TGI Fridays
American-styled restaurant chain

Other investments

The core of our investment strategy is made up of buyouts and loan-to-own debt investments, in which we have invested £1 billion since 2011.

We have a longer track record of investing in buyouts and co-investments going back many years before 2011. We have also invested, both before and since 2011, in portfolios of secondary investments as well as performing credit assets.

Over the past 40 years we, together with our predecessor firms, have invested in excess of £5 billion in over 200 deals. This track record of investing through numerous economic cycles gives us broad and deep experience across sectors, geographies and business models.

AXIO Group
B2B information services

AXIO Group

In 2013, Epiris invested £103 million to acquire the majority of UBM plc's Data Services businesses.

AXIO originally comprised seven market-leading information businesses providing critical, and often industry-standard, information and tools used by professionals to support their decision-making. Today AXIO comprises two businesses, RISI in the forest products sector and TechInsights in the intellectual property licensing sector.

A robust and cash generative portfolio of companies which offers diversity by virtue of operating across a range of sectors and geographies. The companies have strong brands benefitting from strong customer relationships and hold leadership positions in niche markets.

To transform each business by developing the right long-term strategy and then delivering through strategic focus, operational improvement and growth investment. The intention is to identify strategic buyers for each of the components of the group.

AXIO has made a number of acquisitions, including FOEX Indexes, a Finnish provider of pulp and paper price indices, FlightView, a US provider of real-time flight information, and Chipworks, a global leader in the intellectual property and technology services market.

Between December 2014 and May 2017 the seven businesses that comprised AXIO were sold in separate transactions. Five of the seven were to strategic buyers and two were to financial buyer. Following completion of the transactions we have realised total cash proceeds amounting to more than 5x original cost.




B2B information services


Business services

Transaction type


Growth theme
Initial investment

Apr 2013





original cost


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