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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.
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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:


A talented and ambitious management team


Clear differentiation


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


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 17 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.
TVS fleet


Fund 1

Elaghmore-backed TVS Interfleet expands its offering with the acquisition of Wilcox Commercial Vehicles, a leading British manufacturer of commercial vehicle trailer bodies.

Blaze Signs


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. 


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


First investments from ‘Elaghmore 1 Fund’: Wisbech based manufacturer of bespoke components for commercial vehicles, SB Components and Kesslers International Limited who provide world-class merchandising solutions.


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.


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


New investment: timber manufacturing business Charpentes Francaises.


St Neots successfully restructuring and sold.


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


Phoenix Foods successfully sold to a trade acquirer.


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


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


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


Ely Chemicals is successfully sold.


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


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


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