Who we are

We have been helping UK businesses to grow since 1984

We have been helping UK businesses to grow since 1984

We are a leading and established private equity/investment firm with presence across the UK, primarily targeting small management buy-outs and growth investment in businesses that are led by high quality incumbent management teams.

We own our business and personally invest in companies, alongside our funds, meaning we have a personal stake in the success of the businesses and teams in which we invest.

We have a wide range of skills, interests and backgrounds. This has helped us to develop a thorough, diverse and well-rounded approach to the investment process. We live and work in the UK regions, so are entrenched within our local business communities and have first-hand knowledge of how they operate.

We have worked together as a team for many years and built up a network of chairmen, non-executives and industry specialists – who recognise the quality of the businesses and teams we back and are keen to share their experience with our portfolio companies.

We have the capital, contacts, dedication, expertise and track record to be a supportive partner and engaged investor to UK businesses.

Our ESG Policy

We recognise the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, not only in ensuring that we operate in the right way and positively impact our wider surroundings, but also in enhancing portfolio returns and driving value for our investors.

NVM operates an ESG policy that is guided by five key pillars which help to inform our own decision making processes, and provide an ESG framework for our portfolio companies to ensure they act in a responsible manner:

  • Environment – minimising and managing environmental impacts;
  • People – investing in and developing employees;
  • Ethics – operating to the highest ethical standards;
  • Governance – working to the highest standards of corporate governance; and
  • Community – making a positive contribution to the communities in which it operates.

Each of our ESG pillars is covered in greater detail here and focus on both the management of ESG risks and realisation of potential commercial opportunities. Whilst these pillars form the basis of our expectations of portfolio company performance, we understand that they are likely to vary in relevance across our businesses and the markets in which they operate. We therefore apply these on a case-by-case basis to ensure we are managing key material ESG risks and opportunities.

Our full ESG policy can be found here.

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Our People

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Our Companies