In 2018 we celebrated our 50th anniversary.

We've learnt a lot over the last 50 years but our values of honesty, humility and excellence have endured.

1968

Established as a business within Midland Bank – Midland Montagu Industrial Finance to provide risk capital to small, British businesses

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1982

Became part of Samuel Montagu following Midland Bank’s takeover of the merchant bank. Specialised in Management Buyouts

1992

Midland taken over by HSBC, Montagu became HSBC Private Equity investing in mid-sized European buyouts

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1994

HSBC Private Equity Partnership Scheme – first external capital investments

2002

Montagu II raised at £1.2 billion – first formal fund arrangement

2003

Management Buyout from HSBC, reviving the Montagu name

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2006

Montagu III raised at €2.3 billion

2007

Bolstered our operational capabilities establishing Full Potential Partners

2011

Montagu IV raised at €2.5 billion

2013

Bought out HSBC’s remaining 20% stake becoming completely owned by our partners

2015

Montagu V raised at €2.75bn

2018

Celebrated our 50th birthday

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2019

Created our Insights team, focussed on portfolio data analytics

Today

We Partner with high-quality businesses in stable and growing markets that provide products or services that would be ‘badly missed’ by their customers.