About us

Approach

Our investment approach is based on ‘doing’ and, where relevant, we can assist the incumbent team strategically or operationally, bring in additional management or take a direct involvement in developing, financing and delivering a company’s new strategy.

Advice

We offer strategic advice from an operational and financial perspective at all stages in a company’s development. When required we have the ability and operational experience to take a hands-on approach through executive and non-executive positions.

Funding

We target companies where we can use a combination of our own money and third party capital. Whilst we do not operate a fund, we have strong experience of raising and deploying third party capital and have successful relationships with a number of specialist funders including Grapevine Capital Partners and PFP Group.

Experience

The Manfield team comprises a highly experienced pool of financial, operational and management expertise which allows it to assess challenging and complex investment opportunities with a broader and longer term investment perspective.

Situations we like

TRADITIONAL MANAGEMENT BUYOUTS or BUY-INS

We work with management teams to put together buyouts or buy-ins.

FOUNDER EXITS

Where a founder is looking to exit his or her business, we can assist in that transition.

TURNAROUNDS

We have a strong operational expertise which we can bring into turnaround situations.

CORPORATE DEMERGERS

Where a larger corporate is looking to exit a business where it is concerned about either the management team’s ability to take the business forward, or where there are complicated separation issues from the parent.

DEAL SIZES

Typical deal sizes are anything from £5m to £30m

Our Team

Our team comprises five partners and some 10 senior executives, who have experience in a range of sectors and a history in successfully transforming businesses.
Jonathan Derry-Evans
Jonathan Derry-Evans
Jonathan has a background in merchant banking with Morgan Grenfell and latterly private equity where he has completed numerous UK and European management buy-outs.
Jeremy Blood
Jeremy Blood
Jeremy is former Managing Director of Scottish & Newcastle’s UK business and previously interim CEO of Mitchells & Butlers PLC. He has a wide experience of drinks and pub sector.
Adam Shaw
Adam Shaw
Adam had an investment banking background before moving into private equity. He has worked on many international and UK acquisitions, sales processes and business funding programmes.
Bill Gore
Bill Gore
Bill has industrial and private equity background where he has led numerous successful transactions in the role of CEO, CFO and Chairman. He is a Founding Director of the Institute for Turnaround.
Jack Terras
Jack Terras
CFO and COO in international blue-chip FMCG organisations including Diageo, Findus, Pepsi and United Biscuits. Recently specialising in operational turnaround to a variety of B2B businesses.

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