H2 Equity Partners (“H2”) is pleased to announce its investment in The Coach Travel Group (“CTG”) which brings together seven of the UK’s leading regional coach operators: Alpine Travel, Barnes Coaches, Coatham Coaches, JH Coaches, Johnsons Coaches, Swans Travel and The Ready Group. Together these operators will merge to form a unique national group providing a range of unscheduled coach services across the UK, including private hire, contracts for schools and corporations, and holidays and tours. 

Following completion, H2 will work closely with CTG to leverage the combined strengths of the seven operators and drive investment in its people, fleet and technology to deliver a best-in-class service to its customers. 

CTG will be led by Tom Stables as CEO, who has over 20 years of relevant industry experience. He will be supported by a strong and highly committed team with many of the operator managers becoming shareholders alongside H2. 

H2 were supported in the transaction by Eversheds Sutherland (Legal) and Grant Thornton (Financial & Tax). 

For Further information on CTG, please refer to www.coachtravelgroup.com 

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.