Current Investments

Koh Thai Tapas
Koh Thai Tapas »

Multi-award winning Thai restaurant group.

Koh Thai Tapas
Koh Thai Tapas

Multi-award winning Thai restaurant group.

Established in 2009 in Bournemouth, Koh currently operates 12 restaurants across Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Hampshire. The group has built a strong name in the South, won numerous national awards such as Eat Out’s ‘Brand of the Year 2016’ and is currently ranked 6th in the UK as ‘Best Employer in Hospitality’. Alongside its restaurants, Koh operates pop-up lounges for private parties and large public events such as the Bournemouth Air Show.

www.koh-thai.co.uk

Dovetail Games
Dovetail Games »

Market-leader in the development and publishing of simulation games.

Dovetail Games
Dovetail Games

Market-leader in the development and publishing of simulation games.

Dovetail Games was established in 2009, specialising in the development and publishing of simulation entertainment products. The company has grown from 7 employees to over 130 people based across two locations in Kent and Scotland since its launch. Initially responsible for producing the Train Simulator series of products on PC, Dovetail has expanded its roster of games to include flight and fishing simulations, available for both PC and console. Dovetail Games is an award winning company, ranked in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 in 2015.

www.dovetailgames.com

Air Charter Service
Air Charter Service »

Air Charter Service is a global leader in the aircraft charter market.

Air Charter Service
Air Charter Service

Air Charter Service is a global leader in the aircraft charter market.

A global leader in the aircraft charter market. Founded in 1990 by Chairman Chris Leach, Air Charter Service employs more than 350 staff worldwide across 20 offices spanning five continents. The group offers private jet, commercial airliner and cargo aircraft charters, arranging more than 10,000 charters annually.

www.aircharter.co.uk

Lorega
Lorega »

Lorega is the UK's market leader in claims assistance and loss recovery insurance.

Lorega
Lorega

Lorega is the UK's market leader in claims assistance and loss recovery insurance.

Lorega is a niche insurance intermediary, and has operated for c.25 years. It is the largest UK provider of claims assistance to home and business customers, via its insurance policy add-on product; the add-on provides the expertise and services of a certified loss adjuster in the event of any claim on the underlying policy. Lorega has an established reputation as a leading specialist for claims expertise and for providing a first class claims handling services for its customers. Of the claims assistance policies sold in the UK, around 95% or more are provided by Lorega.

www.lorega.com

Deluxe
Deluxe »

High quality catering for private and executive jets.

Deluxe
Deluxe

High quality catering for private and executive jets.

Deluxe was founded in 1989 as a UK pioneer of executive and private jet catering and related services and today has an international reputation for both service and quality. The business has built up a loyal customer base over more than 25 years of operation and delivers to Luton and Farnborough amongst other UK private airports.

www.deluxe-uk.com/

The Groucho Club
The Groucho Club »

The UK's best known arts and media members club.

The Groucho Club
The Groucho Club

The UK's best known arts and media members club.

Founded in 1985 on Dean Street in the Soho area of London, The Groucho Club offers its loyal membership base access to world class hospitality in a relaxed environment, including three bars, two restaurants and accommodation.

The Groucho Club is renowned for its high-quality membership from areas such as film, media, the arts and politics. Since Matt Hobbs joined the Group as CEO in 2010, the Club has been substantially redesigned and fully refurbished across all areas, including an upgrade of accommodation, modernisation of the dining areas and the addition of a terrace. The Club continues to evolve, with a new screening room, lift and serviced apartments installed in 2015. Membership at The Groucho Club has now reached over 4,000 members.

www.thegrouchoclub.com

AMI
AMI »

AMI is a leading provider of information and consulting services to the global plastics industry.

AMI
Applied Market Information

A leading provider of information services to the global plastics industry.

With offices in the United Kingdom and North America, AMI is a leading provider of information services to the global plastics industry through syndicated reports, databases, digital magazines, consulting and conferences. The company has grown steadily since it was founded in 1986 and in 2015 will hold over 40 conferences for the plastics industry in Europe, the USA and the Far East – more than any other competitor world-wide.

AMI has established a recognisable and well-respected name within the plastics industry and enjoys high levels of repeat business. Its conferences are seen as high quality and technically relevant by attendees, and its publications are considered key sources of information.

www.amiplastics.com

Salt Yard Group
Salt Yard Group »

An award-winning developer and operator of high quality modern tapas restaurants.

Salt Yard Group
Salt Yard Group

An award-winning developer and operator of high quality modern tapas restaurants.

The Salt Yard Group was founded in 2005, and currently comprises four successful restaurants: Salt Yard (opened 2005), Dehesa (2008), Opera Tavern (2011) and Ember Yard (2013). The restaurants serve small-plate dishes inspired by the cuisines of Spain and Italy, accompanied by carefully chosen wines. Each retains a unique characteristic, style and ambience, and the Group prides itself on the high quality of its ingredients as well as the knowledge and passion of its staff. The portfolio of sites is well established and has been successful in the hugely competitive restaurant market of Covent Garden, Soho and Fitzrovia.

www.saltyardgroup.co.uk

Neville Johnson
Neville Johnson »

A leading supplier of premium furniture and fitted kitchen products.

Neville Johnson
Neville Johnson

A leading supplier of premium furniture and fitted kitchen products.

Neville Johnson is a premium brand designing, manufacturing, retailing and fitting bespoke furniture for the home. With a 25 year track-record for quality of service, Neville Johnson enjoys a market-leading position offering luxury fitted furniture to the domestic market place. The business operates three product lines: Furniture – serving the living space, bedroom and study space; Staircase renovation; and high-end Kitchens, through the Tom Howley brand. The Tom Howley brand targets the upper-end of the Kitchen market and enjoys a well-founded reputation for handcrafted quality product and impeccable customer service.

www.nevillejohnson.co.uk
www.tomhowley.co.uk

Domus
Domus »

The UK’s leading supplier of tile, mosaic and stone products.

Domus
Domus

The UK’s leading supplier of tile, mosaic and stone products.

Domus is an award winning architectural, retail and interior´s brand that provides high-end tiling, surfacing and timber products. Domus, the UK´s leading specialist in structured stone, porcelain, ceramic and glass tiling which sells principally to the architectural market, has provided the high-end finishing product to many developments such as The Shard, Heathrow Airport, Tollcross Aquatic, Siemen Crystal and Selfridges. Domus also operates a retail brand, Surface, based in Battersea, London which has the UK’s largest range of high-end and bespoke tiling solutions and covers over 100,000 sq metres of tiles and mosaics available for next day delivery.

www.domustiles.co.uk

AVMI
AVMI »

The UK’s leading provider of communication solutions.

AVMI
AVMI

The UK’s leading provider of communication solutions.

AVMI provides a complete range of video conferencing, audio visual and collaboration services to the private and public sectors. AVMI focusses on seamless design, installation and integration of in-room AV systems and provides maintenance of AV systems for large, blue-chip organisations such as HSBC, Deutsche Bank, 3G and TalkTalk and public sector clients such as the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Justice. With the growing use of complex, integrated AV systems and digital signage, AVMI provides an increasing range of solutions including video conferencing, web streaming, secure evidence services, video managed services and augmented reality retail solutions.

www.avmi.com

Tasker
Tasker Insurance
Group »

Insurance sector buy and build based around a successful Lloyds broker.

Tasker Insurance Group
Tasker Insurance Group

Insurance sector buy and build based around a successful Lloyds broker.

Tasker Insurance Group is an insurance intermediary with business operating in the Lloyds broking market in London providing underwriting, commercial insurance and Private Client Broking.

Since investment, Tasker has completed four acquisitions and continues to buy and integrate further niche operators into its underwriting platform enabling them to provide an ever broadening range of insurance services, not just to the independent retail insurance operators but also to Managing General Agents (MGA’s) and wholesale insurers, underwritten on the Lloyds market. Tasker Insurance Group Limited is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to provide wholesale insurance underwriting.

www.taskerventures.co.uk

Martinspeed
Martinspeed »

Storage, packing and transport of fine art.

Martinspeed
Martinspeed

Storage, packing and transport of fine art.

Martinspeed is a specialist handler of fine art providing moving, installation and storage services to many of the world’s leading institutions, museums, collectors and galleries. Martinspeed will provide a discrete, safe and highly professional movement of artwork from Old Masters through to contemporary collections, to and from storage and between dealers, exhibitions and museums across the world. Martinspeed’s clients include many of the world’s galleries including The National Gallery and The British Museum, as well as many of the most highly acclaimed collectors around the world. Founded over 35 years ago, Martinspeed is the specialist choice for many of the world’s most ardent collectors.

www.martinspeed.com

Clearwater Environmental
Clearwater
Environmental »

Asbestos air testing, lab analysis and consultancy.

Clearwater Environmental
Clearwater Environmental

Asbestos air testing, lab analysis and consultancy.

Clearwater Environmental provides asbestos survey and inspection services, as well as air testing and laboratory analysis to ensure compliance with regulations for public and commercial properties. The company services a range of clients, carrying out regular HSE-required surveys as well as project management of asbestos remediation programs and assessment of related risks.

www.clearwater-environmental.com

Caffè Nero
Caffè Nero »

A leading chain of espresso coffee bars.

Caffè Nero
Caffè Nero

A leading chain of espresso coffee bars.

Caffè Nero is a European coffee house brand specialising in high quality, Italian espresso coffee and Italian snacks and sandwiches. Founded in 1997, Caffe Nero has grown to become one of the UK’s largest and best regarded coffee operators with over 600 UK stores. Since 2008, Caffe Nero has also expanded internationally with operations now well established in Turkey, the Middle East and Poland and intending to develop more geographies over the next few years. Caffe Nero was taken public in 2001 and then subsequently bought back from the market in 2007 by the original management and private shareholder group who originally founded the business in 1997 in order to pursue the international and domestic rollout program.

www.caffenero.com

Selected Previous Investments

Krispy Kreme UK
Krispy Kreme UK »

The leading retailer of premium quality doughnuts.

Krispy Kreme UK
Krispy Kreme UK

The leading retailer of premium quality doughnuts.

Founded in 1937 in the US, the UK operations began in 2003 when KKUK opened its first flagship store in Harrods, London before expanding to other cities across the UK including Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and Edinburgh. The business now sells over 62 million doughnuts "made fresh daily" each year. At the time of Alcuin’s investment in 2011, KKUK had 42 stores and 207 in-store cabinets. Under Alcuin’s ownership KKUK grew to over 70 stores and over 690 in-store cabinets, with revenue, gross margin and profitability increasing substantially. Following the sale to the U.S.-based brand owner, KKUK will continue to operate as normal and the company will continue to pursue growth through the opening of new retail stores and self-serve cabinets across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

www.krispykreme.co.uk

TTA
TTA »

A niche provider of financial services to the travel industry.

TTA
TTA

A niche provider of financial services to the travel industry.

Travel Trust Association provides a range of services to the independent travel industry sector, including financial bonding, issuing ATOL licenses, trust account provision, group purchasing schemes and software solutions for dynamic packaging. With a network of over 370 members and with over 700 business partner suppliers, TTA is a one-stop-shop for the independent and increasingly online travel agency.

TTA’s unique financial scheme with the UK regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, allows members to trade whilst providing the legally required financial security for holiday makers.

www.traveltrust.co.uk

Agrivert
Agrivert »

Organic waste processing and recycling.

Agrivert
Agrivert

Organic waste processing and recycling.

Alcuin Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has exited its investment in Agrivert, the market leading owner-operator of three Anaerobic Digestion (AD), two in-vessel composting and three green waste composting plants in addition to providing planning, engineering and construction services.

Agrivert has completed a £96 million debt and equity financing that has allowed it retire expensive short and medium-term debt replacing it with a 17 year, fixed rate infrastructure loan note at lower cost provided by GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited, a London listed infrastructure debt fund. The debt financing was financially supported by several of Agrivert’s existing equity investors and provided a full exit for equity funds advanced by Alcuin Capital Partners as well as providing the funding to complete the construction of two new 40,000 tonne per annum, 3.0MWe AD plants, one in South Wales and the other in Hertfordshire. Agrivert began construction of both plants this summer and they will be commissioned in the second half of 2016.

The transaction represents a successful exit for Alcuin, who first backed Agrivert in 2009 and subsequently made a follow-on investment in 2012 to support the ongoing growth of the business.

www.agrivert.co.uk

Osprey Publishing
Osprey »

Leading publisher of specialist illustrated books.

Osprey Publishing
Osprey

Leading publisher of specialist illustrated books.

Alcuin Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has successfully exited its 2011 investment in Osprey Publishing, the world’s leading publisher of specialist illustrated books on a wide range of military topics, in a sale to Bloomsbury Plc. Osprey will increase Bloomsbury’s presence in niche special interest markets and complements their existing natural history and military history publishing, as well as international sales.

Osprey was founded in 1968 and originally focussed on military publishing however, more recently, Osprey have expanded their offering into other niche imprints including nature, heritage and custom publishing.

www.ospreypublishing.com

Glide Technologies
Glide Technologies

A leading provider of integrated press office software.

Adapt
Adapt

Managed services and hosting provider.

Venturehaus
Venturehaus

A specialist management consultancy for financial services.

Menzies Hotels
Menzies Hotels

A leading chain of UK hotels.

Lloyd Shoe
Lloyd Shoe

A leading concession footwear operator in the UK.

Unity Brands
Unity Brands

A leading designer and manufacturer of lingerie and swimwear.

Holland & Sherry
Holland & Sherry

A supplier of bespoke cloths around the world.

Telinco
Telinco

A niche internet service provider.

LSI / Blue Wave
LSI / Blue Wave

A designer of DSP chips for the telecoms and defence industries.

Elis
Elis

A leading European contract cleaning and laundry business.

Sorex
Sorex

Leading pest control products company.

BCE

A financial services company providing niche loan solutions.

Games Workshop
Games Workshop

Fantasy hobby and games company.

Litho Supplies
Litho Supplies

A supplier of printing products.