Key facts

Kester Capital is a primary buy-out specialist, led by entrepreneurial and experienced investors, and focused on UK businesses that require capital in order to unlock their potential.

£10 - 50 million

Enterprise value

£5 - 25 million

Equity investment

75%

Portfolio companies supported by bolt-on acquisitions

2007

Founded

80 years

Collective investment experience

1500

Employed across portfolio

Portfolio

People

Our Managing Partners have worked together since 2002 and our investment team collectively brings over 80 years of investment experience.

What we do

We focus on partnering with talented teams and providing first time institutional capital to ambitious UK businesses with potential for growth.

Entrepreneurial approach
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Our team combines an entrepreneurial approach with an extensive investment track record and works closely with an established network of experienced industry operators.

Value-adding support
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We partner closely with ambitious management teams, providing a high level of strategic support to accelerate their growth.

Experienced team
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Working together since 2002, our partners have a long track record of delivering growth in UK businesses and achieving successful exits. Our team collectively brings over 80 years of investment experience.

Organic and acquisitive growth
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A powerful combination of financial firepower and business support drives the organic and acquisitive growth of our investee companies.

Responsible investment
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We are committed to responsible and sustainable investment. Our investee companies have also been recognised for successfully embedding Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance practices into their commercial activity.

Kester Capital observes the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”).

What we look for

Focus

Focus

UK SMEs with ambition, talent and strong growth potential

Focus

Size

Enterprise value of £10 - £50 million

Focus

Investment range

First time institutional capital

Focus

Geography

UK

Focus

Equity investment

£5 - £25 million

Focus

Sectors

Focused on Healthcare, Business & Financial Services, TMT and Niche Consumer.

What people say

News

NOV 19

Kester Capital’s Adam Maidment named among 40 deal makers who will shape the future of private equity

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OCT 19

Kester Capital backs MBO of YouGarden

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OCT 19

New head of Off-market Origination for Kester Capital

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Contact

T. +44 (0)20 3747 5700

E. ContactUs@KesterCapital.com

For all press enquiries, please contact our Press Office

Equity Dynamics

Emily Weston:

T. +44 (0) 7967 838205

E. emily@equitydynamics.co.uk

Corinna Vere Nicoll:

T. +44 (0) 7825 326 440

E. corinna@equitydynamics.co.uk

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