Our team has decades of experience at the heart of successful businesses. We each bring different skills and experience to the businesses we work with and are great believers that the key to success lies in teams, not individuals.

We launched Nevis in 2007 to bring something different to business owners looking to sell their business or seeking the support required to grow.

We’re different to financial investors having owned and operated businesses ourselves. We know that your people, systems and processes are just as important as your monthly accounts pack.

Most business owners care about protecting their legacy. This is why we believe our alternative to trade sale or private equity can be attractive. Trade buyers and competitors can destroy a brand or not need your people. Private equity buyers can be more focused on short term profits and who they can sell the business on to.

We’re different. We buy entire businesses, majority stakes or minority stakes and can tailor our approach to your individual situation. We’re business owners not private equity investors, so we will protect and support the business and its people over the long term.

If our approach sounds attractive and your business fits our criteria, we’d be delighted to meet. We’re straight-forward to deal with and will quickly let you know whether or not we think Nevis would be a good fit for your business.

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Review of the year 2020

“May you live in interesting times” May you live in interesting times is thought to be an English translation of an ancient Chinese curse. Having lived through 2020, I can now understand why it is a curse rather than a blessing! While last year I wrote that it was difficult to write an interesting annual...Read more

Review of the year 2019

How do you write an interesting annual review when you can’t think of anything big that has happened in the previous year?!  I have to admit to a dread hanging over me as I recovered from the excesses of Christmas and started to think about what to write.  No new deals to talk about and...Read more

Review of the year 2018

Not another review of 2018 – I’ve had my fill of Brexit, The Mexican Wall and doom & gloom, I hear you say. Well, fortunately none of these issues have impacted us much at Nevis and so I promise something a little different. Read more

Our Principles

We have a set of principles that guide the way we interact with our companies and potential new investments.Read more

Review of the year 2017

It’s hard to believe it is ten years since Nevis was set up to bring something different to the deals market. As I look back on our tenth year, I think it is fair to say that we celebrated it in style with one of our most interesting and eventful years yet. Read more

Review of the year 2016

Some thoughts and reflections on 2016 – a tumultuous year in global terms but a year of relative stability and progress at Nevis. Read more