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Industry events roundup
Jul 04, 2024
James MacLeay, who leads our responsible investment and ESG strategy, was recently involved in two highly anticipated industry events.
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Getting to know… Sam Smith
Jul 04, 2024
Earlier this year, we were delighted to welcome Sam Smith as a fund accountant. Based in our Cardiff office, Sam is responsible for preparing consolidated accounts and investor reporting. Find out a little…
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Awards Success
Jul 04, 2024
We are thrilled to have been shortlisted in two categories of the Real Deals ESG Awards 2024.
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WestBridge promotes Sinclair and Gilbert
Jul 01, 2024
WestBridge, the independently benchmarked top 5% performing lower mid-market private equity firm, is announcing the promotion of two investment professionals.
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WestBridge backed APEM Group expands global…
Jun 17, 2024
WestBridge backed APEM Group has announced the acquisition of Biosis, one of Australia’s leading ecology and heritage consultancies.
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WestBridge named finalist in ESG awards
Jun 13, 2024
Billed as ‘recognising and celebrating authentic ESG change in private equity’, we are thrilled to have been shortlisted in two categories of the Real Deals ESG Awards 2024: PE House of the Year: Mid-Cap…
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James MacLeay appears at two industry events
Jun 12, 2024
James MacLeay, who leads our responsible investment and ESG strategy, is involved in two highly anticipated industry events next week.
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Tryzens Global, repositioned for accelerated…
Jun 10, 2024
Earlier this month, Tryzens rebranded as Tryzens Global to reflect its international and growing presence in the digital commerce market.
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Spotlight on ... Techex
Jun 10, 2024
In our occasional series, we take a look at the companies we invest in, what we look for and how we deliver value creation. This time around, Tim Whittard and James MacLeay tell us a little about Techex,…
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Mark Silver appointed as Chair at Survey…
Jun 10, 2024
Survey Solutions has appointed a new Chair as it gears up for transformational growth following its management buyout in December 2023.
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Westbridge shortlisted for two Rainmaker…
Jun 10, 2024
Over 600 deals were completed in the North West region in the past 12 months.
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WestBridge realises investment in Eque2 to…
May 29, 2024
Bowmark Capital, the mid-market private equity firm, has made an investment in Eque2, a leading provider of specialist Enterprise Resource Planning (‘ERP’) software to the construction industry. The transaction…
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Interview with Tryzens CEO
May 02, 2024
In August 2023, we partnered with digital commerce agency, Tryzens. CEO Andy Burton provides in-depth background to the deal and explains why listening to your heart and intuition are important when choosing…
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Eque2 contract and award success
May 02, 2024
Portfolio company Eque2 recently celebrated two significant wins.
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APEM achieves leading ESG status
May 02, 2024
All our portfolio companies are reviewed by an independent specialist ESG consultant to assess their ESG performance. The robust process scores and benchmarks each company against 83 key metrics and sets…
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Rebecca Sinclair talks value creation
May 02, 2024
Rebecca Sinclair was recently interviewed by the editor of Actum, which provides private equity sector insights and news.
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Getting to know ... Thomas Dutton
May 02, 2024
Earlier this year, we were delighted to welcome Thomas Dutton as senior investment manager. Based in our Manchester office, Tom will have a particular focus on deal origination, execution and portfolio…
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International Industry Award For Techex
May 02, 2024
The Techex team was delighted to receive the Product of the Year award at the NAB Show, the largest trade show for the media, entertainment and technology industry, held earlier this month in Las Vegas.
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Our journey to net zero ...
Apr 23, 2024
The level of engagement and commitment to improving the ESG footprint across our portfolio is strong. All parties recognise the value of embedding our rigorous approach as a key part of our Value Creation…
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APEM Group and Alpine Fire recognised at…
Mar 28, 2024
Leaders at APEM Group and Alpine Fire were recognised last night at the North West Leadership Awards, organised by The Business Desk.
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WestBridge Value Creation approach recognised…
Mar 26, 2024
We were delighted to receive an Actum Value Creation Award last week for deploying our Value Creation Model at environmental consultancy, APEM Group.
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BVCA roadshow ends on a high
Mar 21, 2024
It has been a busy but rewarding few weeks participating in the BVCA North American and Asian Investor Roadshow.
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Tryzens recognized in Megabuyte50 Awards
Mar 18, 2024
We are thrilled to report that Tryzens has been recognised in the Megabyte top 50 Awards 2024, placing 35th.
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Tryzens expands its Shopify Plus practice…
Mar 15, 2024
Tryzens, the international digital commerce agency, has acquired Juno, an award winning Shopify Plus agency.
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New team member
Mar 11, 2024
We are delighted that Sam Smith has joined WestBridge as a fund accountant.
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Getting to know … Luke Gilbert, investment…
Feb 22, 2024
Luke Gilbert joined us in May 2023 from Stephens Investment Bank. Here he answers a few questions we put to each team member so you can get to know them a little better.
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Getting to know ... Jess Ledger, investment…
Feb 14, 2024
Jess Ledger joined us in May 2023 from Investec. Here she answers a few questions we put to each team member so you can get to know them a little better.
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APEM on track for £20m+ EBITDA
Jan 30, 2024
We invested in environmental consultancy, APEM in 2019 when it was a modest UK environmental consultancy with revenue of £10 million and £2 million of EBITDA.
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Showcasing our value creation model
Jan 30, 2024
We will be showcasing our arguably market-leading Value Creation Model as part of the BVCA North American and Asian Investor roadshows
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WestBridge announces promotion and gears…
Jan 18, 2024
PRIVATE equity firm WestBridge has promoted Rebecca Sinclair to senior investment manager.
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WestBridge expands team as it eyes further…
Jan 09, 2024
PRIVATE equity firm WestBridge has expanded its team with the appointment of Thomas Dutton as senior investment manager.
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WestBridge backs MBO of Survey Solutions
Jan 03, 2024
PRIVATE equity firm WestBridge has completed a secondary buyout of Land Survey Solutions Limited (t/a Survey Solutions), a leading provider of engineering surveying and monitoring services to a range of…
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Topical Debates
Dec 15, 2023
James MacLeay leads our responsible investing strategy and ensures the implementation of our many ESG initiatives … all of which made him an ideal panelist at the BVCA Summit 2023, where he contributed…
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Alpine launches campaign
Dec 13, 2023
The first automatic fire sprinkler system was installed in 1812 and remains the most efficient way of suppressing fires.
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Recurring fees up at Eque2
Dec 12, 2023
We backed a management buyout of Eque2 three years ago. Since then, revenue has grown by 50% and run rate profitability has doubled.
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Annual Investor Meeting
Dec 08, 2023
We held our Annual Investor Meeting earlier this week at the Institute of Directors (IoD) in London – it was great to see so many people there.
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Systematic approach to ESG delivers significant…
Nov 23, 2023
Our latest Impact Report reveals that all 11 of our portfolio companies have improved on their ESG footprint in the past 12 months.
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Spotlight on ... Alpine Fire Engineers
Nov 09, 2023
Interested to know about the companies we invest in, what we look for and how we deliver value creation? Peter Barkley, who heads our Manchester office, tells us a little about Alpine Fire Engineers.
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APEM completes sixth acquisition in two years
Oct 12, 2023
WESTBRIDGE backed APEM Group has announced the acquisition of Aspect Ecology, a leading ecological planning consultancy.
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Awards round-up
Sep 08, 2023
We are delighted to report that our portfolio company, APEM Group has been named a regional winner of the BVCA Vision 2023 Awards, which recognises extraordinary companies backed by private equity.
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WestBridge backs international digital commerce…
Aug 29, 2023
WestBridge has supported a management buyout of Tryzens, an international digital commerce solutions agency, marking the first investment from WestBridge III and an exit for Scottish Equity Partners (SEP).
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Spotlight on … Channel 3 Consulting
Jul 14, 2023
Interested to know a little more about the companies we invest in, what we look for and how we deliver value creation? James MacLeay, investment director, tells us a little about Channel 3 Consulting.
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WestBridge backed APEM Group completes fifth…
Jul 14, 2023
APEM Group has today announced the acquisition of NASH Maritime, a specialist shipping, navigation and maritime risk consultancy. This is APEM’s fifth acquisition in the last two years and bolsters the…
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Change at the top at WestBridge backed APEM
Jul 05, 2023
WestBridge backed APEM Group, the global environmental consultancy, has announced changes to its senior leadership team as it sets its sights on further growth.
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WestBridge ESG credentials recognised by…
Jun 06, 2023
We are delighted to have been named as a finalist in the Real Deals ESG Awards for the second consecutive year.
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WestBridge backed APEM secures +£50m growth…
Jun 06, 2023
Portfolio company APEM Group has secured a +£50m debt package as well as additional debt capacity through an accordion facility from Tikehau Capital, the global alternative asset management group, with…
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Shortlist success
May 09, 2023
We are delighted to have had our dealmaking excellence in local markets recognised by being shortlisted in a handful of awards.
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WestBridge announces enhanced ESG Reporting
May 05, 2023
Enhancing the ESG footprint of our portfolio companies is a core element of our value creation model.
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Spotlight on … APEM
Apr 28, 2023
Interested to know a little more about the companies we invest in? What we look for in them? How we deliver value creation? Peter Barkley, partner, tells us a little about APEM.
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WestBridge showcases value creation
Apr 26, 2023
The WestBridge team was delighted to participate in the recent BVCA European Private Capital Conference in the US.
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Finding the ideal cultural fit
Mar 14, 2023
Steven Nanda led a secondary management buyout of Alpine Fire Engineers in December 2022. A firm believer in the power of company culture, he sets out how he first got involved with the company and why…
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WestBridge promotes four and hints at further…
Jan 13, 2023
WESTBRIDGE, the leading lower mid-market private equity firm, has announced a number of promotions following a successful 12 months during which it completed six transactions, including its exit from bChannels…
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WestBridge backs Alpine Fire Engineers in…
Dec 21, 2022
WestBridge has completed a secondary buyout of Alpine Fire Engineers Ltd, specialist providers of mechanical fire suppression systems.
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WestBridge shortlisted in two categories…
Dec 20, 2022
We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in two categories of the Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2023, which attracts entries from across the globe.
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Propelling a business forward with an MBO
Nov 24, 2022
Andy Morgan led a management buyout of Smart Capital Technology (SCT) in March 2022. Despite being “warned” about the challenges of working with private equity investors, he says the WestBridge team has…
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Another trio of awards
Nov 09, 2022
The Thames Valley is an important dealmaking region for WestBridge so we were delighted to pick up another trio of awards at last week's Thames Valley Deals Awards, organised by The Business Magazine.
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ESG Impact Report
Oct 06, 2022
When we launched our second fund in 2018, we wanted to be recognised as best-in-class across a number of criteria, including our approach to ESG.
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Trio of wins for WestBridge at Thames Valley…
Sep 16, 2022
Having been shortlisted six times in four separate categories, we are delighted to have won three awards at last night's Thames Valley Dealmakers event, organised by South East Business Insider.
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WestBridge shortlisted in Real Deals ESG…
Sep 01, 2022
Just weeks after reporting that we’d been shortlisted in six categories of the Thames Valley Dealmakers Awards.
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Channel 3 Consulting is a Great Place to…
Jul 29, 2022
Our portfolio company Channel 3 Consulting, a digital healthcare consultancy, has just been certified as a Great Place to Work.
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WestBridge shortlisted in Thames Valley Dealmakers…
Jul 27, 2022
We are delighted to report that WestBridge has been shortlisted in no less than six categories of the Insider Thames Valley Dealmakers Awards.
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Creating repeatable outsized returns and…
Jul 01, 2022
Guy Davies, managing partner at WestBridge, explains how the private equity firm seeks to continuously deliver benchmarked top 5% performance in the UK's lower mid-market.
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Peter Barkley named Rising Star in North…
Jul 01, 2022
We are delighted to report that Peter Barkley, who heads our Manchester office, has won the Rising Star category in the North West Rainmaker Awards. Organised by TheBusinessDesk.com, the fiercely fought…
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Techex secures WestBridge as funding partner…
Jun 27, 2022
WestBridge invests in cloud and video over IP specialist, Techex.
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Building a global force in the environmental…
Jun 22, 2022
In March 2019, WestBridge backed a management buyout at environmental consultancy APEM. Despite the pandemic, during the intervening three years, turnover has increased from £12m to over £40m. This has…
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WestBridge backed APEM Group completes third…
May 31, 2022
WestBridge backed APEM Group completes third acquisition in 12 months and secures £25m sustainability linked refinance
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From initial investment to successful exit…
May 26, 2022
WestBridge recently sold its channel marketing agency bChannels. Valerie Kendall provides an insight into the deal, from initial investment to successful exit.
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Necessity is the mother of invention
May 09, 2022
Director Peter Barkley looks at the lasting impact of lockdown on the deal making process and argues that while it's great to be back to normal, some of the changes are here to stay and are actually for…
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WestBridge backs MBO of Smart Capital Technology
Mar 16, 2022
WestBridge supports the MBO of Smart Capital Technology, a provider of rapid response IT infrastructure support (Inventory-as-a-Service) to the global IT channel.
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International Women's Day
Mar 04, 2022
A recent study found that only 6% of women in the UK private equity sector are in senior positions. At WestBridge, this figure is closer to 50% because we actively embrace diversity. Our portfolio companies…
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Getting to know ... Rory Whitrow
Mar 03, 2022
Rory Whitrow joined us in 2021 from management consultancy, Newton Europe. Here he answers the five questions we put to each team member so you can get to know them a little better.
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WestBridge generates a 4.2x multiple of cost…
Feb 25, 2022
WESTBRIDGE has exited bChannels following the companys acquisition by The Channel Company, a US trade buyer with a complementary service offering, backed by US based Eagle Tree.
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WestBridge backed APEM completes second acquisition
Feb 10, 2022
Our portfolio company APEM has completed its second acquisition in seven months, as it pursues ambitious growth.
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Growth through selective M&A
Oct 04, 2021
Bespoke Heath & Social Care received private equity investment from WestBridge in June 2020. Christina Walsh, chief operating officer, explains how the company is now pursuing an ambitious buy and build…
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The power of presence
Sep 13, 2021
Partner Tim Whittard explains how WestBridge is able to transact deals across the whole of the UK from its three regional offices.
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Buy and build - accelerating growth and building…
Aug 31, 2021
In this short piece, senior investment manager Edward Minton looks at how WestBridge supports buy and build strategies at portfolio companies and the associated benefits.
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A CEOs view
Aug 10, 2021
John Howard is CEO of WestBridge portfolio company Channel 3 Consulting, which helps health and care organisations use technology to transform working practices and patient care. Here he tells us about…
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Channel 3 Consulting appoints executive partner
Aug 04, 2021
WestBridge portfolio company Channel 3 Consulting, a leading provider of digitally-enabled transformation services for the health and care sector, has appointed Paul Henderson as executive partner to help…
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WestBridge backed APEM completes first acquisition…
Jul 27, 2021
APEM acquires Woodrow, further extending its geographic reach and expanding its service offering in Ireland.
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The enlightening transition from LP to GP
Jul 09, 2021
In this short article, Katherine Bond looks at how her previous experience as a Limited Partner has helped inform her role as investor relations director at WestBridge.
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WestBridge promotes Barkley to director following…
Jul 01, 2021
PRIVATE equity house WestBridge has promoted Peter Barkley to director.
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Creating sustainable value through responsible…
Jun 09, 2021
WestBridge understands and embraces the importance of responsible investing, firmly believing it helps create and protect value. Here senior investment manager James MacLeay explains why.
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A view from the chair
May 18, 2021
Mark Rogerson was recently appointed chair of construction software provider Eque2, one of our portfolio companies. Here he explains what attracted him to the business and why his wide experience of guiding…
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WestBridge exits AJM Healthcare as WestBridge…
May 15, 2021
WestBridge completes its first exit from WestBridge II, realising its investment in AJM Healthcare via a secondary buyout to Livingbridge. WestBridge's performance benchmarks as top quartile for its vintage.
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The benefits of driving gender diversity…
Apr 26, 2021
WestBridge is ahead of the curve in understanding the benefits of gender diversity within its investment team and portfolio businesses. Here investment manager Rebecca Sinclair explores the subject.
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Valerie Kendall profile in Corporate Financier
Apr 09, 2021
In the latest issue of Corporate Financier, the award-winning magazine published by the ICAEW, Valerie Kendall talks about our recent £10m investment to support the MBO of Channel 3 Consulting.
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Peter Barkley shortlisted for Young Professionals…
Mar 29, 2021
We are delighted to announce that Peter Barkley, who heads our Manchester office, has been shortlisted in the Young Financier of the Year category of the Insider Young Professionals Awards.
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International Women's Day
Mar 08, 2021
At WestBridge, we embrace diversity. It is no longer a tick box exercise and as our companies grow, it becomes increasingly important that they reflect wider society.
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The rewards of small cap buyouts
Feb 16, 2021
Research into corporate deal activity in the UK consistently highlights a polarisation in the market between large and small deals. While some investors are gravitating towards larger transactions, others…
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Spotlight on Wilcomatic
Feb 09, 2021
Interested to know a little more about the companies we invest in? What we look for in them? What we bring to the table? Ed Minton, senior investment manager, tells us a little about Wilcomatic.
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Spotlight on bChannels
Feb 04, 2021
Interested to know a little more about the companies we invest in? What we look for in them? What we bring to the table? Here senior investment manager James MacLeay answers those very questions in relation…
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Getting to know Tim Whittard
Feb 02, 2021
As we say a lot, business is built on people and relationships. So you can get to know us a little better, we ask everyone in our team to answer the same five questions. Today, Tim Whittard gives his answers…
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WestBridge invests in Channel 3 in fourth…
Jan 28, 2021
WestBridge supports the MBO of Channel 3 Consulting, a provider of digital transformation programmes to the health and care sector.
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Spotlight on Bespoke Health & Social Care
Jan 26, 2021
Interested to know a little more about the companies we invest in? What we look for in them? What we bring to the table? Here investment manager Rebecca Sinclair answers those very questions in relation…
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WestBridge backed Acuity Care Group completes…
Jan 22, 2021
Acuity Care Group acquires Team Medical Support and Team Brain Injury Support, further diversifying its service offering and expanding its geographic reach.
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Three things I look for in a company
Jan 21, 2021
Peter Barkley heads our Manchester office and is focussed on originating new investments and supporting current portfolio companies in the North of England. Here he outlines three key things he looks…
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Getting to know James MacLeay
Jan 12, 2021
James MacLeay is a senior investment manager at WestBridge, having joined as an investment manager in November 2018.
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WestBridge promotes three
Jan 04, 2021
PRIVATE equity firm WestBridge has promoted three members of its team as it prepares for another successful year.
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WestBridge backs Eque2 management team in…
Dec 14, 2020
WestBridge acquires Eque2, a market-leading provider of business management software to the construction, contracting and house-building industries.
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Beyond the obvious - twelve unsung uses of…
Dec 03, 2020
Rebecca Sinclair, investment executive at WestBridge, looks at some of the often overlooked uses of private equity.
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Getting to know Rebecca Sinclair
Dec 01, 2020
Rebecca Sinclair joined us last year from HSBC Corporate Banking. Here she answers the five questions we put to each team member so you can get to know them a bit better.
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Spotlight on Aptus Utilities
Nov 24, 2020
If you're interested to know a little more about the companies we invest in, what we look for in them and what we bring to the table, read on. Here Peter Barkley, tells us a little about Aptus Utilities.
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Preparing your business for private equity…
Nov 19, 2020
Rebecca Sinclair, investment executive, explains what businesses can do to prepare when looking for investment.
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Getting to know Ed Minton
Nov 17, 2020
Business is built on people and relationships. So you can get to know us a little better, over the next few weeks, each member of our team will answer the same five questions. Next up is Ed Minton.
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What I look for in a company
Nov 12, 2020
Tim Whittard leads our deal origination activities in the Midlands, South West and South East. Here he outlines three key things he looks for when considering investing in a company.
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Ed Minton tells us a little about AJM Healthcare
Nov 10, 2020
Interested to know a little more about the companies we invest in? What we look for in them? What we bring to the table? This new feature answers those questions and more. Next up, Ed Minton, tells us…
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Getting to know Peter Barkley
Nov 03, 2020
Business is built on people and relationships. So you can get to know us a little better, over the next few weeks, each member of our team will answer the same five questions. Next up is our man in the…
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Pete Barkley tells us a little about APEM
Oct 26, 2020
Interested to know a little more about the companies we invest in? What we look for in them? What we bring to the table? This new feature answers those questions and more. First up, Pete Barkley, tells…
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Private equity so much more than just money
Oct 22, 2020
James MacLeay, investment manager at WestBridge, takes a look at why business owners should consider private equity as a route to growth.
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Getting to know Katherine Bond
Oct 20, 2020
Business is built on people and relationships. So you can get to know us a little better, over the next few weeks, each member of our team will answer the same five questions. First up is our most recent…
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WestBridge prepares for surge of deal activity…
Oct 20, 2020
A SURGE in deal activity over the next few months is being predicted by private equity house WestBridge, as business owners seek to realise and de-risk their assets ahead of widely anticipated changes…
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WestBridge exits Energist
Sep 16, 2020
WestBridge sells its interest in Energist to a co-investment partner who plans to invest in and support the development of the business.
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WestBridge appoints investor relations director
Sep 13, 2020
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Katherine Bond as investor relations director as we prepare for the pre-marketing of our third fund.
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WestBridge shortlisted in the Unquote British…
Sep 09, 2020
We are thrilled to have been shortlisted in the Unquote British Private Equity Awards 2020 for Small Buyout House of the Year.
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WestBridge invests £9.6m in Acuity Care Group…
Jun 24, 2020
WestBridge invests in Acuity Care Group, a leading provider of complex care in the community.
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Business as usual despite Covid-19
Jun 23, 2020
As the Bespoke Health & Social Care deal demonstrates, WestBridge has continued to be active during the past few months.
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Pete Barkley shortlisted for Young Financier…
Jun 23, 2020
We're delighted that our colleague Pete Barkley has been shortlisted in the Young Financier of the Year category of the North West Business Insider Young Professionals Awards.
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Aptus Utilities with launch of fifth UK depot
May 12, 2020
Our portfolio company Aptus Utilities is expanding with the launch of a fifth UK depot.
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AJM healthcare collaborates to support NHS…
Apr 24, 2020
Our portfolio company AJM Healthcare, which provides mobility and equipment solutions to the NHS, local authorities and individuals across the UK, has joined forces with other service suppliers to support…
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Providing commentary to industry publication…
Apr 24, 2020
The editor of Real Deals contacted us recently to find out how we're coping with the COVID-19 crisis. We were delighted to get a mention in her Leader piece and in the feature article, too.
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Pete Barkley shortlisted in the North West…
Mar 05, 2020
Delighted our colleague Pete Barkley has been shortlisted in the North West Business Insider Young Professionals awards
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We were pleased to feature in a recent edition…
Mar 04, 2020
The article was titled 'What private equity executives are planning for their firms in 2020. From succession planning to divestments, private equity leaders share their plans for the year'
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Whittard promoted to partner at WestBridge…
Jan 23, 2020
PRIVATE equity firm WestBridge has promoted Tim Whittard to partner.
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WestBridge exits ISG Technology
Dec 19, 2019
WestBridge completes its fifth exit from the WestBridge SME Fund, realising its investment in ISG Technology following its acquisition by Allvotec - the transaction generates a 2.6x multiple of cost and…
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Aptus Utilities secures private equity support…
Dec 09, 2019
WestBridge supports the MBO of Aptus Utilities, one of the UK's leading providers of multi-utility services.
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New executive appointed as WestBridge growth…
Nov 01, 2019
PRIVATE equity house WestBridge has further expanded its team with the appointment of Rebecca Sinclair as Investment Executive.
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WestBridge sells portfolio company Linkfresh
Oct 15, 2019
WestBridge completes its fourth exit from the WestBridge SME Fund with the sale of Linkfresh to Aptean.
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WestBridge shortlisted for Unquote British…
Sep 10, 2019
We are delighted and excited to announce that WestBridge has been shortlisted in the Small Buyout House of the Year category of the Unquote British Private Equity Awards.
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Barkley to spearhead WestBridge regional…
Aug 28, 2019
WestBridge appoints a new investment director to open its Manchester office and lead investments across the North of England.
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Attracting Private Equity
Aug 27, 2019
Edward Minton is an investment manager at WestBridge, a private equity firm that invests between £10m and £20m in established, profitable and ambitious UK SMEs with enterprise values of up to £40m. He…
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Final close of WestBridge II raises £140m…
May 26, 2019
WestBridge announces the final close of WestBridge II having raised £140m in fund commitments and co-investment.
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WestBridge supports growth at Wilcomatic…
Mar 25, 2019
WestBridge acquires Wilcomatic, one of the UK's leading providers of vehicle and rail wash solutions.
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WestBridge backs MBO of APEM Limited
Mar 11, 2019
WestBridge invests in APEM, Europe's leading independent environmental consultancy specialising in the aquatic environment and remote sensing.
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WestBridge promote Whittard and Minton
Jan 04, 2019
UK buyout investor, WestBridge, has promoted Tim Whittard to director and Edward Minton to Investment Manager.
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WestBridge appoints new Investment Manager
Nov 05, 2018
Chartered accountant James MacLeay has joined from accountancy practice Kingston Smith, where he qualified before joining the firm's corporate finance team.
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WestBridge backs MBO at AJM Healthcare
Sep 13, 2018
WesBridge completes the first investment from WestBridge II, supporting the MBO of AJM Healthcare, a provider of mobility and equipment solutions to the NHS, local authorities and individuals across the…
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BChannels named one of UK's most inspirational…
May 24, 2018
One of our portfolio companies, bChannels, has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group's 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.
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WestBridge companies recognised in prestigious…
May 22, 2018
We are delighted to report that one of our portfolio companies has been recognised in the BVCA Management Team of the Year Awards 2018.
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WestBridge appoints new Investment Executive
Mar 07, 2018
New Investment Executive appointed as growth continues.
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WestBridge Capital exit shortlisted for Deal…
Jan 24, 2018
We are delighted to report that our exit from Vista Retail has been shortlisted in the 'UK Small Deal of the Year' category by Real Deals.
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WestBridge Capital has exited Vista Technology…
Oct 27, 2017
WestBridge realises its third exit from the WestBridge SME Fund, selling Vista Technology Support Group to LDC - the transaction generates a 4.0x multiple of cost and a 69% IRR.
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Tim Whittard joins WestBridge as Investment…
Sep 19, 2017
We are delighted to welcome Tim Whittard as Investment Director, as we gear up for growth.
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EIF supports WestBridge II to provide additional…
May 15, 2017
The European Investment Fund has signed a commitment of GBP 20m into WestBridge II, a lower mid-market fund focusing on investments in the United Kingdom.
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WestBridge portfolio company Vista Retail…
May 09, 2017
WESTBRIDGE CAPITAL portfolio company Vista Retail Support has been named a winner of the BVCA Management Team Awards 2017 for Wales.
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New chair at ISG Technology - a WestBridge…
Mar 29, 2017
ISG Technology has announced the appointment of Jonathan McKay as non-executive chairman.
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'Small buyout market' suffering restricted…
Oct 14, 2016
Our managing partner Guy Davies was interviewed by the editor of AltAssets, who was keen to hear his views about recent changes to the Venture Capital Trust rules and their impact on the small buyout market.…
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WestBridge nominated in Unquote British Private…
Sep 14, 2016
We are extremely pleased to tell you that our exit from Aero Stanrew has been shortlisted in the 'Small Buyout Exit' category of the Unquote British Private Equity Awards 2016.
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Awards galore
Jul 15, 2016
We've just been notified that Wealth & Finance International has named us Best Rapid UK SME Investor 2016 in their annual Fund Awards.
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WestBridge backs ISG Technology in a £10.5…
Jul 11, 2016
WestBridge supports the MBO of ISG Technology, a provider of mission critical networking infrastructure solutions to blue chip customers.
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Deal of the Year
Jun 21, 2016
We're pleased to report that our exit from Aero Stanrew, following its sale to TT Electronics plc for £42 million, has just been named Insider's Deal of the Year.
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Energist Medical Group swoops on beleaguered…
Mar 11, 2016
WESTBRIDGE CAPITAL portfolio company Energist Medical Group has bought part of beleaguered Chromogenex Technologies Limited, the Llanelli-headquartered business that recently went into administration.
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Westbridge Capital exits Aero Stanrew after…
Dec 11, 2015
WestBridge completes its second exit from the WestBridge SME Fund, selling Aero Stanrew to TT Electronics plc, which generates a 4.5x multiple of cost and a 50% IRR.
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The reality behind a MBO
Oct 19, 2015
Everyone enters a corporate deal with a set of hopes, expectations, aims and ambitions. Then begins the job of transforming the vision into a reality ... We were delighted that AltAssets printed the…
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Award success for WestBridge
Oct 05, 2015
We were delighted to be named 'Best SME Private Equity Firm of the Year' by Acquisition International recently and to receive the following comment from the judging panel:
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New courses cement reputation of Healthcare…
Oct 02, 2015
Growth at our portfolio company, Healthcare Learning, is set to continue following the expansion of its qualifications portfolio and two senior appointments.
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Market update
Sep 30, 2015
At WestBridge, we believe that as the economy and confidence continue to improve, increasing numbers of SMEs will be keen to accelerate their growth by securing development capital
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The company has delivered record revenue…
Sep 28, 2015
Last year we supported a secondary buyout at Vista Retail Support. Just eighteen months on, the company which supports technology equipment in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors, has delivered…
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WestBridge supports DB Pixelhouse with growth…
Sep 17, 2015
WestBridge invests in DB Pixelhouse to support the company's future growth plans.
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The winners of the M&A Awards 2015 have been…
Jun 12, 2015
We're pleased to report that, for the second year in a row, WestBridge Capital has been named 'Best SME Focused Private Equity Firm' in the UK.
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Shortlisted in the M&A Awards 2015
May 22, 2015
We are pleased to have been shortlisted in the M&A Awards 2015 in the Private Equity House of the Year category.
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Kallidus named best deal
Mar 16, 2015
We're pleased to report that South West Business Insider has just named our recent exit from Kallidus as its 'Deal of the Month'. Here's the whole story:
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Government minister gives thumbs-up to Aero…
Feb 24, 2015
Aero Stanrew, one of our portfolio companies, attracted a lot of media attention recently following a visit by Nick Boles, Minister for Skills and Equalities. You can read about his visit and views…
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WestBridge Capital completes first exit from…
Feb 02, 2015
WestBridge completes its first exit from the WestBridge SME Fund, realising its investment in Kallidus via a secondary buyout to FF&P Private Equity - the transaction generates a 3.6x multiple of cost…
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Aero Stanrew named South West winner of GREAT…
Jan 26, 2015
One of our portfolio companies, Aero Stanrew, has been named the South West winner of the GREAT Faces of British Business competition, run by the Business is GREAT Britain campaign, in association with…
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Attracting Private Equity
Dec 17, 2014
Guy Davies is managing partner of WestBridge Capital, a private equity house that invests in established, profitable and fast growing UK SMEs. He explains what he looks for in a company wanting to secure…
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Aero Stanrew Ltd get Queen's Award for International…
Oct 13, 2014
On Tuesday 7 October the Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, Sir Eric Dancer KCVO CBE JP, visited Barnstaple based Aero Stanrew Limited to formally present the Queen's Award for Enterprise International Trade and…
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Vista Retail Support scoops top Welsh business…
Sep 18, 2014
Independent IT services company Vista Retail Support has won the Deal of the Year award at the Insider Wales Dealmakers Awards, hosted at Cardiff City Hall. The £12.3 million management buyout of the…
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Further growth planned at bChannels following…
Jul 07, 2014
WestBridge invests in bChannels, a provider of outsourced marketing services and customer engagement strategies to global technology companies.
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International award success for WestBridge…
Jun 18, 2014
We are pleased to announce that WestBridge Capital has been awarded an Acquisition International M&A Award. The 'TMT Sector Private Equity House of the Year Award' recognises the achievements and outstanding…
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Vista Technology Support Group Announces…
Jun 02, 2014
WestBridge supports the MBO of Vista Technology Support Group, a leading provider of technology support to the retail sector.
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BVCA award success for two WestBridge Capital…
May 07, 2014
TWO companies supported by private equity house WestBridge Capital have been recognised in the BVCA Management Team Awards 2014. Barnstaple-based Aero Stanrew won the award for best Middle Market Private…
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WestBridge backed Aero Stanrew picks up Queen's…
Apr 25, 2014
JUST two years after a management buy-out funded by private equity house WestBridge Capital, Aero Stanrew has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise.
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MBO will support global expansion of software…
Dec 13, 2012
WestBridge invests in Linkfresh, a provider of enterprise resource planning software solutions to the fresh produce sector.
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WestBridge SME fund closes on target
Apr 17, 2012
WestBridge announces the final close of the WestBridge SME Fund with £42 million of capital to invest across the fund and co-investment.
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Energist to ride wave of global demand for…
Mar 15, 2012
WestBridge invests in Energist Group which designs and sells specialist equipment for the medical and beauty markets.
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Sky's the limit for Aero Stanrew following…
Jan 27, 2012
WestBridge supports the MBO of Aero Stanrew, one of the UK's leading designers and manufacturers of specialist electronic components for the global aerospace industry.
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Investment in Kallidus
Jul 20, 2010
WestBridge invests in Kallidus, a provider of human capital management and e-learning software to blue chip customers across the private and public sectors.
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WestBridge Launched
Mar 02, 2008
The founding partners acquire a regulated private equity fund manager as a vehicle to raise funds to invest in UK SMEs. The business, subsequently renamed WestBridge, launches with support from the partners,…
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