Doughty Hanson is one of the longest-established and most experienced private equity firms in Europe.
For more than 30 years, we have been investing in market leading companies and creating value by driving operational improvements across our portfolio. Our team has particularly focused on, and been succesful at, developing close relationships with the owners of, and advisers to, family/founder owned businesses throughout Europe. This has resulted in more than 50% of our investments being made in family/founder owned businesses.
Working alongside management, we have helped many companies grow into large, successful international organisations. Many of the companies we have acquired are now listed on major stock exchanges, and others have become divisions of larger global companies. To achieve this, we consistently work in close partnership with management teams, develop shared strategic goals and provide ongoing support through the value-creation initiatives that we undertake. This includes targetting ESG improvements that have created significant value for our LPs.