Accelerate growth, create value and drive down costs.

Private Equity Sector

Equator provides digital expertise to Private Equity, Venture Capital and M&A investors during the diligence, value creation and realisation phases to ensure risks are mitigated and returns maximised.

We understand.

Equator has invested heavily over the last 20 years to provide a full-circle digital service. We did this because we understand the dynamics of investment cycles, the need to deliver returns, identify transformative change and the benefit of identifying under realised value for today or to leave on the table for the next round. We know that internal teams can’t aways deliver so we created a capability that can.

Let's take on tomorrow.

Private Equator Portfolio Capabilities

D3 Diligence Service

With digital and disruptive technology changing so fast and impacting business in more fundamental ways, the health of a company’s digital ecosystem can have a profound bearing on value. Portfolio companies’ digital practices, including how customer information is managed and how transparent they are, can have a significant impact. In some cases, resulting in steep fines and reputational damage. Digital Due Diligence from real-world transformation experts is essential to minimise these risks and maximise upside.

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Cyber Security & Data Protection

D3 Cyber Security and Data Protection audits ensure your portfolio company’s cyber security practices match the board’s expectations and that they meet the latest Data Protection, GDPR and governance requirements.

Delivery - Digital Transformation

Equator has delivered digital transformation projects for PE-backed businesses over the last 20 years. It may be that your portfolio companies have teams that are stretched, require up-skilling or would benefit from increasing agility. We can help you increase sales, reduce costs and increase share-of-wallet.

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Business Continuity - Virtual Teams

End-to-end support for your mission critical digital services with Equator Virtual Development Teams. Our UK-based virtual development & support teams will ensure business continuity, support and ongoing development are not hampered during this difficult time. ISO 9001, 27001 and PCI certified.

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Lunch and Learn for PE/VC teams

We run 1hr Lunch & Learn events for PE houses across the country. This is a great opportunity to pull your investment and portfolio colleagues together to learn more about digital transformation and the value of digital due diligence. It's free and we can even supply the sandwiches.

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Transforming experiences.

Case Studies

We support PE-backed portfolio businesses with digital transformation services. From simple website upgrades to digitising entire business processes. Our approach helps increase sales, cut costs and leverage untapped value.

Shift to e-commerce, lower costs and increased share of wallet.

Limerston Capital - Tili

We reimagined our client's business - turning a point of pain into a positive opportunity. Today, Tili is a digital platform on which 20,000 people manage their home moves proactively every month with over 80% platform engagement and 1 in 5 users buying more than one product.

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KSL Capital

Village Hotels

Over nearly fifteen years we’ve been consistently proactive and imaginative in our contribution to the growing business, addressing challenges and exploiting opportunities.

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Pollen Street Capital and BC Partners

Shawbrook Bank

Applying our full-service offering, we helped define a unique position and personality for this small, specialist independent bank, transforming the brand and its communications strategy.

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KSL Capital


We’ve worked with stylish hotel brand Malmaison for over seven years, using integration to combat the rise of online travel agents and building a website that genuinely reflects the brand.

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EMK Capital

Digital Due Diligence

We carried out a Digital Due Diligence on a New York based tech company for partners at EMK Capital. Diligence was carried out with remote systems access, video interviews and desk research.

Cairngorm Capital

Digitising healthcare logistics

Removing friction, reducing cost, resolving data limitations and facilitating entry into adjacent sectors and accessing more of the ‘customer purse’.

Limerston Capital

Digital Transformation in HR

Replacing legacy systems with a fit-for-purpose ‘Workflow Engine’ and future-proofed platforms for an outsourced HR business based in the UK.

Clients in the PE sector.


As well as supporting global brands, Equator has significant strength and a solid track-record in the Private Equity arena. Here is just a sample of the houses and portfolio businesses we have worked with.

Thought leadership, analysis and innovative thinking

Private Equity Reports and Webinars

Private Equity Webinar - August 20, 2020

Are you, your target companies and portfolio businesses ready to take on tomorrow?

We discuss emerging themes pre-deal, post-deal and as companies get ready for exit. Hosted by Chris Gauld, digital transformation strategy advisor and award-winning entrepreneur helping high growth PE-backed businesses achieve scale and deliver diversification and digitisation.

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