H2 Equity Partners is pleased to announce an investment in FFX Group Limited, the fast-growing specialist online tools, accessories and technical fixings business serving construction and DIY sectors within the UK and Europe. FFX goes to market through 5 different channels, including FFX.co.uk, eBay, direct technical sales, wholesale/export and branches. FFX is one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of high-quality power tools, power tool accessories, fixings, hand tools and a selection of other related products.

H2 Equity Partners has become the largest shareholder in the business alongside existing management including Patrick Ker (Deputy Chairman), Chris Yates (CEO) and Mark Skinner (Operations Director) amongst others. The investment enables the exit of Foresight Group who acquired a significant stake in the business in 2015.

Initially founded as a traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ supplier at its Folkestone site, FFX launched its ecommerce channel in 2009 and has grown rapidly since then. The business provides excellent customer service and will continue to invest in strong product range and market leading delivery time. For further information on FFX please refer to https://www.ffx.co.uk/

Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management provided integrated finance to support the transaction. Squire Patton Boggs provided legal advice and Alantra provided corporate finance services to H2 Equity Partners.

Terry Musson

The Amberon Group is a market leading traffic management provider to the utilities and Local Authority markets. Amberon was established in May 2002 with our first depot in Paignton, South West England. Our founding core principles remain at the heart of everything that we do and our continued desire to achieve our purpose; to provide the best service in the Traffic Management sector. This has been the foundation for our success and has cemented our position as the market leader in TM.

During the initial transaction we never felt under any pressure & instantly recognised we would become part of the family. H2 took the time to listen to our views & business strategy, it was obvious from the very beginning that they would be the perfect partner for us.

The guys at H2 have enabled us to continue the momentum & have provided the expertise & knowledge to help us continue on the journey to constantly improve our service offering.

Working with H2 during the last 2 years has given us additional support not just financially but the advice & expertise has helped analytically & strategically.

The ambition and the drive H2 have is extremely infectious & continues to assist the group to overachieve.

It’s enormously reassuring to know H2 will always be at the end of the phone to offer advice but heartening to know they have the trust in us to deliver.