at a glance

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OFFICE
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4
REGIONS
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41
INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS
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21
PARTNERS
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12+
CURRENT PORTFOLIO COMPANIES
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€19bn+
PROCEEDS RETURNED
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€4bn+
CURRENT AUM
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75
TEAM MEMBERS

our heritage

A performance-driven pioneer of the leveraged buyout industry in Europe

  • 1934

    1st investor in unquoted securities in UK

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  • 1973

    1st Investor in Europe from UK

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  • 1976

    Charterhouse starts to invest 3rd party capital

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  • 1982

    1st Charterhouse leveraged buyout transaction. Beginning of the UK leveraged buyout industry

  • 1994

    Charterhouse Capital Partners V raised at £338m

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  • 1997

    Charterhouse Capital Partners VI raised at £800m

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  • 1999

    Charterhouse Capital Partners VIA raised at £345m

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  • 2001

    Buyout from HSBC: Charterhouse becomes an employee-owned independent firm

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  • 2002

    Charterhouse Capital Partners VII raised at €2.7bn

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  • 2006

    Charterhouse Capital Partners VIII raised at €4.0bn

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  • 2009

    Charterhouse Capital Partners IX raised at €4.0bn

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  • 2016

    Charterhouse Capital Partners X raised at €2.3bn

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  • 2021

    Connect, Collaborate, Change

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investment strategy

Committed to European mid-market buyouts: 4 regions, 4 sectors, 4 investment criteria

Lead investor in European mid-market private equity investments
€200m - €1.5bn Target transaction size
Target regions

UK & Ireland

France

Northern Europe

Southern Europe

our commitment to best practices

Holistic approach to ESG throughout the investment cycle

We are committed to integrating responsible investment principles into our daily operations and investment process, having been a signatory of the PRI since 2013.  We incorporate the robust management of environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) opportunities and risks throughout everything we do and we recognise the long-term benefits that this brings for our investors and wider society.

Our 2019 ESG Review provides insight into the way we integrate ESG in our daily operations as well as our investment and ownership processes.

Charterhouse has been a PRI signatory since 2013, and received a PRI rating of A+ for private equity in 2020. Furthermore, Charterhouse is a sponsor of Level 20, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving gender diversity in the European private equity industry.
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ESG Committee