Capital for Colleagues specialises in investing in businesses that are or want to become employee owned. Our board has many years of experience from working in and with employee owned businesses and we bring this to bear through the following approach:
· As a current business owner, getting capital out of your business may not be straight forward. C4C has its own capital which could be available to invest (via loans or equity) in your business.
· In order to make a possible investment decision, our board will carefully analyse the investment case presented to us. This will include information about past and current financial performance, future business and financial plans, management and operational capability, the markets you operate in, your competitors and the culture of your business
· We are strong supporters of the Employee Ownership Association and have contacts in many employee owned businesses and we can introduce you to those so you can benefit from their experience of having gone down this route before you.
Castlefield – our Joint Venture partner
Capital for Colleagues has created a joint venture – Castlefield Corporate Advisory Partners – with Castlefield, a majority employee owned company. This JV advises companies on how to become an employee owned business, as well as acting as Capital for Colleagues’ agent and supporting the growth of such businesses once they have joined C4C’s portfolio as an investee.