Investments

Since 2004 we have invested in a total of 12 businesses across a wide range of industrial sectors including chemicals, transport, engineering, packaging, food, construction and textiles.

We have realised 8 investments to date, achieving a 14x return on the capital we’ve invested, while our remaining portfolio companies remain on a path of strong growth and operational improvement.

2004

Elaghmore begins the rescue of Dane Group, a leading producer of pigments for fluorescent paints

2006

Dane Group sold; Elaghmore invests in Ely Chemicals, maker of non-destructive testing products, and a further chemicals group, Capricorn.

2007

Elaghmore invests in the bedding company, Dunlopillo, improving its manufacturing facilities and returning it to strong growth.

2008

Ely Chemicals is sold.

2009

Elaghmore sells Dunlopillo and invests in the food products group, Phoenix Foods.

2010

Elaghmore makes two investments – the food packaging group, St Neots, and the leading bespoke schoolwear business, Trutex.

2011

The Partnership continues its investment in the food manufacturing sector, investing in Chaucer Foods, the global freeze-dried fruit specialist.

2012

Elaghmore successfully exits Phoenix Foods, selling the business to a trade party.

2013

Elaghmore make two further investments, with the acquisition of stakes in the pork supplier, Karro Foods, and in the automotive cleaning business, B&B Blending and sells Capricorn.

2014

Elaghmore successfully exits St Neots, having restructured the business and transformed the business financial performance.

2015

Elaghmore invests in the timber manufacturing business, Charpentes Francaises.

2016

Having developed Chaucer Foods into the global leader in freeze dried fruits, Elaghmore sells the company as a thriving business to the Japanese Freeze-dried food group, Nagatanien.

2016

Elaghmore successfully closes the Elaghmore 1 Fund at £60 million, attracting investors from the US and Europe supported by investment from the four Elaghmore Partners.

2017

Elaghmore makes its first investments under the Fund, acquiring the Wisbech based manufacturer of bespoke components for commercial vehicles, SB Components www.sb-components.com and Kesslers International Limited www.kesslers.com who provide world-class merchandising solutions for their clients from conception to delivery.

2018

Further investments made for the Elaghmore 1 Fund being, April 2018 Priden Engineering Limited, one of the UK’s leading engineering companies www.priden.co.uk and then in May 2018, McPhee Mixers who design, manufacture and supply mixers from its headquarters in Blantyre, Glasgow www.mcpheemixers.co.uk