Our three businesses
Over the course of a quarter of a century, Doughty Hanson has established a strong track record of buying and developing market-leading businesses. We have built on the close relationships we enjoy with the owners of, and advisers to, family businesses and industrial operations throughout Europe. Working alongside management, we have helped many companies grow into successful international organisations.
We focus on majority ownership and control of businesses at the upper end of the European middle market with enterprise values between €250m – €1bn.
Many of the companies we have acquired are now listed on major stock exchanges; others have become divisions of larger global companies. We work in close partnership with management, developing shared strategic goals and providing detailed support through the value enhancement initiatives that we undertake.
Doughty Hanson established its first Real Estate fund in 1999 and has since become one of Europe’s leading opportunistic property investors and developers. We are active in the office, retail and logistics sectors. Our investments range from the acquisition of existing single assets and portfolios to complex, ground–up developments and urban regeneration projects.
We maintain a pan-European presence with offices in each of the key markets in which we operate. We work actively with local owners, developers and investors to manage each stage of the development process. This approach allows us to provide the highest-quality assets to meet the needs of both occupants and owners alike.
Doughty Hanson is a leading investor in European technology companies. We invest in exceptional entrepreneurs and management teams that have the passion, commitment and vision to conceive great ideas and build global businesses. Our investment strategy targets companies that develop sophisticated and proprietary technologies and focuses on three industry sectors: internet software, mobile communications and clean energy technology.
Typically, we lead investments in technology start-ups and continue our commitment and support throughout the growth cycle of a successful business. Our financial support and proven expertise in strategy development, customer acquisition and international expansion planning help create meaningful value for the companies we back.