Private equity firm Key Capital Partners, with offices in both Leeds and London, is celebrating a record year after completing deals worth a total of £28m in 2017.
The firm specialises in working with profitable medium sized businesses with potential for growth and typically makes investments of between £3m and £15m.
KCP's 2017 investments comprise York-based food intolerance testing business Yorktest Laboratories; online building supplies firm Construction Materials Online (CMO) in Plymouth; London-based independent performance media agency, MC&C; and Sparta Global in London, an innovative provider of specialist IT Services.
A total of £35m has now been invested from its latest fund since its launch in 2015.
Owen Trotter, managing partner of KCP, said: "Over the last two years, our team has been talking to dozens of businesses across the country which recognise their need for capital and expertise in order to realise their potential. "It is encouraging to see that there remains a large number of SMEs throughout the UK which, while profitable, offer further hidden value which can be released given crucial capital and the right expertise, and that gives us a strong pipeline of further investment opportunities. With a total of £140m of funds currently under management, this year we will be continuing to make more significant investments in high growth businesses across the UK."