R oot’s funds are provided by Simon Philips, Mike Danson and an institutional investor. We will generally make equity investments of between £0.5 million and £6 million in companies with revenues of between £1 million and £50 million, and are able to lead much larger deals with known co-investors.
We invest in entrepreneurial situations where there is potential to grow both revenues and profits. We will invest in growth businesses in the equity gap and also relish challenging deals, including public-to-privates, distressed situations and businesses which need major changes to improve their underlying strength and value.
In all cases, we seek to become partners with management. We provide significant hands-on support to management - navigating through a crisis or turnaround phase (if relevant), supporting all key investment decisions, supporting major new business bids, identifying and evaluating new growth opportunities, sourcing and executing bolt-on acquisitions, raising bank debt, sourcing key senior level recruitment and managing the eventual exit process.
We contribute a unique mix of operational know-how, sector specialisation and investment experience. The team is able to react swiftly, decisively and creatively to new opportunities as they arise with the ability to complete new deals from start to finish in a matter of days.
Root Capital LLP was formed in 2003 by Simon Philips.