Rcapital provides private investment, commercial expertise and hands-on support to transform and grow businesses. Working together with management teams, we focus on driving performance and delivering results.
Rcapital was awarded European Turnaround of the Year (less than €100m turnover) by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) for their outstanding turnaround and corporate renewal of Tie Rack / Rolling Luggage. In the same year, Rcapital also won Investor of the Year at the prestigious Institute for Turnaround (IFT) awards for the transformational turnaround and sale of Morses Club PLC.
“The Rcapital investment in early 2015 has proved to be truly inspirational. I will be eternally grateful for the advice, counsel, wisdom and challenge that they have brought to the table. We are now playing on a very different field.”
Hedley Aylott, CEO, Summit Media.
We share five core values that underpin everything we do.
They are equally important and provide a powerful framework that guides our behaviour, influences our decision making and challenges what we aspire to be as a business.
Investing in a business is more than a capital commitment. We bring energy, expertise and dedication to every investment.
We’re smart and agile in our approach, working alongside partners and intermediaries to deliver sustainable results.
We do what we do well.
We’re born entrepreneurs with a successful track record to prove it.
We don’t just invest in businesses, we also invest in people. We’re a straightforward, genuine team who come together to help businesses move forward.
We are serious about business but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We enjoy what we do and want to share that enthusiasm with others.
Since our inception in 2004 Rcapital has made over 70 investments across the UK and Europe. We not only develop the business, but also work to support its people.
Our investment takes away immediate cash pressures, but returning a business to sustainable growth requires a very unique set of skills to work with senior management. From day one, we work together to deliver positive outcomes that continue long into the future.
“Rcapital backed technology marketing agency bChannels, in a management buyout in 2012, by acquiring the debt and supporting our transition from parent group Adventis. Rcapital immediately recognised the importance of investing in talented and motivated people to drive the business forward. Changing course required an intense focus on the short term but this never came at the expense of creating long-term, sustainable growth. Rcapital shared in our vision and brought senior, personable and hands-on support to the business. After this initial period of change the success of this plan led to a secondary Management Buyout to Westbridge Capital.”
Matt Rowland-Jones, CEO, bChannels
“When we needed an injection of cash to be able to kick-on with our turnaround and growth strategy, we had a number of choices. The cost of money was similar across the board, but we went with Rcapital because they genuinely seemed the most interested in what we were trying to do with the proposition – and I’m really glad we did. They’ve backed us all the way, through the tough times as well as the successes, with both financial and operational support. Not only have they brought a corporate discipline into the business, but have provided support and guidance, in the form of their appointed representatives. It really has felt like a true partnership and I can say, without doubt, that we are in way better shape a year on for having them with us.”
John Steen, CEO, Hotelcare
“The Rcapital investment in early 2015 has proved to be truly inspirational. Having built the business on my own for the previous 15 years, I hadn’t realised the full value of the resources – both financial and operational – that the outside world had to offer. I genuinely feel that the company has kicked on more in the last 12 months than in all of those 15 years; and not just with the exponential profit growth we have achieved. I will be eternally grateful for the advice, counsel, wisdom and challenge that they have brought to the table, through their appointed Chairman and CFO. And they have never been frightened to put their hands in their pockets to invest in the future. We are now playing on a very different field.”
Hedley Aylott, CEO and Founder, Summit Media
“I was recruited as Deputy CEO in October 2014, at the end of the operational integration of Morses Club and Shopacheck, and was privileged to enjoy the most thorough induction into a business that I’ve ever witnessed. By the time I was appointed to the top job a few months later, I’d had a proper ‘Rcapital grounding’, to ensure I that had all of the tools to succeed. Within six months, they decided to float; and we were listed a little over a year after I became CEO. They have been hugely supportive, highly commercial and great fun to work with. Phenomenal.”
Paul Smith, CEO, Morses Club PLC
“Rcapital quickly recognised the potential for growth of our business and team. They used their knowledge and expertise to untangle our financial disaster while allowing us to continue to achieve great success. Their confidence, calmness and team spirit was welcomed during a very distressful chapter.”
Kat Wilson, Head of Operations, Retail Profile
We are proud of all of our work and we have built a strong reputation for sharing in our success.
We continue to invest in our people to create an inclusive and high performance culture that maximises growth opportunities for all of our portfolio companies. Our talented teams have helped Rcapital become recognised by these recent awards.
London’s Most Outstanding for Independent Private Investment and Commercial Business Growth 2018
Turnaround of the Decade 2017 – for Tie Rack / Rolling Luggage
The Institute for Turnaround Awards 2016 – Investor of the year
Turnaround Management Association – Small Firm – European Turnaround of the Year 2016
Turnaround of the Year – Business or Investment 2016
Turnaround Restructuring and Insolvency awards – shortlist Turnaround Team
Finance Monthly CEO Award 2016
Insolvency and Rescue – Business Rescue Financier of the Year 2014
Acquisition International consumer deal of the year 2013