cover verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, arithmetic and reasoning, writing composition, reading comprehension, vocabulary, punctuation, and grammar and spelling, as well as online home practice resources. It offers its services for 5-14 year old children. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Guildford, United Kingdom.

Park Holidays UK

Acquisition in 2006
Park Holidays UK operate 28 holiday parks in the South of England and are the largest holiday park operator along the South Coast. The company also carries out conservation work in the areas around their parks and have been awarded the David Bellamy Conservation award for their efforts. Park Holidays UK are members of the British Holiday and Home Parks Association (BH&HPA) and the National Caravan Council, in which all of their holiday parks were awarded the ‘Approved Holiday Park’ by the NCC.

YSC Consulting

Acquisition in 2017
YSC provides leadership strategy consulting services from 17 offices in Europe, North America, South Africa and Asia-Pacific. It has more than 400 clients including Qantas, HSBC, Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, Tesco and BP.

Human Capital Investment Group Ltd

Acquisition in 2014
Human Capital Investment Group Ltd's line of business includes holding or owning securities of companies other than banks.

Huntress Search

Acquisition in 2000
Huntress Search Limited operates as a white collar recruitment company. The company provides permanent, contract, and temporary staff in professional areas, including commercial, technology, finance, legal, executive search, public relations and marketing, and executive personal assistant. It serves small to medium sized entities and blue chip corporations. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom with additional offices in Bracknell, Brighton, Bromley, Crawley, Croydon, Docklands, Epsom, Exeter, Guildford, Hammersmith, Leeds, London City, Maidstone, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Reading, Sutton, and Victoria, United Kingdom, as well as in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

TMP Holdings LTD

Acquisition in 2006
TMP Holdings Limited provides employer brand-led sourcing, attraction, and candidate management services. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is based in London, United Kingdom.TMP Holdings Limited operates as a subsidiary of Tbi Outsourcing Uk Ltd

Hanson Wade

Acquisition in 2019
Hanson Wade Limited organizes business conferences and year round community contacts. The company collaborates business, scientific, and academic minds from various industries and fields, including antibody-drug conjugates, advanced analytics, cell and viral immunotherapy, construction, genome editing, diagnostics, legal and compliance, finance, insurance, life science, oil and gas, supply chain, and tumor models. It also operates a cloud-based software-as-a-service platform that enables scientists in the pharmaceutical industry to personalize drug development data and analysis. Hanson Wade Limited was founded in 2008 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Golden Tulip Hospitality B.V.

Private Equity Round in 2002
Golden Tulip Hospitality B.V. owns and operates, and franchises hotels, residences, and resorts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Asian Pacific Region, and the Americas. Its amenities and facilities include rooms, conference centers, bars, restaurants, and beauty and wellness centers. The company was founded in 1962 and is based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Golden Tulip Hospitality B.V. operates as a subsidiary of Louvre Hotels SAS.

Ridgmont Care Homes Group

Acquisition in 2001
Ridgmont Care Homes Group is provides personnel care management services. The Company offers nursing and social service for elders and individuals with disabilities.

Caritas Recruitment

Acquisition in 2014
Caritas Recruitment provides social care recruitment consultancy.

Teaching Personnel Ltd.

Acquisition in 2010
Teaching Personnel Ltd. operates as a teacher recruitment agency in the United Kingdom. The company engages in the recruitment, selection, and vetting of supply staff for schools. It provides long-term supply works, day-to-day supply works, and permanent placements for various positions, including teachers, teaching assistants, and nursery nurses. The company also offers online services. Teaching Personnel Ltd. was founded in 1996 and is based in Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom. The company has branches in England and Wales, United Kingdom. Teaching Personnel Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Education Personnel Bidco Limited.

Random42

Acquisition in 2017
Random42 is the global leader in providing scientific digital solutions to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry with its award-winning medical animation, virtual reality, augmented reality and interactive solutions. Over its 27 year history, Random42 has worked with 24 of the top 25 pharma companies as well as numerous emerging biotech companies.

sk:n

Acquisition in 2006
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Corbin & King Ltd

Private Equity Round in 2012
Chris Corbin and Jeremy King have been partners in business for over 30 years. During that time they have created some of London’s most iconic and best-loved restaurants and have contributed a significant chapter to London’s restaurant history. Their company, Corbin & King manages their existing assets and actively pursues other opportunities within the world of hospitality, both in the UK and abroad. The current portfolio comprises The Wolseley, The Delaunay, Brasserie Zédel, Colbert, Fischer's, The Colony Grill Room, Bellanger as well as The Beaumont in Mayfair, their first hotel.

City & County Healthcare Group

Acquisition in 2013
City & County Healthcare Group provides home care services to people living in the United Kingdom. The company offers domiciliary care and support, extra care schemes, dementia care, and live-in care services for older people; and specialist care services that include physical and learning disabilities, dementia care, and end of life care for adults and children. It also provides reablement services to help people adapt to life at home after a period of serious illness or injury.

U-Pol

Acquisition in 2010
U-POL Limited manufactures automotive refinishing products. The company offers filters and putties, coatings, aerosols, bodyshop consumables, fillers and sealants, and bed liner and protective coating solutions. It also provides specialty fillers, premium aerosols, ancillaries, and raptor coatings and guns, as well as adhesives and paint related products. The company markets its products through distributors. U-POL Limited was formerly known as W.David & Sons, Limited and changed its name to U-POL Limited in September 2002. The company was founded in 1948 and is based in Wellingborough, United Kingdom. U-POL Limited operates as a subsidiary of U-Pol Acquisition Ltd.

Micheldever Tyre Services

Acquisition in 2006
Micheldever Tyre Services operates as an wholesaler and retailer of tires. MTS has established a wholesale distribution network centred around 15 warehouses throughout the UK, and from these sites it supplies over 6,000 retailers nationwide via its own fleet of 225 vehicles. MTS also operates the UK’s fastest growing tyre retail chain; the number of outlets in the Protyre network increased from 63 in 2014/15 to 88 in 2015/16 and is now said to be at around the 100 mark.

Equanet

Acquisition in 2005
Equanet, part of the UK's fastest-growing IT supplier - Kelway Group, works closely with medium to large sized companies and public sector organisations to identify, develop and deliver IT solutions with the vast array of products and services we provide.

The Third Space

Acquisition in 2007
The Third Space is a luxury health club, occupying over 100,000 sqft over 3 floors, in the heart of London’s financial centre.

Resourcing Group

Acquisition in 2014
Resourcing Group is a specialist recruiter operating across five core sectors: 1.Social Housing 2.Facilities Management & Maintenance 3.Construction 4.Surveying & Property 5.Design & Engineering The very nature of being a specialist agency means we know what we're talking about, who we're talking to, and what our clients and candidates really need. For us, there is nothing more important than delivering a personal service, and we only ever onboard consultants who are proud to be part of that approach. That is why 100% of the clients and candidates we asked, would recommend our services. With UK offices in London and Birmingham, we have built authoritative reputations across our specialist markets, in-line with our values of detail, direction, and development.

Maplin Electronics

Acquisition in 2001
Maplin Electronics Limited engages in the online retail of consumer electronic products. It sells home electrical products; video and audio products; lighting products; computing and office products; CCTV and security systems; batteries and power products; cables and connectors; components; and gadgets and toys. Maplin Electronics Limited was formerly known as Maplin Electronic Supplies Limited and changed its name to Maplin Electronics Limited in November 1988. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Leeds, United Kingdom. As of February 28, 2018, Maplin Electronics Limited is in reorganization.
Dominion Technology Gases Investment (Dominion), is a global supplier of diving, welding, industrial, laboratory and calibration gases and associated equipment to the offshore oil and gas industry.

NES Group Limited

Acquisition in 2006
Established in 1978, NES Global Talent is an award winning manpower specialist that provides candidates across the Oil & Gas, Power, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Mining and, IT sectors worldwide. It provides guaranteed staffing solutions, sourced from a global talent pool by a dedicated, discipline specific team of over 500 consultants.

Babble Cloud

Acquisition in 2020
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.

PIFC Consulting

Acquisition in 2002
PIFC Consulting is provides pensions and employee benefits consulting services. The company offers benefit consultancy, corporate healthcare and risk benefits, financial planning, and international services to companies with overseas parents establishing/established in the UK. Its clients include city-based financial and other professional service companies, telecom and information technology, leisure industry, and biotechnology.

Groucho Club

Acquisition in 2006
The Groucho Club Ltd. operates an original arts and media private members club. Its’ club offers accommodation, including bedrooms; bars and restaurants; private event rooms; and other facilities for members and guests. The company also operates apartments for short or longer term stays of its members. It offers membership for men and women from arts, publishing, film, music, and advertising industries. The Groucho Club Ltd. was founded in 1985 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Compass Community

Acquisition in 2017
Compass Community is provides fostering services and children’s residential care. All of Their children’s homes provide the highest quality care and substitute parenting for children who experience a range of behavioural and emotional difficulties. They recognise the importance of investing in and retaining good support workers; offering high quality training, frequent supervision as well as specialist independent consultation. The culture is based on family values of respect, caring, education, social and leisure pursuits and good health.

Performance Window Group

Acquisition in 2009
Performance Window Group manufactures and markets timber windows. It envisions to be the UK's market leading supplier of high performance, engineered timber fenestration.

Performance Timber Products Group

Private Equity Round in 2009
Performance Timber Products Group is manufactures and distributes timber furniture.

Trenchard Aviation

Acquisition in 2015
Trenchard Aviation is the parent company of a number of long established business within the MRO and Aircraft Interior manufacturing sectors. The aim of the group is to offer a range of complementary divisions for nose to tail maintenance, service and repair. As more companies are added to the group, although there may be some overlap, each new acquisition with add a specific area of expertise to the overall Group.

Eden Brown Built Environment

Acquisition in 2014
Eden Brown Built Environment provides professional recruitment consultancies, Eden Brown has been placing specialists within the built environment arena for over 25 years.

Willowbrook Healthcare

Private Equity Round in 2008
Willowbrook Healthcare Limited owns and operates healthcare homes. It operates three separate nursing care suites, one for younger persons with an enduring mental illness characterized by episodes of challenge type behavior, a second for persons with a dementia type pathology together with a challenging behavior profile and a third facility for self–funding persons with either early onset or more advanced dementia of a non challenging nature.
The National Fostering Agency Limited provides fostering and related support services foster carers, children, and young people in the United Kingdom. It engages in finding foster parents for children; and providing training courses to foster carers. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Uxbridge, United Kingdom. It has regional offices in England, Scotland, and Wales.