Investment Approach

Alcuin specialises in making growth capital investments and supporting management buyouts in profitable smaller-middle market companies.

Our typical investment range is between £2 and £10 million per transaction, although our funding relationships allow us to invest more if required. We invest in buyouts, buy-ins, recapitalisations and acquisition capital opportunities, as well as providing growth or development capital.

Alcuin is a supportive lead investor with a strong preference for owner-managed businesses. We will make both minority and majority investments and are flexible in terms of transaction requirements, focussing instead on working with excellent management teams. Managing a relatively small portfolio, we are able to offer advice and support in all areas of growing successful businesses but particularly including international expansion, acquisitions, re-financing and exit.

Alcuin will typically look for companies which are led by strong management teams in niche markets having supported entrepreneurs in sectors as diverse as retail (coffee, doughnuts, lingerie), technology (saas software, data hosting), waste recycling (waste-to-energy), insurance (Lloyds of London), manufacturing (pest control, telecoms) and leisure (travel, hotels).

Latest Investment

Salt Yard Group

Salt Yard Group, the well-known developer and operator of modern tapas restaurants in Central London.