Helping businesses grow

We work in partnership with founders and management teams to unlock the potential in their businesses. The funds managed by Puma Investments are currently invested into 19 companies, accounting for over £85 million of invested capital.

Recent investment

Dymag

Dymag is a pioneering designer and manufacturer of carbon hybrid automotive wheels, with a heritage stretching back to 1974. In 2018 we deployed £3.6 million to fuel the company’s global growth plans, accelerate development of its product pipelines and bring further innovation to its manufacturing processes. Dymag aims to become the global leader in this niche market.

INVESTMENT AMOUNT

£3.6 million

SECTOR

Automotive

LOCATION

Wiltshire

A selection of portfolio companies

Applebarn Nurseries

Applebarn Nurseries is a childcare business operating under the brand Back to the Garden Childcare. In 2017, we deployed £2.3 million to fund the launch of a new 120-place day nursery in South Manchester. Run by an experienced management team, Applebarn also benefits from being part of McGoff, a multi-faceted, UK-based group of family-owned businesses.

INVESTMENT AMOUNT

£2.3 million

SECTOR

Childcare

LOCATION

Manchester

Brewhouse And Kitchen

Brewhouse & Kitchen

Brewhouse & Kitchen is an award-winning pub and casual dining brand with on-site breweries in each of its units. We first arranged an investment into Brewhouse & Kitchen in 2012 and have since supported the brand with multiple funding rounds, taking total investment to around £22.5 million. In 2018, the company won Multi-Site Pub Operator of the Year at the Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards.

INVESTMENT AMOUNT

£22.5 million

SECTOR

Pubs & Restaurants

LOCATION

Across England

Capital Karts

Capital Karts delivers a best-of-breed indoor go-karting experience with the longest indoor track in the UK. In 2018, we deployed £1.2 million to help boost the brand’s offering and meet growing demand for destination indoor leisure facilities. The award-winning company used this investment to add a go-karting mezzanine level, a state-of-the-art trampoline park and an enhanced food-and-beverage experience.

INVESTMENT AMOUNT

£1.2 million

SECTOR

Leisure

LOCATION

London

The Derby Company

Derby Pub Company

Derby is a Midlands-based pub group. The company’s portfolio comprises destination food-led pubs and community-focussed, beverage-led pubs. We have supported the pub group by arranging investments totalling £6.2 million over a number of funding rounds.

INVESTMENT AMOUNT

£6.2 million

SECTOR

Pubs & Restaurants

LOCATION

Midlands

Le Col

Le Col is a leading British cycling brand founded by ex-professional cyclist Yanto Barker in 2011. Using the latest technology, Le Col brings high-performance cycling kit to consumers with a quality formerly reserved for professionals. In 2018, we deployed £2.35 million to support Le Col’s growth plans. The company’s expansion means it now exports to 50 companies worldwide from its own factory in Italy.

INVESTMENT AMOUNT

£2.35 million

SECTOR

Sports apparel

LOCATION

London

Mini Rainbows

Mini Rainbows is the owner and operator of childcare nurseries in Scotland. Since 2015, we have deployed £5 million to help the business develop a cluster of private nurseries under one brand. Mini Rainbows nurseries enjoy an excellent reputation in their local communities, with one shortlisted for the Nursery Manager Award at the 2018 Scottish Nursery Awards.

INVESTMENT AMOUNT

£5 million

SECTOR

Childcare

LOCATION

Edinburgh and Glasgow

NRG

NRG is a gym and wellness business designed for people seeking superior quality at competitive rates. Aimed at price-sensitive millennials with a serious interest in fitness, it provides 24-hour gyms with a range of high-quality equipment and classes. In 2018, we deployed £5 million into NRG. Following profitable trade at its two existing locations, the company is seeking further sites to expand its offer.

INVESTMENT AMOUNT

£5 million

SECTOR

Gyms

LOCATION

Southern England

Pure Cremation

Pure Cremation provides direct cremations, allowing mourners to concentrate on a celebration of life without the need to gather at a crematorium. Since its creation in 2015, the business has achieved impressive growth in a sector poised for rapid expansion. We have deployed £7.35 million over two funding rounds to help the company expand its business and meet growing demand. Pure Cremation is presently the UK’s leading provider of direct cremations.

INVESTMENT AMOUNT

£7.35 million

SECTOR

End of life services

LOCATION

Andover

Rosebourne

Rosebourne is a contemporary garden centre business that stocks plants, gifts and homewares while serving fresh, locally sourced produce at its restaurants and food halls. We first deployed funds into the business in 2016 and we have since supported the brand with multiple funding rounds totalling £6.7 million. In 2017 Rosebourne won New Business of the Year at the Test Valley Business Awards.

INVESTMENT AMOUNT

£6.7 million

SECTOR

Retail

LOCATION

Andover and Reading