GEV Group

Renewable Energy Services

Deal Type
Realisation

Initial Investment
October 2015

Sector
Industrials & Engineering

Fund
Private Equity
Growth

Status
Realised

In July 2019 Maven exited from GEV generating a 2.7x return for investors. GEV comprises of three main divisions which operate across multiple markets and global locations; GEV Wind Power, Subsea Masters and GEV Offshore. The Group’s largest entity, GEV Wind Power, is one of Europe’s leading wind turbine blade inspection and repair specialists. Based in Hull, it has established key relationships with wind farm owners and the World’s leading wind turbine manufacturers. 

In 2015 Maven invested £5.4 million to support the MBO of GEV and appointed Ron Smith, a former senior Siemens board member as Chairman of the new Group. During the period of Maven’s investment, GEV also made the strategic decision to enter the US market and have since successfully established a foothold in North America.

GEV Group

The sale of the GEV Group is a great return for our investors. The growth of the Group since the MBO is testament to both the quality of the business and its senior management team. We are proud of how we have supported the Directors to execute their strategy that has significantly expanded its global footprint and improved its service capability and market reputation.

Andrew Ferguson, Partner at Maven

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