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NBS employees

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Our partnership with LDC has both transformed our business and supercharged our growth. They backed our ambition to expand internationally and invested in our technology development, helping us to meet our objectives sooner than expected despite the uncertainty in the market.”

Colin Smith, Executive Chairman

We opened our doors in Yorkshire & the North East in 1989 and have invested almost £640m backing 70 management teams across the region.

Our sector experience is diverse from retail and construction through to technology, healthcare and support services and includes fleet solutions provider Global Autocare and healthcare provider Connect Health.

Our team has also supported the buy and build strategies of a number of portfolio companies. These included specialist lettings agents Linley & Simpson, where the business completed 18 acquisitions consolidating market leadership and pest control business Pelsis which completed the significant acquisition of US-based Curtis Gilmore.

In 2020 we completed a number of exits including NBS, where the business significantly expanded its international presence in Australia and Canada, Keoghs, where during our eight-year partnership revenue increased by 70% and the leading oil and environmental services business Adler & Allan following expansion via acquisitions.

To find out more about our private equity investments in Yorkshire & the North East, please get in touch with our Leeds and Newcastle teams below or explore our case studies.

>Contact the team in Leeds

>Contact the team in Newcastle