About us and our strategy
Cohort is the parent company of four innovative, agile and responsive businesses providing a wide range of services and products for British, Portuguese and international customers in defence and related markets. It aims to add real value through the experience and contacts of its senior team while providing a light-touch but effective governance framework. Its objective is to deliver value to shareholders through its four operating subsidiaries: EID, MASS, MCL and SEA.
Cohort was founded on the principle that SME-size businesses can prosper by being part of a larger group, where they can benefit from financial oversight, management support and the exchange of information and practices. Cohort aims to achieve this while preserving the high growth potential of innovative independent businesses.
To build and operate a group of companies applying advanced technology in defence, security and related markets and combining the innovation and responsiveness of smaller, independent businesses with the stability, shared knowledge, wider market access and lower funding costs of a listed group to provide enduring benefits to customers, employees and shareholders.
Autonomous, agile businesses combining niche technology with highly skilled and flexible people:
We believe that there are good businesses in the UK and overseas that would thrive under Cohort ownership, whether as standalone members of the Group or as “bolt‑in” acquisitions to our existing subsidiaries.
relate to businesses that have reached a stage of development where there will be mutual benefit in joining Cohort as a subsidiary.
are businesses with capabilities and/or customer relationships that are closely aligned with and can be integrated into one of our existing subsidiaries.