The Bestport Team has completed 54 investments to date and secured 48 exits.  Our current portfolio covers numerous sectors including health and care services, technology, e-commerce, consumer services and manufacturing.

Active investments

eastern fostering services
Affinity EFS Group is a group of two independent fostering agency consisting of Eastern Family Services (EFS) and Affinity Fostering Services (Affinity). Together, they cover Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Kent.
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London at night
ESL is a fast-growing LED consultancy that designs, supplies, and installs LED solutions for the healthcare, local authority, education, and commercial sectors. ESL has grown over 50% in each of the last two years on the back of positive market trends as the government and commercial markets become more focused on the environment and reducing carbon emissions.
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playful promises
Playful Promises is a London based lingerie and swimwear e-commerce business. Bestport invested in February 2021 after the business, which has a presence in the UK, USA and Australia, had experienced rapid year on year growth.
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Hilditch Group
Bestport Private Equity (“Bestport”), has completed the MBO of medical equipment auctioneer Hilditch Group Limited (“Hilditch”). Headquartered in Wiltshire, Hilditch is the UK’s leading specialist in the management, auction and recycling of medical equipment.
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Snaptrip is an online travel booking platform providing exclusive discounts for last minute UK holiday cottages. The business was founded in April 2014 and has grown rapidly since then. Since the investment, the company has substantially increased revenues and has made significant improvements to its technology platform.
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TeamSport, the UK’s largest indoor go-karting operator, was established in 1992 and completed a management buyout from its founder in 2013.
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Select Exit Case Studies

Bestport completed the MBO of underfloor heating specialist Nu-Heat UK Limited in May 2017, backing the management team to acquire the business from the founder shareholders. Nu-Heat has grown strongly in recent years to become a £15m turnover business.
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Oracle care
Bestport led the £6m acquisition of Oracle in 2012 in a management buy-out funded by £3.5m of institutional equity and £2.5m of acquisition finance. Oracle is a specialist education, therapeutic and residential care provider focussed on young people aged between ten and eighteen who have a range of complex needs.
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Lewmar is a leading sailboat and powerboat equipment supplier to the leisure marine market. The Company designs and manufacture a range of anchor windlass, bow thrusters, hatches and portlights, sailboat hardware, winches and steering equipment.
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Creditcall is a payments solutions company, headquartered in Bristol, UK. Creditcall operates in 37 countries, has over 100 employees and a recurring revenue growth rate of 40% p.a.
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network engineer admin works with server equipment
Bestport provided growth capital to help accelerate the expansion of the business in the Microsoft Cloud IT services sector. During Bestport ownership revenues increased threefold and staff numbers grew fivefold.
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“Working with Bestport has been invaluable in shaping Oracle into the professional organisation it is today. Expectations have always been clear and the support received both individually and collectively has been constant. Over the last four years, we have improved the company’s infrastructure, business support, marketing and business development
Steve bromley, Ceo, oracle