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We invest up to £10m of equity per transaction, acquiring and supporting UK business.  We have a passion for helping businesses grow and develop.  We consider the following types of transactions:

Corporate Disposals

We acquire non-core subsidiaries & help facilitate carve outs, offering speed, discretion and certainty for sellers.

Retirement Sales

We can provide a range of solutions for owner-managers looking to retire – from the standard to the unconventional.

Management Buyouts

We back management teams to acquire the businesses they run and support them in taking their business to the next level.

Turnarounds

We rescue & support struggling companies; from event led & short term distress to acquisition out of insolvency.

10

Max Equity Investment per Acquisition

30

Enterprise Value Up To

15

Transactions Completed

7

Fastest Time to Complete

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Our Portfolio

We have 6 platform businesses in our portfolio with a combined turnover in excess of £100m.

Tobar

Tobar is a retailer and wholesaler of toys and gifts based in Norwich. It specialises in offering innovative and exciting products with high levels of service to a wide range of customers.

  • Over 3,000 customers
  • A presence in the UK, France, Scandinavia and Hong Kong
  • Completed 2 bolt on acquisitions

Komfort Partitioning

Komfort is a manufacturer, distributor and installer of aluminium & glass partitioning and associated products to the commercial office refurbishment & new build market.

  • A leading name in the interior fitout market
  • A full business re-organisation completed
  • Products manufactured in 45,000 sqr ft facility in Walsall

Independent Plant Hire Group

IPHG is a plant hire platform company based in the South of England with a focus on acquiring and growing a group of plant hire businesses.  Our investment criteria is underlined by a focus on finding regional businesses which provide exceptional levels of customer service across a range of equipment.

  • 3 acquisitions completed to date
  • Invested in plant & staff post-acquisition
  • Rolling out operational & technological improvements

Paul’s Cycles

Paul’s Cycles is an online retailer of bicycles and accessories based in Dereham, Norfolk with a focus on high specification bikes.  Merino bought the business from the original founder.

  • Offers leading brands including Giant, Cube, Cannondale and Merida
  • Excellent value and service levels
  • Over 3,000 bicycles in stock

Cubicle Washroom Systems

Cubicles is a manufacturer of integrated washroom solutions for the office and education markets.

  • Expertise in joinery and associated products
  • Manufacturing on the South Coast of the UK
  • High level of new product development and innovation

BC Ceramics

BC Ceramics is a tile retailer & distributor based in the South East of England.  The business has seven sites, trading under three different brands.

  • Decades long heritage and a strong reputation
  • Imports tiles direct from the Continent
  • Substantial organic growth under Merino ownership

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