PARTNER COLLECTIVE INVESTS IN UK SME’s. OUR LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP CAPITAL APPROACH CREATES AN ALIGNMENT OF INTEREST WITH FELLOW ENTREPRENEURS.

Our mission is to be the most aligned investors to our business partners, partners are typically at a £3m to £15m existing revenue stage, displaying consistent growth and solid management teams looking for capital to expand their businesses.

Partner Collective invests in the B2B sector, mainly SME business services, SME lending and niche manufacturing businesses where a majority/significant minority stake is available. The business should be located within the UK, typically in the Midlands and South of England.

Our focus is on ‘buy & build’ strategies, thereby supporting partner companies to grow both organically and through acquisitions. 

At Partner Collective we have started many of our own companies. We are entrepreneurs with a patient long-term approach who don’t need to keep a constant eye on the exit clock.

We love building stuff. We aren’t investors who sit in an ivory tower analysing spreadsheets. We’ve lived through start-ups and having created our own businesses we have tremendous respect and empathy for our business partners. We believe that traditional private equity is not structured in a way that best aligns with business partners.

We invest in your company because we think you’re building something important. We’re conviction driven and avoid protracted decision-making and unnecessary diligence. We have the same incentives as our partners to increase the value of the company. Collective Support, running a company can be tough and lonely. We’ve been there. That’s why we go to such great lengths to make sure partners and CEOs in our portfolio can interact and learn from each other. With many exceptional partners over the years, the thing we love the most is our partner community, and the willingness of our partners to help each other. Think of it as having the collective support of some of the best partners. We’re trying hard to create at Partner Collective an investment partnership we wished existed when we each built our first business.

TEAM

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Karen
Office Manager

Karen has a background as an executive assistant and general administrator. She has worked in bookkeeping and marketing. She now runs the  operations of Fintec Group Ltd. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science.

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Matt
Advisor

Matt provides guidance and industry expertise within Partner Collective’s SME lending portfolio.

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Michelle
Finance

Michelle was a management accountant at PWC and a financial controller at Itec Group Ltd, originally in South Africa and then in the UK. She holds a Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science, Accounting and related services.

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Nicole
Executive Assistant

Nicole has a background as an executive assistant and general administrator. She has worked in the creative industry with experience in marketing and design. She holds a BTech Degree in Interior Design.

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Jacques
Founding Partner

Jacques is an entrepreneur having built and sold 30+ businesses over his career in both South Africa and the UK. He is a Harvard Business School alumnus.

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Ashley
Associate Partner

Ashley trained with EY before focusing on M&A modelling and valuations at Grant Thornton. Ashley has built several side businesses  including a tutoring agency and content marketing business. He holds an ACA.

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Philip
Advisor

Philip provides guidance and industry expertise within Partner Collective’s Business services portfolio. Philip has extensive experience in IT services having run businesses operating in this industry for over 30 years.

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INVESTMENTS

Portrayal Limited (2012)
Peninsula Limited (2012)
Itec Connect Limited (2012)
Time Business Systems Limited (2013)
Fintec Group Limited (2014)
Stem Limited (2016)
Back2Business (2016)
Citrus Digital (2016)
Reflex Digital Solutions Limited (2017)
Mailadoc Limited (2018)
Copyrite (2018)
Criterion IT (2018)

DIVESTMENTS

Itec Distribution (Pty) Ltd – Acquired by Investec Bank Limited (2016)
Itec Finance (Pty) Ltd – Acquired by Investec Bank Limited (2016)
Itec Shared Services (Pty) Ltd – Acquired by Investec Bank Limited (2016)
Itec Communications (Pty) Ltd – Acquired by Investec Bank Limited (2016)

CONTACT US

+ 44 203 727 6729

1 Fore Street Avenue, London, EC2Y 9DT

Partner Collective Ltd, 5 Pullman Court, Great western Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 3ND. Registered in England and Wales. Registered number 06892827