March 25, 2021
GCA Altium advises Bridewell Consulting on its investment from Growth Capital Partners
GCA Altium acted as exclusive advisor to the shareholders of Bridewell Consulting, one of the UK’s largest independent providers of end-to-end cyber security services, on securing investment from Growth Capital Partners (GCP), an independent private equity company specialising in partnership investments with UK growth companies.
Established in 2013, Bridewell Consulting is one of the fastest growing, privately-owned, UK cyber security companies, with 75% year-on-year revenue growth since FY18. Headquartered in Reading, UK, the company has supported over 100 clients in the last 12 months alone in industries including critical national infrastructure, financial services and central government. This successful track record is supported by a team of over 80 employees, with plans to double this figure by 2022.
The investment from GCP, which sees the private equity firm take a minority stake in the business, forms part of a wider five-year growth strategy for Bridewell. The funding will enable Bridewell to continue to scale at pace in the UK and Europe and facilitate a wider expansion in North America and Asia. Bridewell will also use the capital to accelerate its leading end-to-end cyber security and managed security services, in particular the expansion of its Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service and its Security Operations Centre (SOC).
Anthony Young, Co-CEO of Bridewell Consulting commented: “Finding the right advisors to help us through this process was extremely important to us, we have been delighted with the success of our appointment of GCA Altium. They supported us brilliantly throughout every stage of this process and I am delighted that all of their detailed planning, hard work and support enabled us to identify a great partner in GCP who will help us to execute on our exciting strategy for the future.”
Adrian Reed, Managing Director at GCA Altium, added: “It has been an absolute pleasure working with Anthony, Scott and the wider team at Bridewell. Bridewell has grown tremendously over the last few years underpinned by its customer-centric approach and service excellence. We look forward to watching the business continue to flourish alongside its new partner, GCP.”
This transaction marks the 60th technology-related deal in the past 12 months for GCA Altium.