Our companies:
Chaucer Group Limited

 About :


  • Global change management consultancy
  • Specialises in managing and delivering complex projects in large corporates such as BP, Shell and Pfizer
  • Founded in 1987, the business now employs over 200 people across Europe and the USA



Key facts

Sector: Professional services
Location: Ashford, London, Houston, Chicago
Status: Current
Website: www.chaucer.com

Why we invested:


  • Long established consultancy with 25 year track record of delivering successful projects with large blue chip corporates
  • Backing an experienced incumbent CEO and management team
  • Master service agreements and frameworks with customers
  • International operations and well established presence in the USA
  • Growing professional services market


The deal

Size at investment: Undisclosed
Bought from: Founders
Date of investment: February 2014
Deal type: MBO
GCP board member: Garrett Curran

How we are making a difference:


  • GCP underwrote the entire transaction, providing all the debt and equity on the deal
  • Introduced an industry experienced candidate as chairman who supported the buyout process and joined the board at completion
  • Supported management in formalising board structure and bringing the US business within the UK Group



ESG results

  • Recruiting c.50 new consultants per year
  • Working with University of Kent on intern work experience
  • Structured career development plan for all employees

“Chaucer is at a very exciting stage in its development and we are really pleased to have GCP involved to help us take the business forward. GCP has a great reputation for enabling companies to achieve their potential and we are delighted to be working with them.”

Chris Laslett, Co-Founder and CEO, Chaucer