Longacre Group (formerly known as SEA Equity) acquires and invests in small and medium sized business-to-business companies across the UK and Europe.
We are investing £100m of flexible, evergreen capital. This allows us to invest in a wide range of different transaction types and without restrictions on hold period.
Longacre Group has a team of highly experienced operating partners. This in house expertise enables us to understand businesses quickly, manage more complex transaction types (e.g. retirement sales, corporate carveouts) and ultimately to drive market leading growth.
Longacre Group currently consists of nine companies with a combined turnover of over £100 million and c. 600 employees. Our companies operate in markets including aerospace, oil and gas, pharma and medical, staffing, packaging, energy, automotive and food and beverage and are typically leaders in their niche.
During our ownership, all of our companies have achieved significant growth and maintained their independent culture and heritage. Our group companies are run on a standalone basis by their own management teams, who are shareholders alongside us.
We can complete transactions in short time frames and are comfortable with a variety of deal dynamics: We have backed management teams in buy-outs, supported new teams to buy-in, acquired non-core division from large corporates, turned around loss-making businesses and helped owner-managers to find solutions in retirement sales.