Hill & Smith PLC - Portfolio Management
Inorganic growth

Portfolio Management

We take an active approach to portfolio management with the intention of improving the quality of the group with each iteration, ensuring that all of our portfolio businesses are backed by strong long-term growth drivers and meet our purpose.

Having identified high-quality potential acquisitions, we assess them against multiple criteria to determine whether they can meet our ambitions.

We buy businesses with a view to delivering superior organic growth in the medium to long term. Post acquisition, we partner with leadership to realise the shared ambitions and transition a small high-quality business into a bigger, higher quality business. We buy businesses to build on the Founder’s legacy.

Our current portfolio of businesses is periodically reviewed against the same criteria that we use to review acquisitions. We dispose of businesses that either do not fit the Group’s strategy or are not capable of contributing to the Group’s growth ambitions within a reasonable timeframe. Wherever possible we protect our employee’s jobs and ensure that the business goes to a good home.