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: and – 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 »

Vickers Energy Group set to tap into international markets

Vickers to bolster international presence Vickers Energy Group, a producer of energy management systems and control software, has launched into four new international markets. The Manchester-based company has expanded into Canada, Hungary, the Netherlands and Poland after being in talks with potential overseas partners since last year. Further international launches are planned throughout 2014. As… continued »

“Gearing up for yet another classic performance”

PHD Equity Partners launches the PHD Classic Car Fund   The North West private equity fund, PHD Equity Partners (“PHD”), today announces the launch of the PHD Classic Car Fund (the “Fund”), a £2.0 – £2.5 million fund investing in premium classic cars.  Investors in the Fund will have the opportunity to experience the thrill of… continued »

“Just the ticket” – PHD Equity Partners delivers a 9.2x money multiple and a 5 year IRR of 70.4% on its sale of Liberty Services to Capita plc

PHD Equity Partners (“PHD” or the “Fund”) has sold Liberty Services (“Liberty”) to Capita plc. Croydon based Liberty has evolved as a key print solutions provider to both public authorities and private sector businesses, supporting the issuing, management and collection of Penalty Charge Notices (“PCNs”) in the parking enforcement sector. The sale of Liberty, the… continued »

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