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Beech Tree Supports Its Investments with Top Tech-Talent

Mark Howling has been appointed as the new Chairman of Redstor, the next-generation data management company. Redstor’s Pro software enables businesses to backup, archive, search and view all of their data, wherever it’s stored.

Howling, who has worked in the software, IT and telecoms industries for more than 30 years,…

Beech Tree Private Equity Growth Forum 2018

Beech Tree Private Equity has hosted its second annual Growth Forum; a lively and engaging day-long conference which brings together all of the CEO’s, sales directors and channel directors of our portfolio companies to share ideas and discuss how to accelerate growth and overcome hurdles/challenges to growth within their respective…

Wavenet announces the acquisition of Solar Communications

Beech Tree Private Equity backed Wavenet announces the acquisition of Solar Communications, a leading unified communications player, as part of its ongoing buy and build strategy.

Beech Tree Private Equity, the specialist buy and build investor in high-growth sectors, today announces that its investee company Wavenet has acquired Solar Communications.…

Beech Tree Private Equity backed Wavenet raises a £75 million facility to continue its rapid expansion.

Wavenet, the leading UK based provider of unified communications today announces it has re-financed its current banking facilities and raised a £75 million facility to continue its buy and build strategy. Since the original MBO in August 2016, Wavenet has grown substantially, completing 4 acquisitions already and more than doubled…

An Investor’s View: Does Brexit Create Environment to Close Productivity Gap?

A lot of the debate has centered around access to talent under whatever changes Brexit brings. At the same time you see the occasional article or debate about the productivity gap between the UK and other nations. I have yet to come across anyone talking about the two things in…

An Investor’s View: ‘Everything as a Service’ how businesses want to consume services

The ‘dematerialization’ economy, coined by Robert Tercek, largely describes the movement across markets from physical products to ‘as a service’ often as digitalised solutions. This can take many forms, for example the move from record ownership to music streaming and in the corporate world the transition from up-front software and…

An Investor’s View: New Entrants Disrupting UK Financing Market

There is a growing trend afoot to revolutionise banking and investing by using technology to simplify the links between those who want to lend money and those who need it.

Technology is disrupting this sector like it has done to so many others including advertising your home (Rightmove…

Wavenet Acquires APR Telecoms Limited

Following the successful purchase of Swains and Talk Internet in 2017, Wavenet today announces the acquisition of APR Telecoms, a Norfolk based provider of business communication solutions including Telephony, Data, VoIP and Cloud.

APR Telecoms has been a long-standing partner of Wavenet, after years of successful growth and as their primary…

An Investor’s View: UK manufacturing provides 2018 growth opportunities

Private Equity has, by and large, shifted its focus away from investing in manufacturing businesses to investing in service and technology-led businesses, particularly over the past 5 years. This is evident in all the industry statistics, and is a long way from the days of heavy investment in the automotive…

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