• Sector: Business Services
  • Location: London
  • Website: www.flint-global.com
  • Date of investment: Dec-21
  • GCP board members: Garrett Curran, Emily Henderson

About

  • Flint is a political, policy, regulatory and competition advisory firm that specialises in advising clients on complex business issues where government and business meet
  • Founded in 2015 they have three practice areas: Policy and Political Analysis, Competition and Regulation and Markets and Investor Advisory
  • Offices in London and Brussels, employing over 100 people

Why we invested

  • We are partnering with a highly experienced senior team, with impressive experience from within the private and public sectors
  • Since being founded in 2015, the business has delivered remarkable growth within a rapidly developing market
  • Flint has a differentiated proposition in the market, exemplified by the calibre and experience of its people and embedded relationships with an exceptional blue-chip client base
  • The business expertly combines technical capability with political knowledge and is recognised for its deep sector expertise in financial services, pharma, technology, telecommunications, energy, and sustainability

How we are making a difference

  • GCP’s track record of supporting professional services businesses to scale and our ability to provide all of the funding for the transaction at completion underpinned the deliverability of the deal
  • We are aligned with the incumbent senior leadership team as a supportive minority partner
  • Our investment will support the next phase of growth through talent acquisition, broadening the service offering for clients and long-term development of business functions

“We are extremely pleased to have concluded an investment from GCP. We are proud of what we have built in Flint and have always sought excellence in our service to clients, the people we have recruited and our culture. GCP has recognised this from our first meeting. They are experienced in supporting high-growth professional services firms and we are delighted to welcome them as our investment partner. We are confident this transaction will put us in a strong position to create more opportunities for our team, strengthen our service offer, and accelerate the future growth of Flint.”

Ed Richards and Simon Fraser, Managing Partners
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