Lonsdale Capital Partners operates exclusively at the smaller end of the private equity market in the UK and Northern Europe. We generally look to buy and build companies with an enterprise value of £10m – £50m.
Lonsdale Capital Partners is made up of three Partners who have known each other for a significant period, each with a different, but complementary, set of skills and experiences. Our approach is all about being hands on with the companies we invest in and seeing ourselves as partners. It is the experience of the team that makes this work effectively.
Two of the Partners have extensive deal making experience and the other has extensive fund management and business building experience. All of the Partners have operated at Board or Management Committee level. This allows us to identify good opportunities and add real value to the companies in which we invest.
The Partners have many years of direct experience in adding value. This experience comes from operating at Management Committee and Board level in a number of different businesses. Key to the firm’s value creation approach is identification of businesses that have proven models, good market positioning and a core management team that has the ambition, skills and enthusiasm to partner with us. Prior to investment Lonsdale Capital Partners works with management to develop a value creation plan which sets out how to develop the business both organically and by acquisition.
In previous investments we have helped build the strategy, developed new business lines, globalised businesses, rebranded, performed add-on acquisitions, improved operations and helped build out the management team. This has resulted in significant growth in earnings, a wider group of potential acquirers on exit and ultimately significant multiples of money being made.