H2 Equity Partners announces new investment in Search Consultancy Group

H2 Equity Partners Fund V is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Search Consultancy Group Limited (“Search”), together with the management of Search.

Search, founded in 1987, is a leading UK recruitment business with 13 offices across the UK. It is headquartered in Glasgow and has a strong presence in Scotland and the North of England. Search employs a total of c.660 FTE of which c.460 are fee-earning. The company generated sales of c.£180 million during FY16 and has grown significantly in recent years. Please refer to www.search.co.uk for further information.

H2 Equity Partners plans to work closely with Search’s management to continue to build on Search’s strong market position and to deepen and expand the range of services and specialisms it provides to its 3,300+ client base. The ambitious growth plan focuses on a combination of expanding the number of consultants, further improving the already wide geographic coverage and selected bolt-on acquisitions.

H2’s investment will allow Search to continue to deliver excellent service to its clients and successfully realise its ambitious growth strategy.

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.