The Reformer Group(RFG) is a partnership created and run by Mike Parker
and Charles Tuchel. It was initially started in 2001. The core activity of RFG is
investment in businesses which will benefit from the management and
strategic skills of the Group. This will be typically due to either the early
phase of development of the target business or a need for re-alignment and
turnround in established companies.
The group's origin is in the chemical sector,early deals including the
purchase,restructuring and subsequent onward sale of the Nobel Explosives
Division of ICI PLC. Over the later years there has been increasing
diversification into markets as diverse as fire suppressant systems,furniture
retail,low carbon emission automotive technology,resource based
businesses (including water,gravel,tar sands) in North America,and
|RFG also took the lead in a successful roll up within the
advertising sector,culminating in the sale of the Cicero business.
Whilst the scope of activity has greatly increased,investment preference is
still only only given when a contribution from RFG beyond capital itself is
required,requested and value adding.
The Group no longer engages itself in
consultancy or advisory capacities.
RFG has an innovative operating model, drawing on established relationships
with independent functional experts in areas such as corporate finance,
accounting, tax, law, marketing and environmental regulation as and when
project needs dictate.