Infinity Works opens in Edinburgh

Infinity Works has opened an office in Edinburgh after winning a second major client in the Scottish financial services industry – an unnamed “well-known bank” – amid plans to double headcount.

DMW wins a best Workplace in Tech 2019 award

For the 2nd time this year, DMW has been awarded as an official Great Place to Work! This time round they came 3rd in the medium category for the UK’s Best Workplaces in Tech 2019! They have climbed 1 places since last year, placing 4th in the category. 

GCP is pleased to announce that Michael Gray has joined the team

Growth Capital Partners (“GCP”), a leading partnership-focused investor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Gray as Origination Director. 

Richard Shaw helps raises money for Bloodwise

Richard Shaw spent Sunday taking part in RideLondon, cycling the 100 miles London/Surrey circuit used for the 2012 Olympics, to raise money for Bloodwise. Richard’s fundraising contributed to a total of £90,000 raised by cyclists riding for Bloodwise on the day.

Growth Capital Partners completes minority investment in Jones Knowles Ritchie

Growth Capital Partners (GCP) is delighted to announce that it has completed an investment in Jones Knowles Ritchie (JKR), an award-winning design-led creative company. This is GCP’s eighth investment from its Fund IV.

Alastair Stewart wins Transformational Leader at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019

etc.venues is a leading provider of urban venues for conferences and events in London and the UK. With the first of three New York venues just announced and a 17th UK event space due to be opened, etc.venues is embarking on a transformation into a global brand.

Growth Capital Partners raises over £20,000 for Impetus

On Saturday the 6th of July, James, Jay, Richard, John, Ravi, Liam and Katarina all represented Growth Capital Partners and took part in our very first Impetus Triathlon.

DMW win a Great Place To Work Award

For the 6th year in a row, DMW have been awarded as an official Great Place to Work! They have climbed three places since last year, placing 5th in the category.

“It’s our people that make DMW a great place to work, so here’s to all of you DMWers and to another great year!

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GCP promotes Jay Salter to Investment Manager

Growth Capital Partners (“GCP”), a leading mid-market investor in UK SMEs, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jay Salter to Investment Manager. Jay joined GCP in 2017 and most recently worked on the investments in The DMW Group and Indigo Telecom Group.

GCP completes investment in Infinity Works as Seventh Deal in Fund IV

Growth Capital Partners (“GCP”), is pleased to announce a new investment in Infinity Works Consulting Limited, partnering with the founder management team to support significant additional scale and reach and help increase its share of the multi-billion-pound market for IT services.

GCP is pleased to announce that Liam Bennett has joined the team

Growth Capital Partners (“GCP”), a leading partnership-focused investor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Liam Bennett as Investment Executive.

Chaucer & Virtrium listed in FT’s 2019 Leading UK

The Financial Times has just published their UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2019 rankings.

GCP supports Chaucer in merger with Virtrium Consulting

GCP is delighted to announce that Chaucer has merged with Virtrium Consulting in a transaction that creates one of the largest independent end-to-end digital transformation consultancies in the UK.

GCP support Arrow Business Communications in the acquisition of ABICA and EUM

Growth Capital Partners announces a further two bolt-on acquisitions for portfolio company Arrow Business Communications.

Indigo Telecom Group named Insider Media Deal of the Month

The investment in Indigo Telecom by Growth Capital Partners has been named as Insider’s Deal of the Month for December 2018.

AMG win Best Marketing Campaign EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018

Vango wins Best Marketing Campaign EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018

GCP completes investment in Indigo Telecom Group as Sixth Deal in Fund IV

– Growth Capital Partners (“GCP”), is pleased to announce a new investment in Indigo Telecom Group, supporting the management team in a secondary MBO.

GCP is delighted to announce that Heidi Farley has joined the team

Growth Capital Partners (“GCP”), a leading partnership-focused investor, is pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi Farley as Investment Executive.

AMG Group launches new website

We are delighted to announce that AMG Group has launched its new website. Developed in-house, its design reflects the passion, innovation and success integral to AMG and is an important part of AMG’s plans to continue attracting both the very best retailers and consumers to its brands as well as individuals to join its expanding team.

Advanced Insulation win EIC Innovation Award

Advanced Insulation, a UK-based manufacturer, has been awarded the EIC (Energy Industries Council) Innovation award for its underdeck and bulkhead fire protection and insulation system – ContraFlame® MS400.

GCP realises its investment in Cooke Optics and delivers 4.4x money multiple

Growth Capital Partners (“GCP”), the UK SME specialist private equity firm, has realised its investment in Cooke Optics (“Cooke”), a manufacturer of high end cine lenses to the global film, television and advertising industries. 

GCP support Arrow Business Communications in the acquisition of 360 Solutions Ltd

Arrow Business Communications Limited strengthens its presence in the East Midlands and the Legal Sector with the acquisition of of 360 Solutions Ltd, the second in 2018

GCP realises its investment in etc. venues

Growth Capital Partners (GCP), the UK SME specialist private equity firm, has realised its investment in contemporary city centre event space host, etc.venues, which is to expand into the United States and beyond in a new partnership with US investors Gencom and Colony NorthStar, investing alongside Benchmark, a global hospitality company.

Advanced Insulation reaches milestone of fifth Queen’s Award, obtaining the ‘Innovation’ award for the third time in five years

The Gloucester-based company has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Innovation to celebrate the creation and success of ContraFlame MS400, its lightweight insulation and fire protection product for the underdeck of an oil platform. 

GCP promotes Richard Shaw to Partner

Richard leads GCP’s investment activity in the TMT sector and plays a central role in new deals and portfolio management across the firm. He led the recent Fund IV investment in Arrow, a business communications service provider and also the Fund III investment in FLYdocs, a provider of aviation records management software, where he managed the successful strategic exit to Lufthansa Technik.

Arrow acquires Reeves Lund

Arrow is delighted to announce both the acquisition of Reeves Lund Ltd and the opening of a brand new office for our London based staff.
Reeves Lund Ltd is a boutique telecoms reseller based in Farringdon, London and has been providing telecoms services in London for over 20 years.

Growth Capital Partners hires three new recruits

Growth Capital Partners (GCP) has hired three new recruits, with two investment executives and a finance director joining the team.

Advanced Insulation apprentice wins award

Ben Townsend, aged 20, who works as an apprentice patternmaker for Advanced Insulation, was up against talent from companies such as Dyson, BAE Systems and Airbus to win the Intermediate & Advanced First Year Apprentice Award at this year’s EEF Future Manufacturing Awards in London.

Growth Capital Partners promotes Ravi Monteiro to Investment Director

GCP is pleased to announce the promotion of Ravi Monteiro to Investment Director. Ravi joined GCP in 2014 and most recently worked on the investments in First Mile, Arrow Business Communications & Shorterm Group. In 2016 Ravi was a key member of the team that delivered a strategic exit of FLYdocs to Lufthansa Technik.

Chaucer makes strategic investment in SharpCloud Software Limited

Chaucer has made a strategic investment in SharpCloud Software Limited as part of a wider first round fundraise. SharpCloud is a data visualisation and collaboration tool that enables real time data presentation, sharing and analytics.

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GCP completes investment in IT Consultancy The DMW Group

GCP today announces its investment in London based specialist IT consultancy DMW. This is the fifth investment in GCP Fund IV.

DMW supports its high-profile clients through exceptional consulting talent with a deep understanding of the technology and IT systems that underpin their business.

Siebert Industries third acquisition for Arrow Business Communications in 2017

Siebert Industries third acquisition for Arrow Business Communications in 2017

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Final close of Fund IV at £205m

London – 10th July 2017 – Growth Capital Partners (GCP), a leading lower mid-market investor in UK SMEs, and British Business Bank Investments Ltd (BBBIL), the commercial arm of the British Business Bank, are pleased to announce a £40 million investment from British Business Bank Investments Ltd, completing the final close of GCP’s fourth fund ‘Growth Capital Partners Fund IV LP’. The Fund exceeded its target of £200m with commitments from a diverse investor base of U.K., European and U.S. institutional investors, including public pension funds, insurance companies and investment management groups. Existing investors showed strong continued support, with 80% making further investments, and six new UK and European investors have also been welcomed into the Fund.

GCP supports portfolio company Arrow with its 2nd acquisition in 2017

Surrey – 26th July 2017 – Growth Capital Partners (‘GCP’) is delighted to announce that Arrow Business Communications (‘Arrow’) has completed the acquisition of Worksmart Technology Ltd (‘Worksmart’). This acquisition is part of Arrow’s buy-and-build strategy and is its 2nd acquisition in 2017. It follows the acquisition of Pulse Business Energy, a fast growing and award winning UK energy broker, in March 2017.

First Mile is the 4th investment in Fund IV and the 5th in the last 12 months

First Mile is a fast-growth, differentiated waste and recycling collections provider. Through technology and customer focus the business has revolutionised service provision in the sector.

Two GCP companies have been named in LSE’s 1000

Two GCP companies have been named in the 2017 London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain: etc.venues & First Mile.

The report is a celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK

The research paints a vibrant picture of the British economy, as well as dispelling certain myths. For more information visit: LSE 1000 companies

Fishawack successful realisation

Fishawack is a leading medical communications group with operations in the UK, USA, Switzerland & India. During the life of our investment we supported management with three bolt-on acquisitions as the earnings of the group more than doubled.

GCP completes investment in Shorterm

A leading specialist technical engineering recruitment and training company supporting a wide range of household names in the aviation, automotive, power & rail sectors in particular.

GCP takes minority stake in AMG

Growth Capital Partners (GCP) has taken a minority stake in AMG Group, a Glasgow-based supplier of branded camping, ski and outdoor equipment.

GCP invests in telecoms infrastructure services

Growth Capital Partners (GCP) has invested €23.3m in John Henry Group, a telecoms infrastructure services company.

GCP realises its investment in Wrap Film Systems

GCP realises its investment in wrap film systems limited, The UK’S cling film and aluminium foil converter

GCP realises its investment in Iglu

Growth Capital Partners (GCP), the mid-market private equity firm, has realised its investment in Iglu, the UK’s leading online travel agent specialising in cruise and ski holidays.

GCP has backed FLYdocs

Growth Capital Partners takes off with FLYdocs

Advanced Insulation Joins Forces with GCP

Advanced Insulation plc (AI) is pleased to announce that it has completed a transaction which sees Growth Capital Partners (GCP) taking a substantial minority shareholding in the company.

GCP sells Scopus Engineering to Amec Foster Wheeler

British multinational strengthens project delivery capability through strategic acquisition

GCP supports Fishawack with acquisition

GCP makes its third investment in 2014

GCP back buyout of Chaucer Group Limited

GCP completes sixth investment from its Fund III 

GCP announces third senior appointment in sixth months

GCP is delighted to announce that Richard has been promoted to investment director

GCP boost deal team with significant hire

GCP, the most experienced provider of blended equity and debt to the UK’s small to medium sized businesses, has boosted its deal team with the appointment of Kirsty McDonald, who joins from 3i, as an Investment Director.

GCP adds to its Investment team

Growth Capital Partners (GCP), the provider of flexible debt and equity to the UK’s small to medium sized businesses today announces the appointment of Alex Thomson as an Investment Manager. Alex joins from Investec Investment Banking.

Growth Capital Partners banks 3x return from Entec

Growth Capital Partners (GCP) has sold Entec, the environmental and engineering consultancy to Amec. 

GCP exits Goodridge UK

Close Growth Capital (“CGC”), a provider of combined equity and debt funding, announced today that it had sold its stake in Goodridge UK to the incumbent management team.

Close Capital Partners spins out of Close Brothers

The three executive directors of Close Growth Capital have bought the business out of Close Brothers and changed its name to Growth Capital Partners LLP. Growth Capital Partners provides structured equity, a combined equity and debt product, to the UK’s small to medium sized businesses.

GCP Acquires Wrap Film System

Growth Capital Partners have combined equity and debt finance provider, has backed the £21m management buy-out of Wrap Film Systems Limited.

GCP supports £32m MBO of A-Gas International

GCP is  backing the £32 million secondary management buyout (MBO) of A-Gas International (“A-Gas”) a provider of combined equity and debt funding, announces that it is backing the £32 million secondary management buyout (MBO) of A-Gas International (“A-Gas”)

GCP back buy-out of PRAGMA and Realtime

In a difficult funding environment, Close Growth Capital’s (CGC), ability to provide both equity and debt have enabled them to complete the £30 million MBO of Pragma and Real Time, the UK IT services businesses of Sword Group Plc, the listed French IT company. 

Tangerine agrees Monkhill acquistion with Cadbury

Tangerine, the Blackpool-based confectionery firm, has agreed to acquire Monkhill Confectionery from Cadbury Schweppes for £58 million in cash.

GCP supports £32m MBO of A-Gas

Close Growth Capital supports £32m MBO of A-Gas International

The future’s bright for Tangerine as it acquires B

Tangerine Confectionery, the Blackpool-based confectionery business backed by Close Growth Capital (“CGC”), today announced that it has acquired the confectionery arm of Burton’s Foods from current owners HM Capital Partners LLC (previously Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst) for an undisclosed sum.

GCP backs £9m MBO of Allen & Heath

Growth Capital Partners (GCP), a provider of combined equity and debt funding, announces that it is backing the £9m secondary management buy out (MBO) of Allen & Heath (“A&H”), a designer of professional sound mixing equipment. The move marks the successful exit of 3i, who backed the original MBO in 2001.

GCP backs MBI of Toms Confectionery Ltd

Close Brothers Growth Capital Ltd (“CBGC”), a provider of combined equity and debt funding, announces that it is backing the management buy-in (MBI) of Toms Confectionery Ltd (“TCL”), from Toms Gruppen of Denmark.

GCP backs first MBO from Fund II

Close Brothers Growth Capital Backs £30m MBO of Entec UK from Northumbrian Water