Travel firm scoops top award for 15th time

A Manchester-based travel company which specialises in tailor-made holidays to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the USA has won a top industry award for the 15th year in a row. First Class Holidays was named Best Tour Operator to Canada at the British Annual Canadian Travel Awards. The award is given to the operator voted… continued »

Tattoo supplies firm in secondary buy-out

A business which was founded over a century ago by the UK’s first celebrity tattooist and is now Europe’s leading supplier of body art products has changed hands in a secondary buy-out. Barber of Sheffield has been sold by PHD Equity Partners and Enterprise Ventures to RJD Partners in a deal which represents a significant… continued »

PHD Equity Partners Fund No. 2 (“Fund 2”) – Completion of First Investment

PHD Private Equity, the private equity fund focused on investing in “scale up” business opportunities has invested £2.5 million in 1st Class Holidays – the UK’s leading provider of luxury tailor-made holidays to Canada based in Manchester. The £2.5 million investment will accelerate the growth ambitions of the company and will provide an exit for… continued »

Dow Schofield Watts investment arm PHD Equity Partners invests in luxury travel company, 1st Class Holidays

PHD Equity Partners, the private equity fund focused on investing in “scale up” business opportunities has invested £2.5 million in 1st Class Holidays – the UK’s leading provider of luxury tailor-made holidays to Canada based in Manchester. The £2.5 million investment will accelerate the growth ambitions of the company and will provide an exit for Finance… continued »

PRESS RELEASE | PHD Equity Partners backs £3.2m management buy-in of UK’s leading online rug retailer

PRESS RELEASE Online rug retailer set for growth after £3.2m buy-in Modern Rugs – the UK’s leading dedicated online rug retailer which is based in Co Durham (URLs: www.modern-rugs.co.uk and www.sisalrugs.co.uk) – has undergone a £3.2m management buy-in backed by Enterprise Ventures and PHD Equity Partners. The deal gives operational control of the company to… continued »

PRESS RELEASE | Bridgepoint Development Capital and PHD Equity Partners complete £66m sale of The Energy Solutions Group

PRESS RELEASE  Bridgepoint Development Capital and PHD Equity Partners have completed the sale of The Energy Solutions Group, the leading provider of energy management solutions to SSE plc for an initial consideration of £66m. ESG works with both private and public sector customers to provide solutions that reduce energy consumption, minimise costs and create sustainable energy savings. ESG whose customers have… continued »

Director promotions at Dow Schofield Watts

Dow Schofield Watts, the specialist professional advisory and equity finance firm, have recognised the outstanding contribution by two of its team in its North West Office. Dave Graham and Tony Meakin have been promoted to director level. Mr Graham, a Chartered Accountant and graduate of the University of Liverpool, joined Dow Schofield Watts Corporate Finance… continued »

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