Bay Tree Private Equity make inaugural investment

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Bay Tree Private Equity make inaugural investment 14th January 2019
Bay Tree Press Releases

London: 14th January 2019

Bay Tree Private Equity are delighted to announce our inaugural investment in backing the MBO of Prime Light Electrical Limited, which is the UK’s leading distributor of specialist high calibre components to the lighting industry and other markets including the transportation and catering sectors.

Founder Michael Cole will remain with the business as Executive Chairman, with day to day operations passing to MD Sean Hounslow and Finance Director Miran Khesro.

Mr Cole commented “I’m very proud of the business I started nearly 30 years ago, so I am delighted that my senior team, backed by Bay Tree will now embark on its next phase of growth. We have enjoyed working with Bay Tree Partners during the transaction process and are confident they are a strong cultural fit with our business. We look forward to growing Prime Light further with the help and expertise of the full Bay Tree team over the coming years.”

Bay Tree Partner Ed Cottrell said “we are delighted to be backing Sean & Miran and look forward to helping them with the execution of their exciting growth plan.

Bay Tree Partner Tony Wheble added “Michael Cole and his team have built a high quality business with a blue chip client and supplier base, with a reputation for exceptionally high levels of service delivery.

We believe that the rapid movement towards “Smart Buildings” & “Smart Cities” is a fabulous opportunity for Prime Light, especially with its expert knowledge of the Smart lighting markets and its provision of products and services to this fast growth area.”


Bay Tree invest in privately owned UK businesses with profits between £1m – £5m and are backed by a single source of institutional funding.

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Bay Tree Private Equity LLP (FRN 788586, Partnership No. OC418686) is an appointed representative of MJ Hudson Advisers Limited (FRN 692447), which is authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority. MJ Hudson Advisers Limited acts as the Principal Firm to Appointed Representatives. Registered address Bay Tree Private Equity LLP, c/o Sanders, 1 Bickenhall Mansion, Bickenhall Street, London, W1U 6BP (please note this is not an office address)