What we look for
We focus on manufacturing and industrial companies: that is where we have most experience, and where we can add most value to a business.
When we are considering an investment, we look carefully at the market position of the business: we want companies differentiated by their technical skills, brand or market share.
We are looking for companies generating turnover of £2-10m and operating profit of £0.5m up to £1.5m. We work best with established businesses: we are not startup/seed investors.
I worked with Paul for six years, over some challenging economic times. He is an accomplished financier, and had the insight to understand what made our business tick. He was supportive when required but also challenged the management team to achieve more with the business.
A flexible approach to funding
Whether for expansion or acquisition, companies often need capital to grow. As well as investment, Constant Equity can help with other growth challenges such as entering new markets, buying other businesses, or planning for management succession.
Management buy-out (MBO)
If you are a management team who has a chance to buy your business, Constant Equity can provide experience, expertise and funding to make the deal happen. We can also arrange a ‘succession buy-out’ to help retiring shareholders pass their business onto the next generation of managers.
Where two or more partners in a business have different retirement plans, Constant Equity can structure a deal to help people retire, whilst supporting those remaining so that the business can flourish.
Where a company has a strong operational management team, Constant Equity can structure a 100% purchase. We will work alongside the management team to drive the business forward. Depending on the team’s experience and ambitions, we can arrange additional management recruits.
Sometimes, unfortunately, a good business faces financial distress. Perhaps due to a failed customer, fraud, or the actions of a previous shareholder or director. In these circumstances Constant Equity can provide your company with an emergency investment to give some breathing space.
We are prepared to invest alongside other experienced investors where we see an attractive opportunity. This is particularly the case in early stage or specialist situations. In these circumstances, we prefer to mitigate risk by working with partners who have more experience of the area.