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Case Studies

RETAIL ASSIST - Chairman

The Foresight Group backed the award winning specialist IT Services business Retail Assist with a multi-million pound growth capital investment to double the size of the business. Following that investment Frank was retained by Retail Assist to identify a Non-Executive Chairman and following an accelerated and intensive search appointed the private equity and tech veteran Bill Joss to the board.

NYLACAST - Chairman

Caird Capital approached Frank to identify a Chairman to join the board of their specialist materials and automotive components business Nylacast. Frank appointed former Better Capital Operating Partner Peter Williamson to the board and the business has subsequently seen an impressive increase in value year on year.

23.5 DEGREES - Chairman

Connection Capital were exploring a growth capital investment in what has become the Starbucks super-franchise, 23.5 Degrees. Frank was asked to identify a Chairman to work alongside Connection to advise before the deal and join the board at the point of transaction. Mike Tait joined the business having previously led the secondary buyout of high end coffee vending business Coffee Nation and the subsequent sale to Costa.

PROTEAN SOFTWARE - MBI Team

Frank was asked by Foresight Group to identify an MBI team to invest in the workforce management business Protean Software. Frank put the former divisional MD of Sage UK, Bob Anderson, and experienced private equity and SAAS Chairman, Stephen Edwards, together who went on to write the plan and take the business through IC and secure the deal for Foresight Group.