Date of investment:
Buy & Build:
1 Completed Acquisition
“Horizon Capital’s focus on professional services and technology makes them a strong fit for Ridge and protects the personal culture of our 75-year-old business. Horizon understands the personal touch that distinguishes the Ridge culture and our willingness to exploit the latest technology to work more efficiently and more accurately.”Adrian O’HickeySenior Partner, Ridge
Ridge is a multi-disciplinary built environment consultancy, serving public and private sector clients across a broad range of industries from 13 offices across the UK. Ridge’s broad offering to clients, which includes depth in architecture, building services, engineering, planning, surveying, sustainability and transport, will be expanded by investing in talent across its core disciplines as well as through new acquisitions.
The addressable market in the UK for Ridge’s offering is substantial and sized at £13bn, and the market benefits from strategic opportunities including the digital revolution, net zero carbon and social impact agendas and changing ways of living, working and learning.
Horizon Capital have worked closely with the team to build upon a strategy of both organic and inorganic growth, supporting the identification and origination of M&A opportunities, execution support and capital for consolidation.
Buy and Build
Horizon Capital had been mapping the Built Environment Services market for a number of years and therefore have been able to leverage this sector knowledge to benefit Ridge, building a strong pipeline of accretive acquisition targets.
Since completion Horizon Capital have worked with the team to further invest and build out the infrastructure and capabilities of the Group.