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Third Bridge

Status
Realised
Country
United Kingdom
Strategy
Small Cap
Entry
Aug-17
Exit
Feb-21
Fund
IK SC I

Leading global expert sourcing network and data provider for investment research

At the time of exiting, Third Bridge was a fast-growing primary research provider with a global footprint. The company provided its clients with unique insights into companies and markets through access to industry experts and market research. By leveraging its internal expert base and utilising its research analysts, Third Bridge could identify the most appropriate experts based on the client needs.

A minority stake of Third Bridge was acquired by IK Partners from the Founders and Beringea in August 2017, via the IK SC I Fund. In February 2021, Astorg acquired IK’s stake in the company.

Our Value Creation Strategy

During our ownership, we worked alongside the management team to:

  • Reinforce the presence of Third Bridge in high-growth European and Asian markets;
  • Gain market share in the US;
  • Improve margins through operational leverage; and
  • Develop new offers based on proprietary content to address the equity research opportunity.