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Grow your business with us

Partner with an experienced team and an expert investor network that understands your goals and supports your growth.

We care about the businesses we invest in and are aware of our role as custodians of a founder’s legacy. With over a century of collective experience in succession sales, our team understands the nuances of management transition and the importance of integrity, fairness and the human touch. We commit our own money alongside our investor network to every sale, caring deeply about nurturing both businesses and people. Whether you’re stepping back or stepping up, we are as dedicated to the success of your business as you are.

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Why Ethos Partners?


Investment With Integrity

We invest our own money alongside our network to ensure alignment and shared priorities across all parties.


Situational Experience

We understand the intricacies of SME succession sales, enabling us to overcome common challenges.


A People-Focused Approach

We provide capital investment alongside human capital to support management teams and drive business success.


Support And Collaboration

We build on a company’s legacy through our deep experience and network of supportive, entrepreneurial investors.

We’re not just backers. We’re partners.

We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with management teams and work in partnership with them. Leveraging the business and blue-chip private equity backgrounds of our team and founders alongside the knowledge of our community, we add value throughout the lifetime of our investment. This includes rigorous investment appraisal, support shaping business strategy and the introduction of deep expertise where required. We understand the entrepreneurial journey and combine funding and a collaborative community to support your success.

Our Investment Criteria

We seek to commit between £3m and £10m to established, ambitious UK companies based on the following:


A minimum EBITDA of £1m and enterprise values between £5m and £30m


Management Buy-Out, Acquisition, Growth Capital and Replacement or Succession Capital transactions


Ambitious management teams and experienced CEOs


Growth potential, recurring or visible income streams and a clear competitive edge


We Stand By Your Business

We take a collaborative approach to investment and business growth from start to finish. Even before a transaction, we’re prepared to introduce businesses to legal and M&A advisors, recommend individuals as CFOs and Chairs, or provide sector-specific expertise from across our network of experienced, business-minded investors. We believe it’s this people and partnership-based methodology that delivers maximum growth and business value.

Investments We Avoid

Our focus is on robust, forward-moving companies with room for growth. It’s why we typically steer away from opportunities where there’s more than 25% reliance on a single customer or supplier, or declining profits. While we admire the challenge of a good turnaround, we seek to partner with firms on a clear path to profitability and expansion that require an injection of capital and support to help them achieve their potential.


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Ethos Partners LLP, 1 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LL