Private Equity

Transforming companies through investment

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Realise the growth potential of your business by using private equity to harness capital and receive operational support. 

 

Understanding your business

Private equity is about more than just providing capital. You will receive support from our team of experts as they get to the heart of your business. Get advice on operational improvements that improve revenue growth, streamline procurement processes and enhance systems.

Support that meets your needs

Benefit from a committed long-term view that gives the best outcome for investors and businesses. Your business can draw upon the knowledge and experience of our dedicated team who will consider the best options for your needs, across all deal sizes.

Draw on our experience

Build value by drawing on our experience investing in a wide range of industries around the world, in both established and growing companies. Last year, we lent £1.54bn to private equity, ranging from a £4m bilateral loan at the lower end, through to a £750m joint underwrite with three other banks.

A range of private equity services that can help you achieve your investment goals.

Growth & Leveraged Finance

Building a great company requires bespoke funding solutions across the capital structure. You can use our growth and leveraged finance teams to access:

  • Growth capital
  • Leveraged finance
  • Asset-based and cashflow lending

We provide finance to UK and European growth-orientated companies.

Fund Solutions

Innovation is at the heart of our thinking and our global team has the vision and the resources to create unique financing structures for unique financing requirements including: 

  • Portfolio lending
  • Optimising equity
  • Capital call management
  • GP financing
  • Secondary leverage

M&A and IPO advice

To help you achieve your goals we have a dedicated investment banking team. Receive ideas, advice and solutions for:

  • Sell-side advice
  • Minority stake
  • Buy-side advice
  • Flotations
  • Public to Privates

Companies require bespoke advice to ensure that they can optimise their growth agenda and valuations. We have a broad advisory proposition that allows us to considers all options with real understanding as to likely outcomes. 

Risk Management

If you are an importer or exporter, deal with volatile assets such as commodities, or need help with cash management, you can receive help with managing your risk more effectively.

We offer tailored services including:

  • Foreign exchange
  • Commodities
  • Interest rates and inflation
  • Cash management

How can ESG-linked funds help your business?

The importance for Fund Managers to consider the wider societal impact is well known, so ESG-linked facilities can help align the interests of investors, fund managers and banks through the financing structure. Find out how we’ve made this possible for Investindustrial.

Industry recognised sustainability expertise

We’re proud to be recognised as leading the way in ESG and sustainable finance, with our in-house legal team being shortlisted for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer of the year award for our work on the first ESG-linked deal with Investindustrial. Our innovative approach to sustainable finance provides flexible financing solutions to our private equity clients that support their sustainability aspirations. Contact us to learn more.

Alan Macdonald
Alan Macdonald, Investec Fund Solutions

Partnering with our clients and incentivising them to be more responsible and impactful is a critical element of our sustainability strategy. We’re thrilled to be shortlisted for this award in recognition of the innovative work we have been doing to incentivise our clients to meet ambitious ESG goals.

Get in touch with the team

  • Jonathan Arrowsmith

    Jonathan Arrowsmith

    Head of Advisory & Co-Head of Private Equity

    Jonathan joined Investec in 2018 and heads up the Advisory business. He has over 20 years’ experience of advising clients in M&A transactions.

  • Callum Bell

    Callum Bell

    Head of Lending & Co-Head of Private Equity

    I joined Investec in 2010 and head the Corporate & Acquisition Finance team which focuses on direct lending to European corporates with EBITDA greater than £15m. I have over ten years of investment banking, strategy consulting and acquisition finance experience in Europe. Prior to joining Investec, I was a Director at the Royal Bank of Scotland plc where I was responsible for originating and structuring private-equity backed deals in the UK mid-market, latterly managing a team of leverage financiers. I hold a BE Honours degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Auckland, a Bachelor of Business Studies (Finance) from Massey University and an MBA from the Cambridge Judge Business School.

Get in touch with the team

Jonathan Arrowsmith

Head of Advisory & Co-Head of Private Equity

Jonathan joined Investec in 2018 and heads up the Advisory business. He has over 20 years’ experience of advising clients in M&A transactions.

Callum Bell

Head of Lending & Co-Head of Private Equity

I joined Investec in 2010 and head the Corporate & Acquisition Finance team which focuses on direct lending to European corporates with EBITDA greater than £15m. I have over ten years of investment banking, strategy consulting and acquisition finance experience in Europe. Prior to joining Investec, I was a Director at the Royal Bank of Scotland plc where I was responsible for originating and structuring private-equity backed deals in the UK mid-market, latterly managing a team of leverage financiers. I hold a BE Honours degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Auckland, a Bachelor of Business Studies (Finance) from Massey University and an MBA from the Cambridge Judge Business School.

We keep earning our stripes

Bank of the Year winner, Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2020

Bank of the Year winner, Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2020

Bank of the Year winner, Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2019

Bank of the Year winner, Real Deals Private Equity Awards 2019

Winner, Bank Lender of the Year 2018

Winner, Bank Lender of the Year 2018