In conversation with: Tomas Mesa, Co-founder Freed Foods

Tomas Mesa is Co-founder of London-based healthy snacking brand Freed Foods, which Panoramic backed in June 2019. Freed Foods operates across Europe and Tomas shares his unique insight into the challenges of Brexit and supply chains along with some of … Read the rest

Raising a Private Equity Fund

As Panoramic embark on raising their third Fund, Partner and co-founder of Panoramic, Malcolm Kpedekpo, provides his experience of starting and raising multiple institutional Private Equity Funds.  

Starting out

Prior to 2009 and starting Panoramic, I had no idea about … Read the rest

Photonic Solutions – A Year in the Life

Edinburgh based laser services specialist Photonic Solutions has seen increased demand, new staff hires, and new international partners onboarded in what has been a busy year for the company. Panoramic backed an Employee-Buy Out of the company in June 2017. … Read the rest

The Secondary Buy-out

Trade sales and IPO’s are well trodden exit paths for PE-backed businesses. Only occasionally do people speak about secondary PE as a viable next step, especially in the earlier ‘growth stage’ of the market where businesses still have plenty of … Read the rest

Panoramic Private Float


Panoramic Private Float provides owner managers with ‘cash and control’; cash to diversify their personal wealth, whilst retaining control to grow their business further.

Designed for those who are too young to retire and believe there is more to … Read the rest

Thoughts on Pod Point’s exit to EDF Energy

In February, Panoramic announced the sale of Fund 2 portfolio company Pod Point to French energy giant EDF. The exit marked one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure transactions to date and generated an exceptional return for Fund … Read the rest

Managing through adversity

The past few months have been extremely challenging on a personal and business level. Economic uncertainty remains high and decision making in these conditions is not easy. Supporting our portfolio has been our top priority. Utilising government intervention, managing H&S … Read the rest

In conversation with: Ken Roulston, Managing Director of CMI

Belfast-headquartered CMI is one of the UK’s leading IT managed services businesses. CMI creates IT strategies, manages IT systems, improves cyber security, and supports the IT departments of over 400 companies from its Belfast, London and Thames Valley offices. Panoramic … Read the rest

Buy & build investments

Panoramic provides a variety of transaction types for entrepreneurial businesses seeking funding. We invest in development capital, replacement capital and management buy in/buyouts, among others. Here we discuss ‘buy & build’ investment strategies, which have become increasingly ubiquitous in the … Read the rest

In conversation with: Sachin Vaish, Managing Director of Vaioni

What led to you establishing

I originally setup Vaioni because I did not know what else to do, but had an interest in technology. I was young at the time and thought, how hard can it be to set … Read the rest

On increasing market valuations

A crowded market poses challenges for Private Equity firms looking to secure good deals. A significant issue the industry currently faces is increased company valuations, and in this article, we explore some of the reasons why the sector is paying … Read the rest

The diversity challenge

Creating an environment that encourages and enables greater diversity is a priority for many sectors. A fairer playing field in terms of pay, more flexible working, and progressive recruitment strategies are positive steps that many are taking towards achieving a … Read the rest