What we do
Percipient Capital is a leading provider of private equity and venture capital to small and medium sized businesses. Our focus is two-fold: helping entrepreneurs to grow their existing businesses and backing management teams to buy the businesses they run, but do not own.
We seek to support well established businesses, with excellent management and which have a genuine potential to achieve a step change in earnings. We invest between £1,000,000 and £5,000,000 into each company we back.
practical and supportive
We are owner managers ourselves and understand what it takes to undertake a management buy-out and run a successful business. Each member of the team has practical experience of working in and with smaller, growth companies over many years. This first hand experience gives us a unique insight, which we use to better serve our clients.
Every business is unique, with its own opportunities and challenges. We take a genuine interest in every company we back, always adopting a flexible approach in supporting our partner management teams. We are always keen to offer whatever ever help we can, but never interfering. We always invest personally in every company, ensuring maximum alignment between us.
deliver on our promises
We are a small owner-managed business and don’t believe in running our business by committee. You always deal directly with a decision maker and that direct involvement means we can be quick and nimble. Access to us when you need it.
What people say?
I have worked with members of the Percipient Team for over 15 years and have first hand experience of their approach across a number of companies. I have always found them to be straightforward and supportive, going out of their way to help portfolio companies when they need it.
We intially found it a challenge to engage the interest of equity funders, but Percipient were introduced to us and immediately understood the opportunity. They very quickly came back to us with a strong offer and then worked with us to complete the transaction. We found them to be a straightforward and thoroughly supportive partner, giving us the space and freedom to run the business, but always there to provide us with support and guidance when needed.
Percipient struck us as a different sort of funder – we liked their approachable, partnership style and that we always dealt with one of the directors. We also liked that they put their personal funds at risk as part of the investment, ensuring complete alignment with us. Post-completion, they have proved to be the same interested, proactive, supportive partner.
We met with several funders when we were looking to undertake our buy-out, chosing Percipient as we felt they shared our vision for the business. Completing the acquisition proved complex; not helped when the bank dropped out shortly before completion. Percipient immediately stepped in to finance the ‘missing’ debt themselves and worked tirelessly to help us get the deal completed. We made a wise choice.
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We would be delighted to talk with you about your business and how we may be able to help.