NEWS - 2014

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Accrol welcomes Non-Executive Chairman
15 December 2014

Accrol welcomes Non-Executive Chairman

Accrol Papers (Accrol), a leading manufacturer of soft tissue products, has announced the appointment of Peter Cheung as Non-Executive Chairman. The Blackburn-based business is one of Europe’s largest independent converters of soft tissue products, with annual turnover exceeding  £100m and manufacturing capacity in excess of 80,000 tonnes per annum.  It produces a wide range of […]

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NorthEdge strengthens team with new appointment
11 December 2014

NorthEdge strengthens team with new appointment

NorthEdge Capital has further strengthened its team with the appointment of James Marshall as Investment Executive. NorthEdge, the private equity firm which focuses on investing in businesses based in the North of England, has seen a very active year. It has now made 10 investments from its maiden fund, representing over £100m of investment into […]

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Roberts Jackson and Help-Link make Sunday Times Fast Track
9 December 2014

Roberts Jackson and Help-Link make Sunday Times Fast Track

Both Roberts Jackson and Help-Link have been listed in the prestigious Sunday Times Fast Track 100 following an exceptional period of growth. The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 ranks the fastest-growing private companies in Britain based on sales growth for the previous three years. This year, leading Cheshire-based industrial disease law firm Roberts Jackson was […]

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Jigsaw24 completes second acquisition with Matrix Software Development
13 November 2014

Jigsaw24 completes second acquisition with Matrix Software Development

Jigsaw24, the Creative IT solutions business backed by private equity firm NorthEdge Capital, has acquired Matrix Software Development Limited (“Matrix”). Matrix, based in Knutsford, provides a Master Data Management software application (“Matrix CMS”) that integrates product management and publishing software solutions. Predominantly for retailers, its clients include Next, Maplin, Go Outdoors and Boden. The business’ […]

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NorthEdge Capital backs Sumo Digital in 10th investment
11 November 2014

NorthEdge Capital backs Sumo Digital in 10th investment

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has backed the MBO of Sumo Digital (Sumo), the award winning video game development studio. Founded in 2003, Sumo is headquartered in Sheffield with an office in Pune, India, and employs more than 240 people. One of Europe’s leading […]

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NorthEdge Capital backs Solidor
4 November 2014

NorthEdge Capital backs Solidor

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has invested in Stoke-based composite door manufacturer, Solidor. Founded in 2004 and led by Gareth Mobley, Solidor is a leading manufacturer of hardwood core composite doors. With over 130 employees, the business operates from well-invested facilities to produce innovative […]

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Fine Industries awarded highest climber accolade
27 October 2014

Fine Industries awarded highest climber accolade

Teesside-based chemicals manufacturer Fine Industries Limited has been announced 2014’s ‘highest climber’ in The Journal’s prestigious Top 200 North East Companies publication, which showcases the region’s best performing businesses. Fine Industries manufactures high quality fine chemicals for use in the crop protection, pharmaceutical and specialty chemicals markets. Founded in 1977, the business employs 275 staff […]

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NorthEdge celebrates BVCA award win
10 October 2014

NorthEdge celebrates BVCA award win

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has been awarded a prestigious BVCA accolade for its commitment to responsible investment. The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) Responsible Investment Awards recognise outstanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices in private equity and venture capital. […]

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NorthEdge Capital backs Ramsdens in eighth investment
4 September 2014

NorthEdge Capital backs Ramsdens in eighth investment

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has backed Ramsdens Financial Limited (Ramsdens), the UK’s largest independent pawnbroker. Founded in 1987 in Stockton-on-Tees, Ramsdens is a recognised and respected high street retailer of financial services, with 450 employees and more than 120 branches across North East […]

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Alternative Investment Awards - Winner
13 August 2014

NorthEdge Capital wins award with Wealth & Finance International

NorthEdge Capital has been crowned a winner at the 2014 Wealth & Finance Alternative Investment Awards, recognised as the Best Private Equity Firm (Yorkshire) and the Most Acquisitive Private Equity House in the UK. The Alternative Investment Awards were created to recognise forward-thinking businesses and individuals leading the way in the global investment sector. Other […]

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NorthEdge Capital invests £15m in Roberts Jackson
24 July 2014

NorthEdge Capital invests £15m in Roberts Jackson

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has invested £15million into Roberts Jackson, the leading Cheshire-based industrial disease law firm. Founded in 2009, the Wilmslow practice provides legal services in the highly complex field of occupational disease litigation, and acts for claimants who have developed diseases […]

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NorthEdge Capital announces double promotion
22 July 2014

NorthEdge Capital announces double promotion

NorthEdge Capital has announced two promotions, with Tom Rowley becoming investment director and Phil Frame now investment manager. Tom joined NorthEdge as investment manager at the start of 2013. He has played an instrumental role on the board of Jigsaw24 and was involved in the company’s recent acquisition of London-based Square Group, which takes turnover […]

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NorthEdge invests in £66m deal backing Accrol
15 July 2014

NorthEdge invests in £66m deal backing Accrol

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses based in the North of England, has backed Blackburn-based tissue converter, Accrol Papers Limited, in a £66million deal. Accrol, established in 1993, employs 300 staff with a current turnover exceeding £100million. One of Europe’s largest independent converter of soft tissue products, the business has […]

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Jigsaw24 eyes £80m+ revenues with Square Group acquisition and expansion into Soho, London
26 June 2014

Jigsaw24 eyes £80m+ revenues with Square Group acquisition and expansion into Soho, London

UK based Creative IT solutions business Jigsaw24 has completed the acquisition of the B2B subsidiary and majority part of Square Group, which will see the group’s combined turnover exceed the £80m mark. Simultaneously it will be opening a new flagship Customer Experience & Service Centre in Soho, London in the heart of the UK’s Media […]

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NorthEdge Capital invests £11.1m in Utiligroup
23 June 2014

NorthEdge Capital invests £11.1m in Utiligroup

NorthEdge Capital invests £11.1million in Utiligroup NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has successfully invested £11.1million in the management buyout of Utiligroup, a Lancashire-based data management and software services provider. The management software and services company, based in Chorley, provides data management software and services […]

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NorthEdge Capital awaits shareholder approval for £16.1m MBO of Utiligroup
2 June 2014

NorthEdge Capital awaits shareholder approval for £16.1m MBO of Utiligroup

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has committed to invest in Utiligroup, a Lancashire-based data management software and services company, pending approval from parent company Bglobal plc’s shareholders. Founded in 1997, the business, located in Chorley, provides data management software and services to the energy […]

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Businesses to “pad up” for Pudsey Bear
15 May 2014

Businesses to “pad up” for Pudsey Bear

Ashley Cricket Club based in Ashley Village near Hale, Cheshire has teamed up with private equity house, NorthEdge Capital, to organise a six a side charity cricket tournament with all proceeds going to Children in Need. Children in Need is at the heart of a number of projects in the North West to offer sick, […]

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Help-Link Acquires Miller Pattison
25 April 2014

Help-Link Acquires Miller Pattison

In April 2014, leading boiler and central heating provider Help-Link further cemented its position in the marketplace by acquiring loft and cavity insulation specialist Miller Pattison, formally known as SIG Energy Management, from SIG PLC. The deal sees Help-Link expanding its unique boiler offering to incorporate insulation and build on Miller Pattison’s expertise in the […]

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NorthEdge website scores highly in Pivot Report on Transparency
2 April 2014

NorthEdge website scores highly in Pivot Report on Transparency

Pivot Partners, a research-led marketing and communications consultancy for the private equity industry, recently analysed 300 GPs websites, a third each in North America, Mainland Europe and UK and Ireland.  They assessed the transparency of the websites using a simple criteria – contact names, numbers of key staff, clear description of investment criteria.  In the […]

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