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We are an award-winning investor that partners with exceptional management teams to help realise their growth ambitions and to maximise the potential of their business. We achieve this by providing flexible debt and equity solutions, strategic support and access to our networks.
Typical sectors we look at include healthcare, education, hospitality & leisure, living and IT infrastructure.
Partner with businesses in the UK seeking between £5-£50m of initial investment
44 investments completed and 14 exited since 2012
Experienced investment team
10 dedicated investment professionals within the team
As a certified B Corporation, through our investments, we strive to make a positive societal impact
As a trusted partner, we help businesses scale via both organic and acquisitive growth strategies.
Ability to act as a single source of funding by providing bespoke equity and debt funding solutions
We provide minority and majority equity and debt-only structures
Can lead buy-outs and buy-ins, and provide growth capital
Source of capital that allows us to take a long-term view
Capability to provide multiple rounds of funding as a business grows
Primary focus on multi-site operating businesses in the UK and Ireland
Strong asset underpinning
Best-in-class operational capability
We collaborate with management teams by leveraging our extensive network, sector knowledge and experience in growing businesses
Provide access to our experienced, in-house building and construction consultant
What we invest in
Our primary focus is investing in operating businesses with underlying assets and/or long-term predictable revenue streams. As a certified B Corporation, we invest in businesses that have a positive impact on society.
Experienced management teams
We value relationships and work with ambitious and proven management teams with strong track records to build impactful businesses.
Serving growing and fragmented markets
We invest in underserved and fragmented markets that benefit from strong underlying demand drivers.
Responsible investment and sustainability
We share best practices and engage with companies to help drive positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) outcomes.
We invest across, but are not limited to, the following sectors:
Healthcare (e.g. elderly care and specialist care)
Education (e.g. special educational needs schools, nurseries, mainstream schools and FE colleges)
Hospitality & Leisure (e.g. pubs, hotels and day visitor attractions)
Living (e.g. retirement living, supported living, housebuilders)
Other sectors (e.g. data centres and asset rental)
Bridges Care and Education: specialist educational needs schools
Bridges Care and Education (trading as Spaghetti Bridge), is an operator of SEND schools and caters to students with a range of special educational needs, including associated challenging behaviours. All students have an education, health and care plan.