Hamilton Bradshaw

Find out more about former Dragon James Caan’s private equity fund which has a primary focus on recruitment professionals...

Fund name: Hamilton Bradshaw
Investor category: Private equity
Based in: London
Website: http://hamiltonbradshaw.com/


Founded in 2003 by Dragons’ Den star James Caan, Hamilton Bradshaw is a private equity firm which primarily focuses on helping UK recruitment businesses, which is where Caan earned his stripes having started and sold both Alexander Mann and Humana International.

Investment criteria:

Said to be the UK’s “number one choice” of investor in the recruitment sector, Hamilton Bradshaw has an investment portfolio of more than 40 companies nationwide; largely in the recruitment industry. It generally invests between £500,000 to £3m seed and growth capital in businesses that already boast solid revenues and have unique selling points. It also has another investment arm under its Recruitment Entrepreneur venture opportunity.

Size of fund:

£300m estimated

Portfolio company:

Timothy James Consulting (TJC), a multi-million IT recruitment business, secured investment from Hamilton Bradshaw in 2011. Launched in 2003, the recruitment company planned to scale its revenues from £17m to £30m by 2013 and said the funding would enable it to achieve its ambitions. As part of the deal, the fund’s chief investment officer Deepak Jalan joined the company’s board.

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