WESTBRIDGE Capital was named Private Equity House of the Year in the South West Dealmakers Awards last night.
Partners from the private equity house, which competed a £30 million fundraising in March this year, collected the hotly contested award at a black tie dinner attended by hundreds of movers and shakers from across the South West of England.
Partner Guy Davies said:
“Only people who have gone through a fundraising during a tough economic climate can really appreciate how hard we have all worked over the past few years and how thrilled we are to have received this award.
“We are already investing in established and ambitious SMEs keen to grow and were equally delighted to see one of our portfolio companies, Aero Stanrew, named Company of the Year. This was real testimony to our judgment in backing successful management teams.
“We are benefitting from a gap in the market by supporting established SMEs ambitious to grow but struggling to secure finance from the banks.”