Rockpool Investments, a private equity firm known for engaging with high-net-worth individuals and family offices, has recently entered into a partnership with 2i, a company specializing in quality engineering services that support public sector and blue-chip companies in their digital transformation initiatives. 2i, under the leadership of CEO Dave Kelly, has refocused on its strengths in quality assurance since 2016 and has seen a period of sustained high growth. Rockpool’s investment, led by Guy Nieuwenhuys and Will Beckett, aims to bolster 2i’s growth trajectory by providing the means to expand services and products organically and through bolt-on acquisitions. This strategy will potentially position 2i as a leading quality engineering firm in the UK. 2i’s team expressed enthusiasm for Rockpool’s expertise and supportive role in their next growth phase, with expectations to identify and leverage acquisition opportunities. Paul Winterflood from MKS Corporate Finance commended the partnership and foresaw a strengthened 2i with Rockpool’s backing. Advisor involvement in the deal included legal counsels Stephenson Harwood and Bird & Bird, financial and tax consultants Saffery and Moore Kingston Smith, a technology advisor Palladium Digital, organisational advisor Continuum, and tax structuring agent Claritas. Rockpool’s history of significant investments, totaling over £675m since its inception, and its strategy to invest equity and loan capital ranging from £5m to £15m in profitable UK businesses, set a foundation for potentially successful collaborations such as the one with 2i. This article details the recent funding partnership, the entities involved, and the intended use of funds for future growth, expansion, and acquisitions by 2i, under the auspices of Rockpool Investments.

Private Equity, Quality Engineering Services, Information Technology,United Kingdom

Rockpool Investments partners with 2i to target further growth organically and via acquisitions