person team with a strong reputation for working with entrepreneurial management teams

200 years

of investing experience


average annual profit growth across companies in last 5 years


of invested capital


investments completed since 2001


new sites rolled-out over the last 5 years


bolt-on acquisitions over the last 5 years


Phoenix Equity Partners is a leading private equity investor. We specialise in working with dynamic entrepreneurial teams to help grow medium-sized UK-based companies valued at up to £150m.

We're independent

Founded in 2001 by a group of like-minded partners with the ambition to establish their own independent private equity business, we have successfully grown in the years since.

“We needed financial muscle, we wanted strategic support – Phoenix provided it. They backed us and they backed our plan.”

Andy Center, CEO of Closer Still

We're experienced

As Phoenix has grown, we’ve expanded into a team with more than 200 years of investment experience. We build deep relationships with key individuals in partner businesses, complementing their entrepreneurial spirit with our expertise and insight.

“We’re excited to be working with Phoenix – our partnership will give us the investment we need to ensure we remain at the forefront of our sector, and provide our customers with the very highest level of service.”

Neil Cotty, CEO of GFS

We're specialists

Our principal focus is on growing, investing in and providing tailored support to outstanding companies in six core sectors. We have specialist knowledge and a proven track record of success in each.

Across all sectors, technology is a fundamental theme in today’s delivery of products and services.  We have deep experience in the transformational use of technology in multiple end markets.  Find out more >

“Phoenix spotted the market opportunity and made available the resources to build Partnership into the sector’s leading business.”

Ian Owen, Chairman of Partnership Assurance

We've maintained our values

From the start, Phoenix established a set of intrinsic values to guide the business and shape its culture. They still underpin our excellent reputation today.


We strive for the highest moral and ethical standards from every member of the Phoenix team and our partner businesses



We have a team culture, we’re straightforward, open and honest, and we’re committed to being a great business partner to everyone we work with.


We back entrepreneurs with bold plans and give them the support they need to drive growth. 



We’re endlessly flexible in the ways we invest and encourage creative thinking in the companies we partner.

We deliver - consistently

Ultimately, we are judged by the way our entrepreneurial partners and investors judge us – by results. We now have over £1 billion of invested capital and our companies have achieved 20 per cent average annual profit growth in the last five years.

"Phoenix's style is refreshing. They see opportunities rather than issues, then work with us to overcome challenges" 

John Storey, CEO of Porthaven

And we give something back

We believe in making a positive contribution to the communities in which we do business, and further afield. Members of the Phoenix team support a wide range of charitable organisations, both financially and by giving our time and expertise.

These include:

Eden Valley Hospice Children’s Unit – Eden House – was close to the heart of our former colleague Helen Jones, who was killed in the 2005 London bombings.. Visit their website >

Justice and Care works with governments to fight human trafficking, slavery and other abuses. They have rescued and supported more than 4,500 children.. Visit their website >

PET provides access to learning opportunities for prisoners to improve their chances of building a better life.Visit their website >


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