Our Approach

Hg is a leading investor in European and transatlantic software and services businesses.

Hg focuses on building transatlantic champions that provide critical services for many thousands of businesses globally.

We’re a tech investor that has both a strong European heritage and scaled presence across North America.

We are investing in the future - helping to progress workplace automation and digitisation trends still in early stages of adoption, set to transform the workplace for professionals over decades to come.

That’s what we do at Hg. We come to work every day to build great software and services companies.  To find companies with great potential where we can work alongside entrepreneurial leaders to build enduring champions

Our job is to help accelerate progress, support transformation. To scale and create enterprises that last and will leave a legacy.  And to focus on the horizons of growth, patiently building products or services that are truly valued by customers and improve the way they work

A European and transatlantic portfolio worth $140 billion+

Hg has over 400 employees across London, Munich, New York, Paris and San Francisco, a current portfolio of around 50 businesses, worth $140 billion+ aggregate enterprise value, with around 110,000 employees globally, growing consistently at over 18% per year.

All facts and figures as at 8 December 2023. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up as a result of market and currency fluctuations and investors may not get back the amount they originally invested.

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$26bn

Proceeds returned from Software & Services businesses at 3.4x / 32% IRR

20+

Years of investing (30+ including pre-independence)

119

Total Software & Services Platform Investments (200+ total across all sectors)

c.$70bn+

Funds under management

The foundations of Hg support

To build an enterprise that endures, you need deep expertise in your industry, operational specialists who can transform your business, a network to expand your reach and a long-term partner who believes in building your legacy. We offer all four.

Decades long experience in software and services

Over our history spanning over 30 years, we have approximately $35 billion of equity invested in targeted verticals.

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A team of value creators within Hg

We provide a large team of specialist value creators within Hg to support management teams across our portfolio.

  • Scaled team of around 50 operational specialists

  • Rich and vibrant community in person and online across 200+ C-level execs

  • Expertise and support-as-a-service across portfolio-wide assessments and accelerator programmes

  • Library of  ‘best practice’ templates, tools, and playbooks shared across the portfolio

02

A world class hub of talent and knowledge

Collectively the Hg portfolio represents one of the largest and fastest growing transatlantic software businesses.

We back the best businesses: sharing similar characteristics, but differ in size and maturity. All benefit from being part of a larger community, whilst retaining their own identity

This creates a natural environment for knowledge sharing and unlocks a network effect to our businesses with satellite minds that sit around us.

03

Long term investment partnerships

We are investing in the future, backing businesses that are redefining how industries work.

Driving decades-long trends means maintaining partnerships that span professional lifetimes.

We have grown businesses from rising stars to international champions worth over $10 billion.

This doesn’t happen overnight but together we can build a legacy.

04

European base, transatlantic reach

Hg specialises in software and services companies in Europe and North America, and is currently investing in countries including Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the UK, and the USA.

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Responsible Investing

Growing sustainable businesses which are great employers and good corporate citizens.

Our Commitment