PE / VC
They have since built over 40 businesses in a variety of sectors, including IT services and outsourcing, financial services, education, travel, software, sport and media. Today, their companies have sales of over £350m and employ in excess of 3000 people. Working with entrepreneurs and co-founders, they continue to create and build businesses in these sectors, often from the ground up.
They have developed a number of principles that determine the businesses and industries they engage in. They look for high growth, potentially large industry sectors, typically undergoing some market, technology or regulatory discontinuity, where they can build scalable platforms that satisfy a significant customer need, resulting in strong and sustainable margins.