Souter Investments is delighted to announce it has partnered with Mobeus Equity Partners (“Mobeus”) to complete a £19.6m minority investment in Intralink Group (www.intralinkgroup.com), a business development and innovation consultancy that specialises in securing commercial deals between western and Asian tech and sustainability businesses.
Intralink enables western companies to expand in Asia, Asian corporates to harness the power of international innovation, and governments to grow their exports and attract foreign investment.
The company’s mission is to accelerate clients’ growth, innovation and green transition through cost-effective, results-driven global engagement. For many export-oriented technology firms, Intralink’s teams and networks on the ground present a highly attractive way of cost-effectively accessing distant, fast-growth markets.
Intralink is headquartered in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, and has more than 130 employees operating from 14 offices across Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, the USA and Europe. With a 33-year track record, the company has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and, in the US, the President’s E Award for Export Services.
The success of its business model has led to rapid growth, with revenues doubling over the last three years.
The investment will enable the business to extend its coverage further across Asia, with plans to expand in the ASEAN region and Indian sub-continent, whilst building on its expertise in B2B tech and sustainability.
Scott Mackenzie, Investment Director at Souter Investments, said: “It is fantastic to partner with Mobeus for the first time and even more so with an investment as exciting as Intralink. We believe that Intralink has an unparalleled offering which to date has proven to be very successful under Group CEO, Greg Sutch. Our investment coupled with support from human capital investment specialists Mobeus, puts the group in an excellent position to expand and supercharge growth.”
About Souter Investments
Souter Investments is one of the UK’s leading family investment offices specialising in private equity. Founded in 2006, Souter has invested over £500m in more than seventy unquoted companies, and currently has significant investments in over thirty-five businesses, acting either as the lead investor or as a partner for other financial sponsors.
Portfolio companies include Suir Engineering, a leading provider of innovative mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering solutions; Akixi, which provides cloud-based call and contact analytics solutions under a SaaS model; Amey, one of the UK’s largest infrastructure services and engineering companies; LIKEZERO, a software business providing next generation data capture and contract analysis solutions to the financial services sector; and, voluntary carbon markets specialist Climate Impact Partners, which works with leading corporates, NGOs, and governments to deliver solutions for climate impact ensuring organisations meet their carbon neutral, net zero and renewable energy goals. For more information visit www.souterinvestments.com.
Mobeus is a team of experienced investors with a 20-year track record, providing up to £20 million of funding to UK SMEs across all sectors. The company partners with talented and determined management teams at companies with strong growth potential. For more information visit www.mobeus.co.uk.