Equistone has a long track record of investing in a diversified range of industry sectors across Western Europe. We have operated in the UK since 1979, France since 1990, Germany since 1998 and in Switzerland since 2006.

In the UK, Equistone has developed specific expertise in the consumer & travel, financial services, industrials and support services. These sectors account for about 85% of our investment activity across Europe.

In France and Germany, Equistone continues to pursue a generalist approach to originating investment opportunities.

Equistone believes that opportunities presented in non-core sectors in the lower mid-market can make a compelling case for inclusion in our portfolio.

Since 2002, the Equistone Funds have invested capital across Europe with the following sector mix:

Industrials Support Services Financial Services Consumer & Travel Other
Consumer & Travel
Business Services
Financial Services


Financial services is a sector in which genuine specialisation and experience are key to understanding the opportunities created by the pace of regulatory, market and technological changes. At Equistone, we are proud of our experience across the sector and our track record of backing outstanding investments.

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The industrial and manufacturing landscape in Europe has evolved over the last half century, leading to opportunities for well-positioned businesses to grow rapidly. At Equistone, we have a strong track record and an ongoing appetite to invest in businesses that demonstrate differentiated products and strong intellectual property, exposure to attractive end-user markets or with operational improvement potential.

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