Innovia Group
Manufacturer of speciality films, and substrate for polymer banknotes

Why Epiris

Throughout our history, we have consistently focused on investing for profit growth rather than on financial engineering. Our business is about backing the right management teams, comprising talented and experienced people, with a credible strategy.

How we partner with management teams
Once we have made the decision to back a management team, we support them, but we leave them to run the business. Together we appoint a Chairman with complementary experience. We concentrate on making a contribution in our areas of expertise: strategy, M&A and financing.

Permanent Capital: the Epiris difference
The alignment of interests between investors and managers is at the core of our investment model. This is why the management teams we work with own a significant portion of their business alongside us.

We have applied this approach over the past 25 years in investing across business and economic cycles, and in a wide variety of industry sectors and geographies.

Our permanent capital model is different from almost every other private equity fund. It gives us a flexible approach to the timing of follow-on investments and realisations. This flexibility is valuable to the management teams we work with.

Why? Because it means we can provide new money at any time after we have made our initial investment in a business. It also means that management teams' business strategies can drive our exit strategy, not the other way around, allowing us to support businesses for the short or long-term.

Example transactions:


  • Current investment since 1998
  • 15 bolt-on acquisitions since 2007
  • Long-term international growth strategy

Capital Safety Group

  • 13-year investment realised in 2012
  • Provided acquisition capital in 2011
  • Long-term international growth strategy

CPA Global

  • 2-year investment realised in 2012
  • International growth strategy


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