About Us

A passion for working with entrepreneurs

Risk Capital Partners was founded in 2001 by Luke Johnson and Ben Redmond, and remains an independent firm owned by its partners.

Our focus is working with entrepreneurs with ambition and helping them to achieve transformational growth through acquisitions, roll-out programmes and bold organic growth strategies.

We look to invest £3 to £10 million of equity in established, profitable companies based in the UK. Our flexible and open-minded approach to investing means that we will consider most industry sectors, though we have been most successful in the consumer, leisure and retail sub sectors.

We are not governed by rules and do not have to report to external committees – if we like your story, we will invest.

We invest solely our own money in each transaction – so we have a real alignment of interest with our management partners / founder shareholders. We take minority or majority stakes depending on the situation and are equally comfortable with either structure.

We look to challenge the status quo with our own experience of investing across more than 30 companies, support management through their growing pains, and contribute to the strategic success of each business.

Our communication style is down to earth, straight talking, tell it how it is.

We have a long list of businesses in which we have now invested. If you want to talk to any of our former or current management teams, in order to understand what we are like to work with, then please contact us.

The best way to find out about us is to browse through our back catalogue of previous deals and current investments, viewable directly below, to see who we have backed and worked with before.

The Pier Group PLC
Small Batch Coffee
Patisserie Holdings
The Laine Pub Company
Majestic Bingo Limited
Neilson Active Holidays
Ego Restaurants Ltd
Bread Holdings
The Draft House
The Genuine Dining Co.
Feng Sushi Limited


Risk Capital Partners announces that it has bought a majority stake in Xstrahl 12th March, 2018 - Risk Capital Partners today announces that it has bought a majority stake in Xstrahl, a medical devices business that designs and delivers effective clinical and research solutions to advance radiation oncology.
Laine Pub Co announces acquisition of New Pub Co 10th April, 2017 - Laine Pub Company - the London and Brighton based multiple pub operator and craft brewer - has acquired the New Pub Company from founder Peter Linacre for an undisclosed sum.
Risk Capital Partners sells stake in UK’s largest online cruise holiday company 5th August, 2016 - Risk Capital Partners announces that it has sold its majority stake in Cruise.co, the company which owns the UK’s largest online cruise holiday website, Cruise.co.uk, to Bridgepoint Development Capital.


We are a small and senior team, allowing us to act quickly and deliver with certainty.

We invest solely our own money, and have no external committees or bureaucracy.


Our offices are a two minute walk from Marble Arch and Bond Street tube stations.

Risk Capital Partners LLP
31 North Row

Tel. 020 7016 0700

We are always delighted to hear from entrepreneurs and business owners looking for external capital to help grow their business.

Please contact one of us on the details below:

Luke Johnson – luke@riskcapitalpartners.co.uk / 020 7016 0710

Ben Redmond – ben@riskcapitalpartners.co.uk / 020 7016 0703

Michael Simmonds – michael@riskcapitalpartners.co.uk / 020 7016 0704

Joe Tager – joe@lukejohnson.org / 07943 535122

Jon Jenkins – jon@riskcapitalpartners.co.uk / 020 7016 0706