About us

How we create value

Our business model

Capable of delivering mid-teen returns to shareholders through the cycle.

  • Key resources
  • How we create value
  • Shareholder returns in 2019

Our institutional culture
Our institutional culture, policies and procedures, led by the Investment Committee, ensure a disciplined and selective approach to investment and divestment decisions, applied consistently across our business

Expert teams
Our origination is built on the skills of our local teams and the deep knowledge they have in their core markets and sectors. Where possible, we train our people in-house and develop cross-team working, bringing sector and international experience together

Network
Our well-developed external network of advisers and business leaders assists us to identify and access opportunities, carry out due diligence and provide invaluable resources to our portfolio companies

Reputation
As an investment company established for over 70 years, listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 100, we have developed a strong brand and reputation, with a proven track record

Strong balance sheet
Our proprietary capital funding model allows increased flexibility and speed in capital allocation and investment decisions, as well as an ability to hold for the long term

We create value by investing our proprietary capital in a portfolio of mid-market private equity investments. We cover our operating costs with income from our portfolio and from fees generated by our Infrastructure business and Scandlines, our corporate asset, thereby minimising the dilution of returns.

Total return
18%
Dividends per share
35.0p
Total shareholder return
19%
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