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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 £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.

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


Risk Capital Partners sells GAIL’s Bakery to Bain Capital Credit and its industry partners for over £200 million 14th September, 2021 - Risk Capital Partners, the private equity firm, announces the sale of the leading artisan bakery business Bread Holdings Ltd, which owns GAIL’s Bakery and The Bread Factory, to Bain Capital Credit in partnership with EBITDA Investments, the food ecosystem fund, backed by entrepreneurs Henry McGovern and Steven K. Winegar. Luke Johnson, chairman of Risk Capital […]
Risk Capital Partners backs buy out of leading music instrument e-commerce player GAK 6th September, 2021 - GAK is a Brighton fixture with its spectacular shop in the North Laines – an Aladdin’s cave of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards and other musical instruments. It was founded by Gary Marshall in 1992 as a local market stall but has since diversified and become an omni-retailer, with over two thirds of its revenues now […]
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.  […]


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