Tech Services

Electra-net designs and installs networks and communication infrastructure on behalf of public sector clients. It specialises in operating in secure environments and is contracted to work in a variety of different locations such as military bases, police stations and prisons.

Key Facts

Initial Investment: 01/01/2008

Sector: Business Services

Fund: Buyout Fund I

Status: Realised

Investment highlights to date

  • Supported two acquisitions which broadened the product offering particularly within operating within secured government environments
  • Completed a successful exit to Capita plc.

Partnership motivation

Electra-net had developed a specialism in wireless technology and had contracted with the Ministry of Defence and several universities to design and install these systems. The business also had contracts with major blue-chip organisations such as British Telecom and HP.

We believed that there would be acquisition opportunities for the business which would expand its product offering through additional security services and skill sets.

The guys at Palatine showed a good understanding of our business from the start.

Andy Richards, Managing Director