We invest in established, profitable businesses – sorry we don’t fund start-ups or early stage businesses
Robust historic earnings – we need businesses making a profit, even if it is only a modest one!
As with all venture deals, we back individuals so a solid, driven & proven management team or business owners are essential (even if we haven’t recruited them all yet !)
We do look further afield, such as supporting management buy ins & buy outs or retirement sales
A clear competitive advantage and/or a significant opportunity to exploit is a necessity – we’ve rarely seen “me too” strategy succeed.
We are happy to look at businesses that may require more than £1m as part of a longer-term funding strategy.
“A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.”
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
“Diligence is the mother of good luck.”
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.”
“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.”
“The secret to successful recruitment is to look for the people who want to change the world."
“Anything that is measured and watched, improves.”
“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”
We always join the board of companies we invest in and spend an agreed amount of time working with the business in return for a nominal non-executive director’s fee.