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Simon Rowan, Dunedin
May 21, 2018

Simon Rowan has been included in the “2018 Private Equity Rising Stars” list compiled by Financial News and Private Equity News.

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Toby Duthie, FRA
May 09, 2018

Toby Duthie, named “Investigations Forensic Accountant of the Year” at The Who’s Who Legal Awards 2018

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CET
April 04, 2018

The acquisition strengthens CET’s Drainage division and forms part of a broader plan to double the size of CET over the next four years

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Dunedin takes part in sleep in the park
December 21, 2017

Dunedin took part in world's largest sleepout to raise funds to eradicate homelessness in Scotland

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Exit of Kee Safety
November 01, 2017

The sale, which exchanged on 18 October 2017, values the company at £280 million

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Exit of Kee Safety
October 18, 2017

Successful exit follows one week after the sale of Alpha and sees Dunedin return £230 million to investors within three months

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Alpha floats on AIM
October 11, 2017

Alpha's successful listing represents a full exit for Dunedin within just nineteen months and follows the recent sale of Blackrock

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Dunedin and Clearwater at Impetus-PEF Triathlon
September 19, 2017

Dunedin’s Nicol Fraser, Sophie Chambers and Katie Chung took part in the Impetus-PEF Triathlon

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James Twining appointed Group CEO of Kingsbridge
September 12, 2017

Kingsbridge, the UK’s leading provider of specialist insurance services to contractors, freelancers and the recruitment and utilities industries, has appointed James Twining as its Group Chief Executive with immediate effect.

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Dunedin exits from Blackrock PM
August 07, 2017

Dunedin has exited professional services firm Blackrock PM, achieving 2.8x return for Dunedin investors. Since Dunedin invested in March 2015 the company has grown significantly, increasing international sales by 221% and tripling overall revenue.

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CET's new CEO eyes significant growth
June 29, 2017

CET driving growth with bold plans to double the size of the business over the next four years

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Queen’s Award for Enterprise
April 21, 2017

Business recognised for outstanding short term growth in overseas sales over the last three years.

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Dunedin invests in FRA
March 08, 2017

Further momentum for Dunedin following sale of Steeper

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Steeper Exit
February 02, 2017

Dunedin has sold its hi-tech upper limb prosthetic business in Steeper Holdings Limited (“Steeper”), to Ottobock, for an undisclosed sum

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December 13, 2016

There is plenty of debt liquidity for mid-market companies. Debt adviser Mike Barnes of Wyvern Partners explains where to go and how to get what is right for your business as it prepares to grow to the next level.

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Megabuyte50
December 02, 2016

CHP Consulting wins Dunedin sponsored Megabuyte50 Award for “Best performing company in banking and insurance software”

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Megabuytes
November 21, 2016

Awards recognise the best performing privately owned technology businesses in the UK

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November 15, 2016

As finance director of same day distribution network, CitySprint, Gerard Keenan has to ensure that acquisitions boost revenue and EBITDA. With now more than 21 successful deals in the past five years, he knows what it takes to buy-and-build.

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Michel van Leeuwen
November 10, 2016

Hawksford, the leading international corporate, private client and funds business, has appointed a new CEO Michel van Leeuwen, to drive its ambitious growth plans

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Dunedin LLP
October 06, 2016

This month celebrates the twentieth anniversary of Dunedin's formation as an independent business, following a management buyout in 1996

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CitySprint
October 03, 2016

Dunedin backed CitySprint has been ranked at number 186 in the 12th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250

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Private equity myths: infamous five
October 01, 2016

Private equity doesn't have a great reputation. But common criticisms are unfounded – at least in the mid-market. Nicol Fraser of Dunedin busts some myths about private equity investment.

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September 23, 2016

When we make an investment, we have already considered exit options. That knowledge can shape a business’ strategy, but it does not drive it. Dunedin’s Nicol Fraser explains why a focus on building a better business inevitably leads to a better exit.

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Alpha ranked at number 34
July 01, 2016

Dunedin backed Alpha, a leading global asset and wealth management consulting firm, has been ranked at number 34 in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

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ESG
June 14, 2016

No business wants more red tape. But every business wants growth in profits and value. Dunedin’s Lorna Kelly explains how investment in sound ESG principles is a cost-effective and quick way to generate value.

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Blackrock PM
June 06, 2016

Dunedin backed Blackrock PM has been ranked at number 44 in the 2nd annual Sunday Times Heathrow SME Export Track 100

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CET
June 03, 2016

CET today announced that it has acquired Chesterfield based Omega Calibration Laboratories, its second acquisition in just four weeks

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Dunedin continues to grow
June 01, 2016

Dunedin has backed the buyout of Kingsbridge Risk Solutions, an insurance broker for contractors and corporates

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National expansion for CET
May 04, 2016

Acquisition creates testing and outsourcing powerhouse

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EV Offshore acquires Epidote
April 27, 2016

Oil and gas business bucks current trend by investing to enhance client service

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April 25, 2016

Pricing has a greater impact on profitability than anything else, but just who in your business is responsible for it? James Brown of Simon-Kucher & Partners explains how to approach pricing programmes in your business.

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Dunedin announces four promotions
April 11, 2016

Dunedin has promoted Nicholas Hoare and Simon Rowan to Partner, Andrew Davidson to Senior Associate and Katie Chung to Associate.

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February 29, 2016

Mentoring is big business in the US, but many Brits are reluctant to ask for help. Professional mentor Jez Cartwright explains why, if it works for the world’s leading sportspeople and teams, it will also work for businesses.

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Dunedin sells equity stake in CitySprint
February 18, 2016

Reinvestment of growth capital for leading same day business

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Dunedin invests in £80m Alpha transaction
February 05, 2016

Dunedin's investment will assist with Alpha’s continued global expansion into new geographies and new sectors

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Invest
January 28, 2016

Dunedin and nine other private equity firms have formed the Alliance for Global Growth, the first trans-Atlantic network of private equity firms. Managing Partner Shaun Middleton says it’s all about helping investee companies in an increasingly global world.

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Dunedin applauds top exporters
December 17, 2015

What are the four crucial areas that all export strategies should incorporate?

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Dunedin applauds top exporters
December 03, 2015

Dunedin’s support of export award reinforces its ogoing commitment to internationalisation and to creating the export stars of tomorrow

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Digital disruption: the perfect storm
December 03, 2015

Digital is revolutionising business. It’s all change and value is either being created or lost. Alwin Magimay of KPMG says that only businesses that create the right experience for all stakeholders will succeed in the future. Here’s how to do it.

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Hawksford continues to expand
December 02, 2015

Trust Licence enables Hawksford to offer full range of services in the Caribbean region

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Can David take on Goliath?
November 02, 2015

A business that is categorised as small or medium in size need not settle for a low level of ambition or achievement. Dunedin’s Mark Ligertwood believes that with the right blend of competitive advantage, innovation, people and financial backing, many SMEs are well equipped to compete with their bigger rivals.

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CitySprint completes acquisition of Bexley Courier
October 30, 2015

Twenty-first acquisition for CitySprint since Dunedin invested and third this year

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Dunedin joins
October 15, 2015

First private equity network to span Europe and USA

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Hawksford continues international expansion
October 06, 2015

Hawksford strengthens its commitment to the Asian market by expanding its team

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Blackrock PM appoints Tim Trotter as Chairman
September 25, 2015

Tim Trotter appointed as Chairman of Blackrock PM

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Patrick Gallagher, Gerard Keenan and Nicol Fraser
May 15, 2015

Gerard Keenan, of Dunedin backed CitySprint, has won the coveted Private Equity backed FD of the Year Award at the 2015 FD’s Excellence Awards

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Oliver Bevan presents Naylor Drainage with award
April 27, 2015

Manufacturer awarded for outstanding exports in the Dunedin sponsored EEF awards

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Katie Chung and Sophie Chambers
April 21, 2015

Dunedin has also promoted Oliver Bevan to partner and Karan Darroch to finance and operations manager

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Blackrock PM
March 31, 2015

Dunedin takes a significant minority stake in Blackrock

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Formaplex experiences rapid growth
March 23, 2015

Investment will boost manufacturing capabilities with expanded manufacturing facilities and new technology

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CitySprint
November 25, 2014

Seventeenth acquisition for CitySprint since Dunedin invested

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Lorna Eltringham and Jessica Hardy
September 30, 2014

Lorna Eltringham has joined as investor relations manager and Jessica Hardy has been appointed analyst

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EV Offshore completes £20m re-banking with RBS
July 25, 2014

This follows just a few weeks after Dunedin backed EV, in a transaction that saw Dunedin employ its trademark DebtBridgeTM solution

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Dunedin backed Weldex appoints new Chairman
July 08, 2014

Weldex has made a significant appointment to its board with the announcement that Bill Caplan has joined as chairman

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Dunedin wins Private Equity House of the Year
July 02, 2014

Dunedin has won the award for ‘Private Equity House of the Year’ at the M&A Awards 2014, which recognised the key M&A deals and dealmakers of 2013

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Dunedin invests in £69m buyout of EV Offshore
June 25, 2014

Dunedin has invested in the £69m buyout of EV, a market leading global technology company, providing high performance, ruggedised video cameras to diagnose problems in oil and gas wells

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Dunedin congratulates top UK exporters
February 14, 2014

Dunedin celebrates top manufacturing exporters

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Regional manufacturing award winners announced
December 11, 2013

The regional winners of the EEF manufacturing awards, sponsored by Dunedin, have been announced

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Dunedin backs £90m buyout of Kee Safety
December 04, 2013

Dunedin has backed the £90m management buyout of Kee Safety, a global supplier of safety solutions and products designed to protect people from hazards

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CitySprint
October 31, 2013

CitySprint delivers record organic growth and completes acquisition of Dash-it

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Dunedin
October 31, 2013

Karan Darrach has taken the role of Financial Controller and Andrew Davidson has joined as an Analyst

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Dunedin wins Small Buyout House of the Year
October 06, 2013

Dunedin wins the Small Buyout House of the Year Award at the 2013 British Private Equity Awards

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Dunedin shortlisted
September 05, 2013

Dunedin has been shortlisted for Small Buyout House of the Year at the forthcoming British Private Equity Awards

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Dunedin exits Practice Plan
August 14, 2013

Dunedin has sold Practice Plan, the UK’s leading provider of practice branded dental membership plans, realising a 2.8x return

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CitySprint completes 10th acquisition
August 05, 2013

Dunedin backed CitySprint makes its tenth acquisition with Enfield-based The Courier Service

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Dunedin closes £300m fund
July 22, 2013

Dunedin’s third fund will invest in UK mid sized companies with an enterprise value of between £20 million - £75 million.

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Formaplex
July 19, 2013

Dunedin-backed engineering company Formaplex has been ranked as one of Britain’s private companies with the fastest growing overseas sales

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Trustmarque
July 18, 2013

Trustmarque refinances a month after using Dunedin's DebtBridge™ to complete MBO

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EEF
July 03, 2013

Dunedin partners with the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards to launch the hunt for the UK’s greatest exporters

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Trustmarque Solutions
June 10, 2013

Dunedin uses trademark DebtBridgeTM solution to back the buyout of Trustmarque

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Dunedin backed Hawksford appoints new CEO
May 22, 2013

Maxine Rawlins, partner at Ernst & Young, will take on the role of chief executive in 2014

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CitySprint completes 8th acquisition
March 08, 2013

CitySprint, the UK’s leading distribution network company, has acquired Sameday UK

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Premier Hytemp
March 05, 2013

Dunedin-backed Premier Hytemp appoints Maurice McBride as Chairman

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Shortlisted for House of the Year award
March 05, 2013

Dunedin has been shortlisted for ‘House of the Year’ at the forthcoming Real Deals Private Equity Awards

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Hawksford
February 11, 2013

Hawksford has today acquired Key Trust Company Ltd, this is the fourth acquisition since it was backed by Dunedin in October 2008.

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CitySprint
December 12, 2012

CitySprint has made its seventh acquisition since it was backed by Dunedin in December 2010.

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£34.5m buyout of Premier Hytemp
December 03, 2012

Dunedin has backed the buyout of Premier Hytemp, a global leader in the manufacture and supply chain management of quality engineered alloy components for the offshore and onshore oil and gas industry.

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successful exit
November 30, 2012

Dunedin has exited from its market leading conference and training venues business etc venues.

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Private Equity Awards
September 05, 2012

Dunedin has been shortlisted for Small Buyout House of the Year and Small Exit of the Year at the 2012 Unquote British Private Equity Awards.

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CitySprint
July 30, 2012

CitySprint, the UK’s leading SameDay distribution network, announces the completion of its sixth acquisition since it was backed by Dunedin

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July 20, 2012

Buoyed by two recent successful exits, a team from Dunedin has just completed The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon

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Dunedin sells Capula
May 30, 2012

Dunedin has sold Capula to to Dutch quoted company, Imtech. This is the second exit for Dunedin within eight days.

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Dunedin sells WFEL to KMW
May 22, 2012

Dunedin has sold WFEL, the world leader in mobile tactical military bridging, to KMW, a German land defence systems provider.

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Dunedin makes five significant promotions
March 15, 2012

Dunedin announces five promotions: Nicholas Hoare to COO; Jon Ma, Oliver Bevan and Simon Rowan to Investment Directors; and Jamie Moodie to Senior Associate.

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etc.venues continues rollout expansion drive
February 15, 2012

etc.venues opens landmark new venue

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Hawksford continues global expansion
January 25, 2012

Hawksford continues its expansion with the acquisition of Trustcorp to become the largest independent trust company in Jersey

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December 01, 2011

Dunedin-backed WFEL secures landmark £57m contract with Swiss armed forces

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CitySprint delivers on time for Dunedin
November 16, 2011

CitySprint acquires two courier operations from Lewis Day and Medical Services

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Dunedin backed OSS Group makes acquisition
October 21, 2011

Buy & Build acquisition will strengthen the firms’ regional footprint and broaden its service offering.

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Practice Plan makes two strategic acquisitions
October 05, 2011

Practice Plan, a leading UK provider of membership plans and other support services to dental practices has made two transformational acquisitions.

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Hawskford continues global expansion
September 26, 2011

Hawksford continues its ongoing buy and build strategy and international expansion.

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Dunedin backs £44m MBO of Red Commerce
July 04, 2011

Dunedin has acquired Red Commerce, a global supplier of SAP experts to international corporations and consultancies.

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Dunedin secures £30m debt package
May 04, 2011

Dunedin has secured a £30m debt package for CitySprint, the UK’s leading SameDay distribution business

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Dunedin delivers CitySprint deal
December 06, 2010

Dunedin has provided acquisition funding to CitySprint to support its buy and build strategy.

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Excellence Award
November 05, 2010

Dunedin wins award at the Unquote” British Private Equity Awards

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Dunedin backs MBO of Weldex
June 23, 2010

Dunedin has backed the secondary buyout of Weldex Holdings Limited.

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