DH Private Equity Partners
DH Private Equity Partners is one of Europe’s longest-established and most experienced private equity firms, re-branding the Firm in May 2017 from Doughty Hanson to DH Private Equity Partners.
Over more than three decades and six funds, DH has invested in over 60 companies across a range of market sectors. We have maintained a consistent and disciplined investment approach, which has delivered strong returns to our investors across several economic cycles.
The Firm has established a strong track record of investing in and growing market-leading businesses, and developed an enviable reputation as an acquirer of family businesses which have accounted for almost half of all investments. We focus on majority ownership and control of businesses in the European middle market with enterprise values between €200m – €600m.
DH is a pioneer in the area of active ownership and value enhancement, having set up a dedicated team in 2002. We work alongside the management teams of portfolio companies, putting in place bespoke strategies to grow sales, enhance margins, reduce costs, maximise cash flows and manage risk.
DH is a responsible investor and we believe a sustainable investment approach is not just the right way to conduct business but also a key driver of value. Our conservative approach to leverage is consistent with our commitment to act as responsible stewards of the companies we control and we have helped many of the companies acquired grow into successful international organisations, with a number of them now listed on major stock exchanges while others have become divisions of larger global companies.