With the news that Airedale is now backed by new investors, London-based Rubicon Partners, we take a look into the background of the business.
Rubicon Partners is a hands-on investment partnership focused on the acquisition of industrial businesses in Europe and North America.
Over the past 28 years, Rubicon Partners has invested in 76 businesses across the manufacturing, distribution and service sectors, ranging in value from £15m to £250m.
The company aims to create value by addressing operational and strategic issues. Rubicon Partners’ focus is on complexity, both within individual companies as well as groups of businesses or portfolios.
It has extensive experience in acquiring from entrepreneurs, private family ownership, management, corporates and private equity funds. The firm believes the hallmark of its approach is certainty of execution and long-term investment strategy with the ability to add value to businesses over a longer time period than traditional private equity.
Rubicon Partners reports it is a close-knit team of investment professionals with strong operational and strategic capabilities, and with the experience and expertise to work with management to grow companies to their full potential. It achieves this by establishing systems for rigorous financial and operational control, and by providing a framework for strategic planning and implementation.
The company operates across offices in London and Munich with a team of 13 professionals.