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FPE Capital portfolio companies enjoy second annual successful Innovation & Growth Programme at Cambridge Judge Business School

FPE News

15th February 2017

LONDON: FPE Capital has completed its second annual bespoke Innovation & Growth Programme for its portfolio company executives, held at Cambridge Judge Business School. All nine of FPE Capital’s current portfolio companies attended the two-day programme, which is a unique one aimed at assisting high growth UK companies to manage and increase their growth.

The programme, developed by FPE Capital in conjunction with Cambridge Judge Business School, brought together over 30 senior executives and Chairmen to discuss their business’s common challenges in managing growth. Speakers included:

  • Artificial Intelligence specialist Professor John Naughton
  • Professor Stelios Kavadias leading a session on Innovation as a strategic capability in a growth company,
  • Dr Keith Goodall on retaining core culture in a growth company, and
  • Dr Ben Hardy, exploring customer inter-action and management

FPE Capital is a UK growth investor targeting high growth businesses with turnover of £10-50m. Its current portfolio has seen revenue growth of 112% since investment and employee growth of 100%.

Rob Caul, CEO of FPE Capital portfolio company Kallidus, commented, “I found the level of debate and interaction excellent and the programme well-tailored to the challenges of growing our business, along with other FPE portfolio companies facing similar challenges”.

David Barbour, Managing Partner of FPE Capital, commented: “We are delighted that our second growth programme at Cambridge Judge Business School was so well supported and appreciated by our portfolio companies. This is now an annual event for us, demonstrating that the portfolio support seen in larger private equity firms is also applicable to the UK lower middle market. We are already planning next year’s programme and working with our portfolio to ensure the source is relevant to the needs of high growth businesses.”


For further information, please contact:

David Barbour, Managing Partner, FPE Capital +44 (0)20 7036 5669

Notes to Editors

FPE Capital is a private equity growth investor in the UK lower-mid market. It invests between £5m - £15m in companies valued from £5m to £50m in a variety of situations including minority investments, management buyouts / buy-ins, development and replacement capital. Through its extensive network and working in partnership with its investors and portfolio companies, it aims to create market-leading companies that deliver superior returns to all shareholders.

Cambridge Judge Business School is a leading business school at the heart of Cambridge, advancing knowledge and leadership through people who leave a mark on the world. The annual Financial Times global MBA rankings, published 30 January 2017, place Cambridge Judge Business School fifth among the world’s MBA programmes, up from 10th the previous year, while Cambridge Judge is the top-ranked MBA programme in the UK.

FPE Capital LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Company registration No. OC397582 England & Wales.