Founded in 2014, Pareto has had a meteoric rise which most recently saw them showcased on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 in December 2020.

Funding Story:

We are delighted to have assisted Pareto Facilities Management, relationship-based facilities management company, with a £5m funding package to support a sponsor-backed MBO and provide working capital.

Pareto maintains some of the most progressive, innovative and productive workspaces in the UK. Their client portfolio includes commercial offices, public attractions, museums and universities.  Pareto has a reputation for being a positive disruptor within the facilities management sector and has one of the most progressive social value agendas within the sector.

The business was introduced to ThinCats by sponsor NVM, the established regional private equity investor, which was advised by Nigel Birkett of Sooner Advisory Services.

Andrew Hulbert, MD, Pareto Facilities Management: “We are thrilled to announce this deal which is the next major step for Pareto as an ambitious, driven and disruptive facilities service provider. This will not only enable us to further support our client base but also create significant opportunities for growth within our team members.

“The investment will enable Pareto to maintain its growth story and continue to disrupt the market. We have built the foundations of a great business model that we can now take to a much wider platform. I’m as excited as ever to lead this organization into this new era. Our mission is to continue to change the face of facilities management and demonstrate why innovative, progressive, social value lead organisations like ourselves are critical to UK plc.  Thanks to ThinCats, NVM and Sooner for their combined efforts in delivering this funding.”

Gary Nutley, Senior Director, Business Development, ThinCats: “Pareto’s completely bespoke approach is unusual in the industry, and one that is highly regarded by their clients. The team have some impressive plans for the future, and have shown a remarkable level of adaptation, perseverance and success despite the challenges posed by the global situation. It will be a pleasure to watch them continue to flourish.”

I would like to thank Gary and the ThinCats team who delivered on their promise of having a competitive debt package in place at completion. We were up against a challenging timetable and they delivered against their commitment. Pareto is a dynamic and energetic business with a highly engaged and differentiated workforce. Now, with the appropriate investment in place, Andrew and the team will be able to continue their quest in disrupting the FM sector.

David Rolfe, Partner, NVM Private Equity