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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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NorthEdge supports new canning facility investment for Clearly Drinks

We have supported soft drinks manufacturer Clearly Drinks to make a strategic investment in to a new canning facility at its Sunderland headquarters. The multi-million-pound investment follows our backing in 2018 and is designed to support Clearly Drinks in its ambitious growth plans. It is set to provide state-of-the-art canning capabilities, designed by BW Integrated […]

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Catalis Group’s Testronic increases global capacity through strategic acquisition

Gaming quality assurance and testing firm Testronic, part of the Catalis Group, has acquired Whyttest, a games QA and customer support business headquartered in Romania – a move set to increase headcount by 15 per cent. Testronic provides services to the global games publishing and film and TV markets, including Quality Assurance, Localisation, Compliance and […]

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NorthEdge announces senior recruitment alongside series of director promotions

We have made a series of senior promotions alongside hiring a new director in Manchester, a move which helps support our ongoing growth across our regions. We are pleased to welcome Liam May as a Director, who joins from NVM Private Equity where he was an Investment Director investing in a range of companies across […]

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Orbis Protect complete strategic acquisition following year-on-year organic growth

Orbis Protect have completed the strategic acquisition of Glasgow-based 360-degree CCTV tower provider Optosafe. The deal follows consistent double-digit year-on-year organic EBITDA growth, the business’ debut on the Sunday Times’ Profit Track, ranking 8th in 2020, and its sustained growth throughout the UK lockdown. Orbis Protect employs more than 400 staff across 19 UK depots, working […]

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NorthEdge formalises commitment to action on climate change

Climate change poses a significant and real threat to the global economy, society and ecosystems. We understand that the consequences of climate change will generate both risks and opportunities for our market, our portfolio and the companies we invest in, which is why we are pleased to announce that we are formalising our commitment to […]

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100 days since lockdown

As measures begin to be eased across the UK, we have taken the opportunity to look back at what has happened in the 100 days since the country went into lockdown. Since the announcement on 23 March 2020 our primary focus has been the health, safety and wellbeing of our NorthEdge and portfolio company teams.From […]

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