42. Altitude Partners

  • Altitude Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm headquartered in Southampton, Hampshire, founded by Jonathan Simm and Simon White.
  • Altitude Partners is a specialist in capital investment and strategic support to help businesses and their management.
  • Altitude provide focussed equity investment, supporting ambitious regional business owners with up to £4m of equity for growth, shareholder restructuring or buyout.




About Altitude Partners


Within the UK there are very few sources of sub £4m active equity finance for businesses requiring both funding and business growth expertise. Altitude Partners is uniquely placed in this gap. The firm typically invests up to between £1 to £4 million to support growth, shareholder restructuring, and buyouts in companies with turnovers between £2 and £20 million. The target investment period of Altitude Partners is between 3-5 years.Without the need to focus upon particular sectors, Altitude aims to work with likeminded business leaders.

Based out of Southampton, Altitude want to work with companies that show potential and vision in all sectors, and with business owners possessing a strong drive to move a business forward. They view the companies they invest in as their partners, and their role is to support their plans.

Altitude’s funds are managed by a small team of highly experienced business people who provide a value that goes far beyond money. The combination of knowledge, contacts, advice, and active support that comes with such investment provides a clear focus on delivering the management team’s vision. Altitude provide qualifying high net worth individuals and invested partners with a direct route to invest in a professionally managed portfolio of trading companies. Investment targeting is clear, and the objectives of the investors, management shareholders and Altitude Partners is fully aligned throughout.

Altitude Partners Portfolio


Altitude Partners has made a total of 5 investments since its foundation in 2009. Their most recent investment was on October 20, 2020, when V2food, a plant-based meat company that produces legume-based meat alternatives, raised A$77M in a Series B funding round.

Altitude Partners has had 3 exits. Altitude Partners’s most notable exits include Gradwell, a UK-based internet and communication service provider for small and medium sized businesses, Moortec Semiconductor, a a complete PVT Subsystem which also includes a sophisticated PVT-Controller with AMBA APB interfacing, and The Care Division Ltd, who provides domiciliary care and support services to adults and children.

On May 28, 2014, Altitude Partners acquired James Tobias Ltd, a furniture company based in Bridgwater, Somerset.

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