About Us /
Our partnership ethos underlies all the work we do with SMEs and entrepreneurs of growing UK-based businesses.
We tailor each investment strategy to meet the needs
of the business and its people – after devoting significant time in really getting to know and understand our portfolio companies. We look for future potential - and often, we build relationships with bright entrepreneurs years before we make an investment deal.
Our investment doesn't end with a capital injection. And we understand what it takes to grow a business - through organic development, acquisition, or both - may change over time.
We sell great businesses. Everything we do - investing in infrastructure and people, building the strategy, strengthening the management team - enhances the value of the business to ensure future growth potential. That's how we command great prices at exit.
With offices in London, Birmingham and Manchester, we have teams on the ground locally who can provide support to our portfolio companies on a daily basis.
We offer both capital injection and strategic support to profitable SMEs that have ambitious management teams, scalable business models and strong potential for market leadership.
The businesses we invest in are normally based in the UK (but may have international operations), valued at between £5m and £75m and seeking capital in the range of £2m to £30m. We work across a wide range of business sectors.
When it comes to successful private equity deals, it is the people who make all the difference, and ISIS people come from a wide range of backgrounds with a complementary mix of skill sets. What they do have in common is a shared sense of ambition, a questioning nature and an open-minded, flexible and friendly approach to working with every business and the people within them.
ISIS invests funds on behalf of both insitutional (ISIS LPs) and retail (Baronsmead VCTs) clients.
ISIS is an independent
private equity investor and our senior team have been working together for well
over ten years.
Since 1995 we have invested in over 100 unquoted UK businesses, and currently have £679m funds under management (as at 30 June 2011).
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