Mark Ellis, Founder & CEO and Gavin Snell, Managing Director, Ellis Whittam

Case study

Ellis Whittam: Minority investment

Employment-specialist benefits from private equity partnership to drive national growth.

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Sector
  • Support services

Ellis Whittam provides advisory and fully-outsourced employment law, HR and health & safety services.

Employees: 175

Deal type
  • Development capital

Ellis Whittam supports more than 10,000 UK employers, including Pure Gym, Culina Logistics, Red Letter Days, The Chartered Management Institute, The Chartered Quality Institute and Toni & Guy.

The company specialises in HR, employment law and health and safety services. It prides itself on combining the quality standards and service excellence of a leading legal practice with fixed fees and cost certainty.

Capital to realise opportunities

In September 2016 Ellis Whittam secured a significant investment from LDC to accelerate organic growth.

This deal, in which LDC took a minority stake, saw the founder Mark Ellis continue to lead the business and remain as a major shareholder.

Partnering with LDC marked a real statement of intent for the future growth of our business and these hires are the next step in that journey.”
Mark Ellis, Founder and CEO
Ellis Whittam

“The breadth of expertise each individual brings significantly strengthens the management team and ensures we have the right people in place to grow the business, both organically and through acquisition.”

National expansion

With our support, the business has expanded nationally and established its first office outside the North West in Glasgow. A move that underlined its ambitious growth plans.