About Us

Cliffe Holdings is a privately-owned investment company based in the UK, focused on helping the owners of privately held businesses to sell their companies and move on to the next phase of their lives.

We aim to achieve that on a “win-win” basis – with the best value for you as the seller and a fair deal for us as the acquirer.

Cliffe Holdings doesn’t work on turnaround or distressed deals, instead, we focus on good, solid profitable companies where the owners have a compelling reason to leave.  The typical reasons we find include:

  • You are worn out and tired with the stresses and strains of running a private company and have fallen out of love with running your business.

  • You may be ready to retire (or should have a while ago) but can’t find someone to pass the business onto or sell to.

  • You are facing a sudden life event that has created the urgent need for you to sell (perhaps illness or bereavement).

No-one to sell to?

It’s not easy to sell a privately held business.  Often owners take them as far your skill set – or desire – can allow and perhaps you know the business is underperforming or not reaching its full potential.  You realise that you lack all of the skills and knowledge needed to be able to drive the business forward.  It might be lack of funding, or in most cases lack of management, structure and organisation.

Cliffe Holdings combines:

  • The expertise, adequate capital and financing, and the ability to get deals done quickly in the right circumstances.

  • A strong team and supporting network of business improvement and growth experts with successful track records.

What we do

Our own business activities centers on building services, construction project management and property development.

Cliffe Holdings was established with a commitment to generating long term growth through acquisition and the consolidation of companies.

Our business is run by experienced business owners and entrepreneurs who understand in depth what it takes to own and operate successful businesses and how hard it can be.  We operate in and understand the world of the owner managed business.  We are plain speaking but with the knowledge, understanding and experience in our team of acquiring other owner managed businesses.

​Above all else we are committed to ethical, win-win deal making to help you to exit your business with value, rather than just close the doors.

​Sectors of Interest

We are mainly interested in acquiring businesses operating in the following sectors:

  • Building services & FM

  • Haulage & distribution

  • IT & Telecoms

  • Environmental services

  • Manufacturing (B2B)

  • Support businesses

  • Sports

  • Medical support services

  • Health and nutrition

  • Printing