AIS is a global leader in the engineering, manufacture and application of specialist materials, insulation and passive fire protection systems, as well as buoyancy and SURF (subsea, umbilicals, risers and flowlines) products. The business delivers mission-critical solutions for the energy, offshore wind, industrial, automotive, chemical and marine sectors.
Headquartered in Gloucester, AIS has operations in the UK, USA, Dubai, Korea, Angola, Brazil, Kazakhstan, France and Canada and employees almost 400 people.
We have backed an experienced team with world-leading technical expertise and deep operational experience in the sector in a minority partnership deal.
Our investment partnership
AIS’ products are technically advanced compared to their competition, offering high performance solutions for customers based on advanced material science. As such, barriers to entry are high and include technical specifications, reliability and a strong track record.
The business has a leading position in its traditional oil & gas market which has provided a strong platform for its energy transition strategy and diversification into other industrial applications.
Strategic support through our Growth Toolkit
Since our investment we have closely supported Andrew Bennion, Simon Shepherd and their team with numerous strategic growth initiatives, leveraging our Growth Toolkit and Network: