Private Equity

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

Investment approach

As an investment company, we focus on identifying struggling companies or distressed business owners, 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 £100,000 with an established track record and loyal clients. Businesses will typically have one or more sources of recurring income streams, billable to clients in a systemised way. Businesses will have good, salaried management in place.


Acquire a business

Identify, secure and acquire a financially challenged company. 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 decide whether to retain or exit.

Work with us to recover your business


Do you own a business that’s struggling? Or need to exit your business quickly? Or perhaps you know someone that does?

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

  • Hand over their business to us
  • Accept a reasonable, but fair, valuation
  • Understand that we will take care of their business
  • In most circumstances accept a deferred compensation structure
  • Work with us in the early stages to help maintain a smooth transition

We are not a business broker, we buy small and medium-sized businesses from owners who wish to sell or exit the business.

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


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



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0845 055 9145

Winch & Co,
15 Queen Square
Leeds, LS2 8AJ


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