Clyde Blowers Capital’s vision is to be a leading international mid-market private equity investor through the prioritisation and preservation of excess returns.
Our Acquisition Criteria
Before making an acquisition, we have a specific criteria we look for in prospective businesses:
Talented & Ambitious Management Teams
We are focussed on working with talented management teams which have the drive and ambition to deliver market leading returns.
Western Headquartered Businesses
We look to take majority stakes in platform businesses headquartered in Western Europe or North America.
International Development Potential
We aim to expand the global footprint of platform businesses into higher growth markets in South America, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia.
Differentiated Product / Service Offering
We invest in businesses which can demonstrate a competitive advantage over other market participants whether through IP, know how, brand strength or unique business model.
Recurring Revenue Stream
When reviewing investments, we look for businesses that can demonstrate an underlying recurring revenue stream from aftermarket, service, spare parts or the consumable nature and brand strength of their product/service offering.
Our Approach to Value Creation
We create equity value for our investors by working with companies and management teams where our innovative approach and operational experience can add significant value.
We focus on adding value through 3 main operational pillars:
Consistent focus on growing and retaining the customer base by being as close to each relationship as possible.
Continuous focus on operational improvement through targeted initiatives and monitoring of key performance indicators.
Product / Technology Leadership
Continually investing in research and development ensuring investee companies stay ahead of the competition.
We have successfully developed our own proprietary operational tool kit which can be deployed and implemented in businesses across all our focussed end markets.
Our Investment Themes
The below mega trends are driving change in our core markets and how we approach value creation.