Core Capital Invests in Avonside for Expansion

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Core Capital Invests in Avonside for Expansion

Core Capital Partners LLP, the UK private equity fund, has become the first institutional shareholder in Avonside Group Services, UK market leaders in new build residential roofing and a leading installer of commercial and industrial roofing systems. The investment will allow Avonside to accelerate its expansion plans.

Avonside has 29 branches across the UK and has grown organically and by acquisition. The most recent acquisition was Bracknell Roofing, completed the day after Core’s investment in July 2017.

Core Capital is an experienced provider of growth capital, investing up to £25m in UK fast growing businesses, and partnering with ambitious management teams looking to scale their operations and accelerate growth. This investment is made from the Core Capital Partners II LP fund raised in 2015.

The existing Management team is led by Tony Burke as Executive Chairman and Andrew Morley as Group Operations Director.  Stephen Edwards, Managing Partner at Core Capital, also joins the Board.

Tony Burke, Avonside Executive Chairman, commented: “Since leading the MBO of Avonside in 2003, we have grown with reliance on internally generated cashflow and have created a national, market-leading roofing business. Bringing in an external institutional investor, who has seen and supported rapid growth across a range of businesses, will bring a new perspective to our board and help accelerate our success.”

Stephen Edwards, Managing Partner, Core Capital added: “Avonside is already a very successful business, with a high-quality management team and a strong presence with its major customers. With our experience in rapidly growing companies, we see considerable opportunity for Core to support Avonside as it further builds on its market-leading position, driven in part by the favourable dynamics of the UK new housebuilding market.”

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