• Approach

    We work closely with management to execute a professionalised investment strategy utilising best-in-class private equity techniques. While each investment requires its own business development plan, the key principles of our approach remain constant

    Trust and integrity

    We are straightforward people focused on finalising a transaction on the agreed terms and conditions while ensuring transparency and clarity of communication throughout the process.

    Reliable and efficient execution

    Time is always of the essence - we ensure our involvement minimises disruption and promotes efficiency benefiting both the vendors and the businesses in which we invest.

    Best-in-class value creation techniques

    We consistently seek to help accelerate improvements in our companies' post-acquisition operational performance by implementing best-in-class practices based on the team's extensive private equity experience.

  • Partnering

    We work with management as a partner for growth respecting management's opinions and responsibility to execute on the agreed plan. The strength and clarity of the relationship between Vespa Capital and management are essential elements that maximise the success of our investments

    However, in every investment:

    Where we contribute:

    • Management retains responsibility for running the business and day to day operations without investor interference
    • Management and Vespa Capital monitor and review the business strategy on an ongoing basis
    • We ensure that the management team have sufficient resources, freedom and flexibility to deliver the agreed strategy
    • We deliver to management teams highly attractive equity incentive schemes that promote goal congruence
    • Our personal investment alongside management teams ensures clear goal alignment
    • Leveraging our network and resources
    • Improving Board effectiveness, that in turn, develops operational performance
    • Enhancing financial focus and understanding
    • Working together on delivering successful acquisitions / divestments
    • Developing key current and future stakeholder relationships
  • Experience

    We are a highly professional, experienced and successful team with over 75 years of combined private equity experience. We deliver the highest levels of professional standards and integrity throughout our business activities which we believe make us an attractive investment partner

    • Our executives have substantial international experience in assisting businesses effect step growth and in helping deliver significant performance improvements
    • A unique investor base of experienced entrepreneurs and industrialists from whom we can draw support for our portfolio companies
    • No external investment committee, enabling a flexible and swift decision making process
  • Values

    We set ourselves high standards and strive to deliver on our corporate values. Whilst the following are not ground breaking, they are vital to building rewarding relationships and essential to our investment approach

    Trust is the basis of our business relationships

    Our success is dependent on building strong business partnerships. Through trust and open communication we seek to achieve outstanding business results.

    Professional excellence underscores everything we do

    We seek to influence value creation and growth initiatives through the adoption of best-in-class practices based on our significant mid-market experience. Vespa Capital achieves this through the application of a rigorous, disciplined and highly systematic approach rarely seen in the lower mid-market.

    Entrepreneurship and creativity

    Like our partners, we strive to be creative and entrepreneurial focusing on creating an environment which facilitates and rewards entrepreneurial achievement. We recognise that having the ability to be innovative is essential.

  • They were very reliable and respected when a promise had been made