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Rutland is a London based special situations private equity investor. Our special situations strategy focusses on mid-market UK-based companies characterised by complexity or the requirement for change, which provide inherent potential for improved performance through operational and financial change.
Investment Size: £10-50m
Providing equity tickets in the £10-50m range for business valued between £20-150m.
Capital deployed: over £650m
Over £650m invested across 3 funds raised to date; realisations at the end of 2018 in excess of £1billion.
A Wide Variety of Investments
Investing in a wide variety of investment scenarios: MBOs, MBIs, IBOs, P2Ps, complex carve-outs, etc.
We consider all aspects of ESG when evaluating potential investments and driving change within our portfolio.
First Fund Raise: year 2000
Formed in 1986 as a small quoted company, evolving into a private equity model in 2000, with a first Fund of £210m.
Management teams key to our approach
Our goal: to empower management teams to plan & execute successful strategies to transform their businesses.
We view complexity not as a challenge but as an opportunity. Our mission isn’t just to provide equity and wait for a company’s natural growth to generate a return on that investment but to combat inertia, change the culture of a business, and use that momentum to implement a hands-on sustainable value-creation strategy. Management teams are key to this approach and our goal is to empower them to plan and execute successful strategies to transfer their businesses.
The companies we invest in need much more than just capital to thrive. We focus on a still-underserved area of the market; investing in potentially good businesses, but which are in circumstances that mean they need to change or adapt to reach their full potential. With a well-established profile we invest in a wide variety of investment scenarios; MBOs, MBIs, IBOs, P2Ps, complex carve-outs, replacement capital, etc, providing equity of £10-50m for business valued between £20-150m.
"I learned a lot from partnering with Rutland and seeing how they work on the board of a business. Working with Rutland resulted in us being better managers irrespective of market conditions.”
"Rutland gave us the time to figure things out, and the confidence to try new ideas. But they were also very good at keeping us on track and making sure we didn't get distracted,"
"The Rutland team is very close to the business and clear on what they expect. They listen to management on what needs to be done to deliver against those expectations and they provide support where appropriate, which empowers us to achieve these goals."
"When it came down to engaging with potential suitors for the business, Rutland stood out as being honest, ethical and straightforward. We gelled with the people and they fully engaged with our business."
"I was impressed by Rutland's depth of knowledge on the business, their openness in discussing the challenges ahead, and their commitment to rebuilding the business properly, in a sustainable way."