EPIC Private Equity
EPIC Private Equity LLP is an independent manager, advisory boutique and placement agent established in 2001. EPIC Private Equity is focused on UK-based small and medium sized companies. Since 2001, EPIC Private Equity has raised £150 million of capital for growth and buyout opportunities (EPIC plc, 2001, £70m), home, personal care and branded goods (EBI plc, 2002, £50m) and was an early mover into distressed investing through EPE Special Opportunities (ESO plc, 2003, £30m).
EPIC Private Equity has significant experience in small and medium sized companies as well as distressed investing. It has invested approximately £91 million in 42 transactions with a combined enterprise value of more than £270 million. 17 investments were turnaround or distressed transactions. The current portfolio consists of 11 companies in consumer, retail, support services, engineering and media sectors with an aggregate annual turnover of more than £200 million.
EPIC Private Equity invests £2-10 million in distressed, growth or buyout opportunities. It will consider most industry sectors, including consumer, retail, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, support services and media industries. EPIC Private Equity partners with management and entrepreneurs to maximise value by combining financial and operational expertise in each investment. Whilst in general EPIC Private Equity aims to take controlling equity positions, it may also seek to develop companies as a minority investor.