There are many independent private equity companies based in the UK that are succeeding in making profitable equity investments for their clients. The top companies are the ones that structure client services that are geared towards meeting the needs of and fulfilling the investment challenges faced by businesses and individual customers struggling to meet tough demands in an uncertain economic climate. They are especially well equipped to actively manage their portfolio of businesses through responsible business practices, which result in lower risks and added value for shareholders. Following is a list of only a few of the highly qualified and dynamic investment companies working out of the UK who excel in helping their corporate customers, blue-chip companies, innovative entrepreneurs and international organizations to reach their goals by making solid equity investments that are profitable in the short run as well as long term.
Greshem Private Equity
Greshem Private Equity is one of the leaders in the range of independent and locally based mid market equity investors. The company has earned a worthy reputation of consistent and successful investments and rich partnerships with local management teams. The firm offers regional services that enable it to provide valuable local contacts with regional knowledge that open the doors to new opportunities for long-term success. All business investments are carefully researched to ensure they are based on a solid business model, are flexible enough to withstand a competitive market, are consistent with the generation of a consistent cash flow and can work seamlessly as partners with Greshem representatives. Some of the sectors that Greshem invests in are industrial businesses, energy and environment, consumer products, business support services and pharmaceuticals.
The Rosemont Group is a privately funded investment company established by renowned investment entrepreneur Frederick Achom in 2002 and was recently valued at over $40million. Along with a myriad of investments in popular international brands of luxury products and services, the Rosemont Group is active in the UK equity investment market. The experienced team of investment professionals seeks out existing business ventures with high potential and make either capital investments or utilize its own resources to grow the company. Through its careful selection of high potential start-ups and companies on the ground, Rosemont Group creates investments with long-term capital growth and positive cash flow. The team’s expertise and particular skill sets take into account operations and management, sales, strategic business planning, financial consultations and marketing and promotions. The Rosemont Group is well situated to offer either passive support in the realms of capital or direct resources but in both directions the company provides intellectual capital as well as active support at multiple levels in wholly owned companies, joint venture projects and well-formed partnerships. The Rosemont Group specializes in equity investments from $1 – $10 million, but is flexible when it comes to potential projects or promising partnerships that do not fit within that range.
As the stock market in the UK is on the road to recovery with a slow moving growth in the economy, NVM has taken measures to succeed during the upswing as its investors share in the company’s growth through its list of carefully chosen funds. The company pinpoints potential UK investment opportunities and manages 200m in funds, including Northern 3 VCT PLC, Venture Capital Trusts and Northern Venture Trust PLC. A total of 4.5million was earned from investments in new venture capital funds and profits from sales of investments reached 2.0 million. Positive trading results are impacting the portfolio worth with generally increased values. NVM takes into account the current market conditions by being very careful when selecting new investments and employs a top-notch investment management team to oversee those investments, which ensures a steady maturing of company portfolios resulting in favorable returns to the shareholders. Providing high returns to investors that are both long-term and tax-free through capital growth and good yields on dividends are the focus of NVM investments. Its professional and experienced venture capital executives work out of offices in Reading and Newcastle upon Tyne where they successfully manage the funds and investment trusts.
Placing a major emphasis on the mid market companies, Graphite Capital is a one of the top equity investors in the UK. The London based firm became independent in 2001 but its investors have been successfully raising and managing private equity funds since its inception in 1981. Currently under its equity investment management are funds worth more than 1.2billion.
Lloyds Banking Group
One of the more accessible equity investment firms is Lloyds Bank, which works through offices nationwide and specializes in the areas of corporate finance, capital markets, risk management, international trade and banking. On staff are teams of financial professionals whose knowledge base cover a wide swath of sectors including business services, energy, leisure and health, manufacturing and transportation, retail and consumer products, financial institutions and construction and real estate. Its corporate customer base numbers 30,000 and includes blue chip companies as well as entrepreneurs rapidly reaching new business heights.
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) is an independent UK company that provides regional equity investment services. The firm’s trademark is its unwavering pursuit of high quality investments and sustaining trust of its clients throughout every level. Deloitte is known for its collaboration, industry expertise, innovation and exceptional client service reaching into such areas as tax consultation, corporate finance and audits.