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We back teams with ambitious growth plans,

differentiated IP and repeat customers

Professional Services sector
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EST Partners is focused on opportunities to invest in, buy-out or carve-out, specialty consulting businesses in major Western markets.  In particularly we focus on three verticals: Supply Chain/Sustainability, Regulatory Compliance and IT Services.

​EST Partners supports the management of our portfolio companies with proven sector expertise, strategy and M&A; and open doors to global corporates and governments bodies.

​We encourage management to invest alongside us to benefit from equity ownership and believe that aligned interests and true partnership between management and shareholders are critical aspects for success.

Investment Criteria
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  • Region: US and Western Europe.

  • Target activity: outsourced professional services (including front, middle and back office functions), managed services providers, specialist consultancies and advisories.

  • Target service specialisms: specialist services requiring domain or category expertise and are typically purchased by clients (public and private) on a repeat basis.  Please note our three core sub-sector verticals on the left. 

  • Target size: up to £25M turnover.

  • Catalysts for a change of ownership: succession planning, carve-outs (eg conflicts, non-core divisions) and need for expansion capital.

  • Transaction structure: minority, majority and direct co-investments with larger sponsors.

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