Taylor Hopkinson

TYPEMBO / Growth Capital

DATEJune 2017

SECTORStaffing and Recruiting / Business Services

Longacre partners with ambitious management teams to help them grow their businesses through strategic guidance, growth capital or add-on acquisitions.

The business

Taylor Hopkinson is a fast-growing recruitment industry focused exclusively on the global renewable energy industry, providing both permanent and contract staff to a wide range of blue-chip customers across the entire value chain from project financing to offshore construction and maintenance.

Transaction Challenges:

  • Taylor Hopkinson was growing rapidly and its young and ambitious management team wanted strategic guidance to fully capitalise on the opportunities
  • The company’s systems and infrastructure required an upgrade to cope with continued rapid international expansion
  • The founding shareholders wanted to de-risk and cash out some of their investment after eight years of “boot-strapped” growth

Longacre Approach:

  • Longacre introduced an experienced chairman Stewart Cantley, who previously led the global expansion of a staffing and recruitment business as CEO
  • We provided liquidity to the founding team and supplied a growth capital facility
  • We worked with an experienced CFO to upgrade the company’s financial systems


Development since acquisition

Rapid growth continues on a more stable platform of robust systems and processes

Revenues up >50% since the transaction

Taylor Hopkinson continues to consolidate its reputation as the premier recruitment partner for global renewable energy companies