NorthEdge launches exclusive community platform for portfolio companies
Mid-market private equity firm NorthEdge has launched a dedicated app to facilitate collaboration and encourage networking amongst its portfolio companies.
The platform, Nexus, will be a central hub of information and has been designed to give NorthEdge’s portfolio company teams a forum to collaborate, communicate and share best practice approaches on building successful businesses. The app will also provide access to NorthEdge’s wider network of experts and operating partners.
Nexus, named after the important connection between the parts of a system or a group of things, will also host easy-to-access information and insight produced by experts on topics such as building a strategic pricing strategy, how to use technology to grow your business and how to create people plans that empower and engage teams.
NorthEdge says that not being able to connect physically as often as they would typically, as a result of a year in lockdown, encouraged the private equity firm to turn to technology and build a platform that would encourage and facilitate collaboration at all times.
NorthEdge’s portfolio comprises 22 businesses, with over 6500 people employees.
Lucie Mills, Head of Business Transformation at NorthEdge, says: “One of the key benefits of being part of the NorthEdge portfolio is the knowledge sharing that our businesses support each other with every day, as well as the access they have to our wider network for further support, capacity and idea generation. Building a dedicated platform has allowed us to combine all of these benefits into one, easy-to-use app.
“We have a really diverse portfolio of companies operating in a wide range of sectors. While every business is unique, the challenges of building a company are often very similar. We want to help leverage the combined experiences we have across the portfolio – to learn from them and ultimately build better businesses together.”
The platform is available exclusively to NorthEdge’s portfolio and will be regularly updated with content, new users from across the portfolio and NorthEdge’s growing network of experts.