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28 February 2019

Exit news

Congratulations to Smedvig Capital on the sale of My Home Move to Palamon Capital Partners-backed Simplify Group.

The businesses will be combined under the group name Simplify to become the largest conveyancing services business in the UK. Smedvig Capital will continue to hold a significant minority stake.

Directorbank are proud to have supported this success by placing Doug Crawford as the CEO of My Home Move in 2012.

Under Doug’s leadership, and supported by Smedvig Capital, My Home Move has invested heavily in service and the latest innovations in conveyancing technology to develop a market-leading, multi-award-winning organisation that has continued to break industry records and revolutionise the customer experience.

This placement is another example of our capabilities in sourcing proven, PE-literate sector experts for our private equity clients’ investments.

For more information on our executive search offering and private equity pre-deal recruitment services, please contact:

George Heppenstall
020 7255 7940 / 0113 297 8000

14 February 2019

Growth 100 – Fastest growing Midlands companies revealed

The fastest growing companies in the Midlands have now been revealed …

The Growth 100 – Insider’s annual league table – ranks companies which have grown at the fastest pace in the past 5 years listing them by an average percentage gain over a 4 year period. The initiative covers all key regions across the UK.

To view the full Midlands Growth 100 league table, click here:
Midlands Growth 100 League 2019

This year’s rundown includes pallet movers, property companies, manufacturing businesses and restaurant groups.

We are proud to support this initiative alongside EY.

Simon Thomas, Directorbank’s Head of Midlands, comments:

“This Growth 100 report recognises those businesses across the Midlands that have achieved and sustained rapid growth. It also reflects the achievements of some of the region’s most effective and innovative business leaders and management teams. Last year, 20% of our exec, non-exec and senior management placements were in the Midlands and we look forward to supporting more regional businesses with their growth trajectories over the coming year.”

About Directorbank:

Founded in 1998, Directorbank provides executive and non-executive search solutions for entrepreneurial growth companies across the SME market. With an exceptional talent network – developed over 20 years – and a knowledgeable, experienced team, we can demonstrate a strong track record of success covering all key sectors and roles from Chairmen, NEDs, CEOs and FDs to other critical directorships in Operations, Sales, Marketing, IT and HR.

Directorbank is also a trusted partner to more than 100 Private Equity houses, supporting them at both the pre-deal and portfolio stages of the investment cycle with a suite of recruitment solutions.

For more information on our services please click here.
Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact:

Simon Thomas
Director and Head of Midlands
07976 927907

6 February 2019

Congratulations to August Equity on the sale of SecureData to Orange

Congratulations to August Equity on the sale of SecureData to Orange for an impressive 7 x return on investment.

Directorbank are proud to have supported this success by placing Ian Brown as Executive Chairman of SecureData in 2016.

Ian led the transformation and growth of the business including a successful bolt-on acquisition and an integration.

Based throughout the UK, SecureData employs more than 200 people and provides a complete range of cyber security services and solutions to business customers.

This placement demonstrates our ability to deliver highly successful outcomes for our private equity clients.

For more information on Directorbank’s executive search offering and Private Equity pre-deal recruitment services, please contact:

James Searby
020 7255 7940 / 0113 297 8000