Our Sector Approach
Equistone operates a multi-sector investment strategy, focusing on six core sectors – business services, consumer, financial services, healthcare, industrials and technology, media and telecom (TMT).
The firm-wide approach to targeting these six core sectors is combined with a strong element of local adaptation that each country team has refined after decades of investing in its region.
EQUISTONE FUNDS I-VI // SECTORS SPLIT & CAPITAL INVESTED
Industrials represent our largest invested sector. Equistone invests in a range of businesses that demonstrate differentiated products and market leadership, typically with proprietary intellectual property, exposure to attractive end markets or with operational improvement potential. In addition, we are particularly focused on identifying innovative industrial technology platforms and businesses that drive energy transition or decarbonisation.
Capital invested€3.9 billon
No of investments67
Business services represent a core sector for which Equistone has a broad appetite and significant experience. The focus is on differentiated, value-added business-to-business services.
Capital invested€2.0 billon
No of investments38
Equistone has established a long and successful history of investing in the consumer sector, including in many well-known brand names in retail, food and beverage, travel and leisure.
Capital invested€2.1 billon
No of investments43
Financial services is a sector in which genuine specialisation and experience are key. We have invested across the sector, from insurance to payments, to wealth management to lending. This includes balance sheet businesses such as insurers and lenders, as well as asset-light models such as brokers and service providers.
Capital invested€1.0 billon
No of investments13
Technology Media and Telecommunication
The TMT (Technology, Media, and Telecommunication) sector is a growing area of investment and Equistone has supported a diverse range of industries including advertising and marketing, IT consultancy services, IT managed services, telecommunications and moving image content providers.
Capital invested>€700 million
No of investments12
Equistone has supported a number of businesses in the healthcare industry, including investments in CDMOs (contract development and manufacturing organisations), CROs (contract research organisations), medtech products, and healthcare services.