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NorthEdge invests in leading independent medical communications agency Helios Medical Communications

We have invested in Helios Medical Communications (Helios), a full-service, independent, global healthcare communications and strategic consultancy, to support its UK and international expansion plans. The Cheshire-headquartered agency works with global pharmaceutical clients to deliver high-quality, high-impact bespoke solutions across a range of services including medical writing, advisory boards, training and symposia. Helios, which ranked 17th […]

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2020 Year in Review

2020 – what a year it’s been! Coronavirus has brought some of the most difficult and unique challenges to us all, but our teams, including our wider teams within the portfolio companies, continued dedication and commitment to overcoming hurdles and spotting opportunities for growth throughout the year has been phenomenal.  We have prepared a summary […]

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Ask the expert: Developing a leadership culture

Paul Stobart, chair of Total Fitness and Platinum Stairlifts – two of NorthEdge’s portfolio businesses, is a master trainer of the Living Leader course. The course is designed to help people within businesses tap into their true leadership potential and build a culture of leadership within organisations. We asked Paul for his views on leadership […]

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Value Creation during Covid-19

Management teams have faced innumerable challenges and disruption in 2020, and collaboration and support has been vital to weathering the storm. Supporting our portfolio, alongside our colleagues, has been our top priority throughout Covid-19 – ensuring our portfolio businesses emerge from the pandemic in a position to thrive, as well as continuing to support and […]

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NorthEdge invests in investigation software specialist Altia-ABM

We have supported the primary management buyout of Altia-ABM, a specialist investigation and covert operation software business. Nottingham and Glasgow based Altia-ABM develops specialist investigation software for government departments and law enforcement agencies in the UK, Canada and Australia. The firm, which predominantly works with customers in the public sector, allows police forces and investigation […]

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NorthEdge invests in e-commerce retailer Lights4fun

We have supported the management buyout of Lights4fun, one of Europe’s leading e-commerce retailers of decorative lighting, to further expand the business’ existing market presence internationally. The direct-to-consumer Harrogate-headquartered business has been operating since 2003 and sells more than 700 decorative lighting products online, which include indoor and outdoor fairy lights, festoon lights, and seasonal […]

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NorthEdge’s Nicola McQuaid named on Real Deals Future 40 D&I Leaders list

NorthEdge investment director Nicola McQuaid has today been named one of Real Deals’ Future 40 Diversity and Inclusion Leaders. The list showcases key people in private equity who have made or are making a significant impact on improving diversity and inclusion (D&I) practices across our industry. The award recognises Nicola’s stellar efforts to improve D&I […]

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NorthEdge supports second international acquisition for Catalis Group

We have supported Catalis Group’s second bolt-on acquisition during lockdown, which further strengthens the business’ North American presence. Curve Digital, part of the Catalis Group, has bought Vancouver-based IronOak Games, an independent games developer. IronOak Games, headed up by Gordon Moran and Colby Young, was founded in January 2015 and it has previously collaborated with […]

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NorthEdge supports Future Industrial Services bolt-on

We have recently supported Future Industrial Services (Future) in making a strategic acquisition of Neston Environmental Services – designed to support Future’s ongoing growth. The Liverpool-headquartered environmental and waste services provider, which employs 300 staff across seven facilities, provides environmental and industrial waste management services including industrial cleaning, decontamination and cold-cutting, alongside hazardous waste treatment […]

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