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20 May 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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12 May 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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3 May 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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27 April 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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21 April 2016

NorthEdge makes a move into the healthcare market

NorthEdge Capital has backed the management buyout of award-winning healthcare manufacturer, Direct Healthcare Services. A specialist provider of pressure area care solutions, DHS works closely with tissue viability nurses to design and manufacture mattresses, cushions and overlays to enhance the quality of patient care across the UK. Founded in 2009, DHS works with a range […]

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14 April 2016

Fine Industries bolsters its board with industry veteran appointment

Fine Industries has strengthened its board with the appointment of Dr. Christopher Richards as Non-Executive Director. Dr Richards has held positions at Arysta LifeSciences Corporation as President and Chief Executive Officer and, prior to this, held various roles with leading crop protection specialist Sygenta. Under his leadership, Arysta LifeSciences was transformed into a major global […]

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16 March 2016

NorthEdge enhances value creation offering with hire of Digital and Data Director

NorthEdge Capital has hired David Walters as its Digital and Data Director to help maximise online, data and technology opportunities for portfolio companies. David has over 25 years’ experience leading technology, digital, product and analytics teams across a range of sectors including media, automotive, marketing and insurance. Most recently, he held the position of Interim […]

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Fund II - Ray Stenton, Grant Berry, Michael Joseph, John Rastrick and Dan Wright
4 March 2016

NorthEdge Fund II hits hard cap of £300m

NorthEdge Capital is pleased to announce the close of its second fund, NorthEdge Capital Fund II at the hard cap of £300m, raised in four months. This brings total funds under management to over half a billion pounds raised in the last four years.

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BBC Breakfast
26 February 2016

Accrol Papers – BBC Breakfast

Although pockets of the north are identified as ‘low wage, high welfare’ zones, the investment that NorthEdge brings and the enterprise that we back can be a springboard for economic growth and job creation. This was highlighted by a recent BBC programme which was filmed on site at Accrol in Blackburn and featured several interviews […]

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sumo-digital
2 February 2016

Nottingham confirmed for Sumo Digital’s second UK Studio

World-class videogame developer’s drive to hire 50 new staff in first 12 months. Sumo Digital today announced Nottingham as the location for its second UK and third global studio. Sumo, backed by NorthEdge Capital, is a creator and developer of video game products and services, working on the world’s largest brands and franchises for leading publishers […]

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28 January 2016

FPE Global secures additional £1m funding from NorthEdge

Specialist engineering firm FPE Global has secured a further £1m funding from private equity firm NorthEdge Capital to invest in a new state of the art test centre. FPE Global, which offers, bespoke materials handling processing systems, standard products and a host of after-market capabilities, is developing its strategy to be an end-to-end solutions provider […]

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26 January 2016

Charity Winners Show Theo Paphitis Their Business

Winners of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity’s 2015 Many Hands Campaign recently showed renowned businessman, Theo Paphitis, around their business. TK Components, based in Denton, alongside Bodycheck Glossop, were selected as champions of the fundraising campaign which asked local businesses to raise a minimum of £1,000 in the most innovative way possible. As part […]

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18 December 2015

NorthEdge Capital backs TKC buyout

NorthEdge Capital has supported the management buyout of TKC, an established supplier to the fitted furniture industry. Denton-based TKC is a specialist distributor of kitchen and bedroom doors and other components, sourcing the majority of its products from Italy. It currently employs 128 staff and supplies to independent kitchen retailers, kitchen manufacturers and local installers. […]

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20 October 2015

NorthEdge acquires majority stake in Arthouse following exit by Total Capital Partners

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has completed the secondary management buyout of home decoration supplier Arthouse. The deal sees NorthEdge take a majority stake in the business, as well as an exit for Total Capital Partners,an independent firm that specialises in providing combined equity […]

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19 October 2015

NorthEdge develops investment teams following promotions

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has promoted George Potts and James Marshall to Senior Investment Executives. George joined NorthEdge in 2011, working alongside the founders as part of the team that closed its maiden fund at £225m in 2012. He worked on deals including […]

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8 October 2015

NorthEdge celebrates national award success

NorthEdge Capital has been crowned a winner at the prestigious British Private Equity Awards 2015. The national event, which was held in London by unquote”, celebrates innovation and excellence in private equity, as well as honoring the industry’s ability to help build British businesses. NorthEdge beat off competition from UK healthcare investor Apposite Capital and […]

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25 September 2015

NorthEdge strengthens Portfolio team with latest hire

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has strengthened its team with the appointment of Ian Plumb as Portfolio Director. Ian joins NorthEdge from Endless LLP, where he worked from 2007 as an investment professional, before taking on the role of Portfolio Director. Ian has significant […]

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24 September 2015

FPE Global relocates to Cheadle

FPE Global, a specialist engineering firm, has signed a ten-year lease agreement at Orion House, located on Orion Business Park in Cheadle. The new location offers 14,000 sq. ft. of office accommodation, and a 30,000 sq. ft. production facility. FPE Global develops bespoke material-handling processing systems, with proven applications in a range of high-growth end […]

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10 September 2015

Boost for NorthEdge in the North West following latest hire

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has strengthened its team with the appointment of Harry Jones as an Investment Executive in its Manchester office. Harry joins NorthEdge from Deloitte, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant within the Corporate Finance M&A Advisory team and advised […]

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6 August 2015

Boost for NorthEdge in Yorkshire and the North East with senior hire

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on investing in businesses in the North of England, has strengthened its team with the appointment of John Rastrick as Partner in its Leeds office. John will be joining NorthEdge after the summer period with effect from 1 September 2015 and will lead the firm’s investment efforts in […]

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NorthEdge Rainmaker Awards Success
23 June 2015

NorthEdge Rainmaker Awards Success

Double awards success for NorthEdge Capital NorthEdge Capital has rounded off an excellent 12 months by winning two categories at the Rainmaker Awards 2015. The firm, following a string of investments in the region including Utiligroup, Solidor, Total Fitness, Accrol Papers and Roberts Jackson, were named the Private Equity Team of the Year, beating off […]

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DW3 Products Group targets £70m
16 June 2015

DW3 Products Group targets £70m

DW3 Products Group (DW3), the investment vehicle that exclusively targets the manufacturing and fenestration industries, is targeting rapid growth over the next three years, projecting turnover of more than £70m by 2018. Formed in October 2014, the group has quickly established itself as one of the leading investors in the home improvement sector, following its […]

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Sumo Digital secures Disney contract
15 June 2015

Sumo Digital secures Disney contract

Sheffield-based video game development studio Sumo Digital has announced a significant partnership with Disney on its Infinity 3.0 game. Disney Infinity 3.0 is the latest installment in the action-adventure video game series, which allows players to bring some of Disney Pixar’s best-loved characters to life, from Pirates of the Caribbean to Toy Story and Frozen. […]

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Accrol Papers creates a further 100 jobs
22 May 2015

Accrol Papers creates a further 100 jobs

Having surpassed the £100m sales milestone, Lancashire-based tissue paper converter Accrol Papers is creating a further 100 jobs to maintain the strong growth levels at the company. The business, founded by the Hussain family, has exceeded all expectations over the last five years – doubling sales revenues, constructing new buildings and installing new converting lines. […]

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Double acquisition for DW3 Products Group
10 April 2015

Double acquisition for DW3 Products Group

Newly formed investment group, DW3 Products Group (DW3), is delighted to announce that it has acquired highly regarded industry innovator, Window Widgets, and Eclectic Systems. Window Widgets was founded in 2004 and has become the first port of call for key components for the window, door and conservatory sectors. Eclectic Systems is best known for […]

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