The name Synova is derived from the Greek word for ‘partnership’ reflecting an approach that has been at our core since the beginning.

Our success in developing lifelong partnerships is evidenced by the quality of relationships we have built and maintained, with founders and their wider teams, as well as through the group of long-standing global blue-chip investors who have entrusted us to invest and manage their capital since 2007.

We are an innovative growth investor providing bespoke solutions for shareholders and management teams through buy-outs, buy-ins, and crystallisation events in both majority and minority transactions. We typically invest between £15m and £150m into companies valued between £20m and £250m in the UK, Ireland and continental Europe.

Synova manages in excess of £1.7bn of capital and is currently investing Synova V, a £875m fund raised in 2022 which incorporates ​, Synova’s £250m dedicated pool of capital for smaller growth companies.

Performance since our launch has generated higher returns for investors than any other UK private equity firm; which has been reflected in Synova being awarded ‘UK Private Equity House of the Year’ four out of the past six years.