PHD Industrial Holdings


PHD Industrial Holdings is a UK-based corporate compounding holdco investing in the smaller end of the SME sector.

Run by a team of experienced professionals who have worked together for many years, the team has a deep understanding of the challenges of growing and shaping successful businesses and working with founder-led companies.

The group currently comprises six main trading businesses in a variety of different industries employing over 330 people with a combined turnover in excess of £60m. PHD IH’s core strategy is to grow the group both organically and through the acquisition of well-established profitable SME businesses.


Acquisition Criteria

Today PHD Industrial Holdings has over £25m of capital which it uses to acquire stable, profitable, and cash generative companies in traditional market sectors. In particular, we look to acquire capital-light SME’s providing consumable products and services to large customer bases.

As we take a longer-term view in developing our businesses it means we are able to truly invest in each based on their individual needs. Ultimately however each business is run by their individual management teams with the PHD Industrial Holdings team acting as a sounding board and providing guidance.

We look to acquire profitable companies with a typical EV of £5m-£15m that meet our criteria:

  • Turnover typically of £5m to £20m
  • EBITDA between £0.5m and £3.0m
  • Consumable products or services
  • Low operational gearing
  • Low capital expenditure
  • No customer or supplier dependence

We create value in each business by working with the management team to develop long-term sustainable business strategies and ensuring they are highly incentivised to deliver upon them.


The Team

The PHD Industrial Holdings team has a combined 100+ years of working with founder led and entrepreneurial companies and invests from its own balance sheet.


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    Executive Team
    Richard Blackburn Group Finance Director Email
    Peter Horton Acquisitions Manager Email peter +44 7483 025 866 Linkedin
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    Ciaran McDonnell Acquisitions Analyst Email ciaran
    Advisory Committee
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    Edward Preston Linkedin
    Mo Iqbal Linkedin
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    Non-Executive Team
    Jonathan Brown Linkedin
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