H2 Equity Partners wins investor of the year 2015 at the institute for turnaround awards

H2 Equity Partners (“H2”) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Investor of the Year Award 2015 at the recent Institute for Turnaround (IFT) awards held at the Hotel Russell on 24 November.

The Investor of the Year Award comes on the back of a strong year for H2 in the UK with the successful Main Market IPO of Eurocell in March followed on by the exit of Ballast Phoenix in June.

Both investments delivered a strong return on investment after a rapid and sustained delivery of the value creation plans which in both businesses resulted in a significant increase in profitability and cash generation after only a short hold period of 18 months in the case of Eurocell and less than 12 months for Ballast Phoenix.

Christine Elliot, CEO of the Institute for Turnaround, said:

“We look at the evidence to assess the winner’s commitment to consistent high standards of behavior, showing understanding and practical support in challenging circumstances, and sharing the risks that the customers so keenly feel.

H2 Equity Partners showed real evidence of operational turnaround in an unloved asset that has been turned into a profitable company, on an impressive scale, with great value creation.”

Patrick Kalverboer, Managing Partner at H2 commented:

“The Institute for Turnaround Investor of the Year award is a great acknowledgement for H2 Equity Partners and we very much appreciate the recognition for our approach to value creation and the work we have been doing.”

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.