About Darwin

Derek Elliott and Kevin Street, both formerly of Permira, and Jonathan Kaye of CVC Capital Partners, founded Darwin in March 2007. The Founders have worked on over £10 billion of transactions including The A&A Group, Attenda, The AA, All3Media, Bromford Industries, Collins Stewart, Esendex, Euroffice, Homebase, IG Group, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Kwik-Fit, Maxinutrition, Plum, Travelodge and Whittan.


We invest in UK-based businesses worth up to £100 million, working in partnership with management teams to help them unlock the potential of their business.

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We are an experienced team of private equity professionals with a passion for what we do and a strong track record of success.

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Darwin closed its inaugural fund in August 2008 and has commitments from investors including Goldman Sachs, LGT Capital, Pantheon and RIT Capital Partners plc.

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