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Our partners are frequently called upon by the media to give their views and opinions about business and the private equity sector.

If you would like to speak to a partner, please contact our Press Officer Ruth Shearn at RMS on 07881 772960.


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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Nov 19, 2020
Rebecca Sinclair, investment executive, explains what businesses can do to prepare when looking for investment.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jun 24, 2020
WESTBRIDGE has invested £9.6m to support the MBO of Bespoke Health & Social Care, a leading provider of complex care in the community, to underpin its future growth and development.
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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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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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May 12, 2020
Our portfolio company Aptus Utilities is expanding with the launch of a fifth UK depot.
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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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Apr 24, 2020
The editor of Real Deals contacted us recently to find out how we’re coping with the Covid19 crisis.  We were delighted to get a mention in her Leader piece and in the feature article, too.
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Mar 05, 2020
Delighted our colleague Pete Barkley has been shortlisted in the North West Business Insider Young Professionals awards
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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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Jan 23, 2020
PRIVATE equity firm WestBridge has promoted Tim Whittard to partner.  
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Dec 19, 2019
PRIVATE equity house WestBridge has successfully sold portfolio company ISG Technology (ISG) to one of its channel partners, Allvotec, for an undisclosed sum.
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Dec 09, 2019
APTUS UTILITIES Limited, one of the UK’s leading providers of multi-utility services, has secured support from private equity firm WestBridge to assist with its growth and expansion plans.
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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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Oct 15, 2019
PRIVATE equity house WestBridge has sold portfolio company Linkfresh to American niche software solutions consolidator Aptean for an undisclosed sum.
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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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Aug 28, 2019
PRIVATE equity house WestBridge has appointed a new Investment Director to open its new Manchester office and lead investments across the North of England.
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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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Mar 26, 2019
WestBridge has announced the final close of WestBridge II (the Fund) having raised £140m in fund commitments and associated earmarked co-investment monies.
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Mar 25, 2019
Established in 1967, Wilcomatic supplies and supports vehicle wash systems to petrol forecourts throughout the UK and has contracts with all the UK’s major supermarkets.
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Mar 11, 2019
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WESTBRIDGE has backed the management buyout of APEM Limited, Europe's leading independent…
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Jan 04, 2019
UK buyout investor, WestBridge, has promoted Tim Whittard to director and Edward Minton to Investment Manager.
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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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Sep 13, 2018
WESTBRIDGE has backed a management buyout of AJM Mobility Limited (t/a AJM Healthcare), which provides mobility and equipment solutions to the NHS, Local Authority Partners and individuals across the UK.
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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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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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Mar 07, 2018
New Investment Executive appointed as growth continues.
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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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Oct 27, 2017
WestBridge Capital has exited Vista Retail Support, following its acquisition by LDC for £29.4 million.
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Sep 19, 2017
We are delighted to welcome Tim Whittard as Investment Director, as we gear up for growth.
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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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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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Mar 29, 2017
ISG Technology has announced the appointment of Jonathan McKay as non-executive chairman.
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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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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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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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Jul 11, 2016
The deal sees a successful exit for RJD Private Equity which originally backed a management buyout of the business in 2005.
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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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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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Jan 04, 2016
PRIVATE equity house WestBridge Capital has exited Aero Stanrew following its acquisition by TT Electronics plc, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Feb 02, 2015
PRIVATE equity house WestBridge Capital has completed its first exit from the WestBridge SME Fund, releasing its 34 per cent stake in software company Kallidus Holdings Limited (formerly e2train) via a…
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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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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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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…
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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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Jul 07, 2014
THE management team at Oxford company bChannels Limited has completed an equity backed buyout of the business. Led by CEO Matt Rowland-Jones, the four-strong team has acquired a majority stake in the…
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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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Jun 02, 2014
Vista Retail Support has announced that its senior management team has completed a management buyout of the business, with the support of private equity house WestBridge Capital. The secondary buyout was…
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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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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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May 22, 2009
WFM has announced from its headquarters in Cardiff, that it expects to formally launch the WestBridge SME Fund (the “Fund”) in the summer.
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