Sustainable Returns

We adopt an open and transparent approach with the teams we partner with.

Our approach centres on investing in people and relationships. We have built long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with management teams, investors, professional advisers and a network of leading entrepreneurs and founders, to scale businesses that achieve sustainable growth, prosperity and wellbeing.

We raised our first buyout fund in 2007, working from our headquarters in Manchester.  Since then, we have successfully raised a further three buyout funds using the entrepreneurial spirit and the down-to-earth, straight-talking approach we started with.  We now have investment teams based in three offices – Manchester, Birmingham and London.

We invest between £10m and £50m. Our investment strategy prioritises three core elements to achieve strong, sustainable returns. We look to back businesses with a strong M&A strategy, have scope for operational improvement and apply an ESG lens to every investment we make.  We invest in sectors where we have a strong track record, namely financial, technology, business and healthcare services.


We focus on sectors where we believe there are credible strategic merger and acquisition and / or roll out opportunities as well as those sectors where our value enhancement approach can have the maximum benefit. We have a strong track record across key sectors which brings insight, industry contacts and experience to the new investments we make.

Click on the sectors to view our investments:

Business services

Financial services

Health Services

Tech Services

Value Enhancement

The value enhancement strategy is bespoke to each business we back, but most will revolve around the three key areas below:

Case Studies

Tony is one of our founding partners at Palatine

Tony believes private equity is a force for good that enables strong returns to be made alongside doing the right thing the planet and society.

Doing the right thing has always been part of our make-up. Some call it ESG, but we call it our DNA.

We pioneered an ESG framework, and we have embedded it across our portfolio since 2010. We are taking our approach to ESG management one step further by measuring the sustainable outcomes of our portfolio and setting sustainable targets.

Tony Dickin

Managing Partner – Buyout Investment – Palatine