Lords Private Equity has actively pursued a mission to generate outstanding returns in the lower middle market. Our strategy is to source and invest in businesses, often family owned or corporate orphans, with the potential to substantially grow revenues and profits.
From the start, our private equity strategy has been to invest in basic businesses— manufacturing, assembly, business services, value-added distribution and franchising companies—throughout the United Kingdom.
The vast majority of our portfolio companies have been acquired as a result of family ownership transactions—corporate divestitures or recapitalizations of businesses owned by entrepreneurs. We use flexible investment structures to tailor our investment to satisfy the needs of the transaction—control equity or minority mezzanine positions. Regardless of the nature of the business or transaction, our goal is to grow and improve the business as partners with management and our co-investors.
We seek to invest in businesses with the following characteristics:
Business services and manufacturing with significant expertise in the following industries:
- Aviation Services
- B2B Services
- Business Franchising
- Engineered Materials
- Industrial Electronics
- Industrial Manufacturing
- Industrial Services
- Tech-Enabled Services
- Transaction Types
- Management buyouts
- Control or non-control
- Growth equity financing
£15 to £100 million
EBITDA (Cash Flow)
£3 to £9 million, margins of 10% or greater
£1 to £10 million, with capacity to finance larger investments
Equity or mezzanine debt
We do not invest in retail businesses, start-ups, turnarounds or straight distribution businesses.