Downing Development Capital

Downing’s award-winning team focuses on partnering with exceptional management teams to help realise their growth ambitions. Healthcare is a specialist subsector of ours and we look to partner with high-quality businesses within the Elderly Care, Specialist Adult Care and Special Educational Needs spaces

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Over £200m

invested since 2012

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Track record

32 investments completed and 13 exited since inception

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Specialist team

11 investment professionals

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Subsectors

Elderly Care, Adult Care, Special Educational Needs

Investment approach

With a successful 10-year track record, Downing’s Development Capital team targets strong returns with strong downside protection. 

Our time-tested approach can achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns and is based on several criteria:

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Strong management

  • Proven individuals with extensive experience in their niches​
  • Focus on quality and excellent service delivery​
  • Aligned on sustainable business growth​
  • Experience in putting teams together and creating platforms
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Attractive market fundamentals​

  • Strong underlying demand drivers​
  • Fragmented market(s) ​
  • Positive supply/demand dynamics and local market demographics​
  • High barriers to entry​
  • Positive social impacts
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Flexible structure

  • Highly attractive risk-adjusted returns ​
  • Team has experience across debt, equity and hybrid deal structures​
  • Buyouts, buyins and growth capital​
  • Management contribution ensuring alignment of interests
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High-quality assets

  • Primary focus on operating businesses ​
  • High-quality properties and assets​
  • Freehold assets​
  • Businesses that trade as market leaders
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Contact us

If you are an institutional investor or adviser, please email Oren Laufer oren.laufer@downing.co.uk or call us on 020 3954 9905