Rockpool Investments LLP

Rockpool Investments LLP has supported the management buy-out of Chippenham based Expolink Group. The transaction is Rockpool’s 12th investment completed so far in 2016 and takes the total amount invested since 2013 to £220m.

Expolink provides outsourced whistleblowing and contact centre services to over 500 customers. It was established in 1995 by David and Jackie Crook and currently employs 230 people. The company has grown strongly over recent years and is set to continue to do so on the back of continued demand for whistleblowing services. Whistleblowing is likely
to become increasingly important for companies due to increasing regulation and in response to corporate scandals which have been damaging to stakeholder value.

The existing management team remains unchanged as Dominic Mehta stays on as Managing Director along with Finance Director Kate Hewitt, while John Wilson is appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Nick Bacon is appointed Chairman.

Expolink’s mission is to enable every organisation to build an open, ethical culture for the benefit of its employees, customers, partners and wider community. They provide what they believe to be the widest range of reporting options on the market, meaning those who speak up can choose a channel that’s most comfortable for them with around-the-clock reporting options. The service is designed around the end user to offer accessibility, confidence and security.

Rockpool is an independent investment firm dedicated to creating direct private company investment opportunities for individuals, offering a transparent and flexible route to invest in private companies with clear visibility on where and when investors’ money is invested. Unlike traditional funds, they don’t charge investors any fees.

Anthony Francis, Investment Director at Rockpool said:
“Flexible, responsive and commercial. The Wilson TS team delivered a great product and service, and added genuine value to the deal process.”

Dan James, Head of Transaction Services at Wilson Partners added:
“As we continue to grow our brand and market presence we were delighted to partner with Rockpool on this deal and start to build a relationship with them. They are very proactive and pragmatic investors and we look forward to doing more with them in the future. In Expolink they have invested in a well-run business that has positioned itself to deliver future growth supported by incoming management expertise.”

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TS provider to Rockpool on its investment to support the MBO of Expolink Group

Flexible, responsive and commercial. The Wilson TS team delivered a great product and service, and added genuine value to the deal process

Anthony Francis, Investment Director,
Rockpool Investments LLP