Rockpool is no ordinary private equity firm. Built on a network of successful entrepreneurs, our business is informed by the experience and insights of the same sort of people that we want to support with investment.
Much of our funding comes directly from these individuals, so they really care about the companies we invest in. That means our portfolio companies can draw on expertise and contacts that just wouldn't be accessible otherwise. It also frees us from the constraints of a fund, so we can put all our weight behind the best opportunities.
Sector and stage:
We invest in UK-managed businesses that can demonstrate growth potential. Our experience spans a wide variety of business sectors and we approach each opportunity on its merits. We have a strong preference to invest in mature and profitable businesses. We only back young businesses and turnrounds where we can see a clear route to profitability.
Our target equity investment is £2-10million. We like to support our portfolio businesses with further rounds of investment.
Development Capital: our investment can be used to fuel rapid organic growth or to support a strategic acquisition.
Equity Release: we help business owners to diversify their wealth, enabling management shareholders to realise part of their capital whilst continuing to drive the business forward. We can also facilitate the exit of other shareholders.
Management Buy-outs: we support the outright purchase of a business by its management team.
Projects: we provide structured finance for infrastructure projects, including local energy generation and PFI-style projects.
Our approach is open and friendly. We want to boost the success of entrepreneurial managers, not to run businesses ourselves. To us, every entrepreneur is a Rockpool Network member in the making. If we can help you build capital in your own business, you may one day be investing with us in the success of others.
We work closely with professional advisors to identify and support the best growing companies. We value the personal relationships between advisors and their clients and we believe that experienced corporate finance professionals can help us shorten the investment process and maximise long-term shareholder value.