Private Equity

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

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 £5,000,000 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.

We then work with the business to accelerate growth, reduce costs and minimise operational and financial risk. Often integrating with the rest of the group and undertaking consolidation exercises to shrink cost centres and gather economies of scale in procurement. We do this by drawing on industry expertise and our in-house operational experience.

Acquire a business

Acquire a suitable target company that meets our mandate. Acquire 100% of the share capital into a new corporate structure.

Improve the business

Working to improve operations, accelerate growth, reduce costs and manage risk within the new group structure.

Exit strategy

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 and acquisition criteria

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

  • Been trading for 10+ years
  • Revenue generating (£5,000,000+ pa)
  • Gross, fixed tangible assets of £1,000,000+
  • Demonstrable adjusted EBITDA
  • Salaried management in situ
  • Employee base in the business
  • CRM system or database
  • Strong debtors book

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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

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

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