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WestBridge launched

March 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, the WestBridge Strategic Investor Group, the EIF and South Yorkshire Pension Authority.

MBO of Kallidus

July 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.

MBO of Aero Stanrew

January 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 Energist

March 2012

WestBridge invests in Energist Group which designs and sells specialist equipment for the medical and beauty markets.

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Final close of the WestBridge SME Fund

April 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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MBO of Linkfresh

December 2012

WestBridge invests in Linkfresh, a provider of enterprise resource planning software solutions to the fresh produce sector.

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MBO of Vista Technology Support Group

June 2014

WestBridge supports the MBO of Vista Technology Support Group, a leading provider of technology support to the retail sector.

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MBO of bChannels

July 2014

WestBridge invests in bChannels, a provider of outsourced marketing services and customer engagement strategies to global technology companies.

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WestBridge exits Kallidus

February 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 and a 39% IRR.

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Investment in DB Pixelhouse

September 2015

WestBridge invests in DB Pixelhouse to support the company’s future growth plans.

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WestBridge exits Aero Stanrew

December 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 53% IRR.

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MBO of ISG Technology

July 2016

WestBridge supports the MBO of ISG Technology, a provider of mission critical networking infrastructure solutions to blue chip customers.

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WestBridge exits Vista Technology Support Group

October 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 72% IRR.

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MBO of AJM Healthcare

September 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 UK.

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MBO of APEM

March 2019

WestBridge invests in APEM, Europe’s leading independent environmental consultancy specialising in the acquatic environment and remote sensing.

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Investment in Wilcomatic

March 2019

WestBridge acquires Wilcomatic, one of the UK’s leading providers of vehicle and rail wash solutions.

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Final close of WestBridge II

May 2019

WestBridge announces the final close of WestBridge II having raised £140m in fund commitments and co-investment.

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WestBridge opens Manchester office

August 2019

WestBridge appoints a new investment director to open its Manchester office and lead investments across the North of England.

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WestBridge exits Linkfresh

October 2019

WestBridge completes its fourth exit from the WestBridge SME Fund with the sale of Linkfresh to Aptean.

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MBO of Aptus Utilities

December 2019

WestBridge supports the MBO of Aptus Utilities, one of the UK’s leading providers of multi-utility services.

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WestBridge exits ISG Technology

December 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 a 35% IRR.

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MBO of Bespoke Health & Social Care

June 2020

WestBridge invests in Bespoke Health & Social Care, a leading provider of complex care in the community.

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WestBridge exits Energist

September 2020

WestBridge sells its interest in Energist to a co-investment partner who plans to invest in and support the development of the business.

MBO of Eque2

December 2020

WestBridge acquires Eque2, a market-leading provider of business management software to the construction, contracting and house-building industries.

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Bespoke completes first bolt-on acquisition

January 2021

Bespoke Health & Social Care acquires Team Medical Support and Team Brain Injury Support, further diversifying its service offering and expanding its geographic reach.

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MBO of Channel 3 Consulting

January 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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WestBridge exits AJM Healthcare

May 2021

WestBridge completes its first exit from WestBridge II, realising its investment in AJM Healthcare via a secondary buyout to Livingbridge. WestBridge II’s performance benchmarks as top quartile for its vintage.

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APEM completes first add-on acquisition

July 2021

APEM acquires Woodrow, further extending its geographic reach and expanding its service offering in Ireland.

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