Orbis Protect

Business Description

Orbis Protect provide a range of vacant property management and lone worker protection services to public and private sector clients throughout the UK.

Background

Employing over 400 staff across its network of 19 depots, Orbis works with local authorities and housing associations as well as major commercial organisations, including retail chains and commercial property managers. The company is responsible for securing 30,000 void properties, protecting 35,000 lone workers annually and provides property and inspection services to a further 60,000 properties.

The business has delivered consistent double-digit year-on-year organic EBITDA growth and made their debut on the Sunday Times’ Profit Track in 2020, ranking 8th.

NorthEdge Investment Rationale

Orbis is entering a significant new phase of growth and product development. There is particularly strong potential in the company’s commercial proposition, with further product development planned following NorthEdge’s investment to cement the company’s reputation as a leading player with the potential to grow further.

Strategy

NorthEdge’s investment will allow Orbis Protect to build on its strong platform and excellent market position in both the social housing and commercial sectors and continue its attractive revenue growth profile in both core and new product areas.

The deal was led by Andy Skinner, Director and Head of Midlands with support from Kevin O’Loughlin, Phil Frame and Dan Matkin.

Guy Other, CEO at Orbis Protect, said: “Orbis is entering a significant new phase of growth and product development, building on a great reputation and supported by dedicated colleagues. I believe NorthEdge will be ideal partners sharing and supporting our goal to become recognised as market leaders in all the key sectors we serve.”

Andy Skinner, Director and Head of Midlands at NorthEdge, said: “We are delighted to support Guy and the existing management team at Orbis Protect with this investment. Having developed a broad range of social housing and commercial services and an exciting offer in terms of its lone worker protection service, the company has become a leading player with the potential to grow further.

“There is particularly strong potential in the company’s commercial proposition with more product development to come, and we are confident that the team can continue the excellent progress made in recent years, to cement the business’ reputation as a true market leader.”

SectorBusiness Services
LocationUxbridge HQ
Deal TypeMBO
Investment DateAugust 2018
Employees400
NorthEdge Contacts Kevin O’Loughlin