Established in 2004 by successful businessmen, Andy Hinton and Nick Wyatt, Ailsa3 is a small venture capital organisation with a real difference. As well as offering investments of up to £3Million, the company specialises in helping businesses that are also seeking management expertise. With an impressive track record, including the sale of their own business, White Rose Environmental (WRE), Andy and Nick are able to provide crucial advice and support.
Based in Leeds, the fund is available for UK-wide opportunities in sectors including industrial services, environmental and business-to-business. Prime target areas include outright purchase or a strategic stake in a business, MBI/MBO and owner exits or established firms looking for growth or re-focus.
Operating on a relatively small scale and utilising private funds, Ailsa3 has a refreshingly open-minded approach without the usual venture capital trappings of overhead and bureaucracy. Andy and Nick are able to offer flexible investment arrangements without the limits of traditional short-term exit strategy, and also bring the strength of their invaluable business expertise to their investment portfolio.