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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Jul 27, 2021
APEM acquires Woodrow, further extending its geographic reach and expanding its service offering in Ireland.
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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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Jul 01, 2021
PRIVATE equity house WestBridge has promoted Peter Barkley to director.
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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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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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May 15, 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…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jan 22, 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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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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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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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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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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Dec 03, 2020
Rebecca Sinclair, investment executive at WestBridge, looks at some of the often overlooked uses of private equity.
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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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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 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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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 invests in Bespoke Health & Social Care, a leading provider of complex care in the community.
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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
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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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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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
WestBridge completes its fourth exit from the WestBridge SME Fund with the sale of Linkfresh to Aptean.
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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
WestBridge appoints a new investment director to open its 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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May 26, 2019
WestBridge announces the final close of WestBridge II having raised £140m in fund commitments and co-investment.
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Mar 25, 2019
WestBridge acquires Wilcomatic, one of the UK’s leading providers of vehicle and rail wash solutions.
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Mar 11, 2019
WestBridge invests in APEM, Europe’s leading independent environmental consultancy specialising in the acquatic environment and remote sensing.
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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
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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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 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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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
WestBridge supports the MBO of ISG Technology, a provider of mission critical networking infrastructure solutions to blue chip customers.
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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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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 53% IRR.
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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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Sep 17, 2015
WestBridge invests in DB Pixelhouse to support the company’s future growth plans.
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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
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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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
WestBridge invests in bChannels, a provider of outsourced marketing services and customer engagement strategies to global technology companies.
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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
WestBridge supports the MBO of Vista Technology Support Group, a leading provider of technology support to the retail sector.
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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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Dec 13, 2012
WestBridge invests in Linkfresh, a provider of enterprise resource planning software solutions to the fresh produce sector.
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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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Mar 15, 2012
WestBridge invests in Energist Group which designs and sells specialist equipment for the medical and beauty markets.
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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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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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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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