About us.

Who we are.

Elaghmore is a firm of industrialists, business advisers and investors. From our £90m fund, we buy businesses in the UK that show real promise.

What we do

We buy companies from entrepreneurs, founders and family owners. We are supportive shareholders to the company’s managers, helping them to drive organic growth.

Typically, we aim to double a company’s revenues within the first 3-to-5 years.

What we look for

We seek companies with the following attributes:

Leadership

A talented and ambitious management team

Uniqueness

Clear differentiation

Potential

Significant growth potential that could be realised by a supportive owner with operational skills and deep international network.

Markets

Operating in fragmented markets, with the opportunity to make bolt-on acquisitions.

Above all, we seek people who share our values of integrity, respect, hard-work and openness.

Ethics & conduct

We take our responsibilities seriously. As company-owners, we are careful to ensure that people who engage with our businesses are treated fairly and with respect.

We are mindful of human rights throughout the investment cycle, and where practical and relevant, we incorporate human rights into our policies and risk-assessments. In particular, we are uncompromising on health & safety in the workplace, we consider supply-chain labour conditions and modern slavery risk.

Our track record

Elaghmore began life in 2004 as a partnership between David Manning and Andy Ducker. Over the course of 16 years, the pair completed 14 investments and made a 14x return on invested capital. Since 2016, Elaghmore has been investing from its first fund of £60m with a £30m top-up in 2020.

2021

Fund 1

Elaghmore-backed Total Vehicle Solutions Group has further expanded its offering with the acquisition of Wilcox Commercial Vehicles, a leading British manufacturer of commercial vehicle trailer bodies.

2021

Fund 1 A 

Elaghmore acquires Formaplex, a leading integrated manufacturer and supplier of lightweight component solutions to the global automotive, motorsport, aerospace, medical and defence markets. 

2021

Fund 1 A 

Elaghmore acquires Orchard House Foods Ltd (“Orchard House”), one of the UK’s largest suppliers of prepared fruit, fresh fruit drinks and desserts, from Hain Celestial Group (“Hain”).

2020

Successful closing of £30m top-up to Elaghmore Fund 1.

2020

Elaghmore has acquired one of the UK’s leading signage businesses, Blaze Signs Holdings Ltd (“Blaze”).  

Blaze Signs will join Kesslers and Gardners as part of the Elaghmore-owned Hexcite Group.

2019

Launch of Hexcite Group to create a world-leading provider of bespoke immersive experiences for brands and retailers.The group brings together three Elaghmore acquisitions – Gardners, Kesslers and SFD.
 

2019

New investment: English Architectural Glazing Limited (EAG), www.eag.uk.com one of the UK’s leading construction contracting businesses.
 

2019

New investment: Gardners, www.gardners.co.uk one of Europe’s leading designers and manufacturers of large format visual displays for world-famous brands and leading UK retailers.
 

2018

New investment: Alucraft Group
www.alucraftgroup.com/alucraft/ Ireland’s leading designer, manufacturer and installer of architectural glazing systems with offices and manufacturing facilities in Dublin and Tamworth, UK.
 

2018

New investment: Priden Engineering Limited, one of the UK’s leading engineering companies www.priden.co.uk
New investment: McPhee Mixers who design, manufacture and supply mixers from its headquarters in Blantyre, Glasgow www.mcpheemixers.co.uk
 

2017

First investments from ‘Elaghmore 1 Fund’: 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.
 

2016

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

2016

Chaucer Foods successfully sold to Japanese Freeze-dried food group, Nagatanien.

2015

New investment: timber manufacturing business Charpentes Francaises.

2014

St Neots successfully restructuring and sold.

2013

New investment: pork supplier Karro Foods.
New investment: automotive cleaning business, B&B Blending. 
Successful sale of Capricorn.

2012

Phoenix Foods successfully sold to a trade acquirer.

2011

New investment: Chaucer Foods, the global freeze-dried fruit specialist.

2010

New investment: food packaging group St Neots.
New investment: leading bespoke schoolwear business, Trutex.

2009

Dunlopillo successfully sold.
New investment: food products group, Phoenix Foods.

2008

Ely Chemicals is successfully sold.

2007

New investment: bedding company Dunlopillo, returning it to strong growth.

2006

Dane Group successfully sold; 
 
New investment: Ely Chemicals, maker of non-destructive testing products, and a further chemicals group, Capricorn.

2004

First investment: Dane Group, a leading producer of pigments for fluorescent paints

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