Our approach

We are an independent private equity firm that invests in high growth Dynamic Situations in Europe and beyond

Our strategy - Dynamic situations

We back exceptional management teams in businesses where there is a major opportunity to create strategic value. We seek out companies where this opportunity exists through change or “Dynamic Situations”.

High Growth

Where a business experiences high, sustainable growth, driven by a new source of competitive advantage or due to its strong positioning in a high growth market.

Transition

Where a company changes its business model or organisation to address shifts in its customers, markets or supply chain.

Event Driven

Where a major external change (e.g. regulation or privatisation) provides an opportunity to seize strategic advantage.

Our experience

We bring a wealth of experience to assist entrepreneurs and management teams to realise their businesses’ full potential.

Management Centric

We only work with strong, entrepreneurial management teams and take an active and supportive, partnership-led approach.

Structurally Flexible

We target the optimal capital structure for each deal to ensure the right balance between capital efficiency and flexibility to pursue strategic and operational objectives.

Value Enhancing

We provide support and resources to management teams to help deliver strategic initiatives, operational improvement programmes and acquisitions.

Deal Types

Our deals revolve around innovative and flexible transaction structures that are tailored to suit vendors, entrepreneurs and managers. This encompasses both majority and minority investments.

Growth Capital

Vitruvian invests primary and secondary capital in rapidly growing companies to support and accelerate growth, often without debt.

Buyouts

Vitruvian invests alongside existing management teams in established and growing businesses, often financed by a combination of equity and debt.

Alternative

Public-to-private transactions, private investments in public companies and recapitalisations.

Our values

At the heart of our business are our partners: the entrepreneurs and management teams we back; the investors in our funds; the advisers and intermediaries we work with; and the banks and other lending institutions to our deals.

Highly Ambitious

We strive to build world-class businesses to generate superior returns for our partners.

Strong Alignment

Our interests must be aligned with our investors and those we back. We invest a significant portion of our own personal capital alongside our funds.

No Bureaucracy

We are a small, focussed team of deal-doers. Our partners deal directly with decision makers. They will not be required to endure bureaucracy.

True Partnership

Our deals are founded on partnerships.  We make decisions through consensus in an open and transparent manner.