The Regional Investment Fund

The £58 million Foresight Regional Investment Fund is dedicated to making equity investments of up to £7 million in small and medium-sized growth companies in the North West of England, North Wales and South Yorkshire.

We are focused on applying a professional approach to small-cap private equity: working in partnership with management teams to grow their companies and create value for all shareholders.

The Fund addresses a gap in the local funding market and offers flexibility in structuring deals; providing a mix of equity, loans or mezzanine finance depending on the transaction and the company’s requirements.

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EBITDA between 
£0.5m to £3m

The Fund will typically target companies with revenue of £2 million to £30 million generating EBITDA of £0.5m to £3m.

Investments of 
£1m to £7m

The Fund will make private equity investments of £1 million to £7 million in small and medium-sized growth companies based in the North West of England, North Wales and South Yorkshire.

Range of 
Transaction Types

The Fund will offer the full range of transaction types, including buy-outs, buy-ins, equity release, acquisition finance and growth capital.

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We invest in established growth businesses, which are typically profitable or on track to profitability in the short to medium term. Companies that enjoy a high visibility of future earnings through long-term contracts and recurring revenues are particularly attractive. To facilitate the eventual realisation of the investment, we support markets with a history of merger and acquisition activity.

We target companies across a broad range of sectors, including business services, consumer and leisure, healthcare, engineering and industrials and TMT. Whilst investing across a wide range of industry sectors, we prefer not to invest in sectors driven by short-term trends or consumer preferences, such as high fashion.

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To find out more about partnering with Foresight, contact our private equity team