Development Bank of Wales is formed in 2001 by the Welsh Assembly Government. Development Bank of Wales is an independent company, providing commercial funding to Welsh SMEs. They invests private and public funds, including EU funds.
Founded in 2010, FW Capital is a subsidiary of the Finance Wales Group. The firm is an assets manager specialises in equity and debt investments in small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in North East and North West of England.
Iona Capital Ltd comprises a team of waste management and renewables executives who implement long term infrastructure projects.
It manages funds on behalf of institutional investors, and the fund is focused on investments in the bioenergy sector. As of today, Iona has made investments in several environmental infrastructure projects in England, Scotland, and Wales.
The company was founded on May 25, 2011, and it is based in London and Manchester, England.
WestBridge Fund Managers Limited is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in management buy-outs, emerging growth, mature, mid venture, late venture, recapitalization, development capital, acquisition capital, buy and builds, replacement capital, and institutional purchases in lower middle market firms. The firm invests in small to mid market companies and small and medium enterprises. It does not invest in start-ups and in biotech, oil and gas, and property sectors. The firm seeks to invest in all sectors with a focus on healthcare, healthcare equipment and services, financial services, business services, leisure, selected technology, industrial, and retail. It also seeks to invest in niche sectors. The firm prefers to invest in companies based in United Kingdom and Wales. It seeks to invest between £5 million ($6.15 million) and £15 million ($18.45 million) in companies with sales value of more than £2 million ($3 million); EBITDA of more than £2 million ($2.46 million); and enterprise value between £2 million ($3 million) and £30 million ($45 million). The firm also seeks to make follow on investments. It seeks to be a co-investor, take a board seat in its portfolio companies, and seeks to hold its investments between three and five years. WestBridge Fund Managers Limited was founded in 1994 and is based in Cardiff, United Kingdom with an additional office in London, United Kingdom. The firm operates as a subsidiary of WestBridge Capital LLP.
CVC Capital Partners is a global private equity and investment advisory firm founded in 1981 as London-based Citicorp Venture Capital, a subsidiary of Citigroup. Its European presence expanded rapidly and, by 1993, it had branches in Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands. This same year, the management group wholly acquired the firm and renamed it CVC Capital Partners. Expansion continued with its first branch outside Europe opening in Hong Kong in 1999, closely followed by the Seoul office in 2000. The first American presence was established in New York in 2007, strengthened by the opening a second office - San Francisco - in 2015.
Inflexion was founded by John Hartz and Simon Turner in 1999 with a spirit of restless ambition which endures today.
Like the businesses they back, they have also grown. Today they provide capital from £10m–£200m for a minority or majority stake in high growth businesses across all sectors. With over 85 professionals, they are proud to have one of the largest mid-market teams, meaning they can truly work closely with the businesses they back.
Business Growth Fund was set up in 2011 to offer growing companies and ambitious entrepreneurs patient capital and strategic support. Today, they are the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in small and medium-sized companies. An established and independent company, they have £2.5bn to support a range of growing companies – early stage, growth stage and quoted – across every region and sector of the economy. Hundreds of companies are using their equity capital investments to accelerate growth.
With 14 offices, they are close and relevant to the businesses they invest in. They have grown to a team of 150+ and a network that’s made up of one of the largest pools of board-level executives. Collectively, the companies in their portfolio employ close to 50,000 people. They want to see more entrepreneurs using their capital not only to scale-up their own business but also, collectively, to drive economic activity and with it increase employment, exports and growth.
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.
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.
SEP has been building businesses for over 20 years, enabling founder led teams to achieve their ambitions. Providing investment, alongside expertise and access to an international network, SEP’s knowledgeable and down to earth team work hard to help management maximise company growth and value. Technology focused, with particular expertise in SaaS, consumer internet, energy technology and tech enabled service businesses, SEP has been a supportive investor to more than 160 companies, including some of Europe’s most successful.