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About Us

A passion for working with entrepreneurs

Risk Capital Partners was founded in 2001 by Luke Johnson and Partners. It remains an independent firm to this day.

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 £2 to £15 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.

All Star Lanes
The Brighton Pier Group PLC
Brompton Bicycles
The Genuine Dining Co.


Risk Capital Partners invests in Simpson Travel 28th May, 2024 - March 2024 Risk Capital Partners has taken a majority stake in specialist tour operator Simpson Travel. The operator offers luxury villas, boutique hotels and apartments across the Mediterranean, with a particular focus on Greece, Turkey, Mallorca, Corsica, France and Italy.
Award-winning Curious Brewery adds Wild Beer Co Brands to portfolio 14th January, 2023 - Curious Brewery, the premium brewer that was acquired by Risk Capital Partners in 2021, has reached an agreement to add Wild Beer Co to its specialist portfolio of premium and award-winning beers.
GAK buys Mad About Music Group and fast tracks development of own brand strategy 14th December, 2021 - GAK, the leading omni-channel musical instrument retailer backed by Risk Capital Partners, is pleased to announce the bolt-on acquisition of The Mad About Music Group, trading as Tiger and DJM Music.


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
6 Junction Mews
W2 1PN

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

Jon Jenkins – / 020 7016 0706