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We work in a variety of situations where capital is required, typically alongside management teams, providing hands-on financial and operational support.

 Investment About us

We specialise in dealing with businesses which are underperforming, non-core subsidiaries, retirement sales or which are distressed. We operate throughout the UK, Western Europe, Canada and Australia with a typical deal size (funds out) from £1m – £50m+ and are situation, rather than sector, specific.

Our team members come from a variety of backgrounds and provide expert financial and operational support, working alongside management teams to quickly improve performance.

We have proven capabilities in turnaround and restructuring to restore and develop enterprise value and have worked with many large national and multinational companies, their advisers and all major lenders.

Our flexible approach allows us to tailor a solution to each situation. As we are not a fund, we have no minimum or maximum holding period or approach constraints.

Undertaking our own due diligence and with minimal reliance on external parties in order to transact, we are used to transacting in accelerated time frames.

We are highly experienced in undertaking difficult corporate carve outs, quickly and seamlessly extracting non-core businesses with minimal disruption to parent companies.

We look for goal congruence with management teams and ensure that they share in our success.


No two deals are the same but some typical scenarios in which Hilco Capital invests include:

Acquisition of non-core businesses

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

Case studies:

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

Case studies:

Retirement sales or succession challenges

Acquisition of businesses where owners are approaching retirement and there is no obvious successor or additional support is required to ensure a smooth transition.

Case studies:

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Investment to facilitate options or a transaction

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

Case studies:

Turnaround investment

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

Case studies:

  • Habitat 

Accelerated disposal/acquisition out of insolvency

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

Case studies:

Refinancing or non-performing loan acquisition

Refinancing debt or acquiring loan positions in underperforming businesses from lenders seeking an exit.

Case studies:

Kraus site RT

Innovative distressed funding

Provision of short term funding to enable a business to continue to trade while longer term solutions are put in place through bridging finance, DIP financing, provision of consignment inventory or underwriting a minimum recovery value.

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Hilco Capital’s team is made up of individuals from a unique range of financial and operational backgrounds.Investment Expertise

Financial team

Our in-house financial team comprises senior professionals with expertise including:

  • Financial turnaround and restructuring
  • Financial modelling
  • Deal structuring
  • Tax

Operations team

Over 100 professionals, many in-house, with industry experience and expertise in:

  • Retail and wholesale operations
  • Manufacturing and industrial operations
  • Business process improvement
  • Merchandising, IT and logistics
  • Property management
  • Profit recovery