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Alcumus

Alcumus

Risk management

In 2015 Inflexion led the buyout of Alcumus, a global leader in technology-led risk management and compliance solutions. In 2022 Inflexion sold the business for £600m before making a minority investment to support the business’s continued growth. View case study

Auxadi

Auxadi

Tech-enabled corporate services

In 2020 Inflexion backed Auxadi, a leading tech-enabled corporate services business operating across Europe, North & South America. Inflexion is supporting the business with a minority investment. It is our first investment in Spain. View case study

British Engineering Services

British Engineering Services

Engineering testing

Inflexion led the carve-out of engineering testing business British Engineering Services ("BES") from RSA plc in 2015, and in 2021 re-invested in the company to support the firm's continued growth. View case study

Calco

Calco

IT recruitment and training

Inflexion backed the buyout of Dutch outsourced IT recruitment and training services specialist Calco in 2018. View case study

Cawood Scientific

Cawood Scientific

Laboratory testing services

Cawood delivers highly accredited analytical services to organisations within the agriculture and renewable energy sectors. Inflexion backed the buyout of the business in 2017. View case study

Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners

B2B information services provider in the legal sector

Chambers and Partners is a B2B information services provider in the legal sector. Inflexion led the buyout of Chambers and Partners in 2018. View case study

CloserStill Media

CloserStill Media

Media and exhibitions business

Inflexion made a minority investment into CloserStill Media in 2015. In the three years we worked together we made eight acquisitions and international revenues increased 6x. View case study

CMSPI

CMSPI

Global payments consultancy

CMS Payments Intelligence (“CMSPI”) is an independent global payments consultancy that provides data, technology and industry expertise to merchants. View case study

Creative Car Park

Creative Car Park

Car park management solutions

In 2019, Inflexion backed the buyout of Creative Car Park Limited the UK’s leading provider of car park management solutions for small businesses. View case study

CTC Aviation

CTC Aviation

Aviation training services

Inflexion backed the buyout of pilot training company CTC Aviation in 2012, funding growth before selling to NYSE-listed L-3 Communications in 2015. View case study

FDM

FDM

IT services provider

Inflexion led the take-private of IT services company FDM in 2009, helping it to grow internationally before floating it on the LSE in 2014 generating a 16.2x return on investment. View case study

The Goat Agency

The Goat Agency

Influencer marketing agency

The Goat Agency (“Goat”), is a leading influencer marketing agency focused on helping big brands to use influencer marketing effectively. View case study

Griffin Global

Griffin Global

Specialist travel services  

Marine travel services manager Griffin Global was seeking an active minority backer and chose Inflexion in 2009. We worked together for five years before the business was sold to ATPI, one of the world’s leading travel management firms, in 2014. View case study

K2 Partnering Solutions

K2 Partnering Solutions

Global resourcing specialists

In 2017, Inflexion provided minority funding to K2 Partnering Solutions, a global technology staffing and consulting specialist before re-investing in 2022 to remain part of the company’s continued growth. View case study

Kynetec

Kynetec

Agricultural data and market information

Inflexion affected a full carve-out of specialist data provider Kynetec from its listed parent within a five-month period, completing in 2016, and sold the business in 2021 to US-based Paine Schwartz Partners. View case study

National Accident Helpline

National Accident Helpline

Accident helpline

Inflexion invested in National Accident Helpline in 2009 and worked with management for five years before the firm listed on AIM in 2014. View case study

Ocorian

Ocorian

Corporate administration

Inflexion partnered with fund, corporate and trust administration business Ocorian in 2016 to support its carve-out, internationalisation and acquisition plans. View case study

O'Neill Patient

O'Neill Patient

Property conveyancing services

O’Neill Patient is the UK’s leading B2B tech‐enabled provider of property and remortgage conveyancing services. View case study

Optionis

Optionis

Employment services

Employment services company Optionis partnered with Inflexion in 2006 to back its acquisitive growth before being sold in 2013 to MML Group. View case study

Phenna Group

Phenna Group

Testing and inspection services

Phenna Group is a business focused on the testing, inspection, certification and compliance (“TICC”) sector. View case study

Red Commerce

Red Commerce

Specialist resourcing 

IT resourcing specialist Red Commerce partnered with Inflexion in 2005 and pursued an international growth strategy before being sold for £44m to Dunedin in 2011. View case study

Reed & Mackay

Reed & Mackay

Travel management

Inflexion backed the buyout of premium corporate travel management business Reed & Mackay in 2016. View case study

Rhead

Rhead

Technical engineering consultancy 

In 2011, Inflexion provided minority capital to professional services firm Rhead Group to back acquisitive and international growth. Four years later Costain Group plc acquired Rhead. View case study

Sanne

Sanne

Trust and fund administration

Fund administrator Sanne partnered with Inflexion in 2012 as a minority backer to fund consolidation and global growth before listing on the London Stock Exchange in 2015. View case study

Sparta Global

Sparta Global

Technology and training services

Inflexion invested in Sparta Global, the innovative technology and training services provider, in 2020. View case study

Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education

Higher education rankings and data provider

Times Higher Education is the world leader in university data, rankings and content and the company behind the definitive annual THE World University Rankings. Inflexion backed the buyout of Times Higher Education in 2019. View case study

Wood Thilsted

Wood Thilsted

Global offshore wind engineering consultancy

In 2022, Inflexion completed an investment in Wood Thilsted, a leading global offshore wind engineering consultancy. View case study

Team

Isabelle   Pagnotta

Isabelle Pagnotta

Partner

Isabelle is a Partner and head of the Business Services sector at Inflexion. Read biography

Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Partner

Mark is a Partner responsible for all aspects of sourcing, delivering and managing majority and minority investment opportunities across the business services and education markets. Read biography

Sander Ruijter

Sander Ruijter

Partner

Sander is a Partner based in Amsterdam where he focuses on investments in the Benelux region across a number of sectors. Read biography

Andrew Mainwaring

Andrew Mainwaring

Partner

Andrew is a Partner responsible for originating and executing transactions and helping to accelerate growth in lower mid-market companies, with a particular focus on financial and business services. Read biography

Tom Green

Tom Green

Investment Director

Tom is an Investment Director responsible for sourcing, executing and managing majority and minority investments in the Business Services Sector. Read biography

Nick Rosenberg

Nick Rosenberg

Investment Director

Nick is an Investment Director responsible for evaluating and executing transactions, and supporting the origination of majority and minority investment opportunities. Read biography

Peter Shaw

Peter Shaw

Investment Director

Pete is an Investment Director responsible for originating, evaluating and executing investments. Read biography

Richard Wootten

Richard Wootten

Investment Director

Richard is an Investment Director responsible for supporting the origination of potential investment opportunities and executing transactions in the lower mid-market. Read biography

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