Private Equity

We advise Richardson Logo on investments into small-to-medium sized businesses with commercially proven business models . We provide flexible finance for growth capital opportunities, management buyouts (MBO), and acquisition strategies.

Investment size
£2m-£10m (or equivalent currency) per investment across a programme of direct, co-investments and specialist funds/investment partners.
Strong management
We back experienced management teams looking to scale their businesses.
Flexible structure
We seek influential minority or majority positions through investment across the capital structure alongside other stakeholders.
Sector focus
We take an opportunistic approach within markets supported by long-term structural growth dynamics.
Geographical interest
Global asset allocation programme that is active in the UK, European Union, North America, South East Asia and Australasia. We have a strong focus on business opportunities in the West Midlands region of the UK.
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Sector: Consumer

Location: Dundalk - Ireland


Established in 1985 in Ireland, Horseware is a globally renowned premium brand and manufacturer of horse rugs and other products for the growing equine market. Key brands include Rambo, Amigo, and Rhino which are distributed to the USA, European and increasingly other international markets.

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EA-RS Fire Engineering

Sector: Fire Safety Services

Location: Witham, Essex, UK


EA-RS Fire Engineering is one of the leading UK specialists in design, installation and maintenance of fire safety systems including fire detection, fire alarms, fire suppression, water mist and sprinkler systems. EA-RS serves commercial clients across a range of sectors with a focus on data centres, healthcare and facilities management.

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Hydro International

Sector: Manufacturing / Water Infrastructure

Location: Cambridgeshire, UK


Hydro is a global company who provide advanced products, services and expertise to help municipal, industrial and construction customers to improve the way they process, treat and manage water. This investment was exited in 2018.

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Sector: Real Estate / Multi-family (apartments)

Location: San Diego, CA, USA


Founded in 1975, The ConAm Group is a full-service real estate management and investment firm specialising in multi-family housing across 12 states in the U.S. Based in San Diego, California, the firm oversees a nationwide portfolio of approximately 50,000 fee-managed and company-owned apartments. ConAm is also active in the development, acquisition and rehabilitation of apartment communities in addition to providing property and asset management services to individuals and institutional clients.

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Barramundi Asia (trading as Kühlbarra)

Sector: Aquaculture

Location: Singapore & Kimberley Region, North West Australia


Founded in 2008, Barramundi Asia Pte Ltd (BAPL) is one of the largest companies in the world farming Barramundi in the ocean and draws on world-class sustainable fish farming practices and aquaculture technology. BAPL farms, processes and markets its own registered brands of barramundi products from its premium online offering, Kühlbarra and Cone Bay Barra brands.

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Sector: Software Technology / Business services

Location: Zurich, Switzerland / London, UK


Coople is an award-winning technology company and the largest and fasting growing on-demand staffing platform in Europe. The platform is highly flexible across all sectors and instantly matches workers looking for shift-based work with companies that require temporary workers.

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Magnet Capital

Sector: Financial Services / Development Finance

Location: London, UK


Magnet is a fast-growing development finance business spun out of an established 25+ year old specialist lender. Magnet lends up to £2m per project to residential developers that require finance for new builds, renovations, conversions and extensions. Magnet differentiate themselves on speed, reliability, personal service and a flexible approach.

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Logistyx Technologies

Sector: Technology / Parcel shipping software

Location: Chicago, IL, USA


Logistyx Technologies is the global leader in transportation management for parcel shipping, providing a SaaS-based TMS solution with state-of-the-art business intelligence and an integrated global carrier network of more than 8,500 carrier services – empowering organisations to achieve on-time delivery in full while improving revenue per shipment. Blue chip customers include Adidas, Rolex, Foot Locker.

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Flagship Healthcare Properties

Sector: Real Estate / Healthcare

Location: Charlotte, NC, USA


Flagship Healthcare Properties, LLC is a fully integrated commercial real estate firm committed to healthcare. Flagship provides its clients a full range of real estate services including investment and capital solutions; development, property sales, leasing, and marketing; and facilities, property, and asset management. Flagship operates an integrated platform, has developed over 1.7m square feet, and currently manages more than 3m square feet of healthcare real estate across over 100 properties. Flagship serves as the manager of its private REIT, Flagship Healthcare Trust.

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Detach Lending

Sector: Financial Services / Litigation Finance

Location: London, UK


Detach Lending specialise in providing lending solutions in relation to divorce litigation in the UK. Detach understand that the ability to access advice, and to meet the costs associated with this advice, is paramount. They understand that it is often difficult to access capital during the divorce process and so loans are designed to bridge that gap until a settlement can be achieved. Lending solutions typically cover areas such as Financial Proceedings, Children Act, Living Expenses, Family Act and Part III MFPA 1984 applications.

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King Avocado

Sector: Agriculture

Location: Kaitaia, New Zealand


King Avocado is one of Australasia’s largest, most recognised and trusted premium avocado and golden kiwi brands. All of the fruit is grown in the northern most region of New Zealand's North Island on a 160 hectare orchard with over 95,000 trees making 'King' the premier producer in New Zealand.

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High Street Logistics Properties

Sector: Real Estate / Industrial

Location: Boston, MA, USA


High Street Logistics Properties is a recognised private equity real estate investment management company with a 20-year proven track record of investing exclusively in institutional-quality industrial and logistics properties located in major markets across the eastern two-thirds of the United States. Since its inception, High Street has raised over $1.2 billion of equity capital and acquired over $2.4 billion of industrial and logistics properties for its real estate investment vehicles

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Baker & Cook

Sector: Consumer / Food & Beverage

Location: Singapore / Philippines / Saudi Arabia / U.A.E.


Baker & Cook is a growing international group headquartered in Singapore. The group currently comprises of 22 stores across four brands; Baker & Cook, Plank Sourdough Pizzas, Jo Sourdough Burgers and the world class Brettschneider's Baking & Cooking School. Baker & Cook is Singapore’s only true artisan bakery & foodstore.

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Sector: Consumer (D2C) / Food & Beverage

Location: London, UK


Plenish is an award-winning plant-powered drinks brand that’s on a mission to fuel a healthier world. Their product range includes alternative dairy products and organic cold pressed juices. Plenish distributes through its own D2C platform and major UK supermarkets such as Ocado, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, and M&S. Exited in 2021.

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FR Jones & Son

Sector: Specialist distributor of arb- & horti-cultural equipment

Location: London, UK


FR Jones has been leading supplier of goods and services for the horticultural and arboriculture market in the UK for over 50 years. The business one of the biggest distributors of machinery brands Stihl and Husqvarna in Europe and sells through its e-commerce platform and its showroom /service workshop in Sydenham, South East London.

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Sector: Various

Location: London, UK


Rockpool are a lower-mid market private equity investor based in the UK.

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Hark Capital

Sector: Specialist debt

Location: New York, USA


Hark Capital is specialist NAV-Based lender to private equity backed portfolio companies throughout North America and Europe.

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Sector: Consumer

Location: London, UK


True is a multi-stage private equity investment firm focused on the changing behaviour of consumers and the shift to digital/ecommerce strategies.

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Sector: Various

Location: London, UK


Pembroke is a venture capital trust focusing on growth stage companies in the design, education, hospitality, wellness, SaaS and media & technology sectors.

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Shawbrook Bank

Sector: Financial Services

Location: London, UK


Shawbrook is a specialist savings and lending bank, offering loans, residential and commercial mortgages, business finance, and savings products.

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One Peak Partners

Sector: Software Technology

Location: London, UK


One Peak is a specialist investor in growth stage technology and tech-enabled companies in across the UK and the European Union.

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TriPost Capital Partners

Sector: Real Estate

Location: New York, USA


TriPost Capital Partners acquires strategic investment stakes in commercial real estate operating and development companies through long-dated investment vehicles.

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The Firmament Group

Sector: Various

Location: New York, USA / London, UK


The Firmament Group provides tailored debt and equity capital solutions to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in North America and UK.

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Lonsdale Capital Partners

Sector: Various

Location: London, UK


UK private equity firm focussing on the lower end of the mid-market.

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Imperial Capital

Sector: Healthcare, business services, and consumer products

Location: Toronto, Canada


Imperial Capital is a Toronto-based consolidation specialist that focuses on building platforms in the sectors of essential healthcare and business services in the Canada and the USA.

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Cota Capital

Sector: Technology

Location: San Francisco, USA


Cota Capital is a San Francisco-based investment firm focused on modern enterprise technologies across both private and public companies.

Joycelyn Ong

Investment Director - Singapore
BVCA Member