Amberjacks' Cynthia Bostock, Cassie Sissons and Sophie Meany chose to partner with LDC to accelerate the business's growth strategy.

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Amberjack: Recruiting support

Private equity backing ambitious management team of specialist recruitment software and services provider.

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Sector
  • Support services
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms

Amberjack is the UK’s market leading specialist in designing and delivering Early Careers and large scale recruitment programmes.

Employees: 60

Deal type
  • Management buyout
Investment

£17.6m

LDC Region

Based in Berkshire, Amberjack provides its specialist services and software products to many of the UK’s largest employers, with a focus on early-careers candidates, specifically graduates, school leavers and apprenticeship programmes.

The business uses proprietary cloud-based software tools to automate processes, manage application volumes and provide data driven insights to help assess and select candidates and provide a professional experience to candidates.

Its clients include major organisations such as Unilever, GSK, Mars, Network Rail, BP, Heathrow Airport, Virgin Media Liberty Global and members of the Big Four.

We’ve grown Amberjack to become the undisputed market leader in our sector and are looking to expand our service offering even further with LDC’s investment. The support of an established private equity partner with comprehensive experience in helping firms that provide technology services will help us accelerate our ambitious growth strategy.”
Cynthia Bostock, Chief Executive
Amberjack

Backing the management team

In April 2019 we invested £17.6m in Amberjack to support a management buyout and accelerate the business’s growth strategy, which included providing capital to support investment in the software and technology propositions and to help the business explore complementary acquisitions to broaden its service offering.

As part of the deal, we backed Amberjack’s existing management team led by Chief Executive Cynthia Bostock and Managing Directors Sophie Meaney and Cassie Sissons.

Awards

Private Equity Deal of the Year – Amberjack

South East Insider Dealmakers 2020

Entrepreneur of the Year – Cynthia Bostock

South East Insider Dealmakers 2020

The Sunday Times Tech Track Award ‘One to Watch’

2019

Best Candidate Experience

Recruiter Awards 2019

In-House Innovation in Recruitment

Recruiter Awards 2019