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 business in which we have now invested. If you want to talk to any of our former or current management teams to understand what we are like to work with us, 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.

BrightonPier
The Pier Group PLC
Current
SBC400
Small Batch Coffee
Current
zoggs400
Zoggs
Current
PV400
Patisserie Holdings
Current
laines400w
The Laine Pub Company
Current
MajesticBingo
Majestic Bingo Limited
Current
neilson400
Neilson Active Holidays
Current
Grand-Union
Grand Union Company Ltd
Current
BreadFactory420
Bread Holdings
Current
DraftHouse
The Draft House
Current
Genuine-Dining
The Genuine Dining Co.
Current
feng sushi
Feng Sushi Limited
Current

News

Cruise Risk Capital Partners sells stake in UK’s largest online cruise holiday company (8/5/2016) - Risk Capital Partners, the private equity firm chaired by Luke Johnson, today 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 for £52 million.
brighton-pier-1448365324iL5 The Brighton Pier Group PLC – Completion of Acquisition (4/27/2016) - The Brighton Pier Group PLC, the owner of Brighton Pier and a portfolio of premium bars in the UK, announces the admission of its Enlarged Share Capital to trading on AIM. Dealings will commence at 8.00 a.m. today under the ticker symbol AIM:PIER.
rcp-sbc Risk Capital Partners invests in Small Batch Coffee, the independent coffee roastery and retail coffee chain (11/18/2015) - Risk Capital Partners today announces that it has bought a majority stake in Brighton based Small Batch Coffee Company the artisan coffee business.

 

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.

Contact

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

Risk Capital Partners LLP
31 North Row
London
W1K 6DA

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 0702

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