The Laine Pub Company



Deal Type

Minority / Dev Capital

Investment Date

June 2014

Exit Date

May 2018

The Laine Pub Company is a Brighton-based multiple pub operator with a growing presence in London. The company manages over 45 city pubs, all individually designed to reflect the heritage and culture of the area in which they are located.

Risk Capital Partners invested in Laine’s in 2014 alongside Graphite Enterprise, the listed private equity investment trust managed by Graphite Capital, and Laine’s existing management team.

Why we invested:

  • Established profitable estate of pubs in the affluent south east
  • Proven management team incentivised to grow the estate
  • Site pipeline of pubs to acquire in London suburbs


We sold our investment in the Laine Pub Company for 2.0x cost in an exit to Punch Taverns in May 2018

We are very pleased to have Risk Capital on board. Their experience in our sector will be invaluable. We are very much looking forward to working with them to grow the business and to maximise the value to our customers.

Gary Pettet
The Laine Pub Company Ltd