About Hg

Understanding where we’ve come from helps you see where we’re going, together.

Understanding where we’ve come from helps you see where we’re going, together.

We understand the importance of having a proven track-record. You need to be able to trust us with your business. Our innovative approach to supporting investment with practical, commercial expertise is grounded in a strong history and clear strategic vision.

Hg began life as Mercury Private Equity, the private equity arm of Mercury Asset Management plc. Mercury Asset Management was acquired by Merrill Lynch in 1997. In December 2000, the executives of Mercury Private Equity negotiated independence from Merrill Lynch, and Hg was established as a fully independent partnership, owned, entirely, by its partners and employees.

Since then, Hg has worked hard to developed a unique culture and approach – setting us apart from other investors. We’re committed to building ambitious businesses across the technology, services and industrial technology space.

With close to 130 employees in two investment offices, in the UK and Germany, we have funds of over £8 billion under management, serving more than 100 highly regarded institutional investors. These include private and public pension funds, endowments, insurance companies and fund of funds.

We manage two, currently-investing funds:

  • Hg 8, our latest mid-market buyout fund; and
  • Hg Mercury 2, our technology-focused small buyout fund.

Hg is committed to being a responsible investor and, as such, is a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.