Our team has hands on experience of owning and running businesses that have undergone significant growth and change. We also use our wide network of business leaders to enhance our portfolio companies to achieve their full potential. This deep knowledge and experience allows us to help entrepreneurs and management teams to set an appropriate strategy and execute that plan.

Approach

Our Philosophy

We provide entrepreneurial capital and support.


We believe that small to medium sized UK companies are well positioned to grow. These companies are both contributing to, and benefiting from the continued economic recovery


We like to engage directly with management teams and entrepreneurs to source our dealflow. This allows us to understand each business thoroughly during any transaction, and to agree a strategy for growth and value creation thereafter


We are an entrepreneurial firm with a strong partnership ethos. Central to our approach is ensuring that management teams are provided with an appropriate equity ownership in order that all our interests are aligned to succeed


We are flexible as to the timing of our exit and its structure with a sale to financial buyers, trade buyers or a stock market floatation all given due consideration. We work closely with our management teams to determine the best time for realising the full potential of the investment for the benefit of everyone: the business, the management team and our investors

Criteria

We look for small to medium sized businesses with significant growth potential.


Forward Dimension Capital invests in the following types of opportunities:

- Management buy-outs
- Management buy-ins
- Growth and development capital
- Majority and minority investments
- Turnarounds


We focus on businesses which have achieved profitability or near-profitability and are looking to drive further growth


Our target equity investment size is between £1mn and £20mn

Industry Sectors

We focus on capital-efficient businesses in the TMT sectors, media and service industries, but we are quite flexible. We have considerable experience of B2C internet technologies and platforms as well as the wider digital transformation that we believe is relevant to a majority of today's consumer facing industries.

Technology, media & telecoms

Technology, media & telecoms

Technology and innovation is one of the essential drivers of economic productivity. The cycle of technological innovation continues to drive changes in the way we live, work and communicate, opening up numerous exciting investment opportunities. Forward Dimension Capital is especially interested in the digital transformation affecting society and how businesses access consumers

Business Services

Business services

Generally business services are a highly fragmented sector where new technologies and the trend to outsourcing are driving considerable change. New business models are evolving, resulting in significant investment opportunities in growth situations

Consumer Services

Consumer services

We focus on the sub-sectors of consumer products and retail. We believe there are many exciting investment opportunities driven by demographic trends, ever-changing tastes and the impact of new technologies. Additionally the increasingly digital consumer is changing the channels to market for many consumer businesses