32person team with a strong reputation for working with entrepreneurial management teams
200 yearsof investing experience
20%average annual profit growth across companies in last 5 years
>£1bnof invested capital
>40investments completed since 2001
>60new sites rolled-out over the last 5 years
>55bolt-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.
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
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
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.
“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.