Charterhouse Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm focusing on leveraged buyout of established, substantial businesses, based in Western Europe. Charterhouse focuses on a variety of industrial and commercial sectors, with focus on investments in chemicals, leisure, engineering and business support services.
The firm's predecessors began managing private equity investments in the UK in 1975 and began pursuing leveraged buyout investments in 1982. In June 2001, the firm's management completed a management buyout from its then parent HSBC to become an independent investment firm.
In 2014, the firm acquired SkillSoft, an Irish company that provides cloud-based technology services to governments, businesses, and schools, for $2.3 billion.