Private Equity

Our strengths lie in identifying businesses with a durable advantage, acquiring them, then improving and restructuring the company to add strategic value.

Investment approach

As an investment company, we focus on identifying suitable target companies, acquiring the whole business or the assets, then improving and restructuring the company to add strategic value.

We tend to identify businesses with a turnover in excess of £1,000,000 with an established track record and loyal clients with high stickability. Businesses will typically have one or more sources of recurring revenue streams. They will also have robust, salaried management in situ, with a clear succession plan in place.

Acquire a business

Acquire a suitable target company that meets our mandate. Take over the assets and liabilities into a new corporate structure.

Improve the business

We work to improve operations, accelerate growth, reduce costs and manage risk within the new company structure.

Exit strategy

We analyse the new business and see where we can create synergies with our other investments. Then define the exit plan.

What we look for

Our investment criteria

In order to meet our investment mandate effectively, we have implemented a clear investment policy, which dictates our qualification process.

  • Been trading for 5+ years
  • Revenue generating (£1,000,000+ pa)
  • Gross fixed tangible assets of £500,000+
  • Salaried management in situ
  • Employees in the business
  • CRM system or database
  • Cash at bank of £200,000+ or 5 months of running losses, whichever is higher
  • Strong debtors book (ideally B2B)

We are prepared to work with business owners who need to sell their business, or that have a troubled financial situation.

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“Winch & Co helped our business obtain NHS supply contracts and expand our public sector network. We recommend them as a working partner.”

RBT 247

Christine Brander

“We would recommend Nathan Winch at Winch & Co as a competent, business-minded individual, great at helping people grow their business.”

Chrysalis Health & Beauty

Mark Broughton

“We have been working with Nathan Winch at Winch & Co to really focus and enhance our long term investment in the town centre of Barnsley via Barnsley Card.”

Barnsley Council

Maria Cotton

“Nathan Winch and the team at Winch & Co helped our business achieve ISO9001 certification, allowing us to bid on bigger contracts and frameworks.”

LEW Electrical

Andy Johnson

I’d like to explore the idea of selling my business to Winch & Co

We have a portfolio of companies that we have acquired, invested in or worked with to grow.

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Get in touch

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0333 050 3838

Head Office
Winch & Co Private Equity
15 Queen Square
Leeds, LS2 8AJ

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