Rockworth Partners Fund

Helping business owners reach their exit goals, through a unique combination of investment and collaboration.

Building value together

Selling your company can be a challenging process. Strategic or commercial issues can make it difficult to attract potential buyers. And the market’s view of the value of your business may not match your aspirations.

We created the Rockworth Partners Fund to offer business owners a new way to achieve the exit they are aiming for.

The Fund helps owners take a structured and focussed approach to building the value of their company.

Rockworth works side-by-side with shareholders and management teams to fulfil the potential of the business and ultimately achieve a full and successful exit.

How it works

1

Investment

We make an investment in your business based on its current valuation, providing an immediate return to existing shareholders. The size of our stake is negotiable – the important thing is that it gives us ‘skin in the game’ for the next step.

2

Value building

We will help you to create a business plan designed to increase the value of your company and iron out the issues that could be a barrier to achieving a successful final exit. Once the business plan is agreed, we will work closely alongside you for the next three to five years to help your business grow.

3

Exit

When the business is ready, we will complete the sale, allowing all owners to fully realise the value of their shares. In some circumstances there could be an interim step, where the original owners of the business exit, whilst Rockworth stays on as an investor and strategic partner, helping the management team to keep growing the business.

Meet the partners

Dominic Riley

Dominic Riley

Chairman, Partners Fund

Following an MBA at London Business School, Dominic spent a long corporate career in senior marketing, business development and management roles including the BBC and Reed Elsevier. As Head of Marketing at the BBC he launched bbc.co.uk onto the internet in 1997 and he founded handbag.com, one of the UK’s leading content websites and one of the first to reach over 1 million certificated monthly users. As CEO he sold Hawksmere to the Washington Post in 2008 and since then has acted as Chairman and non-exec Director at over a dozen businesses, helping owners to grow their businesses and prepare them for sale.

Lawrence Price

Lawrence Price

Managing Director, Rockworth

Lawrence has 20+ years’ lead advisory corporate finance experience, working with privately-owned companies. His work includes sales, acquisitions, MBO/MBI and fund-raising, with completed transactions ranging from £1m to £100m in value. Prior to founding Rockworth, Lawrence headed up the Thames Valley office of a London-based corporate finance firm, worked in TMT corporate finance with Longacre Partners, now part of Jefferies, and was Operations Business Manager for the British American Racing Formula One team.

Ready to find our more?

If you think the Rockworth Partners Fund could help your business, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch for an initial conversation.