Management Teams

At Pelican Capital, we understand what it means to build a business. We know that when we invest in businesses, we are investing in people. We want to get to know the management teams that we invest in and help them achieve their personal and economic ambitions.

We are generalist investors with a preference for B2B, tech and tech-enabled services. We understand that we cannot know more about a business than its people do. Instead, we look to add value through our experience of driving fast growth in the businesses we partner with.

We work with teams to develop and execute their strategy as well as helping them to professionalise and adopt appropriate corporate governance, all of which drive value for them as shareholders in the business.

Our flexible approach allows us to invest up to £30m in a wide range of businesses on a majority or minority basis and we can support MBO, carve out, equity release, growth capital or buy and build transactions.

Our typical investment is into UK based companies with sustainable profits greater than £1m. Our experience as investors means we make decisions quickly and execute deals efficiently.

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At Pelican Capital, we look to offer family offices the enjoyment of private equity investing, without the well understood disadvantages of committing to a traditional fund model such as:

  • Fixed deal structure / sector mandates that prevent opportunistic investing
  • Blind pooling of capital with no veto on investments once capital is committed
  • Fixed timelines that can incentivise exits at suboptimal value

Our solution is to provide quality deal flow directly to family offices and HNW investors, allowing them to choose individual businesses to hold in their private equity portfolio. This approach allows family offices to invest in growing and sustainable assets without committing to a fund structure. Our fees and our way of working are simple, transparent and aligned to our investors.

We invest a substantial amount of our own capital into every business we partner with, creating alignment between us, our investors and our management teams.

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