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Our managed funds

Dunedin has more than £400m committed and under management. This is managed on behalf of four limited partnership funds and a publicly-quoted investment trust. These funds are backed by more than 40 institutional investors from the UK and Europe and, in the case of the investment trust, by over 2,500 institutional and individual shareholders. 

Dunedin Buyout Fund III L.P.

Dunedin Buyout Fund III is a limited partnership. The fund closed in July 2013 at its hard cap of £300m, considerably exceeding the target of £250m.

Dunedin Buyout Fund II L.P.

Dunedin Buyout Fund II is a limited partnership. The fund closed in September 2006 with commitments of £250m.

Dunedin Buyout Fund L.P.

Dunedin Buyout Fund is a limited partnership. The fund had a final closing in December 2002 with commitments totalling £54m and is fully invested.

Equity Harvest Fund L.P.

Equity Harvest Fund is a limited partnership. The fund had a final closing in June 2004 with commitments totalling £56m and is fully invested.

Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust PLC

Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust is a publicly quoted investment trust which makes commitments to Dunedin-managed funds. 

Investment Strategy

Dunedin is a leading UK mid-market private equity investor which targets UK buyouts with a deal size of £20m to £100m.  We write equity cheques of up to £60m.

Sector focus

We focus on a broad range of sectors using our investment criteria to find the companies where we can apply our knowledge and resources to build value with the management team.  Our sector knowledge allows us to understand the market drivers and to build relationships with management teams, key industry participants and influencers.  We have enjoyed particular success in the Industrial, Business Services and Financial Services sectors.

We focus on the following sectors:

Value creation

Our goal when we make an investment is to help the companies we back reach their full potential. We invest where we feel we can make a meaningful contribution towards attaining this goal. We ensure that every company within our portfolio has a robust strategy appropriate for the market conditions, the right team to meet the challenges and an optimal financial structure for the circumstances.

Our approach to value creation contains several elements

Exit strategy

We focus on building value and maximising returns on exit.  Communication and timing are critical in designing and executing an exit strategy. Our team brings proven judgement and experience to this stage of an investment. We are flexible in terms of timing and exit routes – we wait until the best conditions in the market and the company are achieved. We have successfully exited through IPO, trade sale, secondary buyout and refinancing.

Our people

Located in Edinburgh and London, we have a stable new investment team comprising 16 investment professionals with approximately 200 years of private equity experience between them.  Our deal generation approach is two-fold: we develop very close relationships with the advisory community to ensure we see quality opportunities throughout the UK; and we have a dedicated direct origination team which applies indepth research to source opportunities for both Dunedin and our portfolio companies. 

People are at the heart of our business and relationships are core to what we do.  We apply a straight-talking and responsive approach to deliver success.  We strive to be the best in our market in terms of delivering transparent, detailed and timely communications to our investors. 

Your Deal

What people say about us

"The Dunedin team quickly got to grips with the fundamental drivers of our business and worked extremely hard to complete this deal."

Patrick Gallagher

Chief Executive, CitySprint

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