In 2011, professional services firm Rhead Group chose Inflexion to be its minority investor to help it accelerate its growth. A four-year partnership grew the business sufficiently to attract substantial interest from trade buyers including Costain Group plc, which acquired Rhead in 2015.

  • Sector

    Business services

  • Headquarters

    Coventry, UK

  • Fund

    Partnership Capital

  • Investment date

    June 2011 - August 2015

  • Status


The company

International professional services consultancy Rhead built a strong track record delivering large infrastructure programmes for the energy, power generation, defence, transport and utilities sectors. Managing a portfolio of major capital projects, the company serves clients all over the world.

The Inflexion investment

Inflexion provided minority capital to the business in 2011, and then went on to support a number of value-adding acquisitions.

The Inflexion difference

During our partnership with Rhead we worked closely with the management team to introduce a highly experienced Chairman as well as undertake a digital audit to identify areas of improvement in systems and processes, which ultimately assisted in the appointment of a new Information Technology Director.

We also supported four transformational acquisitions, which helped to increase Rhead’s geographic reach and broaden its offering and customer base. Two of these acquisitions were in the Australian market, creating a strong presence in this key region. At the time of exit, Rhead had offices in the UK, Australia, Singapore and the UAE.

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