The Hg Portfolio Team: How we create value

One of Hg’s biggest strengths is our Portfolio Team. As a sector-focused investor, Hg invests in specialist in‑house operators with vast knowledge and expertise in running different functions within software and services businesses. This means that the quality of Hg’s sharing of know-how and experience makes us stand out as an investor.

Hg’s strategic support teams – creating value in our portfolio companies with strategy, experience and expertise:

We work collaboratively with our portfolio businesses to nurture and stretch the people and the operations to achieve their growth ambitions.

Following each investment, our Portfolio Team works with the management of our businesses to focus on a set of operational levers which are key to performance in an ‘Hg sweet spot’ business model: growth, transformation, technology, cyber security, data analytics, ESG and talent.

For each of these levers, the Portfolio Team has the experience and deep knowledge of best practice to help drive value creation in collaboration with management. By providing both strategic and practical support to management teams, as well as facilitating the active collaboration of teams across sectors and geographies, we aim to create maximum value for shareholders.

A key part of our support to portfolio companies is to enable collaboration and sharing of best practices across the Hg family. In 2020/21, we offered portfolio companies a full end to end digital engagement experience, hosting virtual events and facilitating an increase in activity on the Hg online collaboration platform – Hive. In total we hosted over 56 online events, attended by over 1,500 portfolio company executives.