Montagu Private Equity

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Montagu Private Equity (formerly HSBC Private Equity[1]) is a European private equity firm with headquarters in London. It was founded in 1968 and has invested in over 400 businesses over the last four decades. Montagu also has offices in London, Düsseldorf, Manchester, Paris and Warsaw.

The primary investment focus of Montagu is on management buyouts of companies that operate in stable markets with transaction values ranging from €100 million to €1 billion. Montagu has over €4 billion of fund assets under management.

Montagu does not have target industry sectors, instead it looks for “businesses offering products or services that are differentiated and would otherwise be badly missed”.

In 2013 portfolio companies include legal education training business The University of Law, healthy spreads manufacturer St. Hubert and internet hosting company Host Europe.[2]

Previous investments include airfield lighting business ADB, survival suit manufacturer Hansen Protection, hair products manufacturer GHD, medical products provider BSN Medical and Marlow Foods, the owner of the Quorn brand.[3]

In September 2015, Montagu Private Equity held a final close of its fifth fund, amassing £2.75 billion.[4]


  1. ^ Porter, Kiel (2012-04-12). "Can a name change boost the bottom line?". Financial News. Retrieved 2014-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Oakley Agrees Sale of Host Europe". Financial Times. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Tran, Mark (6 June 2005). "Guardian". Premier Foods snaps up Quorn. London: Guardian Media. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Real Deals". Caspian Media. 1 September 2015.