We are an international investment firm that supports the most ambitious and talented entrepreneurs and companies to achieve their goals.
We invest in high growth, dynamic situation buyouts and growth capital investments, from six offices around the world with > 100 professionals.
Our strategy - Dynamic situations
We back exceptional entrepreneurs and management teams in companies creating sustainable high growth or strategic value through change or “Dynamic Situations”.
Where a business experiences high, sustainable growth, driven by a new source of competitive advantage (e.g. technological innovation) or due to its strong positioning in a high growth market.
Where a company changes its business model or organisation to address shifts in its customers, markets or supply chain.
Where a major external change (e.g. regulation) provides an opportunity to seize strategic advantage.
Our approach - Partnership
We are supportive and flexible partners, giving companies help where they want it, to realise their businesses’ full potential.
We only work with strong, entrepreneurial management teams and take an active and supportive, partnership-led approach.
We invest in majority and minority positions, with and without debt – to create the optimal structure for value creation in each company.
We have a world class team of senior executives and operators with deep functional expertise who are available on demand to help management teams navigate through growth.
Our Investment Types
We are flexible and innovative in how we invest, to create transaction structures that meet the objectives of entrepreneurs, vendors and managers. This encompasses both majority and minority investments.
We invest in primary and/or secondary capital in rapidly growing companies to support and accelerate growth.
We invest alongside existing management teams in established and growing businesses, often financed by a combination of equity and debt.
Public-to-private transactions, private investments in public companies and investments in public companies.
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.
We strive to build world-class businesses to generate superior returns for our partners.
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.
We are a small, focussed team of investors and experienced operators. Our partners deal directly with decision makers. They will not be required to endure bureaucracy.
Our investments are founded on partnerships. We make decisions through consensus in an open and transparent manner.
Vitruvian Partners is committed to responsible and sustainable investment
principles – it is good business practice and good citizenship.
Environmental, social and corporate governance (“ESG”) issues and
considerations underpin our investment approach.
Vitruvian Partners is a signatory of the UN supported
Principles of Responsible Investment ("PRI").