Investment Strategy

We provide capital to support management buyouts in France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. We have also invested selectively in Belgium and the Netherlands. While most of our investments are buyouts, we also have a track record of supporting buy-ins, equity release, expansion capital and public-to-private deals.

Our target enterprise value range is between €50m and €300m and we typically seek to invest equity of between €25m and €125m from our €2bn fund, Equistone Partners Europe Fund V.

We work closely with existing management teams to understand the drivers of their business and the ways in which they can grow, either organically or by acquisition.  We believe in empowering strong management teams with capital and ideas, focusing on adding strategic value to a business.  

We are well known for our straightforward approach. We like to establish as quickly as possible whether a deal is feasible and, if so, on what basis. We have a reputation for delivering on our outline offers.

If you would like further information on how we work with intermediaries and our investment approach or if you have an opportunity that you would like to discuss with us, please contact your local Equistone office by email or telephone.