Advising Palatine on investment into Inclusive Employers
We advised Palatine on its first investment from its Impact Fund II when it acquired a significant stake in Inclusive Employers, the UK’s first and leading membership organisation focused on creating inclusive workplaces.
Inclusive Employers works with more than 500 major businesses, organisations and sporting associations, providing consultancy, training, advice and learning resources through a scalable membership model to help create workplaces where all employees are valued and can contribute fully to their success. Inclusive Employers also founded and organises ‘National Inclusion Week’. 4,000 businesses participated in this year’s week-long programme of events dedicated to celebrating inclusion and taking action to create inclusive workplaces.
Working with Palatine’s Impact team, Inclusive Employers will look to accelerate its strong recent membership growth, by scaling its teams, investing in its business development capability and building on its programme of materials, training, consultancy and events.
The investment is the first from Palatine’s Impact Fund II, which invests up to £30m in companies that are creating social or environmental change and tackling some of the biggest issues in society.
Partner and corporate unit head Beth Mather led on the deal, supported by Will Bowler, Alison Davidson-Cox and Chris Jones and Helen Webster.
Beth commented: “We are thrilled to have advised long-standing client, Palatine, on its first investment from the new Impact Fund II. With Palatine’s backing, I very much hope that Inclusive Employers will continue its strong growth trajectory and support even more companies to create more inclusive workplaces.”
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