Knowledgeable Regional Investment
Living and working in the South and with a combined 80+ years’ experience in the sector, Altitude Partners has chosen to focus on supporting talented leaders running regionally-based businesses.
With an extensive regional network we work with companies from all sectors. Investing as partners our role as boardroom colleagues is to support, not to interfere, and to help with the challenge of growing a business. This is where our experience counts.
Within the UK Altitude is one of the very few sources of £1m to £4m active equity finance for businesses requiring both funding and business growth expertise.
Regional Equity Investment
Altitude Partners live and work in the region, and the fund is for investors with a desire to support businesses in the South.
Altitude Partners established the business in 2010 based upon our desire to provide an investment fund that was entirely devoted to ambitious Southern businesses.
The aim was to partner with investors who also saw not only the potential, but also had the confidence to support experienced investment individuals.
With a local base, Altitude is able to be a pragmatic and effective regional investor, with the agility to interact and support quickly.
Our aim is to be patient investor-supporters.
Partnership Equity Investment
Investors focused on working alongside and supporting business owners in the South.
Altitude Partners has a strong regional heritage with individuals who have lived and worked in the South for over 20 years. Their knowledge and understanding of the dynamics affecting businesses in the region and indeed businesses from varied sectors is a key criteria for Altitude’s investment focus.
Most of all, Altitude is not a bureaucratic institution with forms to fill and boxes to tick; the chemistry between us, combined with the opportunity in the market is what matters. For us a two-way partnership is vital.
If we don't think we’re the right investment partner for you we will say so quickly and try to point you in the direction of a more appropriate source.
Focused Equity Investment
Supporting ambitious regional business owners with £1m to £4m of equity for growth, shareholder restructuring or buyout.
Understanding that businesses with a turnover of between £2m-£20m in the region have very few investment options that come with interactive investment and support, therefore business experience, was a key reason for establishing Altitude.
Agility and flexibility are key aspects of the investment process as businesses want to undergo a buyout, restructure their shareholder base in order to accommodate both new funding and new expertise, or simply require development capital.
The recipe is simple - appropriate funding and strategic help combined with talented, entrepreneurial management will transform a business into a leader in its field.
Altitude is able to provide the funding that’s not easily available elsewhere and which can focus upon the specific development requirements of that business.
Our funds also offer the ultimate flexibility of follow-on and acquisition investment, without any of the problems associated with alternative funding sources.
Aligned Equity Investment
A partnership developed to support alignment between investors and business owners.
Aligned investing is a key principle of Altitude's approach to funding. With Altitude Partners it is important that success is aligned with all shareholding parties in the transaction.
We view the companies we invest in as our partners - they deal directly with us, the decision makers, in any investment process. They know their markets and business better than we ever will, but may benefit from guidance on how to grow small businesses into big ones.
Business is never easy, but helping teams achieve their aims, and more, is what drives us. We love our work with talented management teams in this regional business market, which is why we have chosen to specialise entirely in this area.
Experienced Equity Investment
Investors with a background steeped in regional equity investment and business advisory.
We have run and owned businesses ourselves and know all about the ups, downs and unexpected events that businesses face. With plenty of operational experience, we understand the challenges you face and can help you overcome them.
Alongside this experience comes decisiveness and in an investor-investee relationship this is a far more effective model for entrepreneurial businesses than working with a disparate collection of non-professional investors, or indeed a bureaucratic institutional investor, where decisions are protracted and opportunities often missed as a result.
The people you meet and deal with at Altitude are the decision-makers. If we say we want to support you we will do our utmost to deliver, and can do so without delay as we have the capital in place.
With a long track record in the region, we are easy to reference. We will reference you, so why shouldn’t you be able to reference us too?
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To find out more about how Altitude Partners can work with you contact us via email or give us a call