In November 2014 Graphite Capital led the MBO of nGAGE, a specialist and diversified recruitment company.

nGAGE provides technical staff to a variety of specialist areas primarily in the UK’s public and private sectors. The group, which trades through a number of leading market facing brands, is positioned between larger generalist recruitment firms and specialist recruiters, providing a knowledge-led, tailored service, supported by a highly efficient central services platform.

Following Graphite’s investment, the group has been rebranded and restructured, to provide significantly greater sector focus and brand alignment.  The business has increased its number of recruitment consultants by over 100 since the buy-out and its managed services business has grown its spend under management by over 250%. Today, nGAGE’s international  business generates over 15% of the group’s net fee income, up from zero at the time of buyout.

Graphite has a highly successful track record of investing in human capital and recruitment businesses.  The company’s exposure to multiple sectors gives it an extremely large addressable market, both in the UK and internationally, an we continue to work with the management team to expand the business organically, through new office openings and by acquisition.