Special Situations Investment

Combining fast access to capital with financial and operational expertise

£ 1 m-
£ 10 m
Typical funds invested
£ 10 m-
£ 1 bn
Typical revenues
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Investments made
Sectors invested
Special Situations Investment

We invest in businesses with revenues between £10m and £1bn where there are opportunities to improve performance through the application of our financial and operational expertise.

Hilco’s team were engaged and collaborative partners throughout their period of ownership and their strong commitment to upholding Tilley’s brand values was instrumental in facilitating success after our founder’s retirement.
– Andrew Prendergast, CEO, Tilley

Our Team

Our team is made up of professionals from a unique range of financial and operational backgrounds.

Financial Team

Our in-house financial team is made up of senior professionals with industry-leading expertise in:

Operations Team

Our operations team consists of over 100 professionals, many in-house, with deep sector experience in:

Typical Transaction Types


Acquisition of divisions or entities which are underperforming, non-core, cash intensive or strategic exits.


Provision of funding, structuring advice, financial and operational support to an existing or incoming management team to acquire a business.

Retirement Sales

Acquisition of businesses where owners are approaching retirement and additional support is required to ensure a smooth transition.

Facilitate Options

Provision of funding, financial and operational support to help management teams rapidly understand the options for their business.

Accelerated M&A

Acquisitions made on an accelerated basis to minimise the impact of financial distress or insolvency.


Provision of funding together with financial and operational support to help deliver a step change in financial performance.

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Let’s connect and work together

If your business or a business in your portfolio is facing a current challenge, our team can provide a qualified perspective and experience-based guidance toward an optimised resolution.