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Harwood Private Equity acquires 3BL Media Limited

17 June 2021

Harwood Private Equity has acquired 3BL Media through a management buy-out led by Greg Schneider (Founder and Chairman) and Dave Armon (Chief Executive). 3BL is a digital marketing software subscription business.  Its unrivalled content distribution, analytics platforms and amplification tools promote the environmental, social, governance (ESG) initiatives of leading international companies, major global non-profit organisations and NGOs.

Harwood Private Equity invests in Amito

1 March 2021

Harwood Private Equity has invested in Amito, a leading provider of data centre space and managed hosting with secure, well-connected colocation services. It occupies a market leading facility in Reading of high specification and is led by Ed Butler, CEO and founder.

Assisi Pet Care acquires Town & Country Petfoods Limited

1 March 2021

Harwood portfolio company Assisi Pet Care has acquired Town & Country Petfoods Limited that operates primarily under the HiLife brand.  The acquisition adds circa £20 million turnover to Assisi and extends its offering into dog food, cat food and cat treats.

Harwood Private Equity acquires Medica Packaging Limited

18 December 2020

Harwood Private Equity has acquired Medica Packaging Limited through a management buy-out led by Gerard Harford (Chief Executive) and Mark Stokes (Finance Director). Medica, based in Crewe, Cheshire, is of one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of printed cardboard cartons and folded leaflets for healthcare customers.

Harwood Private Equity invests in Assisi Pet Care Limited

30 September 2020

Harwood Private Equity has invested in the pet care sector through Assisi Pet Care Limited. Assisi, led by Peter Mangion (Chief Executive), is pursuing a roll up strategy in pet care and its first acquisition is Hollings Limited, a Skipton, Yorkshire, based producer of dog treats and dog food.

Harwood Private Equity acquires HML Holdings plc

11 September 2020

Harwood Private Equity has completed the public-to-private acquisition of HML Holdings plc (HML) for £18.1 million through a recommended cash offer.  HML provides outsourced property management for residential apartment blocks. Alec Guthrie and James Howgego will continue as CEO and CFO respectively.

Harwood Private Equity exits Inspecs

27 February 2020

Harwood Private Equity has achieved a full exit from its investment in Inspecs through an initial public offering of the company’s shares on the London Stock Exchange, resulting in a successful outcome for investors.

Inspecs is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of branded and OEM eyewear to global retail chains.

Harwood Private Equity invested in Inspecs in 2017.

Harwood Private Equity V LP closed on £160 million

21 February 2020

Harwood Private Equity V LP (HPE5) closed on 21 February 2020 and achieved its hard-cap target of £160 million of committed capital. 

HPE5 expects  to  follow  the  strategy  successfully  employed  by  its predecessor funds, investing predominantly in control positions in companies across a range of sectors in the UK lower mid‐market.  The Fund seeks opportunities with enterprise values of between £15m - £50m and has a strong public-to-private capability.

Harwood Private Equity acquires APC Technology Group plc

1 November 2019

Harwood Private Equity has completed the public-to-private acquisition of APC Technology Group plc (APC) for £18.3 million through a recommended cash offer and a scheme of arrangement.  APC provides the design, specification and distribution of specialist electronic components and systems, lighting technologies and connectivity products used in a range of sectors. Richard Hodgson and Tony Lochery will continue as CEO and non-executive chairman respectively.

Coventbridge acquires Midwestern UPIC business

31 May 2019

Harwood portfolio company Coventbridge Group Ltd has acquired the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services UPIC business for the Midwestern jurisdiction of the United States.  The acquisition establishes the company as one of three Unified Program Integrity Contractors in the investigation of federal government healthcare fraud, waste and abuse.