Starn Group is a private equity-backed group of businesses focused on safety and delivering economic benefit to its customers.  It achieves this with a portfolio of technology-led products and services engineered to protect people working in hazardous environments including offshore and onshore oil and gas production facilities, shipping and other marine assets, chemical processing plants, distilleries and food production and processing factories, utilities and water treatment works.

These businesses include Safehouse Habitats and Sabre Safety Services.

The Starn Group and its subsidiary companies has been accredited by DNV GL and is found to conform to the Management System ISO 9001:2015/ ISO 14001:2015/ ISO 45001:2018 standards.

The Starn Group members work around the globe from regional hubs located in the UK, UAE, US, Australia and Malaysia as well as through various partners.

The private equity funds which own Starn Group are Energy Growth Momentum and Simmons Private Equity, both of which are focused on investments in the energy industry.

Energy Growth Momentum

Energy Growth Momentum are looking for scalable businesses in the early growth phase with meaningful organic and inorganic growth potential. Their focus is on the equipment and services segment in the energy sector. Within this segment, Energy Growth Momentum are looking for scalable businesses in the high growth phase that have meaningful organic and inorganic growth potential.  Energy Growth Momentum take pride in supporting management teams with long-term vision backed by an entrepreneurial spirit, strong convictions and ambitious growth plans. They are also flexible with our investment structures, taking into account the needs of the current owners and management teams – a true partnership.

Excessive debt may stifle fast-growing businesses. Energy Growth Momentum typically take a conservative approach towards capital structure for the business and focus more on expansion and operational improvements.

The management teams of Energy Growth Momentum investments are highly capable and great pride is taken in working alongside them. Energy Growth Momentum are happy to roll up their sleeves and assist the management in using the combined industrial insights, network, transactional and financial expertise of their investment team and senior industry executives.

Simmons Private Equity

Simmons Private Equity has been set up to invest in small to medium size companies who predominantly serve the oil and gas industry. The  Simmons Private Equity strategy is to provide capital to support a “buy and build” strategy, creating groups with a differentiated offering to its customers.  Simmons Private Equity will lead investments but will typically seek a co-investment partner and/or significant management participation. It is managed by Parallel General Partner Limited with Simmons & Company International Limited providing portfolio advisory services. The fund size is c £ 127m.