Private Equity

As a leading private equity investment manager, with regional offices in London, Manchester and Nottingham, we have been growing the economy through regional investment for over 30 years.

Our two institutional regional funds, Foresight Regional Investment Fund and Foresight Nottingham Fund, alongside our VCTs are injecting much needed capital into ambitious and growing SMEs around the UK and have returned an average of 3.5x to investors in the last five years.

Amongst around 150 others, Specac is an SME that has benefited from the investment and guidance of our Private Equity team over the years. Since Foresight investment, Specac has doubled in size and has sights set on further growth in the coming years.

You don’t need to take our word for it; David Smith, Managing Director of Specac, will tell you himself.

This is just one example of how our specialists are helping make a better future for our investors, for our investee companies, for our partners, for our colleagues and ultimately for the world in which we live.

See how we are making a positive impact in other sectors:

Turning landfill into renewable energy - our 31 waste projects divert more than 900,000 tonnes from landfill every year. Click here to view the case study.

Powering industry with up to 100% clean energy - our Shotwick solar park supplies clean electricity direct to the neighbouring paper factory enabling it to run on up to 100% renewable energy in daylight hours. Click here to view the case study.

Funding the roll out of smart meters across the UK - working with more than 50 gas and electricity distributors to install smart meters in offices, factories and homes, fostering smarter energy usage. Click here to view the case study.