We are one of the pioneers of private equity in the UK and have been successfully investing for more than 25 years. During this time we have invested in excess of £4.7 billion in more than 200 deals.
However, we offer much more than just a long and distinguished track record. Our investment strategy and structure is different from that of almost every other private equity fund, with two key implications:
First, a flexible investment mandate enables us to invest across the full range of private equity opportunities: control and minority, equity and debt, direct and indirect. This means that we can tailor our investment strategy to suit changing market conditions and invest where many others cannot.
Second, is our ability to provide stable long-term capital. We don't face expiring investment periods or exit pressure driven by fund-raising cycles. This means that we can fully support investee companies with a long-term strategy and access to capital, and exit when returns are maximised for shareholders.
We are wholly owned by our senior management and have a full discretionary mandate for the funds we manage. This means we are both decisive and fast acting.
Epiris has very significant firepower and is actively seeking to invest. At 30 September 2016 we had capital available for new investment of £450 million.
Our senior team is highly experienced both within private equity and in a broader business context. We have invested and worked through multiple economic cycles and have helped businesses to grow and develop internationally, but also sometimes just to survive. This gritty experience makes us a strong, high value partner for the teams we work with.