Hamilton Bradshaw (HB) is a private equity firm focused on investing in and advising high growth mid-market SMEs predominantly in the recruitment sector. Today, Hamilton Bradshaw’s investment team under the leadership of James Caan manages over 40 companies in the UK.

The skills gained and lessons learned during James’ remarkable business journey remain a central principle of the Hamilton Bradshaw business. One of those lessons, in fact, has become the guiding light of HB – that one can create truly transformative small and medium enterprises by backing the right entrepreneurs. As a result the firm’s unique philosophy is to invest in strong management teams who have the potential to deliver financial growth.

Whether the objective is growth capital or exit, HB offers a range of expertise to help businesses deliver results at every level. HB provides valuable resources to entrepreneurs to enable them to take their businesses to the next desirable stage.

  • Capital

    Hamilton Bradshaw assists in the development of SMEs with high growth potential, usually through growth capital investments in the business and/or partial buyouts of existing shareholders.

  • Expertise

    The investment strategy is managed by Hamilton Bradshaw’s in-house team of investment professionals, including chartered accountants, financial analysts, legal advisors, entrepreneurs, and corporate finance specialists.

  • Talent

    Hamilton Bradshaw can source senior interim talent for your business. We place interim CEOs, COOs, business experts, Finance Directors, and a range of other senior professionals into high growth businesses.

  • Network

    Hamilton Bradshaw has a huge network of business contacts within various sectors. We analyse your business’s primary challenges and make strategic introductions that can accelerate your company toward key milestones. These introductions may be to business partners, vendors, or service providers.

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