Bridgehill Partners has established an enviable track record for helping owner-managed SMEs to develop and grow, often in the face of the most challenging economic headwinds.We have achieved this by taking the time to understand the unique characteristics and situation of each business, ensuring we are able to inject exactly the right blend of resourcing and specialist expertise.
As you might imagine, much of this work has been carried out in full commercial confidence.
So while the following case studies provide a flavour of some of our recent stories, please contact us today for more information and examples.
In this classic retirement scenario, we were approached with an opportunity to acquire a niche market leader in the building material supply industry.
Across 30 years of successful trading the company had already developed an impressive reputation and very broad customer base.
It was evident that this could provide a strong platform for growth. As well as adding substantial resources to the business, we injected fresh commercial expertise, expanded the existing product offering, and helped key employees to realise their considerable potential.
Having already achieved significant growth since we acquired the business, we are now looking at further enhancement of the product portfolio, as well as international expansion.
Owner-managed companies often need external help and resources to take them to the next stage of their development, and this was the case in our acquisition of a specialist IT support services provider to the financial services sector.
A blue chip customer base, an outstanding reputation for service, and an impressive track record over recent years laid strong foundations upon which we were confident we could grow this business to the next stage of its development.
Since our investment the business has in fact increased turnover fourfold, thanks to a classic Bridgehill combination of hands-on management, investment in staff and development of innovative solutions.
Today, the business has expanded across the EMEA region, broadened its industry verticals and has forged a well-earned reputation as a market-leading innovator
We are great fans of using data and business intelligence in innovative ways.
So when presented with the opportunity to back a strong manager in the “information space” to help him build a business that provides valuable primary and secondary market data to large international consolidators we immediately knew this would be a good investment.
Having worked with the founder, the company now has a strong position in this niche sector, and we are continuing to strengthen and grow the company.
In 2015 we made a small investment to support an experienced energy sector team as it developed services in the Energy Company Obligations (ECO) market.
Having helped the business grow organically from start-up to £2m turnover by 2017, we then supported the acquisition of a tier one ECO supplier.
Together these businesses have a turnover in excess of £20m, providing an outstanding platform for growth in ECO, social housing and commercial energy projects.
It is always inspiring to see an established family business enter a new phase of development and growth.
Few boast a better pedigree than the wine business in which we invested in 2016. With well over a century of successful trading, this is one of the oldest wine businesses in Britain.
We were offered the opportunity to invest in and support an experienced ownership and management team as it look to expand the company’s direct-to-consumer premium wine and fine wine operation.
Substantial investment in people, infrastructure and technology has yielded early results, and set an encouraging platform for future growth.