YO! Sushi

Consumer

YO! Sushi is the UK’s leading fast-casual restaurant operator focusing on Japanese cuisine. It operates 75 owned restaurants in the UK, five owned restaurants in the US, and has 12 franchise sites in the Middle East and Europe. The business operates a highly differentiated proposition in a variety of location types with its unique ‘kaiten’ conveyor belt system and theatre-style kitchens. Since its inception in 1997,  YO! Sushi has grown from being a niche concept into one of the leading restaurant brands in the UK with a rapidly expanding international footprint.

Sales: c£80 million

Employees: c1,800

Investment Date: November 2015

Website: www.yosushi.com

Fox International

Consumer

Fox International is one of the leading providers of fishing tackle to the European coarse fishing market. The business is well established in the UK, Germany, Netherlands and France, and is executing successfully on an expansion strategy across a range of other European markets. The business has a strong brand and is appreciated by retailers and consumers alike for its product innovation and high levels of post-sales service.

Sales: c£30 million

Employees: c70

Investment Date: September 2015

Website: www.foxint.com

Ovo

TMT

Ovo is one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of domestic energy. Founded in 2009, it competes as a fast growth challenger to the “Big Six” UK domestic energy suppliers. Technology leadership is central to Ovo’s service proposition, enabling it to provide its customers with high levels of service at a lower cost-to-serve versus many other suppliers. It also benefits from a strong and trusted brand.

Customers: c460,000

Employees: c900

Investment Date: April 2015

Website: www.ovoenergy.com

Hotels & More

Consumer

Hotels & More is a leading Destination Management Company that compiles multi-component package holidays for erudite groups and individual travellers. Specialising in the UK and Ireland, Hotels & More generates a turnkey solution for its partners, which are largely European travel agents and tour operators. The company is the largest operator of UK inbound holidays from the German source market with other notable markets including Austria, Benelux, France, the Nordics and Switzerland.

Sales: c£30 million

Employees: c50

Investment Date: October 2015

Website: www.hotels-more.com

Talon Outdoor

TMT

Talon Outdoor is the UK’s only fully independent Out-of-Home specialist media agency. Talon works with some of the World’s largest media agencies and advertisers with a proposition which is based on innovation and data-led insight. The business has grown rapidly in recent years achieving billings in excess of £230 million in 2016, up from £5m in 2012. The business was ranked third in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 in 2015 and was ranked number one in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For in 2017.

Total billings: c£230m

Employees: c95

Investment Date: March 2017

Website: www.talonoutdoor.com

SuperAwesome

TMT

SuperAwesome is a digital marketing business whose technology platform enables brands and agencies to deliver kid-safe digital advertising to under-thirteen audiences. SuperAwesome’s platform is used by hundreds of brands and content owners globally to power compliant, kid-safe advertising, social engagement and parental verification. The business has been growing at over 100% per annum in recent years.

Employees: c.80

Investment Date: July 2017

Website: www.superawesome.tv

Promise Gluten Free

Consumer

Promise Gluten Free is an innovative gluten-free bakery. Its brands, Promise Gluten Free and PureBred, supply a number of products that are well-known for their superior taste and texture. These products are also widely-regarded as a healthier alternative to many competing gluten-free breads as they contain lower levels of fat and sugar, and are higher in fibre.

Based in Ireland, Promise’s products are available at some of the largest retailers across Ireland, the UK, US and Australia. The business has grown in the retail channel over the past few years and is now expanding rapidly into the foodservice channel. Promise has won a number of industry awards including multiple Great Taste Awards, Product of the Year in Canada and Australia, and Free From Foods Award (UK).

Sales: c€45m

Employees: c250

Investment Date: July 2017

Website: www.promiseglutenfree.com and www.purebred.co.uk