We pride ourselves on the caliber of our standards, our resilient capital, and our entrepreneurial instincts.
Globally, we are split evenly between Private Equity Directs and Funds.
We invest across the top funds and sponsors.
Our Private Equity portfolio, by the numbers:
Private Equity Funds: We work with the best
The Olayan Group has been an active investor in Private Equity funds for over three decades. Our dynamic relationships with the world’s leading GPs span many years, even as we continue to establish new partnerships that will endure for years to come.
It begins with a handshake…
“Among the Group’s key strengths are the close relationships that have been built and cultivated over many years and decades. It is with our important partners, around the globe and across industries, that we invest, identify opportunities for collaboration, and engage in meaningful discussion on one another’s respective areas of expertise.”
Managing Director, Private Equity
A partner of choice
“Olayan is a partner of choice for many reasons. The Group has an unparalleled reputation. The values and ethics are of the highest caliber. And we are long-term, patient capital. We pride ourselves on being resilient and on supporting our companies without any real pressure to sell.”
Managing Director, Head of Private Equity Direct, Americas
Private Equity Direct: Fortress capital, enduring partnerships
At The Olayan Group, we look for value that creates lasting prosperity, not just quarterly results. It’s the value that comes from relationships built on integrity.
We seek potential: what a business could be, in the right conditions, with the right plan and the right partner.
We look for opportunities for partnerships of mutual benefit with like-minded operators. While we remain opportunistic, we currently focus on the following key sectors and themes: Health and Wellness; Enterprise Software and Tech-Enabled Services; Business Services and Niche Products/Manufacturing; Energy and Energy Transition; and Digital Infrastructure.
The Olayan difference
“We differentiate ourselves by our focus on fostering relationships, building deep sector expertise, and providing a patient source of capital. These attributes allow us to source unique opportunities and generate attractive returns over the long term.”
Managing Director, Private Equity
Some of our notable private equity investments:
PurposeBuilt Brands, 2022
In early 2022, The Olayan Group and Rock Mountain Capital closed on a 48% stake in PurposeBuilt Brands; the proceeds were used to redeem The Carlyle Group’s full position in the company. TA Associates, an investor since 2019, and the company’s management team rolled 100% of their equity and collectively hold a 52% ownership stake. The Company is now co-controlled by TA Associates and The Olayan Group.
PurposeBuilt Brands is a portfolio of leading specialty cleaning products for the consumer and commercial markets. In 2021, the company celebrated its 41st consecutive year of year-on-year growth, operating with a strong consumer- and customer-centric approach, combined with distinguished chemical and manufacturing expertise.
TOG invested alongside TPG Asia into the pre-IPO private round of Novotech, an asset which is still majority-owned by TPG Asia.
Novotech is one of the leading Asia-Pacific biotech-focused Contract Research Organizations (“CRO”). Its integrated CRO platform provides clinical trial services ranging from consulting prior to the commencement of the clinical phase to late-phase clinical trials. Novotech has served c. 1,000 biotech and small/mid pharma companies and has a network of c. 900 clinical trial sites with over 4,000 clinical CRO projects globally.
CloudPay provides global managed payroll and payments services on a single global platform that unifies data, processes, and teams across 130+ countries and 168 currencies. The company processes payroll in line with often complex local and country-specific requirements, eliminating error-prone manual processes and ensuring timely payments.
The Olayan Group led CloudPay’s Series D fundraising round in 2021 and a follow-on financing round in 2022.
Wireless Logic, 2021
The Olayan Group invested alongside Montagu Private Equity in the re-capitalization of Wireless Logic through a secondary sale.
WL is Europe’s largest independent M2M (“Machine-to-Machine”) and IoT connectivity platform provider, connecting 7+ million devices for 16,000+ customers across multiple sectors to networks in more than 160 countries. Wireless Logic provides connectivity services across multi-industry sectors including agriculture, transport & logistics and healthcare.
TOG invested alongside Vitol in the acquisition of a portfolio of gas-fired power plants, including the Immingham CHP Plant, located on the South Bank of the River Humber.
VPI is one of the leading Combined Cycled Gas Turbine power plant operators in the UK, owning a combined portfolio of 3.3GW across 5 plants – the portfolio is capable of generating enough power for 3 million homes. The Company’s 1.2GW Immingham plant is one of the largest and most efficient in Europe, supplying up to 2.5% of UK electricity.
The world’s leading tech care company, with 300 million customers. Asurion provides insurance, repair, replacement, installation and 24/7 support for everything from cellphones to laptops and household appliances. The company’s experts are available online, on the phone, at one of its more than 700 stores, or can even make home visits. The Olayan Group first invested in Asurion in 2012 and remains a strong supporter of the Company and its long-term value creation strategy.