We are currently investing our second fund, WestBridge II, which comprises over £140m of committed capital and earmarked co-investment monies.
We invest between £10 million and £25 million in profitable, successful and fast-growing companies. Typically, these companies will have enterprise values of between £15 million and £60 million and profits of £2 million to £6 million.
We work proactively in partnership with managers to support and accelerate business growth, whether organically, through acquisition or a combination of the two.
We bring a comprehensive range of skills and proven structure and process to support value creation activities, “the WestBridge Way”, and work proactively with a number of operating partners and consultants to support business development objectives.
Our investors include British Business Investments, European Investment Fund, South Yorkshire Pension Authority, West Yorkshire Pension Authority, Kempen, Tribus Capital Partners and a number of family offices and industrialist high net worth investors.
The Senior management team all have a passion for investing in and supporting management to grow lower mid-market companies, and each has invested significant amounts in WestBridge managed funds.
We back ambitious, experienced management teams with a strong track-record of business growth. We invest in UK small cap buyouts and lower mid-market businesses with the potential to grow rapidly and dominate their niche or exploit new opportunities that will lead to growth.
We typically look to hold our interest in companies for between three and five years. However, the overriding consideration is to seek an exit when it is right for the business and its shareholders.
The senior team has a breadth and depth of experience across many industries and sectors. We will consider the potential of companies from most sectors, provided they meet our key criteria of being established, profitable and ambitious.
Our track record of creating value in businesses is exceptional. We are aligned with management as each of our Partners has made substantial personal contributions to our Funds, we back our professional judgement with much more than just speculative enthusiasm.
Our partnership approach with management ensures we are all aligned to grow businesses and create value. We bring a wealth of experience, skill and proven process and we systematically deploy the WestBridge value creation model in every investment.
To complement the management teams’ expertise and our experience we work proactively with a number of operating partners and consultants to support business development objectives.
Typically we would support management to enhance these areas:
Our network of ‘strategic investors’ provides unique insights into the sectors we invest in and helps our companies achieve their business objectives by capitalising on their experience, influence and expertise.
We have enjoyed working with the team at WestBridge. They have proven to be a supportive partner with a real understanding of the challenges that face a growing business and a practical approach to adding value during the journey.
Richard Cotterell, CEO Vista
It is the experience within the team, that they have been there and seen a number of different situations … I can definitely look back and say we’ve done a lot that we wouldn’t have done without them. It’s that intellectual challenge.
Clive Scott, CEO Aero Stanrew