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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.

Curious Brewery
All Star Lanes
The Brighton Pier Group PLC
Brompton Bicycles
Bread Holdings
The Genuine Dining Co.


Curious Brewery 26th April, 2021 - We have marked the completion of our purchase of the award-winning Curious Brewery by appointing a new heavyweight management team to lead the business into the next phase in its development. Pub and brewing veteran Mark Crowther and former UK head of Budweiser Budvar Simon George join the business as chairman and managing director, respectively.  […]
Risk Capital Partners announces that it has acquired Primrose 6th November, 2020 - Risk Capital Partners announces that it has acquired Primrose, Britain’s largest pureplay e-commerce garden retailer, offering a ‘one stop shop’ for all things horticultural, via a curated and high-quality product range.
Risk Capital Partners acquires All Star Lanes 17th September, 2019 - Risk Capital Partners announces that it has acquired All Star Lanes, London’s leading bowling and ‘experiential leisure’ 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.


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 – / 020 7016 0710

Ben Redmond – / 020 7016 0703

Jon Jenkins – / 020 7016 0706