Orbis Protect

  • Sector Facilities management
  • Location National depot network
  • Deal Type MBO
  • Investment Date August 2018
  • Employees 400+
  • NorthEdge Contacts Andrew Skinner
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31 August 2018

NorthEdge backs MBO of Orbis Protect

NorthEdge Capital has invested for a significant majority stake in facilities management company Orbis Protect, backing an MBO with the existing management team led by CEO Guy Other and COO Ben Howard.

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Business Description

Orbis Protect provides a range of vacant property management and lone worker protection services to public and private sector clients throughout the UK.


Employing over 400 staff across its network of 19 depots, Orbis works with local authorities and housing associations as well as major commercial organisations, including retail chains and commercial property managers. The company is responsible for securing 30,000 void properties, protecting 25,000 lone workers annually and provides property and inspection services to a further 60,000 properties.

NorthEdge Investment Rationale

Orbis is entering a significant new phase of growth and product development. There is particularly strong potential in the company’s commercial proposition, with further product development planned following NorthEdge’s investment to cement the company’s reputation as a leading player with the potential to grow further.


NorthEdge’s investment will allow Orbis Protect to build on its strong platform and excellent market position in both the social housing and commercial sectors and continue its attractive revenue growth profile in both core and new product areas.

The deal was led by Rob Freer, Head of Midlands, and Andy Skinner, Investment Director with support from Kevin O’Loughlin, Phil Frame and Dan Matkin. Rob Freer joins the board in a non-executive capacity.