Portfolio News

Rutland Partners is pleased to announce that on 26th June 2014 it completed an investment for £85m in Maplin Electronics Limited ("Maplin"). Maplin, the electronics specialist retail chain, is an iconic brand with a tech-savvy customer base. Having started in 1972 as a small mail order...

In an exclusive interview with M&C Report, Chief Executive, Jens Hofma announces that Pizza Hut UK plans to accelerate its refurbishment programme next year by investing in a further 90 restaurants, after seeing like-for-like sales at invested sites grow by 20 to 25% on average. It...

At this year's International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs), AFI-Uplift won the Access Rental Company of the Year award. The achievement follows on from their success at the 2013 awards. Nick Selley, AFI Director, commented: "Last year we won the IAPA Contribution to Safe Working at...

The UK's market leading turkey producer, Bernard Matthews, has announced the appointment of Mr Rob Burnett as their new Chief Executive. For the past twelve years Burnett has been the Chief Executive for S Daniels PLC and latterly Hain Daniels PLC. He has considerable brand experience...

With immediate effect, Millbrook, one of Europe's leading test and engineering solution providers for the automotive, energy and defence markets, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Alex Burns as its Chief Executive Officer. Burns, a mechanical engineer who holds an MBA from Cranfield University,...

Rutland Partners is pleased to announce that on 2 October 2013 it exchanged contracts with General Motors (“GM”) for the acquisition of Millbrook Proving Ground Limited (“Millbrook”) for an undisclosed amount with additional funds being made available for the development of new facilities. Millbrook is one...

Rutland Partners, the specialist turnaround and restructuring investor, is pleased to announce that on 30 August 2013 it completed an investment in Bernard Matthews Holdings Limited (“Bernard Matthews”) alongside the existing family interests to strengthen the business and support its future growth and development. Bernard Matthews,...