Who we are

We have over 30 years of unique experience working with ambitious teams to turn big ideas into international businesses.

We’re unique private equity growth specialists with a record that spans experience throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia - and €3.7bn of investment since 1990. Our five European locations give our partner portfolio companies global reach and true local expertise with an agile, one-team approach.

Our values

Building valuable businesses is more than expansion – it’s ensuring they follow ethical and sustainable practices in everything they do.

We work hard to inspire a positive culture across our partner companies - one that leads to better outcomes for employees, customers and their communities, and complies with regulations in each jurisdiction we operate in.

Corporate Responsibility

We’re committed to achieving the highest standards across our portfolio. This goes beyond regulation, to integrity, professionalism, and the principles of environmental, social and governance (ESG).

Regulatory requirements vary by country but ensuring the long-term viability of our investments and our belief in treating people and partner companies with respect remain constant.

Diversity & Inclusion

People will always be at the heart of what we do, and we know breadth of experience, skills and ideas are invaluable.

Team diversity leads to diversity of thinking, debate and innovation - resulting in in some of our greatest successes and creating more value for all our portfolio partners and investors.

Supporting Level 20, the gender equality non-profit organisation, is one of the ways we’re working to create more diversity in private equity. It hopes women will account for 20% of senior private equity professionals; in 2015 they accounted for just 5%.

Level 20 has signed up more than 600 individual members and secured multi-year funding from more than 40 private equity firms, including Silverfleet.

We’re proud to support its focus on three main pillars: structured mentoring for mid-career women, formalised networking through regular events and a strong commitment to philanthropic activities.

To learn more about Level 20 visit https://www.level20.org/.

Responsible Investment

Silverfleet is a private equity firm, and in this capacity recognises the impact private equity investments may have on the environment and society.

We’re committed to responsible investment and have established guidelines on and management of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. We appreciate responsible investment should look to deliver sustainable growth as well as financial value.

We strive for superior investment returns by growing high-quality, socially responsible businesses; and use an active ownership model to manage ESG opportunities and risks. This encourages and supports companies to adhere to best practice standards for responsible business.

In February 2011, we proudly became one of the first private equity firms to sign up to the UN Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI). It formalised our commitment to achieving high standards of corporate governance, business integrity and professionalism in all our activities.

This commitment extends beyond our partner companies and embraces the ESG impact of our own operations. We do this by:

  • upholding the highest standards of business conduct and through acting as a responsible employer
  • creating an equal opportunities culture
  • developing each member of our team, giving them the opportunity to perform to the best of their ability.

In 2018, we established our ESG steering committee, comprising senior representatives of each of our offices and service lines.

Charity

We actively encourage all of our employees to help the wider community, and give time and money to charitable causes. Our team members take a strong personal interest in a broad range of charities.


At a firm level, we are delighted to have chosen XLP, a London-based youth charity, as our first ‘Charity of the Year’ partner for our London office.

As part of the initiative, our London team will be supporting XLP’s fantastic work in helping to create positive futures for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Established in 1996, XLP operates across nine inner-city boroughs around London, working with over 1,600 young people through education, mentoring, sport and the arts.

XLP

Silverfleet’s Paris team are pleased to have chosen Parrains par Mille (“PPM”) as their first ‘Charity of the Year’.

Founded in Paris in 1990, PPM’s objective is to open new horizons to children and young adults aged between 3 and 21. This takes the form of two different types of support: social & professional, and educational.

PPM helps a population who are generally in the care of social services, are unaccompanied migrants, or are from underprivileged families and need extra adult presence and support. Each mentoring initiative is highly personalised depending on individual needs and profiles. In 2019 the charity supported 532 mentorees in the Paris area.

As part of the partnership, Silverfleet’s Paris team will be focused on providing professional support to the charity’s mentorees, and will work closely with PPM to set up new initiatives where we can.

Parrains par Mille

Helping almost 2,000 young people each year, in over 30 locations across Germany, JOBLINGE aims to provide disadvantaged, unemployed young people with job opportunities.

As part of the partnership, Silverfleet will be sponsoring several of the charity’s “Poetry-Slam-Workshops” which prepare its participants to present their own texts to a public audience. The programme encourages participants to develop their imagination, self-confidence, and public speaking skills.

JOBLINGE

Our funds

We have spent over 30 years building value for high-growth businesses and our investors, combining our unique insights and experience with ambitious management teams.

In total, we have invested €3.7bn in 128 companies across Northern Europe since 1990.

We specialise in companies valued between €25m and €300m, and are currently investing across two funds – our mid-market fund (Fund II), and our lower mid-market fund, the European Development Fund (EDF).

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Mid-market fund

Our mid-market fund focuses on investments in companies with enterprise values of €75m to €300m. We partner with highly driven management teams across our four core sectors – consumer, healthcare, manufacturing and services.

Our people bring unique perspectives to all our investments, based on deep sector knowledge, and extensive experience in technology and in growing international businesses.

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Lower mid-market fund (European Development Fund)

Our European Development Fund, launched in 2018, specialises in investing in companies valued between €25m and €75m, in the same geographies and sectors as our mid-market fund.

A dedicated investment team leverages our sector knowledge, international reach and wider business network to support these companies through the earlier growth stage.

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Our investors

Our unique expertise in international growth strategies has led to long-standing partnerships with some of private equity’s biggest investors worldwide.

We’ve spent over 30 years building our track record across more than 120 deals, with €3.7bn of investments and €6.4bn of proceeds since 1990.

Our broad global investor base includes pension funds, insurance groups, funds of funds, sovereign wealth funds, and high net-worth individuals.

Alongside our institutional investors, each of our funds has a substantial investment from our own team, ensuring we remain fully aligned with the interests of our investors.

We also enjoy the support of many chairs and chief executives of former portfolio companies; we are rightly proud of the fact that backing a strong management team is just the start of a long relationship.

Our team is currently investing our mid-market and lower mid-market funds. For more information on our strategies and funds please contact investor.relations@silverfleetcapital.com.

Our investors
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