Initial investment: 17/06/2019
Sector: Financial Services
Fund: Buyout Fund III
- Supported the team with five acquisitions to date expanding Suntera’s global footprint and service offering.
- Helped to develop a global sales function to deliver a consistent approach across seven jurisdictions, generating significant uplift in new business.
- Built new service line capabilities to drive organic growth in strategic services.
- Introduced a chairman and non-executive director with extensive sector experience, along with significant investment in the senior executive team.
- Supported the team with the rollout of a new ERP system across seven geographies, delivering operational efficiencies and a scalable platform.
Suntera is a business with a visionary leadership team, an entrepreneurial culture, and strong fundamentals. We believe it has huge potential both in its traditional markets and its emerging service offerings which management are looking to broaden further. The investment builds on our expertise in the financial and professional services sector, and with further acquisitions planned in what remains a highly fragmented global market.
David Hudson – Group CEO Suntera
David has been with Suntera since 2005, during which time he has been instrumental in the development and growth of both the core brand and multiple niche sectors across the business. Joining the group board in as Group Business Development Director, he became Group CEO in June 2019 after leading a management buyout from the founding directors. Leveraging a background in leadership and management consultancy, his strategic leadership style focuses on driving employee performance through engagement, communication and empowerment.
Palatine demonstrated a real interest in our business model and, more importantly, in myself and my colleagues. The backing we have secured allows us to further invest in our people, culture and brand and will facilitate a more aggressive growth strategy that harnesses the inherent skills and capabilities of our highly talented team.
CEO – Suntera Global