Your growth

Our network and expertise can help your business to scale

You get our attention

It’s how we operate that sets us apart from other investors. Each of our senior executives works with only a few companies at a time. This allows us to build strong relationships with your team and to devote significant time to help your business grow. The value we can add is rooted in the way in which we work with founders and management teams, the calibre of our people and the strength and depth of our network.

  • People and relationships really matter to SEP - that’s a big reason we chose to work with them.

    Martin Taylor, Founder and Deputy CEO, Content Guru

Our value creation

  • Building high performing teams

    We understand entrepreneurial culture and the importance of a strong team. We work with founders and management to evaluate senior leadership performance and to consider appropriate executive and non-executive appointments. We make introductions from within our own network and can participate in candidate interviews and referencing.

  • Supporting business growth

    Excellence across all functional areas underpins sustainable growth. Specialists in supporting businesses to internationalise and increase their revenues from £10 million to £100 million and beyond, we can work with your team across all operational areas offering strategic guidance and practical assistance to help you scale.   

  • Connecting with our network

    We can help open doors across the globe. From talent sourcing and customer introductions to expansion into new markets and territories we can facilitate key conversations. We also host regular networking and sector specialist events to share experiences and best practice across our portfolio companies.

  • Creating long term value

    To maximise value for all shareholders you need a sound strategy and a keen sense of timing. We accelerate growth, but we don’t rush an exit. Having secured more than 140 realisations, from trade and financial acquirers to IPO’s, we know that substantial value can take years to crystallise and is built upon solid operational and financial plans.

Hear from our portfolio about how we work with companies and create value

Building responsible businesses

We believe there is a direct correlation between business responsibility and business growth, progressive employment practices and staff motivation and ethical practices and customer acquisition and retention. We encourage the companies we partner with to achieve best practice in all aspects of their operations, including being responsible businesses. The long term and patient nature of our growth equity investment strategy means we can help to build robust, resilient, and sustainable companies.

Find out more about our approach to investing responsibly.

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