Your business in brief?
Cairngorm Capital is a specialist private investment firm managing over £180 million of equity capital. We invest in well-run UK companies in the distribution, manufacturing and business services sectors and work with them to achieve the next stage of growth.
A local presence in Edinburgh underlines our commitment to the Scottish market and our continued enthusiasm to help local companies to build successful businesses.Neil McGill, Investment Director, Cairngorm Capital Partners
We partner with their management teams, providing capital, strategic advice and operational best practice, which helps them transform their growth potential by improving performance, extending geographic reach and expanding product range. The business was founded in 2015 by Andrew Steel, an Edinburgh native, and is headquartered in London. We currently have 16 investment professionals, operating partners and support staff in London and Edinburgh.
What makes Edinburgh attractive to you?
Alongside our strong Scottish heritage, Scotland has a rich concentration of well-run companies in the industrial and manufacturing industries that we find particularly compelling, so it makes good sense for us to be located closer to them. My fellow investment director Lucy Graham and I have both developed strong relationships with the local business community over many years, here in Edinburgh, across Scotland and beyond. A local presence in Edinburgh underlines our commitment to the Scottish market and our continued enthusiasm to help local companies to build successful businesses.
What presence do you have in Edinburgh / Scotland?
We opened our Edinburgh office on Melville Street in late 2017, although Cairngorm Capital has had a presence here since May 2017. We currently have two investments in Scotland that we are actively involved with – Stevenswood Group, a windows and doors distribution company based in Livingston – and Thornbridge, a timber processing and distribution company, based in Grangemouth. Together they employ around 350 people across the region.
What's the vision for your business?
Our vision is for Cairngorm Capital to be viewed as the preferred investment partner for high quality Scottish mid-market companies looking to achieve their next stage of growth.
If you would like to find out more about how we can help you and your business establish, relocate or expand within the city region, or would simply like more information about what Edinburgh has to offer, get in touch today.