Our approach

Our network and expertise can help your business to scale

We are leading growth equity investors in software and tech-enabled companies across the UK and Europe, partnering with exceptional teams and helping them to scale up successfully in global markets.

Our portfolio companies generate over £1.5 billion of revenues and employ more than 6,500 people.

Each company we partner with is unique and so is the investment and support we offer. We take time to understand your business model and market opportunity. Our investment is tailored to meet the needs of your specific growth plans and ambitions.

As well as providing investment to fuel growth, we can provide founders with liquidity, enabling them to realise some of the value they have built while continuing to lead and grow their business.  We adopt a hands-on, partnership-based approach.  Typically, we take minority stakes, providing strategic support to management teams, without looking for control. We focus on long-term success and value creation rather than short-term profit.

It’s the way we operate and the quality of the relationships we build that sets us apart from other investors. Each senior member of our investment team works with only a few companies at a time. This enables us to be closely involved with the companies we partner with and devote significant time to helping them grow.

Our approach and the way we work with founders and management teams is embedded in our culture and ethos. We are responsible investors – pragmatic, supportive and straightforward to deal with. We stand by teams through the lows as well as the highs.

What we look for

How we can help

  • Scale up specialists

    Fostering a culture of operational excellence and high performance across all key functional areas underpins sustainable growth at scale. We work with teams across all operational areas including finance, sales, customer support and product development, offering strategic guidance and practical assistance for long term growth. We are specialists in supporting businesses to internationalise and to increase their revenues from less than £10 million to £100 million and beyond.

  • Long term value creation

    A keen sense of timing and effective long-term strategic planning is vital to achieving an exit that maximises value for all stakeholders. Exit planning is often overlooked when growing rapidly, with operational demands taking priority. We help management teams to deliver rapid growth while keeping focused on long-term value creation. Our capital is patient and flexible, helping you to sustainably accelerate growth with a long-term view.

  • Connecting with our network

    Access to the right people at the right time is a challenge for every scaling business. We can help you make the right connections, opening doors across the globe - in Europe, the US and emerging markets in Asia - and unlocking access to the experience and expertise you need. From talent sourcing and customer introductions through to expansion into new markets and territories, we can facilitate key conversations across our proprietary network, comprising more than 500 senior international market participants, including expert operators, advisers, NXDs and founders. We also host regular networking and sector specialist events to share experiences and best practice across our portfolio companies.

  • Building high performing teams

    We have partnered with many founder-led businesses, so we understand the importance of an entrepreneurial culture and a strong team. In our experience, businesses that successfully transition from emerging technology leader to category winner all have high-quality boards and strong leadership teams. A high performing board can play a vital role, laying the foundations for good governance and strategic direction. We work closely with founders to help them build strong boards and develop first-class management teams.

At a glance

  • >20

    years investing in growth companies

  • #1

    ranked in Europe by performance*

  • >160


  • >140

    liquidity events

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