Omni Equity Partners LLC (“Omni Equity”) has bought a minority stake in Brightstar, the award winning specialist lending experts. Omni Equity is a private investment vehicle operated by Omni Partners, a multimillion dollar alternatives investment manager. A partner of Omni Partners will join Brightstar’s leadership team as a non-executive director and representative of Omni Equity.
Brightstar commenced trading in January 2011 with Rob Jupp, Bradley Moore and Kit Thompson at the helm and in four and half years has grown to a team of 40, originating circa. £1billion of specialist debt. They have become renowned for the quality of their relationships based on the support provided to intermediaries endorsed with19 national awards since 2012.
Rob Jupp, CEO of Brightstar says, “As a trailblazing business it’s crucial that we partner with the right pedigree of investor and we are genuinely delighted to have Omni Equity Partners working with us. We know they will help our business achieve even greater heights and keep Brightstar at the cutting edge of the UK specialist lending market.”
A spokesperson at Omni Partners, says “As a global business we continue to identify niche investment opportunities supporting businesses recognized as leaders in their fields. Our investment in Brightstar adds to similar, recent investments we have made across fast moving, entrepreneurial businesses in growing sectors.
“The UK specialist market has got real momentum and Brightstar is well positioned in a range of growth markets. We have been impressed with the quality of Brightstar’s intermediary relationships and we look forward to working with Rob and his management team to help shape future opportunities supporting the next phase of company growth.”