Working hard to achieve recognition
By forging lasting relationships with management teams and advisors throughout the UK we have established ourselves as a leading private equity house that delivers results. The awards which we and our portfolio companies have won are testament to the hard work and dedication of the combined team.
Gerard Keenan, Finance Director of Dunedin portfolio company CitySprint, has won the coveted Private Equity backed FD of the Year Award at the 2015 Real Business FD’s Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate the outstanding contribution made by finance directors of UK based businesses.
Dunedin has been named the Small Buyout House of the Year at the unquote” British Private Equity Awards 2013. The judges commented “Dunedin has a very interesting regional strategy and an excellent regional presence. They are very solid investors.”
Dunedin has won the category 'Excellence in Portfolio Management' at the unquote” British Private Equity Awards 2010. The judges commented “Dunedin's consistent high-quality approach to managing its portfolio has to be lauded”.
Dunedin portfolio company OSS has won the "Best Environmental, Social & Governance Team" award at the national BVCA Portfolio Company Management Awards 2010. The OSS team has worked tirelessly to bring clarity to the regulatory issues facing this industry.
Dunedin has been named the Small Buyout House of the Year at the unquote” British Private Equity Awards 2009. The judges commented "Dunedin captures the spirit of the times. They're a great team all round"
Dunedin won "Buyout Deal of the Year" at the 2009 British Venture Capital Association / Real Deals Awards. The judges concluded that "Despite the return, this was no simple deal. Gardner's parent company was in trouble when Dunedin first invested. The firm then had to replace the management team and take out its private equity co-owner before successfully turning the company around."
Dunedin portfolio company etc.venues has won the "Best Corporate and Environmental Responsibility" award in London and the South East at the BVCA CEO Awards 2009. etc.venues takes responsibility for the impact of its activities on the environment, customers, employees, and all the companies in its supply chain. The business ensures that only energy efficient practices are used throughout each venue.
Dunedin portfolio company WFEL has won the award for "Best International Impact" in the North West at the BVCA CEO Awards 2009. This is an important recognition of WFEL's global reputation for engineering expertise in the defence sector. The group is in a strong position to capitalise on increasing demand from several overseas markets.
Dunedin won the "Private Equity House of the Year" award in the 2007 British Venture Capital Association / Real Deals Awards. Dunedin was recognised for doubling the size of its business in 2006 by raising a £250 million fund, increasing its investor base and expanding the team in Edinburgh and London. It made some exciting new investments in Capula, etc.venues and WFEL and successfully realised investments in Letts Filofax, Caledonian Building Systems, Celtic Inns, Home & Legacy, Davenham and Portman Travel.
Dunedin portfolio company WFEL won "Business of the Year" at the 2007 MEN Awards. The judges said that WFEL had stood the test of time and was winning business in some of the toughest global markets, making a real difference in some of the most troubled parts of the world
Dunedin won the "Small Buyout House of the Year" award at the 2006 Unquote Private Equity Awards. Dunedin was recognised for doubling the size of its business in 2006 by raising a £250 million fund, increasing its investor base and expanding the team in Edinburgh and London. It made some exciting new investments in Capula, etc.venues and WFEL and successfully realised investments in Letts Filofax, Caledonian Building Systems, Celtic Inns, Home & Legacy, Davenham and Portman Travel.
Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust PLC, the quoted investment trust managed by Dunedin, won the "Best Private Equity Trust" at the 2006 Money Observer Magazine's Investment Trust Awards. The Trust won the Award in recognition of consistently superior investment performance in each of the past three calendar years, outperforming 18 other UK private equity trusts.
Dunedin won the "Sale of the Year" at the 2006 Scottish Business Insider's Deal and Dealmakers Awards for the sale of Letts Filofax, the market leading supplier of personal organisers and diaries, to Phoenix Equity Partners for £45 million. This represented a six times money multiple and an IRR of 52% over five years.