Chelverton focuses on a smaller number of fully appraised investments in stable, SME businesses that we believe will become more profitable and cash generative over time.
Each deal is sourced through Chelverton’s extensive network of brokers and industry contacts, exclusively for Club Members, with an investment structure created by our in-house team. Unlike other private equity providers in the Small Companies sector, we don’t invest in property, funds of funds, or exclusively in start-ups.
Investee companies are typically in lower risk sectors where the value of the product or service is relatively low, but the added value element is high through the use of proprietary designs/equipment, or specialist skills/service. Typically, the sectors we consider include manufacturing, professional services, healthcare and construction.
In certain instances start-ups will be considered as long as they present a stable business model, often based on consolidating existing businesses into a new parent group.