The ambition that we have for the companies we invest in is simple: to make them into better, bigger, businesses.


We are highly selective in our choice of investments and typically complete three deals a year. We take time to look for high calibre management in a business that is well positioned in its market and has considerable room to grow further and, often, faster.

We seek to back management teams in a range of industries and have significant experience and extensive networks in several key sectors. Although the industry may vary, the common criteria applying to each investment will be:

  • It is UK-headquartered, although often with significant international operations, with an Enterprise Value of up to £150m
  • It has a strong position in its market
  • It is managed by an ambitious, growth-minded team that shares our values and is looking to partner with a similarly minded investor
  • CBPE Capital can add value by leveraging its skills, experience and network

CBPE Capital is comfortable with elements of complexity in businesses or transactions that it is targeting.  We have a strong track record of addressing incomplete management teams or management succession; of carving out non-core entities from larger parents; and of assessing and acquiring businesses with significant and complex international operations.

Once we have identified a business and a management team with whom we want to partner, we work together to find a suitable financing structure. We are flexible in our approach and are able to provide equity in a variety of ways, including through management buyouts, acquisition finance or development capital.