REDEFINING SME BUY & BUILD

Investment PHILOSOPHY.

We believe the UK has the best small businesses in the world
We invest in the best of these businesses and their talented management teams
We provide these businesses with the capital required to accelerate organic growth and enable growth through acquisitions
We help unlock this growth by providing world class expertise across Sales, Marketing, Acquisitions and Integrations

We are family backed, have no fixed timelines and invest for the long term

 
 

Our PARTNERS.

FREDDIE BELLHOUSE.

Freddie heads up the Deals team at Fordhouse. With every Platform acquiring a number of value add businesses, the Deals team is adept at finding opportunities amongst UK SMEs.

Prior to Fordhouse, Freddie was a Private Equity M&A lawyer at Kirkland & Ellis.

NICHOLAS ASHFORD.

Nicholas heads up the Transformation team at Fordhouse, which provides the post deal integration, sales, marketing and tech to accelerate the growth of our Platforms.

Prior to Fordhouse, Nicholas was a Strategy Consultant at Capgemini Consulting.

Since its inception in 2014, Fordhouse has acquired 15 businesses supported by patient capital from their long term orientated investors.

INVESTMENT CRITERIA.

Criteria 1

BUSINESSES

We specialise in the acquisition and operations of UK Business Services companies and acquire the very best in class to become our Platform investments.

Criteria 2

MANAGEMENT

We bring in the best managers in the sector, regardless of the size of business they are currently in, and make them material shareholders of our Platform businesses.

Criteria 3

EBITDA

We invest in Platform businesses that have an EBITDA of between £500,000 and £2,000,000.

We look for additional strategic acquisitions for the Platform that have an EBITDA of between £100,000 and £500,000. 

CRITERIA 4

REVENUE MODEL

Our preference is for business that are built on a recurring revenue model, or at least have the potential for such a model

CRITERIA 5

NON ENTERPRISE CLIENTS

We have a preference for businesses that have many small clients rather than a few enterprise clients.

CONTACT.

If you would like to get in touch please fill in the contact form to the right.

 

Email: info@fordhouse.team

Tel: 0207 183 4944

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