Lonsdale is a hands-on private equity house focussed on all sectors in the lower mid-market. We are open to majority and minority investments in companies headquartered in the UK and Europe. Lonsdale Capital Partners was founded in 2010.
We raised £110 million, our first institutional fund, in 2015. Prior to this we acquired stakes in 7 companies on a deal by deal basis, investing with management, institutions and experienced business professionals.
The team has a wide variety of backgrounds, from operational to advisory to PE, which gives us a broad skillset to help assist our partner companies develop and evolve.
Lonsdale is focused on growth and we are wholly incentivised to increase profits and grow equity value.
The idea behind the firm was to take the skills learnt over many years working in larger organisations and to apply them to the lower end of the mid-market. A key principal has always been to have professionalism, experience and integrity at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on our reputation for being honest and straightforward.
Growth is at the heart of everything we do and we look to continue investing in our businesses where appropriate. We have assisted companies in executing buy and builds, internationalisation, building out sales functions and many other organic growth strategies in a variety of sectors.
Our fluid approach to investing, we believe, is a key differentiator and we approach every deal with a blank piece of paper. Every business is different, and every set of vendors have different requirements, so we tailor our approach accordingly for every transaction.
We partnered with Lonsdale because of the individuals that we met. We liked them, they were honest and pragmatic. That is what we thought we would get and what we did in fact get.Nick Campbell, Founder and CEO, Simmons