INVESTMENT YEAR
2019
SECTOR
Technology
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Data delivery network

FluidOne provides a range of quality data connectivity services to UK businesses across the construction, hospitality, hotels, professional services and retail sectors. The business helps its diverse and loyal customer base to securely connect any device to business-related data and applications through its unique, integrated technology platform.

The business is managed by CEO Russell Horton, CFO Hemant Patel and COO Chris Rogers (a co-founder of FluidOne) and has demonstrated strong financial growth since its inception in 2006. FluidOne has ambitious targets for the coming years, aiming to be the best quality data connectivity provider to UK businesses.

The market for network connectivity across IOT, Cloud and Mobile is a fragmented and growing one. As companies across all sectors recognise the need for digital transformation, we see multiple opportunities for FluidOne to gain market share, not least as the fibre optic broadband network continues to roll-out across the UK.

The company’s unique platform is both well-invested and scalable meaning the business is on track for both organic and acquisitive growth. Our investment will support FluidOne in the significant opportunities it has identified for cross-selling, targeted sales, marketing campaigns and new product development. In November 2019 the business announced its agreement on a material new debt facility with a leading bank. FluidOne is building a strong M&A pipeline in a growing market that is poised for consolidation.

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FluidOne timeline

2006 FluidOne founded
2018 Launches 'Platform One', an aggregated UK broadband and mobile platform
2018 Launches on-demand Ethernet service
2018 Launches Secure SD-WAN solution
2018 Launches G.FAST, an ultrafast FTTC enhancement
2019 Livingbridge invests
2019 Ranks 32nd in the Best Companies to Work For in London
2019 Achieves Investors in People silver accreditation
2019 CEO recognised in CEO Today United Kingdom Awards 2019