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Founded in 2009 by Grant Berry and Andy Ball, NorthEdge Capital LLP is a specialist lower mid-market private equity house, focused exclusively in the north of England, with offices in Manchester and Leeds.

Berry and Ball were formerly MDs of the private equity firm LDC, and they established and ran the northern region of the business from 2000 to 2008. At LDC, they together oversaw some 36 transactions in the north during this period.

NorthEdge was originally set up as a fund to support distressed businesses, a reaction to the economic conditions at the time. However, as the climate changed, the pair reverted to their backgrounds funding more traditional buyout and growth capital investments.