2016

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July 19, 2016

NorthEdge backs MBO of Belfield Furnishings

NorthEdge Capital has backed the management buyout of home furnishings group Belfield Furnishings. Founded in 2002, Belfield is the UK’s largest white label manufacturer of home furnishings and one of Europe’s largest manufacturers specialising in the wholesale and distribution of products including upholstered furniture, soft furnishings, mattresses and curtains. The company, which is headquartered in […]

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June 29, 2016

Neighbourhood and Victor’s owner secures NorthEdge backing

NorthEdge Capital has provided a multi million pound injection of development capital into the company behind premium casual dining brands Neighbourhood and Victor’s. East Coast Concepts, which was founded by entrepreneur James Hitchen and his brother Guy, currently operates the all day eatery and late bar Neighbourhood in Spinningfields which has recently undergone a £1m […]

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June 28, 2016

Utiligroup CEO crowned as private equity backed entrepreneur 2016

A CEO of a NorthEdge Capital portfolio company has been honoured at the North of England EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 awards. Matthew Hirst, chief executive of Utiligroup, took home the crown for Private Equity Backed Entrepreneur of the Year. Hirst was praised by the judges for bringing disruption to the energy sector, his […]

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NorthEdge CEOs in the running for EY’s Entrepreneur award
June 20, 2016

NorthEdge CEOs in the running for EY’s Entrepreneur award

A trio of Chief Executives backed by private equity firm NorthEdge Capital have been named as regional finalists in EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year UK Awards 2016. Carl Cavers, CEO of video game specialist Sumo Digital, Anita Kenyon, CEO of decorative home product designer Arthouse, and Matt Hirst, CEO of leading data management and services […]

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June 10, 2016

NorthEdge’s tissue manufacturer Accrol valued at £116m

NorthEdge Capital has achieved its first exit as Accrol Group Holdings plc floats on the public market with an Enterprise Value of £116m and a market capitalisation of £93m. NorthEdge will retain a 15.04 per cent stake in the Company, which has commenced trading under the stock ticker ACRL:LN. Its first day of dealing on […]

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May 26, 2016

NorthEdge eyes AIM float for Accrol

Accrol Group Holdings plc, the private-equity backed leading independent tissue converter, has announced its intention to float on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. Dealings are expected to commence on AIM on 10 June 2016. Established in 1993 by the Hussain family, Accrol has grown to become a leading supplier of tissue products, […]

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May 20, 2016

NorthEdge adds to new business team with PwC hire

NorthEdge Capital has appointed PwC dealmaker Dan Matkin as Investment Manager. Dan spent eight years working at PwC within the company’s Corporate Finance and Assurance divisions. In his role as Assistant Director, Dan led a number of private equity transactions and during the last year oversaw the £150m sale of Poundworld to TPG Capital, the […]

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May 12, 2016

Utiligroup recruits from Alliance Manchester Business School

NorthEdge has a long-standing relationship with Alliance Manchester Business School (Alliance MBS), comprising several collaborative projects each year, a recurring summer internship programme and several speaker events. During 2015, NorthEdge introduced the “UK Consultancy Project” programme to portfolio company Utiligroup. Matthew Hirst (CEO of Utiligroup) guided five MBA students through a research-led analysis of the […]

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May 3, 2016

NorthEdge promotes two to Investment Manager

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has promoted George Potts and James Marshall to Investment Manager. George joined NorthEdge in 2011 and was part of the team to close the firm’s maiden fund at £225m in 2012. He has been involved in a number of […]

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April 27, 2016

NorthEdge boosts client offering with hire of Portfolio Director

NorthEdge Capital has hired Ben Wildsmith as Portfolio Director to manage the firm’s existing portfolio and to help deliver new deals across the North of England. Ben has over 15 years of corporate finance experience and joins NorthEdge from EY where he was Corporate Finance Director, responsible for leading the regional debt advisory business.  Prior […]

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