H2 Equity Partners announces new £200 million fund

H2 Equity Partners (“the Firm”) is pleased to announce the launch of the investment period of H2 Equity Partners Fund V (the “Fund”). The Fund held a first and final close at the hard-cap of £200 million in March 2016.

H2 Equity Partners Fund V is H2’s first £ denominated fund and will – compared to previous H2 funds – focus more on making investments in the United Kingdom and Ireland as well as in the Benelux. The Fund’s institutional investors are based across Europe, the US and Asia and include endowments, pension funds, funds-of-funds and international financial institutions. In addition the H2 investment team has made a large commitment to the Fund. The entire fundraising process was completed within an eight week period. No placement agent was involved. Loyens & Loeff acted as legal counsel.

Established in 1991 with offices in London and Amsterdam, H2 is a leading independent investment firm focused on making investments in medium-sized companies with significant growth or improvement potential. H2’s three main deal-types are:

  • Corporate Carve-Outs,
  • Profit Improvement and Growth situations that can benefit from H2’s hands-on approach and
  • Special Situations

Over the last 25 years the team has built an exceptional track record of acquiring, stabilising, strengthening and growing fundamentally attractive businesses. H2 will continue to invest in companies across all sectors, that have strong market positions and competitive advantages, which can benefit from the extensive international operating experience of the Firm’s professionals. With the establishment of the new Fund the Firm increases its reach, expediency and financial flexibility.

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.