Value Strategy


ACP’s investment strategy is a function of the two way flow of information between management and investors.

 

Whilst all opportunities may be assessed, we recognise the commercial advantages our investors and their wealth of experience provide us. Therefore, our overwhelming focus is on internally generated deal flow. To that end we encourage our investors to look towards us as much as a source of capital as they do a source of deals, enabling them to leverage the platform’s deep pool of resources and globally renowned peer group.

Our entrepreneur driven merchant banking model ensures a prominent position within the deal food chain of our specific areas of focus. We consider this to be a significant commercial advantage and something that differentiates us from traditional private equity.

From an investee company’s perspective, we are able to leverage the management and technical infrastructures from within our investors’ varied businesses, to help validate and vindicate business plans, as well as emerging technologies. The ultimate objective is to become a genuine business development partner, activating new distribution channels and creating satisfied customers – benefitting our portfolio companies, our investors and generating a positive return.

 

Highlighted Investments


Formula E Transaction

Aspinall Capital Partners is pleased to announce its role as introducer and adviser on the acquisition of the Virgin Racing by Envision Energy.  ACP built a relationship with Envision and its Co-Founder Felix Zhang through our work sourcing exciting investment opportunities in the renewables energy space. Whilst advising on third party acquisitions is not a part of ACP’s core business, the transaction demonstrates the power of the partnership in leveraging its networks to assist its partners in achieving their investment and strategic ambitions. With our deep knowledge of motorsport through adviser and family member Eddie Jordan, we were able to source, engage and prepare the appropriate asset - creating a platform for the principles to develop a meaningful and mutually beneficial relationship. The transaction completed in April 2018 and we wish Envision the best of luck as they compete for the Formula E title in the coming seasons! 

ACP recognises the competitive advantage inherent in our relationships in both Formula E and Formula One and look forward to advising, or acting as principle, in further motorsport related transactions in the near future. 


Spring Media Investments Ltd.

Media - New york and London

Founded in London in 1996, Spring is one of the world's leading integrated creative agencies for the fashion, luxury and beauty industries. Today it operates from London and New York (since 2015) and comprises several complementary businesses: the historic creative agency, production and studios (space and equipment rental) and the new US-based activities centred around venue management and adjacent activities such as sponsorship and content creation.

www.springstudios.com
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Vertik-Al Ltd

MANUFACTURING - BIRMINGHAM

Vertik-Al is a market leader in the UK powder coating industry. It was the first to introduce vertical powder coating of aluminium in the UK and has remained a leader in this process. Its customer base comprises major aluminium extruders and system design fabricators, which consistently return to Vertik-Al for quick delivery times and, more importantly, market leading quality and excellent customer service.

www.vertik-al.com
 
Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images News / Getty Images
Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Metro Bank PLC

FINANCE - united Kingdom 

Founded in 2010 Metro Bank PLC ("Metro") was the first new high street commercial bank to launch in the UK for over 150 years. By the end of December 2015 40 branches had been opened across London and the South-West of England, deposits had risen to £5.2bn, lending to £3.5bn and customer accounts grew to c.655,000.

Through our relationship with the founders of Metro, ACP secured the opportunity to invest into the second private fund raising round in January of 2014. In March 2016, six years after the opening of its first store, Metro listed on the London Stock Exchange with a valuation of £1.6bn. Following the IPO, ACP exited Metro for an IRR far exceeding the internal hurdle of 20%.

www.metrobankonline.co.uk

IEE S.A

industrial technology - luxembourg

IEE is a global leader in automotive safety sensing systems for occupant detection and classification with products such as OC™, BodySense™, Seat Belt Reminders and Protecto™, enhancing safety in vehicles produced by major car manufacturers worldwide. IEE customer base includes leading brands such as GM, VW, BMW, Daimler and Nissan.

IEE employs 1,900 people worldwide and operate technical centers in Luxembourg, Germany, Slovakia, the United States, China, Japan and South Korea. They have a worldwide distribution and sales partner network and operate manufacturing sites in Luxembourg, Slovakia and China.

www.iee.lu
 
 
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The Sutton - King Edward Square

Real estate - united Kingdom 

The Sutton at King Edward Square is a 41 residential unit development located in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, UK. The development GDV is £6.6m with a projected completion date of April 2017. We are in the process of identifying similar and larger, projects in the Midlands working closely with our property partners.

www.thesutton.co.uk