H2 Equity Partners, founded in 1991, is a leading Western European hands-on investment firm focusing on the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Benelux. H2 Equity Partners is an entrepreneurial and hands-on investment company investing in mid-sized companies with significant growth or improvement potential.
H2’s typical investment targets are companies generating annual sales of £20 – £500 million or €25 – €550 million. We are a sector agnostic investor and cover a wide range of industries and markets, but focus on fundamentally profitable sectors with underlying growth. Over the years we have invested in Healthcare, Building Materials, Business Services, Software and IT and a whole range of other sectors.
H2 Equity Partners focuses on three main types of transaction:
- Corporate carve-outs
- Growth & profit improvement – including buy & build
- Special situations
H2 Equity Partners has a differentiated approach; we consider ourselves “Entrepreneurs with Capital”
- In depth business experience due to our operational & consulting backgrounds
- Pre-transaction assessment by own (in-house) team
- Hands-on support: to allow management to implement ambitious plans better & faster
- Typically we’ll join the Board as a NED
We are used to working closely with management and other stakeholders to deliver results in complicated situations. Matters such as management succession or retirement issues for example do not scare us off unlike traditional private equity firms.
During the last 30 years we have gained experience in virtually all sectors and situations resulting in a high level of deliverability and the ability to evaluate transaction opportunities quickly.
H2 Equity Partners advises funds with ca. £450 million of investor capital and our team members personally invest in every single deal. We consider ourselves entrepreneurs with (committed) capital and take pride in our companies, their products, services and their staff.