Palatine Brings Pioneering Sustainable and Impact Credentials to the Fore in Rebrand


Palatine has unveiled a major rebrand to reflect its leading position in driving and delivering sustainable business growth in the mid-market and its pioneering role in UK Impact investing, following a milestone year of investment and exit activity.

The new brand identity aligns Palatine’s two funds – the Buyout Fund and the Impact Fund – under a unified brand purpose: ‘positive equity’.

The move reflects the mid-market investor’s long term focus on working in partnership with management teams to deliver sustainable outcomes and returns to investors based on a shared positive commitment to the environment and society.

Founded in 2005, Palatine has grown to be a leading force in the mid-market, quadrupling its team to 40 across offices in Manchester, London and Birmingham and raising four Buyout Funds and the mid-market’s first returns-focused Impact Fund. Applying its pioneering and award-winning ESG framework to achieve sustainable outcomes has been integral to Palatine’s investment approach for over a decade.

The brand announcement follows a highly successful 2021 for the firm, which saw it successfully exit six investments, make four new acquisitions and raise its fourth Buyout Fund.

Palatine is targeting investments across the business services, financial services, health, education and technology sectors. In 2021, it has invested in global sustainability consultancy Anthesis, healthcare at home provider Routes, technology company FourNet and specialist pharmaceutical services provider tranScrip.

In the second half of 2021, Palatine successfully exited its investments in financial advisor Wren Sterling and holiday Park operator Verdant Leisure and made a partial exit from CET Group. In October it completed the maiden exit from its returns-focused Impact Fund with the sale of training provider Estio to global education provider BPP Education Group.

Our new brand identity is a look and purpose that best represents who we are today and our belief that when you do the right thing, with the right people, private equity is a force for good.

In the 16 years since Palatine was established we’ve implemented a pioneering ESG framework, refined a market-leading approach to value enhancement and raised four Buyout Funds and the mid-market’s first returns-focused Impact Fund, raising over £800m from investors.

The common factor in all of this success has been positivity – from the collaborative nature of partnerships we form with management teams, to our absolute focus on generating returns in the right way. We build sustainable businesses from the start of our relationships by making sure they’re doing things in the right way to create businesses that prosper even after our stewardship.Our team is excited for the future and by reasserting what Palatine stands for as a business, we’ll continue to differentiate ourselves as the partner of choice for dynamic and visionary management teams looking to drive their business through sustainable growth.

Gary Tipper

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Palatine