About us.

Who we are.

Elaghmore is a firm of industrialists, business advisers and investors. From our £60m 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.

Our track record

Elaghmore began life in 2004 as a partnership between David Manning and Andy Ducker.  Over the course of 12 years, the pair completed 12 investments and made a 14x return on invested capital. Since 2016, Elaghmore has been investing from its first fund of £60m. 

2004

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

2006

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

2007

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

2008

Ely Chemicals is successfully sold.

2009

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

2010

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

2011

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

2012

Phoenix Foods successfully sold to a trade acquirer.

2013

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

2014

St Neots successfully restructuring and sold.

2015

New investment: timber manufacturing business Charpentes Francaises.

2016

Chaucer Foods successfully sold to Japanese Freeze-dried food group, Nagatanien.
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2016

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

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.
 

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
 

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.
 

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.
 

2019

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

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.
 

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.

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