About us

Phoenix is an independent private equity investor focused on one thing – working in partnership with ambitious entrepreneurs and management teams to help them grow their businesses.

We invest in profitable businesses valued up to £200m.

200
years of collective investing experience
55
investments since 2001
£1.5bn
capital raised
61
new sites opened by our companies over the last 5 years
72
bolt-on acquisitions completed over the last 5 years
15%
average annual profit growth across our companies over the last 5 years

Independent. Successful. Experienced.

Phoenix was founded in 2001 by a group of like-minded partners. In the years since, we’ve successfully grown and gained a wealth of experience in supporting high growth businesses.

We’re still owned and run by our partners. We make our own plans and decisions. We do what we say we’ll do.

Our values underpin everything we do.

Our values

Integrity

We embed integrity, transparency and the highest principled standards in everything we do. We are committed to deliver on our promises.

Partnership

We build open, honest relationships with all our partner businesses, but also within our own team. We strive and succeed together.

Passion

We have a passion for what we do, and are as ambitious for the entrepreneurial teams at our partner businesses as we are for Phoenix.

Creativity

We are constantly innovating, seeking out new ways to create value, and we are committed to celebrating smart, creative thinking wherever it arises.

Sustainability

We embrace sustainability to help companies thrive over the long term and contribute to a fair, forward-looking and prosperous society for us all.

What people say

"Phoenix saw the potential in our business at an early stage and was a highly supportive partner. They were professional to deal with and the knowledge and expertise they brought helped us deliver a major investment and growth programme.”
Simon Thompson, CEO of KR Group
"We're excited to be working with Phoenix – our partnership is enabling us to remain at the forefront of our sector and provide our customers with the very highest level of service.”
Neil Cotty, CEO of GFS
"Phoenix have brought much more than funding to the table. The experience that they add to our board, both sector specific and beyond, has been a great benefit to us.”
Andrew Howe, CEO of Bridge Leisure
GFS
E-commerce logistics, powered by technology

Our investors

Since launch in 2001, we have raised more than £1.5bn of committed capital across four funds from investors in Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Over the past two decades, we have built relationships with public and corporate pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, family offices, fund of funds and asset managers, who have become our investors — often in multiple funds.

We believe it is important to keep our interests aligned with those of our investors, therefore the Phoenix team commits significant capital to every fund we manage.

Investor area

If you’re an existing investor in one or more of our funds, you can access our dedicated investor area below.

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