August Equity is an independent private equity firm investing between £10 and £25 million in UK based companies. It invests in buy-outs of high growth service-orientated companies in the UK mid-market.
IWP were asked to review a number of key aspects of one of its services to businesses to assess; its current state, its level of evolvement over the last few years and its plans and capacity for future change. The areas considered included:
Performance of the business in the context of the market
A review of the management action plans
Assessment of the acquisitions approach and process
Recognising the opportunity
The development of companies in their portfolio had been fast by sector standards. Evolving from a start-up in 2007 to a “top 5” operator in 2011, with more than 65 operating locations and 300 staff, a significant proportion of which had been delivered in the last 18 months.
IWP were asked to identify opportunities to stem the decline in key geographical areas and instigate organic growth quickly.
The Insight with Passion effect
IWP within 9 days conducted a detailed business review and provided recommendations to address the specific challenges of key under-performing areas.