Continuum provide Human Due Diligence for NVM Private Equity investment in Volo Commerce

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in blogs | 0 comments

Continuum has once again provided the Human Due Diligence support to NVM Private Equity.  In their recent investment, NVM led a £6.2 million investment into Volo Commerce with participation from funds managed by Downing LLP.

Steve Wycherley, Director at Continuum, said:

‘We were delighted to work again with Charles Winward at NVM and to meet with Paul Watson and his team in Cheltenham. Following our field work at Volo, our proven process enabled us to report back to the investment team at NVM enabling them to make a more informed decision on the investment potential.

‘We have also followed up with feedback to Paul Watson and his senior team on the results of the human due diligence process. We wish them well for the growth of the business.’

About Continuum

Continuum is an organisation development firm focusing on helping our clients to liberate human potential, to deliver value and achieve ambitions more rapidly. The main areas of our business are Human Due Diligence, Talent Assessment, Organisation Development and People Development. Over the past year we have been engaged by NVM Private Equity and a number of other Private Equity firms to provide human due diligence in their investment process and we are currently working on a number of projects that have yet to be finalised.

Our Due Diligence process includes meeting with all the senior management and all key individuals (and sometimes all staff as required) across the organisation.  We use our methodology to provide a comprehensive report on the key individuals, the team and the organisation covering capability, growth potential, team dynamics and human risks.

Our process findings have been used successfully as input for investment companies as well as for organisations not in the investment process who are, nevertheless, looking to improve the return on their human capital.

About NVM Private Equity

NVM invest in UK unquoted businesses looking to secure a management buy-out (MBO), grow organically or acquire another business.  They have a proven methodology for building value in the companies they back, which they have developed as a team over many years of working together.

They invest in businesses with strong incumbent management teams that operate in interesting markets with compelling market propositions.

About Volo Commerce

Volo Commerce has over a decade of multichannel e-commerce experience working closely with merchants and brands selling across international marketplaces like Amazon and eBay and website platforms. Volo combines powerful, end-to-end automation with marketplace know-how and account management expertise to grow sales, increase efficiencies and remove complexity for retailers. Brands that trust Volo include BMW, Dixons Carphone, Euro Car Parts, Office, Superdry and Tesco Outlet. Volo provides ecommerce ERP to a community of online multichannel merchants in all sectors.


If you want further information on how Continuum can contribute to the Human Capital Due Diligence in your investment process please contact us.

If you are not in any investment cycle but want further information on how we can help your organisation maximise their human capital and people development please contact us.