Our Story

As a private equity investor in high-growth UK and Northern European SMEs valued between £10m and £200m, we work with niche market leaders and challenger businesses – ones that can transform themselves and disrupt the market in which they operate.

Named after Tenzing Norgay, the Nepalese mountaineer who guided Sir Edmund Hillary in the first-ever ascent of Mount Everest, his story represents our drive to support our portfolio businesses in reaching the summit of their ambitions, each and every time.

We love supporting, inspiring and investing alongside high energy, high-performance management teams and know what it takes to be a real partner – because we’ve done it ourselves. We’ve run businesses on credit cards. We’ve lain awake on a Sunday night thinking about what’s next. We’ve had our frustrations and made mistakes, but we’ve also had our successes, and we would love to share all of that with you.

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Rather than put our names on the door, we named the firm Tenzing. Our aim was to sum up our ethos and build a memorable brand that entrepreneurs can relate to.”

Guy Gillon
Co-Founder & Joint Managing Partner of Tenzing

Through our portfolio, we’re excited to be:

  • Making buying and servicing a car a more transparent process
  • Deploying smart ticketing technologies across the UK’s public transport networks and keeping passengers safe through the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Helping the public leverage the work of the creative community without infringing on copyright
  • Providing the protection and awareness needed to stay on top of cyber threats
  • Ensuring millions of employees around the world get paid on time
  • Helping deliver the latest Hollywood blockbusters with the highest editing standards, and to international audiences in their own language and format
  • Streamlining compliance and regulatory complexities for the insurance industry

What we look for in our investments:

  • Tech software or tech-enabled services
  • An ambitious management team
  • Organic growth
  • High recurring revenue
  • B2B / mission-critical software and services

Your partner in private equity

From growth capital and acquisitions to tech development and finding new talent, that’s just some of what’s in our toolkit to take your business – and you as an entrepreneur – to the next level.