c£10bn funds under management

Hg is committed to building businesses that change the way we all do business, through deep sector specialisation and dedicated operational support.

Hg’s vision is to be the most sought after private equity investor within our sector focus, being a partner of choice for management teams and providing a rewarding environment for Hg colleagues.

Hg has led over 100 investments in the software and services sector during the last 25 years. This focus means we have developed an institutional expertise and a deep understanding of the markets and businesses in which we invest.

On an aggregated basis, the Hg portfolio would represent the third largest, and fastest growing, software business in Europe.

Hg has a unique approach and strategy, with a focus on achieving  scale in tightly defined clusters of expertise.

As a result we have assembled a large portfolio of companies and business models that share similar characteristics, but differ in size and maturity.

This creates a natural environment for knowledge sharing, creating a network effect to drive best practices and value creation initiatives.

This is why we believe in collaboration and the ‘power of the portfolio’.

This scale and focus enables our businesses to benefit from being part of one larger organisation, whilst retaining their own identity.

>100 highly regarded institutional investors

Hg’s investment teams have a flexible approach in terms of both size and horizon.

This means that at any given time, the Hg portfolio will comprise more than thirty software and services businesses with similar characteristics, but of different sizes, end market focus, and maturity profiles.

This flexible investment approach is made possible by three buyout funds, with deal sizes ranging from £50 million to over £5 billion:


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The Saturn fund focuses on larger-cap companies with enterprise values above £1 billion. Hg’s typical hold will be between £400 million and £500 million and we aim to make around four investments.

The Genesis funds focus on mid-market companies with enterprise values between £250 million and £1 billion. Hg’s typical hold will be between £100 million and £250 million and we aim to make around twelve investments.

The Mercury funds focus on smaller-cap companies with enterprise values between £50 million and £250 million. Hg’s typical hold will be between £30 million and £60 million and we aim to make around twelve investments.

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The Saturn fund focuses on larger-cap companies with enterprise values above £1 billion. Hg’s typical hold will be between £400 million and £500 million and we aim to make around four investments.

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The Genesis funds focus on mid-market companies with enterprise values between £250 million and £1 billion. Hg’s typical hold will be between £100 million and £250 million and we aim to make around twelve investments.

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The Mercury funds focus on smaller-cap companies with enterprise values between £50 million and £250 million. Hg’s typical hold will be between £30 million and £60 million and we aim to make around twelve investments.

c170 employees in three investment offices

Today Hg has c.170 employees representing the largest technology investment team in Europe.

We have three investment offices based in London, Munich and New York, managing funds under management of around £10 billion and serving more than 100 highly regarded institutional investors, including private and public pension funds, insurance companies, endowments and foundations.

Hg is itself an entrepreneurially-led fast growing business 100% owned and managed by its Partners.

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

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