Small Batch Coffee


Leisure, Food & Beverage service

Deal Type

Management buy-out

Investment Date

Nov 2015

Exit Date

March 2019


Small Batch Coffee Company is a speciality grade coffee roaster with its own artisanal retail coffee chain, throughout Brighton and Hove. The brand is underpinned by the company’s ability to directly source, roast and blend the finest quality coffee beans for its retail and wholesale customer base.

Risk Capital Partners backed the management buyout in 2015 and is supporting the continued growth of the business.

Why we invested:

  • Strong brand identity, underpinned by direct sourcing arrangements and award winning roastery
  • Increased demand for speciality grade coffee, as consumers become more discerning
  • Opportunity to grow the retail business from seven locations
  • Opportunity to enhance existing food offering at retail locations


We sold our investment in Small Batch Coffee through an exit of the whole business to the Coffee Collective in March 2019.

“I am delighted to be teaming up with Risk Capital Partners, who have unrivalled experience in retail and wholesale food and café businesses. We have great ambition for the Small Batch brand and sought out Luke and his team when the opportunity arose.”

Nigel Lambe